- Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series counting down the top 10 most-read Kane County Connects stories of 2015.
One of the services that Kane County Connects can provide is a one-stop shop for citizens to find more information.
In the newspaper business, our No. 7 most-read story might be called a “roundup” story, because it basically rounds up all the information from Kane County’s communities, then provides links so that you can find out what’s up in your home town.
In the Internet Age, when a website or e-newsletter can (a) provide information people are looking for (b) when they’re looking for it, you have the formula for a story that’s got a chance at the top 10 most-read list. In 2015, many trick-or-treat hours were changed from the previous year, so it was a task worth doing because it contained updated information that residents found of value. This article had 4,874 page views.
What’s also great about this story is that it drives traffic to each community’s website. And those websites contain a lot of other important information that parents often are seeking this time of year, including Halloween safety tips, information about published sexual predator lists and other information that can help you have a safe and happy Halloween.
Top Stories of 2015 Countdown
- No. 10: Carpentersville ‘Building a Better Tomorrow … Today’
- No. 9: Missing Elgin Township Man Is Found, ‘Expected to Survive’
- No. 8: Nine Kane Private Schools Make Chicago Area’s Top 10