As we mentioned last week, we want to publsh Smalbany‘s statistics for readers for the week of September 10-16, 2018, the week during which we published the first several articles on Riley P. “Jeremiah” Kern’s tragic death on July 27, 2018, and the botched investigation by the Coeymans Police Department (Patrolman Ian Foard and acting Coeymans Police Chief Sgt. Daniel Contento). The driver of the pickup truck, Travis D. Hagen, 48, and the circumstances leading to the fatal accident are still very murky because the investigation was botched, and New York Vehicle and Traffice law was violated at several point in the investigation.
The statistics for the individual articles for the week (not including September 9, 2018, which falls outside the reported week period) we show:
To give our readers an idea of how widely the articles were read, we generated a world map showing from where readers came:
And, finally, Countries — Stats for September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018*
New Readers by Country: The United States led the count with 4,422 new readers for the week. Other followers reading Smalbany for the week came from (countries in alphabetical order): Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, , Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, , Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
* Not included in these figures are views (readers) for September 9, 2018. On 9/9/2018 we show 1,934 views (about 1500 new readers).
These figures do not take into account readers on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, because we have no way of tracking readers on those social media platforms; we can only say that new readers and followers on WordPress are likely only a fraction of the number of readers on Facebook (public), Twitter and LinkedIn.
Needless to say, we are very pleased with these numbers and are also very happy to have provided Rye with this kind of visibility and getting his story out there.
We will continue to cover the continuing investigations and any prosecutions that might come out of Rye’s tragic death, as well as any local events such as fundraisers and memorial services in support of Rye and his family.
If you missed any of the articles, use the links below to catch up!
The four articles getting all the attention at the expense of other important issues in the region are:
Those articles grew out of our interest and concern that a fatal accident on State Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow, practically on the Sycamore Country Club golf course grounds, received absolutely no media coverage and, when readers started asking Smalbany about the accident, Smalbany started asking questions. (See the footnote in our article, Three Articles on New Baltimore Scandals: Pick One or Read All.)