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As 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to share some quick stats on the year that has gone by, as we have in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. The site has gone through many big changes this year, but not many people will notice, including:

  • Updated the pages based on a csswizardry workshop’s recommendations to improve site speed
  • Started using Cloudinary for index page images and a new Suru design

Articles and events

This year we wrote fewer articles, but published a few more events than last year.

Category 2019 2018 2017 2016
around town 124 210 165 126
news 108 121 74 39
editorial 3 1 2 3
events 448 420 471 650
total 683 752 712 818

Not to mention, we sent out 40 newsletters

Top 20 Articles

Here are the top 20 articles published 2019.

  1. Billy Pepper and The Pepper Pots - 744
  2. Police warning for sex attacker - 476
  3. Major filming in Richmond - 31 March to 7 April 2019 - 358
  4. Poll - Have your feelings towards Brexit changed? - 297
  5. Over 200,000 people use Twickenham Rough - 294
  6. Update from the Moormead Community & Sports Pavilion - 290
  7. Jack and Jill School May Fair - 19 May 2019 - 288
  8. The man who stood at the gate of the year - 282
  9. Army v Navy drunken antics cannot be repeated - 279
  10. MoD’s sneaky decision to sell Kneller Hall - 279
  11. Marble Hill Revived - 262
  12. Major gas works on Richmond Road - 238
  13. Step-free entrance and ticket gates - 232
  14. Sign-up for a play street on 22 September 2019 - 220
  15. Amended 20mph limit approved by Cabinet - 192
  16. Kilmorey open day and plant sale - 28 April 2019 - 191
  17. Richmond’s first Comedy Festival - 15 to 16 June 2019 - 184
  18. Standing at the Crossroads - 171
  19. Turner House Exhibition - Miniature Lands of Myth and Memory - 161
  20. Huge public support for Rosslyn Road clinic - 160

Twitter

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

Social 2019 2018 2017 2016
followers 3,576 3,470 3,410 3,192
tweets 1,145 1,162 917 1,644

We also have a Facebook page. Why not follow us?

Usage stats

These are up a bit from last year, mostly down to the very long tail of many of Martyn Day’s articles:

  2019 2018 2017 2016
Sessions 119,875 110,629 63,915 63,903
Users 99,007 88,377 48,410 47,013
Pageviews 162,576 156,603 103,235 110,505
Pages per session 1.36 1.42 1.62 1.73

How people accessed the site

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One trend we have been watching is how many people are now using the site on phones and tablets. This is why we continue making the site work better on smaller screens. This year’s mobile usage as soared to well over half of all sessions!

Device Sessions Change from 2018
Desktop 39.54% 10.74%
Mobile 50.16% -7.8%
Tablet 10.3% -2.94%

Well, hope you have a great 2020 and if you want to write an article or promote that local event, please get in touch.