Orleans Hub had nearly 10 million pageviews in 2019
News site breaks previous high by about 1 million pageviews
Orleans Hub had a record year for traffic in 2019, growing by about 1 million pageviews from 8,467,818 in 2018 to 9,556,253 last year.
We seemed to have plateaued before last year. We had 8,553,605 pageviews in 2017 and 8,334,946 in 2016.
Last year there were several heart-wrenching tragedies in the community, as well as other big stories with the flooding at Lake Ontario, business openings and some hotly contested local elections.
Overall, we posted 3,721 articles and 5,800 photos in 2019. That is more than 10 articles a day on average throughout the year.
Prior to this year we never topped 800,000 pageviews in a month. In 2019, we were over 800,000 for five months, including a high of 875,006 in October.
These are the 10 most-viewed articles for 2019:
We also posted 286 letters to the editor in 2019. A letter from the brother of Richard Murray was by far the most viewed letter. Richard Murray was known in the Albion community for collecting bottles and cans. His brother thanked the Albion community and human services agencies for showing Murray kindness and respect – Family appreciates kindness shown to Albion man, who was well known for collecting cans and bottles.