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Orleans Hub saw big jump in traffic in January

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

660,825 pageviews topped previous record by 22.1%

Photo by Tom Rivers – A referendum to dissolve the Village of Medina drew lots of traffic to OrleansHub.com in January.

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Jan. 24 at the intersection of Gaines Basin Road and West Countyhouse Road.

Orleans Hub had a big surge in traffic in January with 660,825 pageviews, which obliterates the December 2014 record of 541,216. That is a 22.1 percent increase or 119,609 more from the previous record.

The online news site also averaged 6,650 unique daily visitors for the month, which broke the December record of 5,650 by 17.7 percent or 1,000 “uniques.”

There were with several stories and community issues proving popular with readers, including the dissolution vote on Jan. 20 for Village of Medina residents.

The dissolution topic drew a lot of traffic to Orleans Hub, especially to our letters to the editor section. One of those letters was in our Top 10 for most viewed articles. Medina Fire Chief Todd Zinkievich wrote a letter, giving his reasons for why he opposed the village dissolution. (Residents rejected dissolution by a 949-527 vote.)

Here are the Top 10 stories for the month in terms of pageviews or “clicks.”

1. Crooked Door closes in Albion

2. 5 injured in Albion accident

3. Holley man injured in accident with train in Hulberton

4. Police identify 5 people injured in Saturday crash in Albion

5. Officer saves inmate from choking at Orleans prison

6. Man found dead in Carlton fire

7. Medina fire chief gives his reasons for opposing dissolution

8. Middleport farm and feed store owner was beloved in ag community

9. Alleged child rapist arraigned and jailed on $200K bail

10. 5 arrested for larcenies and burglaries in Albion

Mike and Cheryl Wertman also continue to do a great job covering local high school sports. This photo from Jan. 14 by Cheryl Wertman shows Lyndonville’s AJ Buckland looking to shoot against Holley defenders Zach Vaccarelli (15) and Corey Winter (25). Lyndonville lost to the Hawks, 46-41.