Top-reads and issues on JR Online in 2015
The “Top-reads” feature proved to be a very popular last year and – from the wonderful feedback we received – was especially embraced by those users who didn’t manage to follow them with the depth or breadth they may have wanted to during the year – and were now able to do so at their leisure.
You can simply CLICK HERE: SAJR TOP-READS 2014 to read all of last year’s stories.
And, from later this week, you will be able to use the search bar and type in “SAJR TOP-READS 2015” and they will be waiting for you there.
Furthermore, within a day or two of publication of each of these compendia of articles and issues, they will also be available by using Google Search typing in “SAJR TOP-READS 2015”.
During 2015 the Jewish Report website has posted 7 839 content items (over 14 000 in the 26-month life of the website) and had 377 880 hits (843 625) by the last week of December.
The single most-read item of 2015 was CAPE TOWN’S PHILIP KRAWITZ HONOURED BY KEREN HAYESOD with a whopping 11 736 reads (pictured).
This was followed by:
- BARNEY (MEYERS)’ LEGACY LIVES ON AT KING DAVID;
- BOTCHED BRIS FINDING LEAVES UNANSWERED QUESTIONS;
- LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE SYDNEY FRANKEL STORY; and
- ANTI-SEMITE GETS HIS COMEUPPANCE FROM ELECTORATE.
Top reads over the 26-month history of the website have been:
- WOOLIES RUBBISH RUMOURS OF GOING GAZA ON ISRAEL AT 24 390; and
- RHODES PAYS DEARLY FOR THEIR ANTI-ZIONIST STAND which has had 18 306 reads.
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How to get the best out of JR Online
During the December/January holidays last year we were overrun by enquiries from non-regular users of the website about how to find things on SAJR Online. Well, the good news is that each and every one of the almost 15 000 content items posted on the website over the past 26 months are still there! And they will remain available and searchable on the Internet forever.
And so, we are going to also run a twice-weekly segment entitled “Getting the best out of JR Online” which we will start posting from next week. They will eventually be put together for posterity as a manual for users to follow.
As a sweetener, allow us to introduce you to three useful pages (which we will explain how to access in the “Getting the best…” series):