GDN scoops world newspaper ranking
Manama, February 3, 2010
The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister newspaper, is officially one of the world's most popular newspapers online, according to an independent survey.
Bahrain's biggest selling English language publication has been ranked among the top 200 newspapers on the Internet.
It was listed 87th out of 7,000 publications included in a study by Australia-based 4 International Media and Newspapers. It was deemed the most accessed newspaper online in Bahrain and the website was the seventh most visited of any publication in the GCC.
The GDN's website is more popular than those of national British newspapers such as The Observer (93), The Daily Mail (96), The Sun (100), The Daily Mirror (130) and The News of the World (166), as well as German Sunday newspaper Bild (95) and French daily L'ƒquipe (105).
US daily the New York Times came out on top, closely followed by British daily The Guardian and the Chinese publication The People's Daily.
Saudi daily Asharq Al Awsat (45) was the most accessed Gulf paper online, while Kuwaiti daily Al Watan (66), Saudi Arabia's Al Jazirah (67), the Saudi Arab News (75) and Qatar's Gulf Times (78) made up the top five in the GCC.
The survey ranked the newspapers by web popularity, using search engines Google, Yahoo and Alexa Traffic Rank.-TradeArabia News Service