November was a strong month for Orleans Hub

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Randy Bower, right, and Chris Bourke celebrate on Nov. 3 after Bower won the sheriff’s election. Bourke, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s Department, is Bower’s choice to serve as undersheriff.

November was one of the best months for Orleans Hub for traffic since we started in April 2013. We had 678,666 pageviews over 30 days last month for a daily average of 22,622. We also averaged 6,879 daily visitors to the site.

The first part of the month was dominated by election coverage. We topped 10,000 unique visitors on both Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. There was some added election drama because some of the town races were too close to call and had to wait until absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 10.

The Letters to the Editor continue to be popular on the site and drew 36,714 pageviews, which nearly beat the record of 38,747 in September during the heated primary season.

Here are the top stories for the month. I expanded it from five to seven because numbers four through seven were so close in “clicks.”

A tractor trailer hauling milk and an SUV were in a violent collision Nov. 4 on Route 98 in Albion near the Allen Road intersection.

1. Milk truck, SUV collide on 98 in Albion

2. Medina man, 23, arraigned on assault after allegedly stabbing Albion teen

3. Barbecue business headed to Main Street in Albion

4. Bower wins sheriff election

5. Holley man, 18, faces charges after break-in

6. Winners announced for 2015 Parade of Lights

7. Woodchuck Alley in Kendall leads to historic cemetery

Even though sports was in an in-between season in November, with fall sports ending and winter sports getting started, Orleans Hub still drew 26,392 pageviews to sports. The top sports story was Kendall High senior Evan Gaesser accepting a Division 1 golf scholarship from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pa. Click here to see that story.