Online ABCs May: Indy traffic up 38% in run-up to election

15 Jun 2017  |  Newsline Staff 
Online ABCs May: Indy traffic up 38% in run-up to election

Unsurprisingly, in the run-up to the general election, the majority of online news sites recorded a boost in traffic in May, with some big increases across the board.

The Independent managed to increase unique daily browsers by 38% - an extra 1.8 million - taking its total to almost 6.6 million.

Metro also performed well, up 35.2% to a little less than 2.3 million, while Trinity Mirror's Regional Network was up 16.2% and Telegraph up 12.1%.

Following the tragic events in Manchester at the end of the month, Manchester Evening News recorded a 51% increase in traffic to 1.2 million.

In contrast, MailOnline was up by just 1.6%, while express.co.uk was up 0.3%.

ABC online newspapers - May 2017
Site May 17 daily average unique browsers Apr 17 daily average unique browsers Actual change % change
MailOnline 15,365,330 15,118,004 247,326 1.64
Trinity Mirror Group - Digital 9,957,052 8,880,959 1,076,093 12.12
The Independent 6,577,317 4,763,694 1,813,623 38.07
Mirror Group Nationals 5,413,808 4,922,384 491,424 9.98
Trinity Mirror Regional Network 5,020,560 4,321,594 698,966 16.17
The Sun 4,935,140 4,700,903 234,237 4.98
Telegraph 4,797,213 4,280,004 517,209 12.08
Metro 2,273,131 1,681,174 591,957 35.21
express.co.uk 2,049,140 2,042,900 6,240 0.31
Manchester Evening News 1,184,050 786,086 397,964 50.63
dailystar.co.uk 1,022,772 942,996 79,776 8.46
Evening Standard 825,192 756,458 68,734 9.09
Liverpool Echo 652,414 620,674 31,740 5.11
Birmingham Mail 444,663 358,843 85,820 23.92
Wales Online 403,019 387,716 15,303 3.95
Chronicle Live 305,022 257,976 47,046 18.24
Bristol Post 161,320 108,967 52,353 48.04
Hull Daily Mail 135,461 154,759 -19,298 -12.47
GazetteLive 126,903 113,877 13,026 11.44
Nottingham Post 115,834 117,962 -2,128 -1.80
Daily Post (Wales) 108,997 103,334 5,663 5.48
Plymouth Herald 104,997 90,571 14,426 15.93
Stoke Sentinel 98,395 89,366 9,029 10.10
Coventry Telegraph 98,215 95,553 2,662 2.79
Derby Telegraph 95,388 89,304 6,084 6.81
Leicester Mercury 93,687 84,740 8,947 10.56
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 84,535 71,373 13,162 18.44
Cambridge News 68,367 56,956 11,411 20.03
Get Surrey 66,128 63,537 2,591 4.08
Get Reading 49,574 42,759 6,815 15.94
Grimsby Telegraph 43,610 43,779 n/a -0.39
Visiter.co.uk 16,485 14,854 1,631 10.98
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