Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report’s Web traffic hit an all-time high on Tuesday, Sept. 10 – 2.6 million unique visitors generated 18.9 million page views in a single day.*
The release of the 2014 Best Colleges rankings drove a record audience to U.S. News Education. While most of the traffic came from within the United States, U.S. News saw double-digit audience gains internationally.
Google and Facebook were the top sources of visitors, but over 3,000 different websites sent readers, including 250,000 visitors from college campuses and over 1,000 visitors from congressional offices, to U.S. News Education.
Growth on U.S. News Education aligns with continued growth across all of the U.S. News websites – approximately 20 million unique visitors on average per month, up 50 percent over the last year. U.S. News Best Cars reaches 4 million in-market auto consumers monthly, while U.S. News Health, which includes Hospitals, Health Plans and consumer journalism, reaches 3 million readers.
“Visitors to U.S. News websites are coming from a wide range of sources,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer. “Our traffic to the Education site and other verticals reflects a true groundswell of interest among consumers in using online tools like ours to make smarter decisions.”
*Source: Omniture and Google Analytics
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U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weeklymagazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.