CNNPolitics.com, the network’s political news site, hurdled the 1 billion-page-view threshold less than a year after its launch, network officials said Monday.
Also, CNN’s Political Tracker, the most-viewed political news blog according to Nielsen Online, reported its highest-trafficked day ever on Friday, Aug. 22 with more than 2.7 million page views as online readers clicked away to find out the latest on Sen. Barack Obama’s highly anticipated selection of Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate.
“The Internet has become an increasingly significant source of political news for consumers, especially during this latest battle for the White House,” Manuel Perez, senior supervising producer for CNN.com, said in a statement. “Just as CNN.com is where people go to find out what’s happening in their world, their communities and their lives, CNNPolitics.com is where people go online to find out what’s happening in politics.”
CNNPolitics.com serves as the network’s online destination for the latest news and information happening inside the Beltway and beyond, particularly along the campaign trail. It also gives visitors access to streaming live video from political events, interviews with top newsmakers, CNN’s comprehensive political video library, exclusive online reporting, user-generated content and feedback from the audience.