LS News website breaks half a million views

Earlier today, the LS News website broke half a million page views since going live on May 11, 2015 less than 30 months ago.

Those 500,000 views come from 942 published articles with contributions coming from 187 different student writers and photographers.

It should come as no surprise that a majority of LS News' web traffic comes via social media. Millennials might argue it as passé, but Facebook is the king of social media for LS News at least. Facebook alone is responsible for almost half the site's web traffic with approximately 215,000 page views. Every day, our Facebook page reaches between 2,000 and 3,000 people.

Interestingly despite having over 1,000 followers and generating nearly 20,000 weekly impressions on Instagram, the popular photo sharing network has only contributed about 2,600 page views to the actual LS News web site.

Every month our Twitter account makes about 30,000 impressions and overall has added 7,000 page views.

Here's a look back at our ten most popular LS News articles.

10. "L-S wins Lampeter Bowl in double overtime victory."
Published on September 16, 2017, with photos by Brayden Emmerling, Jonathan Klein, and Maya Pieters, this article currently has 2,146 page views.

9. "Inside L-S: School Board passes policy to address suicide awareness, prevention, and response."
Published on September 16, 2015 and written by Benjamin Pontz, this article currently has 2,197 page views. It is worth noting that both of these articles were published on September 16 but different years.

8. "More than Blood: An Editorial on Family and Adoption."
Published on March 20, 2017, the article written by By Luke Tordoff currently has 2,201 page views.

7. "L-S student to be featured on NBC Nightly News."
Published on September 26, 2017, with information and photos by Aaron Freas, the article currently has 2,479 page views.

6. "Three L-S cheerleaders nationally ranked by Universal Cheerleading Association."
Published on August 30, 2016 and written by Taylor Griffin, the article currently has 2,523 page views.

5. "New ag teacher proves that welding and engines isn't just for boys."
Published on August 29, 2016 and written by Joshua Lincoln Herr, the article currently has 3,342 page views.

4. "High school welcomes newest member of the L-S family--Maya the Dog."
Published on October 24, 2016, this article currently has 4,587 page views.

3. "Hey L-S: Solanco is not the enemy; Hey Solanco: Neither is L-S."
Written by Benjamin Pontz and published September 29, 2015 this opinion piece currently has 4,928 page views.

2. "32 years later, Mr. Albanese retires from teaching." Written by Justin Burkett and published May 27, 2016 the article currently has 6,024 page views.

1. Capping the top ten list is this opinion piece written by then editor-in-chief Benjamin Pontz with a whopping 6,735 page views and published on September 26, 2015 is "Column: If this is your house, we're content to go home." It is worth noting that both of these articles were published on September 26 but different years. Furthermore inaugural LS News editor-in-chief Benjamin Pontz wrote three of the top ten articles ever published on the site.

Thank you
On behalf of all the student writers and photographers of LS News, a heart felt thank you for all your repeated support by reading, liking, commenting, and sharing these student produced articles and photos. 

The race to one million views starts today. Let's do it in 15 months! 

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