Top Five Most Read Stories on This Site So Far This Year

While this site is not a traffic driven site, it is still fun to occasionally look back at which stories are the most clicked and read. Since this site also isn’t promoted much, the top stories are attributable primarily to Google search traffic. We went back and looked at the top trafficked stories for the past four months (Jan. 1 to April 30) and there were definitely some surprises.

The number one story was a, umm, well, it’s just a post about a funny looking frightened child. Yup, that’s it. This should, in and of itself, remind us all that the internet rewards the wacky in a big way.

Brian Williams was a huge topic and this post Dan wrote, got an enormous amount of attention on Mediate and elsewhere.
Same thing with this post on actress Kelly Rutherford’s fight to get her kids back. Dan has taken the lead on that story and it was reflected in the amount of traffic the story received on this site.

​I can’t really explain why this story about Dan’s coverage of a lawsuit by ​an American Idol winner came out at number four except that maybe this was the best legal analysis of a case which only received limited attention?

Finally, its worth noting that a close sixth was our piece on Dan’s coverage ​of the Amanda Knox case.