The North West Star breaks its monthly record for online readers

The North West Star continues to set big records when it comes to delivering an online audience.

Figures released by Australian Community Media (the Fairfax group which the North West Star belongs to) shows the North West Star had its best ever month breaking the million page impressions a month barrier for just the second time.

People clicked on the North West Star’s website 1,153,301 times that month with 98,089 unique browers in that time, beating the previous record of just over a million set in April.

It sat in 21st place in Australia for all of ACM’s titles and the Chris Burns photo gallery “Photos from the Mailman Party” was the 19th most popular story in the network across the country for the month with over 165,000 page impressions.

The North West Star’s editor Derek Barry said that given there are just 35,000 people in North West Queensland it represented an amazing result.

“The numbers have been boosted by the rodeos that took place in August but these are still huge numbers that bode well for the long term future of our news organisation,” Mr Barry said.

“It shows the North West Star punches well above its weight when it comes to online readership.”

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