The Independent website records 83% growth in a year
Independent.co.uk grew faster than any quality or national title in September
Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor at The Independent, i paper and Independent on Sunday. He covers news from the whole media sector from television, press, radio and advertising to technology. His weekly column on the media appears every Monday in The Independent and i paper. He also writes on media, music and culture, including long-form pieces for The Independent’s Saturday magazine and the Independent on Sunday’s magazine, New Review. He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s What The Papers Say and a specialist commentator to Monocle 24 radio. He has contributed to most major broadcast outlets including BBC television and radio, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera and LBC. He has also written on media for GQ magazine. Ian has been reporting on the media industry for The Independent for more than a decade. Previously he was the newspaper’s Home Affairs Editor. He worked at The Sunday Times for five years, including as a member of the investigative Insight team, covering stories on political funding, industrial espionage and the arms industry. Previously he worked in ITV for London Weekend Television, on a weekly current affairs programme presented by Danny Baker. Ian trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail and was Regional Reporter of the Year in Press Gazette’s national awards.
Thursday 24 October 2013
Traffic to The Independent's website independent.co.uk grew to 29.8 million last month, the largest increase among Britain’s quality national news sites.
The number of unique monthly browsers was up by 83 per cent on the previous year, and by 7.75 per cent on August. The site had 1.38m daily browsers, an increase of 81 per cent on September 2012, according to official figures released by ABC.
Other sites to enjoy remarkable growth last month were Trinity Mirror’s mirror.co.uk, which posted a monthly audience of 31 million, up 98 per cent year-on-year, and Associated Newspapers’ metro.co.uk, the site for free paper Metro, which grew 125 per cent to 16.8 million unique monthly browsers.
The largest newspaper website remains the Daily Mail’s Mail Online which has 146 million unique monthly browsers, a rise of 44 per cent on last year. The site is visited by 9.49 million browsers every day.
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