2015 FirstOneThrough Summary

2015 was a busy year. Unfortunately, the world continued to be in turmoil with terrorism striking various parts of the world; the New York Times and United Nations continued to bash Israel.

First.One.Through posted 151 blogs over the year. The most popular posts were:

UN Press Corps Expunges Israel

Every Picture Tells a Story: Arab Injuries over Jewish Deaths

Framing the Israeli-Palestinian Arab Conflict: WSJ and NY Times

Israel was never a British Colony; Judea and Samaria are not Israeli Colonies

The United Nations’ Remorse for “Creating” Israel

While not in the top 5, the article for which I received the most favorable feedback was:

The Touch of the Sound of the Shofar

Readership continued to grow, up 33%. The average visitor continued to read 1.45 articles per visit (same as 2014).

The viewers came from 156 countries and territories (up from 130 countries in 2014), with the United States (62%), Israel (12%), Canada (5%), United Kingdom (4%) and Australia (4%) accounting for the vast majority. The top 20 countries were:

  • United States
  • Israel
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • Austria
  • Spain

The countries that dropped out of the top 20 included: Tanzania; Ireland; Belgium; and Argentina.  They were replaced with Mexico; Russia; Austria; and Spain.  The top 20 countries with the largest percentage growth in readership were: Russia; Mexico; Switzerland; Norway; and India.

These are just the statistics based on those that visited the site. Several publications such as The Jewish Press reprint the articles and that data is not always captured here.  If you would like to repost any of the articles, please use the first two paragraphs, and then use a link to the First.One.Through site to the entire post.

Please continue to read and pass the article links to friends on Facebook, Twitter and email.

All the best for a wonderful 2016.

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