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Most popular websites for news in the UK: Monthly top 50 listing

ITV and Manchester Evening News were the only top ten newsbrands in the UK to grow year-on-year in February according to Press Gazette’s monthly ranking.

ITV’s audience was up 20% year-on-year to 16.5 million, while the audience to Manchester Evening News grew 10% to reach 16.6 million, according to data from Ipsos iris.

ITV’s growth could be attributed to the launch of streaming service ITVX, which includes news content, towards the end of 2022. It also once again saw a large year-on-year increase in minutes spent with its content – up 54%.

The rest of the ten biggest newsbrands in February saw drops in audience. The Daily Express saw the biggest drop as its audience was down 17% to 16.7 million compared to February 2022. This followed a 17% year-on-year drop in January as well. 

It was followed by Sky News (down 9% to 17.8 million), The Sun (down 8% to 26.8 million) and Mail Online (also down 8% to 23.4 million).

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This is the second month for which Press Gazette has year-on-year data for the sites in our top 50 ranking following Ipsos’ recognition as the industry-recognised standard in 2021. 

The BBC again commanded the largest audience during the month, reaching 78% of the UK online population aged over 15 (38.9 million people), followed by The Sun (54% reach), the Mirror (24.6 million people, 49% reach) and Mail Online (48% reach). 

While the top four remained unchanged from last month, The Independent grew 8% compared to January reaching 21.1 million people, displacing The Guardian (audience of 20.7 million) from fifth place. 

For our list, we used Ipsos’ ranking of the top online brand groups and selected the 50 biggest that Press Gazette considers to be news or

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Most popular websites for news in the world: Monthly top 50 listing

The New York Times website saw its traffic fall year-on-year for the first time in over 12 months, according to Press Gazette’s monthly ranking of global online traffic to English-language newsbrands.

Until February the publisher, which acquired popular word game Wordle in January last year, regularly ranked as the fastest-growing website in the world, according to data from digital intelligence platform Similarweb. 

However in February there were 552.5 million visits to nytimes.com, a fall of 27% year-on-year. 

The only site to grow among the ten largest sites by number of visits was Microsoft news aggregator msn.com (747.6 million visits, up 3% year-on-year). 

The rest of the ten biggest sites all saw year-on-year falls in visits. Cnn.com and edition.cnn.com (614.4 million visits, down 26%), Google News (364.7 million visits, down 27%) and nytimes.com saw the biggest falls. 

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The start of the war in Ukraine last February led to a surge in traffic for some newsbrands, which may be linked to this month’s year-on-year falls in comparison.

The BBC once again topped the list for number of worldwide visits at one billion, although Similarweb’s data includes traffic to all pages within the bbc.com and bbc.co.uk domains and not just news. It was followed by MSN, CNN, New York Times and Google News in a top five ranking unchanged from January. 

Mail Online (360.5 million visits, rank six, down 18% year-on-year) and The Guardian (322.1 million visits, rank seven, down 20%) were the highest-ranked British newsbrands after the BBC.

Last month’s fastest climbing site, news aggregator newsnow.co.uk, was the biggest faller down nine places from rank 32 to rank 41 in February (56.2 million visits).

Substack (50.4 million visits, rank 45), independent.co.uk (75.3 million visits, rank 33) and indiatoday.in (71.7 million visits, rank 34) were the biggest climbers, each

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17 Best Business Websites You Should Be Reading Regularly

There are thousands of websites offering news and advice about the world of business, finance, and entrepreneurship. As a busy business owner with very little free time, how can you possibly keep up with everything you need to know?

Here are 17 of my favorite business sites, covering topics such as small business, investing, personal finance, M&A, online business courses, venture capital, angel financing, tech companies, and more (the sites are listed in alphabetical order). Give your business an edge by bookmarking these helpful sites and reviewing them regularly.

Bookmark these business websites

1. AllBusiness.com

This is one of the most comprehensive sites on the web for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. AllBusiness.com features articles, advice, forms, agreements, and entrepreneur profiles covering startup topics, M&A, venture capital, angel financing, sales and marketing, careers, and more. The site offers thousands of articles written by experts from many different fields.

