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As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to share some quick stats on the year that has gone by, as we have in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. Like last year, this year is notably different as Covid stopped a lot of events from happening.

Articles and events

This year we wrote more articles, but Covid caused a big drop in events.

Category 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
around town 158 171 124 210 165 126
news 70 109 108 121 74 39
editorial 3 1 3 1 2 3
events 234 191 448 420 471 650
total 465 472 683 752 712 818

We also sent out 46 newsletters.

Top 20 Articles

Here are the top 20 articles published 2019.

  1. Two weeks remain to save Park Lane Stables from closure - 1275
  2. The Grand Howl - 445
  3. A316 London Road Roundabout consultation report - 362
  4. The Hounslow Grail - 342
  5. Urgent: Save our train services - 320
  6. Kneller Hall sold to Radnor House - 314
  7. Cuts proposed to South Western Railway services - 312
  8. Old Isleworth Market is back - 236
  9. East Twickenham improvements given go-ahead - 233
  10. Twickenham Film Studios receive planning approval - 232
  11. Temporary toilets proposal - 226
  12. Twickenham Studios redevelopment in planning phase - 222
  13. Attend an open day at Richmond fire station - 19 September 2021 - 222
  14. New book on the history of Cambridge Park - 215
  15. Townmead Road closed until further notice - 214
  16. Richmond to join London e-scooter trial - 211
  17. Statement from Munira Wilson MP regarding fatal stabbing in Twickenham - 205
  18. Postman’s park - 191
  19. Pyramid power - 187
  20. Richmond Rugby recycling your spare tech for students in need - 182

Twitter

We have not been the best twitter user again this year, but all events and articles are posted there.

Social 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
followers 3,612 3,647 3,576 3,470 3,410 3,192
tweets 321 394 1,145 1,162 917 1,644

Usage stats

These are down a bit from last year, perhaps because there were fewer of Martyn Day’s articles:

Usage stats 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Sessions 92,489 101,038 119,875 110,629 63,915 63,903
Users 75,909 84,467 99,007 88,377 48,410 47,013
Pageviews 124,194 134,901 162,576 156,603 103,235 110,505
Pages per session 1.34 1.34 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 is still over half of all sessions, however, Desktop users grew as more people were at home because of Covid.

Device 2021 Change from&nbspfrom2020
Desktop 41.42% 4.25%
Mobile 53.43% -2.4%
Tablet 5.15% -1.85%

Well, hope you have a great 2021 and if you want to write an article or promote that local event, please get in touch.