Times stays silent on paywall

Another web-traffic analysis firm has estimated that visitors to the Times websites have plummeted since the newspaper went behind a paywall in July.

Since then, Neilsen     estimates that Times traffic has fallen by 58 per cent, with only a fifth of the 1.78million visitors venturing beyond the front page when asked to subscribe.

The Times has refused to share details about how many people are using its service, and the Neilsen figures do not account for anybody accessing the website from outside the UK.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 258 of Media Digest.

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