ABS-CBNnews.com gets 158M pageviews in March

by Jojo Malig, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Apr 10 2015 04:07 AM | Updated as of May 07 2015 08:04 PM

ABS-CBNnews.com remains as the Philippines' top news website with another record-breaking performance in March, according to various website statistics services.

Its pageviews soared to a new all-time high of 158.3 million for the month alone, data from Google Analytics shows.

The figure is a 43% increase from ABS-CBNnews.com's previous high of 110.5 million pageviews in January 2015.

Google Analytics data also shows that an average of more than 5 million pages were viewed or watched daily by ABS-CBNnews.com visitors last month.

Separate data from Effective Measure (EM), meanwhile, shows that globally, ABS-CBNnews.com recorded more than 20.95 million unique browsers, 53.48 million unique visits, and 150.26 million pageviews for the month.

For the Philippine audience alone, ABS-CBNnews.com recorded almost 11.2 million unique browsers, more than 25.3 million unique visits, and more than 71.2 million pageviews for the month, according to EM.

In comparison, the entire GMA Network website that placed second had 17.7 million unique browsers, 39.77 million visits, and 106 million pageviews worldwide in March. The numbers include all of GMA Network's sections and not just its news pages.

Third-placed Rappler.com*, meanwhile, had 6.7 million unique browsers, 12.5 million visits, and 18.6 million pageviews worldwide in March.

Philstar.com, which placed 4th, had more pageviews than Rappler* at 30.37 million, but only had 5 million unique browsers and almost 9 million visits for the month.

* Note from Effective Measure: Effective Measure would like to issue an apology to readers of this article and to Rappler for incorrectly releasing confidential website statistics via our syndicated dashboard. EM statistics are based on census level site measurement derived from website tags, which provide the most accurate means of tracking a website possible. Unfortunately, in this instance, the data for Rappler is based on a partially tagged universe giving an inaccurate view of their actual size and ranking.
Data was not available for other news websites that do not subscribe to EM.
Latest data from Alexa.com also rank ABS-CBNnews.com as the Philippines's top news website, placing 4th just behind global giant Facebook and search engines Google.com and Google.com.ph.

In the Alexa rankings of most popular Philippine websites, ABS-CBNNews.com is ahead of YouTube, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Blogspot, Twitter, and Amazon.

Inquirer.net, the website of the daily broadsheet, is in 12th place.

Globally, ABS-CBNnews.com ranks 297th and is the only Philippine website in the top 300 list.

5th top Facebook publisher

ABS-CBN Corporation's news website also placed 5th among the world's biggest publishers on Facebook in January 2015, according to news aggregator NewsWhip.

ABS-CBNnews.com was ahead of other global news companies such as The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, The Washington Post, and USA Today in the NewsWhip data.

ABS-CBNnews.com was also the lone Philippine and Asian website on the list.

ABS-CBNnews.com currently has almost 8 million followers on Facebook, the biggest among all news websites in the Philippines.

ABS-CBNnews.com's YouTube channel is also the most-subscribed in Southeast Asia with more than 2 million subscribers and more than 832.6 million views as of April 10, 2015.

More than 2.56 million also follow ABS-CBNnews.com on Twitter.

TV Patrol, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs' flagship program, has more than 2.3 million followers on Facebook and more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

The ABS-CBN News Channel, meanwhile, has more than 1.15 million followers on Facebook and more than 3.15 million followers on Twitter.