MCLEAN, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- USATODAY.com had 9.6 million unique visitors in the month of March 2005 according to Nielsen/NetRatings. This is USATODAY.com's highest audience traffic since Nielsen/NetRatings began tracking the site with its combined Home and Work Panel. Traffic increased 24% year-over-year in March 2005. USATODAY.com's coverage of the Terri Schiavo story, the Atlanta courthouse shooting, and the death of Johnnie Cochran, were the most viewed topics in the month of March. USATODAY.com Travel, a unique web site filled with information and tools to help travelers take control of the travel experience, also experienced traffic growth. The site recorded a 23% increase in year-over-year growth with more than 1 million unique visitors in March 2005 and is now ranked number 18 in Multi-category Travel Web sites. USATODAY.com was launched on April 17, 1995. This April marks USATODAY.com's tenth anniversary as a leading news and information Web site. USATODAY.com is an award-winning news and information Web site that is updated 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Each month, millions of unique monthly visitors access USATODAY.com News, Money, Sports, Life, Technology, Weather and Travel sections which combine the best of USA TODAY news and information and the latest breaking news with cutting-edge interactive features, information graphics and multimedia functions including audio, video and live Webcasts. USATODAY.com is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). For more information, please visit http://www.usatoday.com.