By Alan HerzbergerModified: February 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm •
Published: October 31, 2011
It’s Halloween, which means it’s a fine time to review the most-viewed content on NewsOK.com in October 2011.
Before I go any further, though, I should point out that October was a great month for web traffic on NewsOK, but it didn’t quite break our all-time record. There are a few hours left, but it looks like we will fall just a few hundred thousand page views short of the all-time record-breaking month of September 2011. (It seems like so long ago).
In October, we can thank these fine pieces of content for our strong traffic.
Frankly, that’s a little surprising. Generally, when a NewsOK story goes viral, it’s aided by national sites and most of the traffic generated for the article comes from that site. But in the case of Sonya’s story, Facebook drove the bulk of the traffic — twice as many referrals as Huffington Post.
It shows that this story really went viral. One person shared with their friends, who shared with their friends, and so on. It deserved the attention, too. Sonya did a great job telling this story.
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...