RADAR ONLINE All-Time Traffic Highs Lead to National Entertainment & Arts Journalism Awards Honor

Dec 09, 2015, 12:14 ET from American Media, Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc.'s RADAR ONLINE (www.radaronline.com) has been honored as one of the top entertainment websites at 2015 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. It's the fourth time in five years that the site has been honored with the highest recognition possible for an entertainment site.

World exclusives led the site's coverage of the year, including major stories such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce, Robin Williams' tragic death, Bill Cosby's scandal and Caitlyn Jenner's transformation. These reports set RADAR apart from the rest of the media, proving time and again the accuracy of its investigative team.

Bolstered by such content, RADAR saw a 55% increase in unique visitors [Google Analytics] and 60% increase in total site traffic over the previous year.

The site also saw increases in direct traffic (20%), total page views consumed (40%), mobile traffic (300%) and in social referral traffic (900%).

In October, RADAR brought readers a redesign that has set a new standard for the celebrity news industry.

"This is yet another great honor for RADAR ONLINE and AMI," said American Media, Inc. (AMI) Chairman and CEO, David Pecker.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the nation's best entertainment websites by such a prestigious organization. This is a testament to the talent and hard work of the staff at the site."

RADAR ONLINE has amassed a staggering 24 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards since 2010.

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers.  AMI also manages 14 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com.  AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 35 million men and women each month.  AMI's digital properties reach 50 million unique visitors and 400 million page views.




SOURCE American Media, Inc.