NewCanaanite.com hit its all-time high for a single month of traffic in November.
Anchored by election coverage at the start of the month and the arrests by warrant of three Darien teens on the even of the Turkey Bowl at the end of the month, the local news site reached 144,903 pageviews.
The figure narrowly beats the prior all-time high of 144,685, set in July. Seven of the 10 highest-traffic months for NewCanaanite.com have come in 2017.
Here’s a look at the top-10 months since NewCanaanite.com launched in January 2014, with the single-most-read story from each month:
Highest-Ever Traffic Months, NewCanaanite.comSource: Google Analytics
Created, published, reported and edited by 1993 New Canaan High School graduate Michael Dinan, with a team of freelancer contributors, NewCanaanite.com focuses on quality-of-life matters for New Canaanites, including pets, parks, traffic, land use, parking, the downtown, resident profiles and local history. For work published in its first calendar year, NewCanaanite.com earned eight ‘Excellence in Journalism’ awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, then 18 the next, including eight first-place awards.
NewCanaanite.com‘s parent business, Newshound LLC, is located at 140 Elm St. in downtown New Canaan.
Dinan is a member of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of New Canaan and Steering Committee for the New Canaan High School Senior Internship Program.
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