Orleans Hub is 5 years old today
ALBION – The Orleans Hub is 5 years old today. Since we went live on April 2, 2013, we have posted 9,908 news articles, 5,319 sports stories and 1,135 letters to the editors. We have posted about 20,000 photos since our first day.
We’ve never taken a day off. We post stories everyday, even on major holidays.
We’ve steadily grown each year, increasing the daily average for unique visitors and pageviews. In 2017, we averaged 7,884 daily unique visitors and 23,435 pageviews each day.
The Hub has one full-time employee, Tom Rivers, while Mike Wertman covers sports and his wife Cheryl Wertman takes many of the photos at local high school games.
The Hub is part of Lake Country Media, which also owns the Lake Country Pennysaver. The Hub shares the same advertising and office staff as the Pennysaver. Karen Sawicz is the publisher of both the Orleans Hub and the Pennysaver.
We appreciate our readers and the roughly 100 advertisers who make the site possible.
The Hub is open to all of its readers without annoying pop-up ads or surveys. We don’t have a subscription-based model that limits the content to some users.
We’re local people and we’re grateful to be a part of the community. Each year we have honored “Outstanding Citizens” and frequently recognize people who make the county a better place to live.
We are happy to celebrate in successes locally. We also offer suggestions for improvements.
We recently added a new php-driven format, powered by WordPress. One could call this a “modernization of our code” that became necessary as we outgrew our older, simpler format.
One could also say that the new format made it easier for our contributors to post stories from any computer, anywhere.
We added “trust certificates,” to take advantage of the newest in internet security features, to keep our visitors as safe as possible from malware attacks.