WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hill, called the fastest growing news site in the United States in 2015, has surged ahead again with its coverage of the U.S. presidential election, drawing 53.7 million pageviews in July up from 36 million in June, a rise of nearly 50%, according to SimilarWeb. TheHill.com saw the third-largest jump of all political brands on SimilarWeb's ranking of "Top U.S. Media Publications," moving up 29 spots on SimilarWeb's list.
In making the announcement, SimilarWeb, the global leader in digital analytics said that "influential political news sites including the Drudge Report, The Hill and Politico are winning the election -- securing the biggest rises in online popularity."
"The Hill is setting the agenda for 2016 political coverage by breaking the biggest, best-reported and most consequential stories of this election cycle," said James Finkelstein, Chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, which publishes The Hill. "Readers know they can get the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date, non-partisan, political coverage from The Hill."
The Hill has made waves in the presidential elections, breaking major stories and earning headline-driving scoops. In July, The Hill broke the story that the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suffered a widespread hacking attack just days before the Democratic Convention. The story drove international headlines and comment from major political players from across the spectrum.
The Hill also produced some of the most in-depth coverage of both party conventions, including breaking stories related to controversy surrounding former DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The Hill is published by Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
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