Looking back: The top 10 stories, plus the worst
From “dead-net” pricing to “bad language in the boardroom,” here are the top-viewed stories from the year that’s almost over.
After about a million page views and a few seconds studying online traffic patterns, homechannelnews.com has identified the 2013 most-viewed stories.
Counting backwards from 10th to first on the charts, here are the year’s most popular stories, as measured by user traffic analytics,
10. Orgill signs distribution deal with BMC (Jan. 10, 2013)
9. Lowe’s hires new chief merchant (Jan. 25, 2013)
8. At BlueLinx, restructuring is under way (June 26, 2013)
7. Sold: Handy Hardware to Littlejohn (April 25, 2013)
6. The Top 300 Ride Again (June 19, 2013)
5. 84 Lumber launches All American initiative (Jan. 24, 2013)
4. Stanley rolls out a new logo (June 6, 2013)
3. Bad language in the boardroom (June 4, 2013)
2. Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: a Q4 comparison (Feb. 26, 2013)
1. Lowe’s CEO embraces dead-net pricing (March 14, 2013)
The same analytics engine that produced the top 100 also gives us this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant Award” — the tag for the homechannelnews.com story that produced the least amount of interest online.
This year’s low-click generator and low-time-on-site cultivator comes from December: “China Ceramics announces board member resignations.”
Red Wing Shoes recalls work boot
Steel toe work boots from Red Wing Shoes are being recalled for lack of protection.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision, the steel toe cap in the boots could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in case of impact.
No incidents or injuries were reported.
Manufactured in the United States, the product was sold at retailers from October 2012 through November 2013 for \ $185 to $340.
This recall involves 45 styles of Red Wing men’s steel toe work boots in sizes 11 to 18 and widths ranging from B to H depending on the size and style. The boots have 6-, 8-, 10- or 11-in. ankle height and were sold in brown, black and maroon-colored leather.