Armenia Online 2015: Your year on armenia.com.au in review

By armenia.com.au | Saturday, 09 January 2016

SPECIAL REPORT

Armenia Online 2015: What Armenian-Australians read/viewed at armenia.com.au

by Editorial Staff - armenia.com.au



Since 2009, we have provided this feature article revealing your viewing habits on armenia.com.au over the year just past, and these reports have been among the most widely-read pages on the website in their respective years.

So here is the 2015 edition!

Armenia Online again grew its audience in 2015. Over 130,000 pages were viewed during the 12 months from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, with visitors spending more time at armenia.com.au than ever before.

NOW WE PRESENT... the Armenia Online stories of the year, based on official readership figures compiled since January 1, 2015.

 

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR

The Armenian Genocide Centenary, which was commemorated in 2015, was definitely the biggest newsmaker in 2015. The overall most read news item on Armenia Online was our website's announcement of the Protest to be held at the Turkish Consulate in Woollahra on April 24th. The story can be viewed at


RUNNER-UP: The story attracting the second-most views was the announcement of the National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening, which would feature Geoffrey Robertson QC as the keynote guest (click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/45991/Geoffrey-Robertson-QC-to-keynote-National-Armenian-Genocide-Centenary-Commemoration-in-Sydney to read).

 

 

ARMENIAN LANGUAGE STORY OF THE YEAR

Armenia Online covers news in both English and Armenian.

The overall most viewed Armenian-language story on Armenia Online in 2015 was titled Ոչ Եւս է Աւստրալահայ Գաղութի Տիտաններէն Յովհաննէս Մարտոյեանը, covering the sad passing of one of the Armenian-Australian community's founding leaders, Hovaness Mardoian. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/48949/ to read.

RUNNER-UP: The second-most popular Armenian-language news item on Armenia Online in 2015 was titled Կէս Դար Աննահանջ Երթ. ՀՅԴ Աւստրալիա. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/42969 to read.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The Armenia Online Multimedia section displayed a wide array of videos throughout 2015, covering Armenia TV (Australia) Episodes, Sports, News, Community, Comedy, Music and much more.

The overall most viewed video on Armenia Online in 2015 was the fourth episode of Armenia TV, which featured interviews and the popular Ani Mama's cooking segment. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/635/Armenia-TV--Australia----Episode-04-2015 to watch.

RUNNER-UP: The second-most popular video on Armenia Online in 2015 was the first Armenia TV episode of 2015, which featured the ARF Australia 50th Anniversary highlights. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/626/Armenia-TV--Australia----Episode-01-2015 to view.

 

POLITICAL STORY OF THE YEAR

The winner of this category in 2015 was the story covering the the appointment of Kaylar Michaelian as the new Republic of Nagorno Karabakh Representative to Australia. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/49523/Kaylar-Michaelian-confirmed-as-the-new-Permanent-Representative-of-Nagorno-Karabakh-to-Australia to read the story.

RUNNER-UP: The second-biggest political story was titled "John Alexander again raises Armenian Genocide in Australia's Parliament" - Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/19928/John-Alexander-again-raises-Armenian-Genocide-in-Australia-s-Parliament to read.


EDUCATION STORY OF THE YEAR

The most-read story in education in 2015 was the Armenia TV episode covering Galstaun College. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/47330/Galstaun-College-featured-in-latest-episode-of-Armenia-TV--Australia- to read.

RUNNER-UP: Runner-up in this category was titled "Galstaun College Principal's Cup Golf Day a Roaring Success". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/49763/Galstaun-College-Principal-s-Cup-Golf-Day-a-roaring-success to read.

 

SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR

Winning the Sports category with most reads in 2015 was covering young Armenian-Australian golfer, Elizabeth Elmassian. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/47428/Elmassian-relishes-green-and-gold-shot to read.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up sports story was titled "Australian athletes of Homenetmen and AGBU wear black wristbands to honour Armenian Genocide Centenary". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/47512/Australian-athletes-of-Homenetmen-and-AGBU-wear-black-wristbands-to-honour-Armenian-Genocide-Centenary to read.

 

EVENT STORY OF THE YEAR

This is always the most competitive category, with events rating well with our audience. The most read event story in 2015 was covering the biggest event of 2015, which was the Armenian Festival, dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centenary. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/45878/Sydney-Armenian-Festival-dedicated-to-Armenian-Genocide-Centenary-attracts-12-000--PICTURES- to read.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was titled "Robertson earns standing ovation as Hockey faces questions at Sydney Armenian Genocide Commemoration". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/46870/Robertson-earns-standing-ovation-as-Hockey-faces-questions-at-Sydney-Armenian-Genocide-Commemoration to read.

 

FEATURE STORY OF THE YEAR

The most widely-read Feature in 2015 on Armenia Online was titled "The Armenian Genocide Centenary and Australia". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/English/43172/The-Armenian-Genocide-Centenary-and-Australia to read.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was titled "Kayserian: Where are our Women?" - see http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/English/47976/Kayserian--Where-Are-Our-Women-.

 

MOST SEARCHED TERMS ON ARMENIA ONLINE - 2015

Finally, we conclude this review by revealing the 10 most searched terms on Armenia Online in 2015:

armenian genocide
centenary armenian genocide
clooney
armenia media
anc australia
homenetmen
galstaun college
gladys berejiklian
kim kardashian
geoffrey robertson

 

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We wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas. We look forward to servicing you again in 2016.

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