"Show Me the Money" drawing big audience
NSBNews.net continues to generate more and more readers throughout Central Florida and top rankings on the Google News Directories. The first segment of our "Show me the Money" investigative series, headlined "New Smyrna Beach taxpayer money benefiting Mayor Adam Barringer's new restaurant/bar in Maitland" was the top ranked story in the Google listings for New Smyrna Beach, FL and Maitland, FL just before the 5 o'clock hour this morning.
So, too, was our four-story canine package, "Edgewater Police Department's new k-9 means bad karma for crooks" in Google's news directory for Edgewater, FL.
And while New Smyrna Beach elected officials and city administrators have ignored NSBNews.net's media inquiries for the "Show Me the Money" series and pretending we don't exist, people on the Internet aren't ignoring us or our hard-driven stories.
At 1:37 a.m. we peaked at 137 viewers online at NSBNews.net. At 1:58 a.m., there were 105 online with us. At 2:11 a.m. there were 106. Typically between 1 and 5 a.m., we're lucky to have 2 or 3 on our website.
The most viewers we've ever had online at any one time was last Monday when we had a story on the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard trade saga with 175 online at one time.
NSBNews.net is a tiny operation compared to the print publications like the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Orlando Sentinel, but when it comes to stories posted online, Google is the great equalizer for a 21st-century media-hungry public.
The mayor can ignore my media questions in public and call me names, but all he has to do is do a Google search for "New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer" and see what comes up on the first page of the inquiry. Here's a link to that search as of 5 a.m.: https://www.google.com/search?q=new+smyrna+beach+mayor+adam+barringer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
When searching on Google for "New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer" this is what pops up at the top of the search engine as shown to the left.
Shown below are the top two stories listed at 4:30 a.m. on Google News directories for Maitland FL.
At left is the top story listed in Google News directories for New Smyrna Beach, FL at 4:30 a.m.
At left is the top story in Google News directories for Edgewater FL at 4:30 a.m.
Below is a snapshot showing the No. of Internet users on NSBNews.net at the same time. The figure in black to the left of the slash (137) is the number of Internet users on NSBNews.net users and the number to the right (1) shows the NSBNews.net administrator signed on. This was captured at 1:44 a.m.
About the Blogger
Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper in Lake Mary serving Central Florida via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Frederick was the top winner in the 2012 Florida Press Club contest: 1st place for Blog Writing & 3rd place each for General News Writing, Public Safety Reporting & Best Online Presence (with social media). He's received 18 major journalism awards as a breaking news, investigative reporter & city editor for daily newspapers in Florida, Massachusetts, New York & Connecticut since the mid-1980s.
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