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2016’s Best Reads at Midlands Anchor

Well, another year has come and gone and it has been quite the ride for the Anchor! We’re thankful to be able to share our mission and stories with so many amazing people who call the Midlands home.

Here are some fun stats and articles to recap the year:

  • 859 Local, relevant stories published. That’s 2.35 per day! Whew.
  • 122,954 Visitors to MidlandsAnchor.com
  • Top cities by web traffic, in order: Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, West Columbia, Dentsville, Cayce, Chapin, Seven Oaks, Aiken, Blythewood
  • Top Traffic Sources: 78% Facebook, 11% Direct, 7% Google organic search

Not to mention, we’re growing! This year the publication added: 11 Contributors, 2 staff members and 13 interns (including alumni)

 

2016’s top articles by viewership:

 

January

Friends of the Lexington County Museum Annual Fundraiser to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Oak Grove School

 

February

Columbia’s First and Only Brew Bus

March

Craft and Draft Brings Hand-picked Microbrews to Devine Street

April

Midlands Anchor Founder and Publisher Announces Departure From SERVPRO

May

Columbia: Where friendliness (and lots of excitement) flows

July

Heroes Give Their Lives to Save Stranger in Chapin Shooting

August

H.E. Corley Elementary School Student to Compete on Food Network Star Kids

September

White Knoll High School Band Honors 9-Year-Old Battling Cancer

October

Town of Lexington Leaders see Icehouse Amphitheater as ‘First Step’ for Revitalization and Economic Development

November

Grace Outdoor owners focus on family and community

December

Opportunities to Support Critically Injured Young Filmmaker Affiliated with the Nickelodeon Theatre

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