Orleans Hub continued to grow in 2017, topping 8.5 million pageviews

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 January 2018 at 6:26 pm

This photo by Cheryl Wertman shows a toppled tree in Medina during after a powerful wind storm punished the area on March 8.

Orleans Hub continued to grow in 2017, showing gains in pageviews and daily users.

The Hub totaled 8,553,605 pageviews in 2017, which was up 2.6 percent from the 8,334,946 in 2016.

We tend to focus more on average daily users for determining our “circulation,” to use a newspaper term. When we started the Hub in April 2013, we set a goal of 3,000 daily users for an average. That was about the combined circulation in Orleans County for the former The Journal-Register in Medina and The Daily News in Batavia.

Our first nine months in 2013 we averaged 2,100 unique daily visitors. That jumped to 4,700 in 2014 and reached a 6,739 average in 2015. In 2016, we were up to a 7,112 daily average. Last year, we were close to 8,000, finishing the year with a daily average of 7,884, which is a 10.9 percent increase over 2016.

Going back to pageviews, the 8,553,605 total for the year represents a daily average of 23,435.

Orleans Hub went live on April 1, 2013. We had 1,697,887 pageviews for nine months in 2013 and then 5,267,498 pageviews in 2014. In 2015, we jumped to 7,811,345 pageviews.

The Hub operates out of The Lake Country Pennysaver in Albion. We have an office at the Pennysaver building, 170 North Main St.

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