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With Print Edition Gone, Seattle P-I WebTraffic Sinks



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It seems that print editions of newspapers really do drive online readership after all.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which published its last edition on March 17, was knocked off the list of top 30 newspaper websites in March, according to the latest Nielsen figures.

Seattlepi.com fell to No. 32 with 1.4 million unique users, down 23 percent compared to March 2008, when it had 1.8 million unique users. It had 1.5 million in February.

Online-only newspaper readership is still very low in the United States. According to Scarborough Research, the number of adults who read newspapers online-only during the week is a mere 4 percent.

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Below is the list of top 20 newspaper websites ranked by unique audience for March, according to The Editor and Publisher.

NYTimes.com — 20,118,000
USAToday.com — 9,961,000
washingtonpost.com — 9,367,000
Wall Street Journal Online — 9,192,000
LA Times — 8,643,000
Boston.com — 5,742,000
New York Daily News — 5,658,000
Chicago Tribune — 5,270,000
SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle — 4,227,000
New York Post — 3,827,000

DallasNews.com – The Dallas Morning News — 3,536,000
The Houston Chronicle — 3,095,000
Newsday — 3,065,000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 3,041,000
Politico — 3,033,000
Chicago Sun-Times — 2,737,000
MiamiHerald.com — 2,686,000
Star Tribune — 2,360,000
The Seattle Times — 2,262,000
International Herald Tribune — 1,984,000



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