2. Bloomberg

Bloomberg provides up-to-the-minute U.S. and international news on financial markets, commodities, currencies, company earnings, technology, and more. The site has numerous articles, feature stories, and videos.

3. Business Insider

Business Insider is a business news site that certainly knows how to grab the reader’s attention with its catchy headlines. The articles and videos cover the markets, technology, companies, personal finance, venture capital, investing, and startups as well as more commercial stories on culture and entertainment. Unfortunately, many of the articles are behind a paywall and require a subscription to access.


CNBC is a high-quality comprehensive business news site. It covers the stock market, bonds, cryptocurrencies, personal finance, and in-depth reports on public companies. It also contains many videos from the CNBC TV channel.

5. Financial Times

The Financial Times is a print and digital publisher based in London covering the world economy and markets. The site has particularly strong

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Visualizing the Most Popular Paid Subscription News Websites

Ranked: The Top 50 Most Visited Websites in the World

Estimates vary, but there are upwards of two billion websites in existence in 2023.

If we were to rank all of these websites according to their traffic numbers, we would see a classic power law distribution. At the low end, the vast majority of these websites would be inactive, receiving little to no traffic. On the upper end of the ranking though, a handful of websites receive the lion’s share of internet traffic.

This visualization, using data from SimilarWeb, takes a look at the 50 websites that currently sit at the top of the ranking.

Which Websites Get the Most Traffic?

Topping the list of most-visited websites in the world is, of course, Google. With over 3.5 billion searches per day, Google has cemented its position as the go-to source for information on the internet. But Google’s dominance doesn’t stop there. The company also owns YouTube, the second-most popular website in the world. Together, Google and YouTube have more traffic than the next 48 websites combined.

The power of YouTube, in particular, is sometimes not fully understood. The video platform is the second largest search engine in the world after Google. As well, YouTube has the second highest duration-of-visit numbers in this top 50 ranking. (First place goes to the Chinese video sharing website, Bilibili.)

But Google and YouTube aren’t the only big players on the internet. Other websites in the top 50 ranking include social media giants Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. In particular, TikTok has seen a surge in popularity in recent years and is now one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

Here’s the full top 50 ranking table form:

Rank Website Monthly Traffic Category Country
#1 google.com 85.1B Search
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Most popular websites for business news in the UK 2022

Insider Inc, Forbes and Reuters top the list of the UK’s most popular websites for business news, according to a new ranking by Press Gazette. 

According to data compiled by Ipsos iris, The Insider Inc brand which includes the website businessinsider.com and general news side insider.com reached 4.6 million people over 15 in the UK (9% of the population), although businessinsider.com itself attracted 3 million visitors (62% of the brand’s total audience).  

Most popular business news websites in the UK (monthly audience)

  1. Insider Inc (4.6m)
  2. Forbes (3.8m)
  3. Reuters News (3.7m)
  4. Financial Times (2.9m)
  5. Bloomberg (2.6m)
  6. WSJ (2m)
  7. Investopedia (1.2m)
  8. The Economist (1.1m)
  9. CNBC (1.1m
  10. MarketWatch (486,000)

It was followed by Forbes (3.8 million people, 8% reach),  Reuters News (3.7 million people, 7% reach) and the Financial Times (2.9 million people, 6% reach). 

For the ranking, Press Gazette used Ipsos’ iris ranking of the top online brand groups and selected the biggest which, in Press Gazette’s view, have a significant general business news offering. While general newsbrands such as CNN carry a lot of reporting on business and finance, we focused on brands that were primarily geared to business readership. 

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Among the 12 brands on the list, Fortune saw the biggest month-on-month growth in readership as the number of readers accessing its sites and apps grew 124% between April and May to over 397,000 people.

The Economist (audience of 1.1 million, up  40%), Forbes (up 11%) and Bloomberg (2.6 million people, up 10%) also saw double-digit growth. 

Reuters News (down 16%) and News Corp’s, the Wall Street Journal (2 million people, down 16%) saw the biggest month-on-month falls. 

Despite ranking outside the top three for audience reach, the Financial Times led the list when it came to engagement. Readers spent 16 minutes on

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