News sites like MSNBC, the Huffington Post, Fox News, ABC, and the Washington Post, all saw significant gains in traffic with pre-election coverage according to Nielsen Online, which compared October 2008 visits with stats from October 2007.
MSNBC Digital Network topped the list of news sites with nearly 41M unique visitors, a 37% jump from the prior year.
The news/opinion site the Huffington Post placed 18th on the list, but showed the greatest traffic gain. It’s 8.1M unique readers for October 2008 was a 448% improvement over the prior year.
CNN, Yahoo!, AOL, and the New York Times rounded out the top five in overall traffic.
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Top 30 News Sites For October 2008
FROM OCT 07
|1||MSNBC Digital Network||40,946,000||37%|
|2||CNN Digital Network||38,489,000||27%|
|7||ABCNEWS Digital Network||15,479,000||43%|
|8||Fox News Digital Network||14,269,000||51%|
|9||Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division||12,924,000||-5%|
|13||CBS News Digital Network||11,004,000||17%|
|14||McClatchy Newspaper Network||10,946,000||18%|
|16||Hearst Newspapers Digital||8,864,000||19%|
|17||MediaNews Group Newspapers||8,599,000||11%|
|26||Fox Television Stations||5,098,000||57%|
|28||New York Post Holdings||5,000,000||32%|
|30||Daily News Online Edition||4,671,000||33%|