CENTRAL NEW YORK — As per tradition, we observe the last day of the year with a look back through our traffic stats to find out which topics were the most-searched, and which stories received the most views during 2011. With this being the first full year for CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com being merged as one website, we wondered if any TV-related stories might make the top 10. Without further adieu, let’s get to the countdowns!
Most Popular Search Terms
While we have plenty of regular readers who visit the site daily no matter what (and if you’re among them, we thank you), there are many readers who happen upon our website because we showed up in search engine results. During 2011, here were the top 10 topics which brought people to our digital doorstep:
- Elvis Duran
- Jim Tortora
- Fred Horton
- WUTR News
- Bill Keeler
- Adam the Bull
- Jennifer Lewke
- Dysfunctional Family Barbeque 2011
- Julie Abbott Syracuse
- KRockathon 2011
(The first item on the list should be #10, counting down to #1 – due to compatibility issues in various browsers, the list may appear to count up instead of down.) Countdown data sources: Google Analytics and WordPress.com Jetpack.
And now, we present to you, the ten most-viewed stories during 2011:
Thanks for Another Great Year!
I know I’ve said it many times before, and this won’t be the last time — thanks to all of YOU, the readers, for making 2011 another great year for CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com. Watching these numbers, knowing people are reading, is my main motivation for continuing with the site. I’m always grateful for the Facebook likes and shares, the Twitter retweets, the Google +1 clicks, and everything else you do to help share the site with your friends and colleagues. I’m also grateful for all the “informants” out there — keeping track of developments at radio stations in three markets and TV stations in two markets would be impossible all on my own. Many of the stories covered in 2011 might have been missed if it weren’t for all of you who’ve sent in press releases and news tips. So, thanks again for a great 2011, and here’s you all have a great year in 2012, whatever it may bring for you.
Earlier 2011 Year in Review Coverage
- Thursday: We started with a month-by-month “debriefing” of notable stories we covered in 2011.
- Friday: We asked readers which stories YOU think were the most significant of 2011.
- Extra: For the first time since reviving CNYRadio.com in 2008, we had “perfect attendance” with our Picture of the Week, thanks in part to readers who sent in photos throughout the year. You can review all 52 Pictures of the Week from 2011.