ComScore just released its U.S. Web traffic stats for April 2012, and the fastest growing category from last month was news sites.
Traffic to general news sites was up 12%, to 183 million unique visitors during the month. The top five were ranked as follows:
- Yahoo-ABC: 89.1 million unique monthly visitors
- HPMG: 59.4 million
- CNN: 57.4 million
- CBS: 39.3 million
- USA Today, 34.1 million.
For overall traffic, the rankings haven’t changed much over the last nine months, with a few major exceptions:
- Turner Digital traffic has been on a steady downward trend for the last year. Overall, it’s fallen 22% since last year, to about 77 million unique monthly visitors.
- Wikimedia has grown about 29% to 85 million uniques.
- Apple has grown 17%, to about 79 million uniques.
Here’s a chart showing the top 11 sites in Apr. 2012, and their status over the last year.
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