Online ABCs: Brexit helps Indy boost web traffic by 44%
The run-up to the EU Referendum was no doubt responsible for the huge spike in web traffic for the majority of online news sites - with the Independent coming out on top.
Following a -7% drop in traffic the previous month, the Independent online was up by almost 44% in June - the biggest increase in traffic of all online news sites by far. The website - no longer accompanied by a print counterpart - now attracts almost 4.4 million unique visitors a day.
The Evening Standard's website also had a good month, up 34.5%, alongside Telegraph online which was up 29.5%.
MailOnline and guardian.com remain the most popular news platforms by a long shot - with an 8% increase in web traffic taking MailOnline above the 15 million mark and a 15.5% increase seeing the Guardian average 10.3 million browsers a day.
Similarly, the Sun was up 15.4% and express.co.uk up 18.7%.
With a little more than 5 million daily visitors, Trinity Mirror Nationals maintained its place as the fourth most-visited news platform after an 8.4% increase in traffic.
Of the top 10 performing online news sites, only dailystar.co.uk recorded a decline in web traffic, down -9%.
|Site||June 16 daily average unique browsers||May 16 daily average unique browsers||Actual change||% change|
|Trinity Mirror Nationals||5,032,799||4,643,612||389,187||8.38|
|Teesside Evening Gazette||106,074||114,725||-8,651||-7.54|
|Daily Post (Wales)||81,423||83,187||-1,764||-2.12|
|Huddersfield Daily Examiner||66,281||55,866||10,415||18.64|