Popular search terms that brought visitors to the Rochdale Online site

Date published: 26 December 2017

The majority of traffic to the Rochdale Online website still comes directly to the site, though referrals from search engines and social media continues to increase.

The most popular search term that results in a referral from a search engine is 'Rochdale Online', suggesting that a significant number of people simply type the name into a search engine rather than into the address bar.

Othe popular queries that resulted in a click through to Rochdale Online from search engines in 2017

  • Rochdale Online Jobs
  • Queen's Park, Heywood
  • Littleborough Cricket Club
  • Hollingworth Lake
  • Castleton Community Centre
  • Citizens Advice Rochdale
  • Rochdale Serious Case Review
  • Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
  • Milnrow News
  • Dixons Funeral Service Rochdale

Age range of site visitors

  • Up to 24 = 4%
  • 25 - 44 = 36%
  • 45 - 64 = 45%
  • 65 plus = 15%

Gender split of site visitors

  • Male 52%
  • Female 48%

The most read story of 2017

Explosions heard for miles as M62 is closed due to vehicle fire - read 58,000 times


Explosions heard for miles as M62 is closed due to vehicle fire


The 58,000 top story for this year is still a long way off the most read story in Rochdale Online's 19 1/2 year history, that accolade belongs to the news of the devastating flood in Rochdale town centre on Boxing Day 2015, which was read a truly staggering 170,000 times.

Flooding in Rochdale - Town Centre under water


Flooding in Rochdale - Town Centre under water


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