If you’re a regular internet user, I’m sure you have noticed some of the online changes we’ve been developing at the Herald.
We’ve been working hard to make sure our website, Facebook page and general internet presence are the best they can be. Granted, it’s always a work in progress, but we’re excited about where we are and where we’re going.
The latest change we’ve been happy to unveil is the Clinton Herald mobile website. Now, when you access clintonherald.com from any smartphone or tablet, you will see a mobile-friendly version of our site. It contains much of the same information as our full web page in an easy-to-use format that works on Androids, iPhones, iPads and Kindle Fires.
When you open the mobile Herald page, you will see the top local news and sports stories, weather, obituaries, opinion columns and feature stories.
You can also access the full Herald website with a link at the bottom of the mobile page.
We're excited about this new development as we've seen our internet stats increasing. In a typical month, we have over 400,000 page views on clintonherald.com from more than 70,000 visitors.
We've also been happy to see our readers’ use of the Clinton Herald Facebook page increase over the past eight months.
In August 2011, we started a concentrated effort to improve our Facebook presence by regularly posting not only links to stories, but also breaking news and live sports updates.
Since that time, the “likes” on our page jumped from 1,595 at the end of July to 2,360 today.
Similarly, the number of monthly active users on our page has increased by over 12,000.
We're excited to see so many of our readers interacting with us and each other through this medium and we look for it to continue.
You can check out our page and like it at facebook.com/ClintonHerald.
Another social networking medium we've been utilizing is Twitter. Each editor and reporter at the Herald has his or her own Twitter account, and will tweet about special interviews, events and upcoming stories. We will then re-tweet these posts on our Clinton Herald Twitter page, along with our regular updates.
We most often utilize Twitter during visits by government officials and political candidates to send out short bits of information and photos. If you are a Twitter user, follow us at twitter.com/ClintonHerald to receive live updates via text message.
More digital changes are in the works at the Herald, including an electronic edition of the entire paper, which will be viewable on any computer, smartphone or tablet. We will always update our readers on our big developments as they happen.
Of course the best way to keep on top of all our new additions is to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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