Mail remains top UK newspaper site

Mail Online remains the most visited national newspaper website for the sixth month in a row.The Daily Mail’s website stretched further ahead of its nearest rival, the Guardian, show figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Mail Online drew an average of 2,485,431 visitors, steaming ahead of the Guardian’s 2,036,449.

It marks a 3.99 per cent increase from last month’s figures.

News International’s websites, The Times and The Sun, have been pulled from the ABC statistics in preparation for the move to a paywall.

The full ABC figures for the month of July are below:

Unique browsers per day, unique browsers per month, percentage monthly year-on-year change.

Mail Online – 2,485,431 – 43,119,182 – 46.80 – 2,036,449 – 35,259,914 – 21.72
The Independent – 492,375 – 10,592,144 – 13.26
Mirror Group Digital – 527,564 – 11,182,776 – 18.43
Telegraph – 1,775,765 – 33,634,623 – 23.77

(Source: Press Gazette)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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