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December 31, 2018 - 3:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts, news.

Most viewed stories of 2018:

Here are the 10 stories I wrote during 2018 that I like the best:

From all of us at The Batavian, Happy New Year. Thank you, readers and sponsors, for your support of our effort to provide news coverage of our community. Billie and I are grateful for the opportunity and pleasure of living here and being able to do what we love, which is local community news.

May 1, 2018 - 9:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts, news.

Looking back on the first 10 years of The Batavian, here are the most viewed stories. First, by cumulative page views and second, each top story for each year.

Top 10 most viewed stories in 10 years

The most viewed posts in each year:

Reminder: We're celebrating our 10th anniversary today at 5:30 p.m. at Eli Fish Brewing Company (10 years ago, Main Street Coffee and our first "office").

January 1, 2015 - 11:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

Here are the 25 most viewed stories on The Batavian of 2014:

It was another banner year in traffic to the site.

There were 6,153,368 visits to the site, up from 5,909,231 in 2013. We recorded 1,149,120 unique visitors to the site, up from 1,082,729 in 2013. And, there were 9,806,264 page views in 2014, compared to 9,794,627 the previous year.

The Batavian was once again the #1 online news source for Genesee County.

March 9, 2014 - 9:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.
January 1, 2014 - 9:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, top posts.

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.

December:

November:

October:

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, TheBatavian.com 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.

June:

July:

August:

September:

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.
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