What A Year! Let’s Take A Look At The Numbers On Sandhills Express From 2020

2020 has come to an end, which means it is time to take a look at the numbers for one of the strangest years ever! Let’s take a look at what all of you were most interested in on SandhillsExpress.com for 2020.

A total of 3,901,256 page views were counted on our website which includes each visit made on any page or story.

These rankings are based on page views recorded by Google Analytics.

Top 10 Pages Visited (Rank -page name-# of page views):

  1. SandhillsExpress.com Home Page (1,109,026)
  2. Obituaries (614,078)
  3. Local News (154,706)
  4. Party Line (111,120)
  5. News (104,338)
  6. Weather Forecast (31,699)
  7. Closings (28,699)
  8. Restaurant Menus (21,315)
  9. Local Sports (20,406)
  10. State News (19,318)

Top 10 Local News Stories (Rank -story name-# of page views):

  1. 19-Year-Old Callaway Woman Dies In Rollover Crash Thursday Night (11,352)
  2. Broken Bow PD Asking Public For Help Identifying Burglary Suspects (9,778)
  3. Hueftle And Hidden Hills Outfitter Sentenced On Lacey Act Violations (8,887)
  4. Winter Storm Watch in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday evening (8,399)
  5. Standoff Ends with Officer-Involved Shooting Incident near Arnold (8,150)
  6. Minor Details Released Following Press Conference Regarding Shooting North Of Arnold (6,883)
  7. Broken Bow Man Charged With Murder Makes First Appearance In Custer County Court (6,477)
  8. First Lab Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reported In LBPHD Jurisdiction; Man is Custer County Resident (6,129)
  9. Third COVID-19 Case in Custer County is Community Spread (5,953)
  10. Additional Furloughs at Becton Dickinson in Broken Bow (5,873)

Top 5 Local Sports Stories (Rank -story name-# of page views):

  1. KNOP News 2 / North Platte Reports Passing of Mullen Coach Rusty Moore (1,539)
  2. Boys Sub District Basketball Brackets Released (1,535)
  3. Area Cowboys and Cowgirls Qualify for National High School Finals Rodeo (1,530)
  4. NSAA State Wrestling Championships Begin – Full Tournament Coverage on KBBN (1,515)
  5. NHSRA Selects New Venue for 2020 National High School Rodeo Finals (1,284)

Other 2020 Facts About Sandhills Express:

The highest number of page views on one day was February 25 (30,397). The top story was: Standoff Ends with Officer-Involved Shooting Incident near Arnold.

According to Google Analytics, the top ten cities where users have viewed content are Omaha (65,116 users), Broken Bow (20,739 users), Lincoln (18,095 users), Grand Island (12,113 users), Kearney (11,477 users), Des Moines, IA (9,857 users), Chicago, IL (9,575 users), Cedar Rapids, IA (6,484 users), Council Bluffs, IA (5,580 users), and West Des Moines, IA (5,103 users). A total of  425,988 users were registered to have initiated at least one session during 2020.

Let’s not stop there! Of the 425,988 users that initiated at least one session in 2020, 391,548 users were located in the United States which means Sandhills Express has been viewed all around the world! In fact, the country with the second most users to view our website was Norway with 10,883 users. Other countries to break into the top five was the United Kingdom (2,833 users), Canada (2,801 users), and India (1,110 users).

Thank you to everyone who views SandhillsExpress.com and continues to rely on us for up-to-date news, weather, and sports! Let’s have a great 2021!

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