Herald sets web record with 1.1 million pageviews in a month

Published 2:31 pm Friday, March 1, 2013

The Austin Daily Herald website set an all-time record for visitors last month.

Austindailyherald.com finished February with 1,093,662 total pages viewed, 95,464 different viewers for the month and an average of 7,464 different viewers per weekday, all records. The Herald also averaged 39,736 pages viewed per weekday.

The Herald’s website — with completely free content — continues to steadily gain visitors, as four of the six best months for pageviews have occurred in the past five months.

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The Herald also continues to set the pace with more breaking news and big stories readers will find here first than any other media source in Austin. In February alone, a small number of the stories that readers of the Herald got first included: “Retail store Runnings purchases former Kmart property,” “Jimmy John’s on the way for Austin,” “Hormel plans $25-million site to reduce odor,” “River Oaks to undergo big changes, merge with Meadow Greens,” “Lyle schools look to future, next superintendent,” “A bark that saved a life: Neighbor and dog rescue woman who fell, nearly froze,” “Gas passing spurs fight, felony charge,” “Price was right for Waltham resident who won $39K on game show,” “Lounge-style bar set to open in downtown Austin,” “Woody’s is back: Rose Creek bar to reopen with new atmosphere, name,” “Alleged soda thief dares homeowner to call cops,” “Packer Dance coaches resign,” and “5-month-old thrives after heart surgery.”

The Herald continues to be the first to post Austin Packers and other area sports news every night, has as many as 15 calendar events per day — which are free to submit — provides school closings and delays, and features photo galleries, opinion, obituaries, classifieds, and a comment section on every story for reader interaction.

The Herald also offers a free daily news email, prizes on Facebook and a live Twitter feed. Pick up a copy of the award-winning 96-page Progress 2013 on newsstands, or at the Herald office, 310 Second St. NE.