Herald site holds slim lead in New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald’s website nzherald.co.nz holds a narrow lead in domestic unique users over news portal stuff.co.nz, according to the latest data from Nielsen Online. The two sites, owned respectively by rival newspaper groups APN and Fairfax, are perennial contenders for the top spot among Kiwi news readers, and also draw large international audiences, […]

Top New Zealand news sites

The latest Nielsen NetRatings summary of newspaper and magazine websites in New Zealand shows the New Zealand Herald’s site, nzherald.co.nz, holding a slim lead over the Fairfax newspapers site stuff.co.nz in terms of monthly unique visitors. Each site draws more than two million visitors a month, placing them among the country’s most popular sites of […]

Top 50 web properties in US – June 2007

Some US traffic trends from comScore’s report for last month: Interest in online gaming increases traffic to sites in June Both the online gaming information and online gaming categories gained in June, bolstered by significant growth among the under 18 demographic. The gaming information category, composed of sites that offer players the latest gaming tips […]

Top New Zealand news sites

The latest traffic summary from Nielsen NetRatings New Zealand ranks the country’s top news sites last month, including TV3 which makes a strong first appearance in the Top Five at number three. That will be a bit of good news for the new majority owners of TV3 parent CanWest MediaWorks. Ironbridge Capital now holds a 70 […]

Top 50 web properties in US – May 2007

Some US traffic trends from comScore’s report for last month: Summer movie season kickoff heats up web traffic in May The launch of summer movie season saw traffic increase to several movie-related sites over the month. The tickets category gained 12 per cent versus April to 40.8 million visitors, buoyed by strong growth at MovieTickets.com […]

Overseas visitors outnumber locals on UK media sites

Many major UK media websites draw more than half of their unique visitors from offshore, according to web ratings service comScore, which reports: …in April 2007 many of the UK’s largest traditional media sites attracted more visitors from overseas than from within the UK. comScore data revealed that online visitors from outside the UK outnumbered the […]

Top US newspaper sites – April 2007

Still number one among US newspaper websites in April: nytimes.com with 13,735,000 unique visitors, more than 450 million page impressions, and a very impressive average visit duration of 34 minutes. Other sites in the top five had session durations as low as six minutes. Notably, wallstreetjournal.com fell from fifth spot to ninth, when ranked according […]

What will replace the page impression?

There’s been a lot of talk about the death of Page Impressions as a useful means of comparing website traffic, particularly as single web pages contain more and more dynamic content, e.g. Ajax, Flash, video. At the same time, performance-based advertising models (where advertisers pay for clicks or even for actual “conversions”) are taking the […]

New Zealand’s top news sites

The latest chart from Nielsen NetRatings ranks New Zealand’s top five news sites according to the number of NZ-based visitors last month. It’s important to note that for nzherald, stuff, and tvnz, the chart shows only the visitors to the sites’ news sections. Also, the chart shows only NZ-based visitors. For some sites (nzherald, for […]