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As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to share some quick stats on the year that’s gone by.

Articles and events

Category Number
around town 180
news 67
editorial 3
events 1,065
total 1,315

Not to mention 42 newsletters

Top 20 Articles

Here are the top 20 articles read in 2014. Many of them were written before 2014, but because of search engines, have a long life (tail).

  1. The Brentford Griffin and Other Mysteries – 7,424
  2. Richmond Council Flooding Update – 14 February 2014 – 2,214
  3. The Three Chord Trick Explained – 2,194
  4. The Sad Story of Sweet Fanny Adams – 1,838
  5. The Ghost on Richmond Green – 1,819
  6. Planning: Lidl Supermarket and Travelodge in East Twickenham – 1,702
  7. The Urban Fox – 1,676
  8. The Temporary Rules of Golf – 1,594
  9. 7 January 1928 – The Day That St Margarets Flooded – 1,556
  10. Bogus Charity Collecting on Thursday 13 May – 1,361
  11. ‘Bloody Belgians’ in St Margarets in the First World War – 1,331
  12. Lidl in East Twickenham – 1,299
  13. My Adventures in Time and Space – 1,293
  14. 3 February 1959 – The Day The Music Died – 1,288
  15. Queen Elizabeth’s Ghost – 1,261
  16. TFL Consultation on A316 St Margarets Crossing – 1,243
  17. The Crane Park Shot Tower – 1,182
  18. The Disgraceful Affair at Hounslow – 1,154
  19. Christmas Day in the Workhouse – 1,153
  20. The Turning of the Tide – Richmond Lock – 1,002

Twitter

We have not been the best twitter user this year, but all events and articles are posted, so why not follow us?

followers 2,362
tweets 1,631

Usage stats

No big growth in users, but where we are is fine by us.

Sessions 89,414
Users 66,645
Pageviews 285,541

How people accessed the site

how people access

One trend we have been watching is how many people are now using the site on phones and tablets. This is why we made the site responsive in June, to work better on smaller screens.

Device Category % of sessions % change from 2013
tablet 16.89% +5.96%
mobile 23.48% +4.88%
desktop 59.63% -10.83%

Well, hope you have a great 2015 and if you want to write an article or promote that local event, please get in touch