USATODAY.com Reports Traffic Record in March 2005

Apr 18, 2005, 01:00 ET from USATODAY.com

    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.
 
 

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