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March 9, 2014 - 9:58pm
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January 1, 2014 - 9:32pm
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In 2013, The Batavian was visited 5,909,231 times and we served 9,794,627 page views. That's up from 2012 when there were 3.8 million visits and 5.4 million page views.

Here are the most viewed stories for 2013:

It's been four months since I posted the monthly top 10 most viewed stories, so below are the top posts for December, November, October and September.





May 2, 2013 - 10:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

Yesterday, May 1, was The Batavian's fifth anniversary. Over the first five years of The Batavian, here are the 10 most viewed posts:

Falling just outside of the top 10 was a post by Brian Hillabush, Christmas lights 12-13-08: DiSalvo's always best in show.

And to catch you up on the monthly most viewed posts ...

Most viewed posts for February:

Most viewed posts for March:

Most viewed posts for April:

April -- even with the ad server trouble -- set traffic records with 128,425 unique visitors, 512,095 visits and 852,965 page views.

The previous records were set the month before, with 108,490 unique visitors (the first time had more than 100K unique visitors), 493,303 visits and 834,797 page views.

On May 1, 2008, we received 125 visits to the site.

January 1, 2013 - 2:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

Top 15 most viewed posts for 2012:

Look at how many of these stories The Batavian broke or brought you more information about than available in other news sources. The Batavian broke the story about Jacquetta Simmons at Walmart on Christmas Eve, 2011 and was in front of the competition as the story developed. The Batavian brought to light the local issues with bath salts and either broke stories or had stories the competition never even carried. The Batavian carried more in-depth stories that were widely read on the tic disorder issue in Le Roy. We work hard to bring you news about Genesee County. We ask that you support the effort by becoming a member of The Batavian Club.

In 2012, was visited 3.8 million times and we served up 5.5 million page views.

Top 10 most viewed stories for December:

November 4, 2012 - 9:51am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

Hard to believe I haven't done this since June, but here are the most viewed posts for each month of June, July, August, September and October.






*That post showing up from 2010 is rather odd. As near as I can tell, that post on The Batavian is a top-ranking search result for "drug free posters." I'm guessing October was the month for students to look for ideas for creating a poster for a drug-free poster contest.

June 6, 2012 - 4:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.
August 2, 2011 - 4:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

Here are the most viewed posts for July 2011:

July was a record traffic month for The Batavian, beating out records set in August 2010.

Visits: 335,359
Page Views: 601,325
Unique Visitors: 81,875

For comparison sake, the August 2010 numbers:

Visits: 256,391
Page Views: 443,330
Unique Visitors: 70,638

I knew I hadn't posted the most-read posts for a little while, but was surprised to find I hadn't done it since January. After the jump, the missing months.

February 20, 2011 - 11:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.


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