'The Washington Examiner' Doubles Traffic YOY, Hits 10M

The Washington Examiner doubled its traffic from June 2018 to June of this year, from 5 million to 10 million unique visitors.

The conservative news publication has experienced six straight months of traffic growth, according to TheRighting’s analysi s of traffic to conservative websites, based on Comscore data.

In May, it grew 106% year-over-year, in April 135%, and in March, 87%.



The Examiner ranked as the second-most-trafficked conservative website in June for the fifth consecutive month, behind Foxnews.com.

Foxnews.com also posted six straight months of year-over-year unique visitor growth. With a 13% year-over-year increase, it brought in nearly 12 million more unique visitors compared to June 2018, to a total of 103 million unique visitors.

“While Foxnews.com lags CNN.com by a substantial amount of traffic, it continues to surpass mainstream media sites," like The Washington Post and The New York Times, according to TheRighting.

RedState also doubled its traffic year-over-year, with 1.4 million unique visitors in June 2019, up 126%.

The Examiner first overtook TheBlaze as the second-most-trafficked U.S. conservative site  in March. 

Hugo Gurdon, editor-in-chief at the Washington Examiner, told Publishers Daily at the time that growth was mainly attributable to the site publishing more stories, with more reporters breaking exclusive news.

"We're forthright about our conservative worldview, we give conservative people and ideas a fair hearing … But at the same time, we report news straight, so people need to read us even if they disagree with us," he said.

TheBlaze.com posted its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year increases in unique visitors. It ranked as the fourth-most-trafficked conservative website in June.

However, Breitbart's traffic slipped 19% in June 2019. The Federalist (-54%), Free Beacon (-53%) and Hannity.com (-40%) also dropped in unique visitors year-over-year.

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