Two local newspapers employ pageview tricks that best are annoying and at worst cheating.
The DelcoTimes splits even the smallest article into multiple pages; When you navigate to the second page, a pop-up window appears.
The mobile version of Philly.com has a link to the desktop version of the site at the bottom of each article, but instead of rendering the full version of the article you are redirected to the index page. The DelcoTimes doesn’t offer a mobile-optimized view.
I understand and appreciate the need to maximize pageview, but print-era metrics are no longer appropriate. Facebook realized nearly 5 years ago that the pageview was dead. When will print come to the same realization?