Online ABCs: Indy down, Express.co.uk up

20 Apr 2017  |  Chad Potter 
Online ABCs: Indy down, Express.co.uk up

Following a surge in growth in February, the Independent was unable to continue the upward trend, recording a drop in online traffic of -12% in March.

The dip equates to a loss of 676,400 unique browsers - yet the title, which ditched print last year, is still looking healthy with almost 5.5 million browsers visiting the platform every day.

The only other notable drops in March were recorded by the Daily Mirror, down almost -6%, and Trinity Mirror's regional portfolio, down -3%.

Top dog Mail Online was down just -0.6%, but still reins supreme with almost 15.5 million unique daily users.

March was a good month for the Daily Express online which was up 18.5%, adding an extra 300,000 daily browsers.

ABC online newspapers - Mar 2017
Site March 17 daily average unique browsers February 17 daily average unique browsers Actual change % change
MailOnline 15,468,721 15,564,992 -96,271 -0.62
Trinity Mirror Group - Digital 8,867,620 9,290,626 -423,006 -4.55
Mirror Group Nationals 4,952,835 5,263,527 -310,692 -5.90
The Independent 4,796,302 5,472,724 -676,422 -12.36
The Sun 4,577,007 4,410,613 166,394 3.77
Trinity Mirror Regional Network 4,235,714 4,367,425 -131,711 -3.02
Telegraph 4,097,621 4,069,576 28,045 0.69
express.co.uk 1,895,452 1,599,442 296,010 18.51
Metro 1,730,529 1,710,757 19,772 1.16
dailystar.co.uk 954,464 882,173 72,291 8.19
Manchester Evening News 742,021 758,367 -16,346 -2.16
Evening Standard 729,459 674,830 54,629 8.10
Liverpool Echo 524,852 531,689 -6,837 -1.29
Wales Online 404,631 404,572 59 0.01
Birmingham Mail 359,033 337,039 21,994 6.53
Chronicle Live 270,595 254,026 16,569 6.52
GazetteLive 140,038 126,381 13,657 10.81
Hull Daily Mail 130,019 138,985 -8,966 -6.45
Daily Post (Wales) 111,147 121,509 -10,362 -8.53
Nottingham Post 106,496 109,769 -3,273 -2.98
Bristol Post 101,646 112,328 -10,682 -9.51
Stoke Sentinel 96,193 100,739 -4,546 -4.51
Plymouth Herald 94,962 96,390 -1,428 -1.48
Derby Telegraph 92,692 80,629 12,063 14.96
Coventry Telegraph 89,288 85,232 4,056 4.76
Leicester Mercury 86,205 87,770 -1,565 -1.78
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 74,619 79,685 -5,066 -6.36
Get Surrey 63,320 72,953 -9,633 -13.20
Cambridge News 58,990 51,800 7,190 13.88
Get Reading 46,574 50,058 -3,484 -6.96
Grimsby Telegraph 41,249 43,781 -2,532 -5.78
Visiter.co.uk 14,016 13,638 378 2.77
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