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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:



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



Columbia’s First and Only Brew Bus


Craft and Draft Brings Hand-picked Microbrews to Devine Street


Midlands Anchor Founder and Publisher Announces Departure From SERVPRO


Columbia: Where friendliness (and lots of excitement) flows


Heroes Give Their Lives to Save Stranger in Chapin Shooting


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


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


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


Grace Outdoor owners focus on family and community


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

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