Osama Bin Laden death news drives record traffic to Guardian.co.uk


The Guardian has revealed its website had a record number of visitors yesterday, following the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death.

Guardian.co.uk had an average daily total of 2,722,490 unique browsers in April according to ABC. Yesterday, according to The Guardian, this number rose to 4.5 million.

Trinity Mirror revealed that web traffic to Mirror.co.uk was up 250 per cent year on year on Monday (and 350 per cent on Friday, the day of the royal wedding).

Last month Guardian.co.uk was the second most visited UK national newspaper website with just over 49m unique browsers over the course of the month (according to ABC) – up 47.3 per cent year on year.

Mail Online was number one with 66m, up 68.5 per cent year on year.

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