New records for NewsOK traffic
We’re happy that NewsOK had a record-breaking month for page views and unique visitors in May.
We’re not happy that it took a a couple of tragic stories to push us over the high mark, but it is gratifying to know that our audience continues to grow and that people come to NewsOK when they want to know something they need to know.OU football player Austin Box’s death really drove page views a couple of weeks ago. With all the extra traffic we received for that breaking news, we were headed for a strong showing in May.
But then the May 24 tornadoes arrived, terrorizing the state, playing chicken with my neighborhood north of Edmond, and eventually killing 10 with an EF-5 tornado. That wave of breaking news pushed us over the top and past our previous record month of November 2010.
On May 24, we had the second-highest day for page views ever (second only to June 14, 2010 when much of the city flooded). But the numbers on May 25 topped the numbers of June 14, 2010. With that, we added a new daily record for traffic.
It’s not unusual for our traffic to reach it’s peak the day after a breaking news event. Our traffic spiked for breaking news, but then it spikes even higher the day after breaking news as we provide a full recap of what happened for our audience.
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- 12642Rockets guard Patrick Beverley bombarded with hateful Tweets after Thunder get eliminated
- 10331Oklahoma State football: Todd Monken thinks Wes Lunt should've stayed in Stillwater
- 9974Oklahoma football: Sooners get pair of commitments
- 9639Report: OSU blocking Wes Lunt from transferring to the SEC, Big 12 and Southern Miss
- 7768OKC Thunder: Thunder trio praise fans before potential departures
- 7203Tulsa man tells police he smashed woman's head in self-defense
- 6526Rx drug bills sent to Oklahoma governor
- 5084Will a MAPS 4 initiative involve a football stadium downtown?
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