Exclusive: The Boston Globe’s web traffic across its two main websites continued to skyrocket a day after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, according to traffic numbers obtained by FishbowlNY.
To boot, the Globe’s main Twitter accounts more than doubled in followers on Tuesday and the paper’s coverage went viral across social networks like Facebook, deputy managing editor Bennie DiNardo wrote in a memo to staff on Wednesday afternoon.
“One post alone on the Boston Globe account, Adrienne’s post about Martin Richard, the boy who was killed, has now been ‘liked’ 796,000 times, and appeared on more than 23 million feeds of Facebook members,” he wrote. “Excellent work, everyone.”
Here’s a look at the numbers from Tuesday:
- Boston.com, 13.8 million page views
- Bostonglobe.com, 5.9 million page views
- Boston.com Mobile (excluding app): 1.5 million page views
- Combined, 21.2 million page views
- Video, 2 million views
- Boston Globe now has 158,000 followers, up from 68,000 last week
- Boston.com news now has 108,000 followers, up from about 80,000 last week
- Boston Globe now has 62,000 likes up from 39,000 last week
- Boston.com news has 89,000 likes, up from about 85,000 last week