Friday, June 26, 2009
From: Artley, Meredith
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 4:17 PM
Subject: New daily readership record
Colleagues – our world-class coverage of Michael Jackson’s untimely death drew more than 12 million page views to the site yesterday. That beats our previous record of 10.2 million, set the day after the presidential election.
Not surprisingly, our homepage was at the top of the list. Next up was LA Now – our center of gravity as the news first broke, with 1.6 million page views, a new record for blogs.
Soon after the story broke, “LA Times” appeared as the most searched term on Twitter.
Our stories and posts dominated Google News for much of the day, presumably introducing some new readers to our site. And “la times” was among the top 10 terms of Google Trends.
All of this underlines that our quick, insightful coverage was on the minds and at the fingertips of more readers than ever before.
Executive Editor, LATimes.com
SOURCE: Kevin Roderick