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March 26, 2019

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What was the most viewed feature story on the Icon in 2018?

You'll never guess which Icon YouTube video has nearly one-half million views

What was the most viewed feature story on the Bluffton Icon in 2018?

According to Google Analytics, it was “Meet baby Lillian,” posted on April 9. The story was viewed by 3,667 persons.

Typically, obituaries receive the highest views. The obituary page is the most viewed page on the Icon following the home page. In 2018 it was viewed by 45,000-plus persons.

Among the other most-read (non-obituary) stories included the story on the proposed removal of the bridges on Interstate 75 north of State Route 103 (1,508 views), and “meet the BHS homecoming court” (1,442 views).

Many additional Icon viewer stats from 2018 follow:

Most viewed pages
1 – Home page
2 – Obituaries
3  - News
4 – Classified ads
5 – Photo gallery
6 – News in Bluffton
7 – Calendar
8 – Ad index
9 – Restaurant menus
10 – Police log

The top, all-time watched videos on the Icon follow:
• 488,178 views of VBS spin the bottle posted July 25, 2012 click here to view it
• 33,802 views of first graders in the Bluffton fire station posted Oct. 12, 2011
   click here to view it
• 21,836 views of jumping rope 100 times at elementary field day May 11,2016
   click here to view it
• 16,429 views of Bryan Lloyd painting a curb, Sept. 5, 2013 click here to view it
• 9,547 views of Mike Edmiston explaining the solar eclipse posted Aug. 21, 2017
click here to view it

More Google Analytic stats:
• Highest number of viewers in a single day in 2018: March 28, 3,330 viewers |

Top 9 countries of Icon viewers, with viewers from 170 countries in 2018:
1 – U.S.
2 – Australia
3 – Norway
4 – Canada
5 – India
6 – Peru
7 – Philippines
8 – United Kingdom
9 – France

Top 10 states of Icon viewers, with all 50 represented in 2018:
1 – Ohio
2 – Kansas
3 – Massachusetts
4 – Illinois
5 – Michigan
7 – Florida
8 – California
9 – Texas
10 – Virginia

Top 10 villages and cities with Icon viewers, with 564 Ohio villages and cities represented in 2018:
1 – Bluffton
2 – Lima
3 – Findlay
4 – Ottawa
5 – Ada
6 – Kenton
7 – Columbus Grove
8 – Wapakoneta
9 – Kalida
10 – Rawson

Top 6 browsers used to view The Icon:
1 – Internet Explorer
2 – Chrome
3 – Safari
4 – Safari (in-app)
5 – Android Webview
6 – Edge
7 - Foxfire

Top 5 web providers used to view The Icon:
1 – Microsoft
2 – Time Warner
3 – Verizon
4 – Quest
5 – Fairpoint

As of Dec. 32, 2018, The Icon has:
3,584 Facebook followers
740 Twitter followers (our You Tube videos go on Twitter)
740 Instagram followers
497 YouTube followers