We show below the traffic data in visits for original news websites in Zimbabwe for the month of December 2019.

Zimpapers’ The Herald still has the most traffic of any website, since we started doing these lists in October. The site had 1.3 million visits in December, down from 1.5 million in November. It’s the third month in a row that the traffic has continued to decline.

This declining trend, however, is shared by the other news websites. NewsDay (number 2 on the list) also registered negative growth with 1.1 million (down from 1.13 million in November)

In third place is NewZimbabwe, with 930k. Then Soccer24 and Chronicle with 560k and 410k respectively.

WebsiteDec '19
Herald.co.zw1,324,461
Newsday.co.zw1,107,658
newzimbabwe.com930,000
soccer24.co.zw559,829
chronicle.co.zw410,000
thestandard.co.zw315,266
techzim.co.zw280,000
zimlive.com180,000
hmetro.co.zw170,000
sundaymail.co.zw160,000

Some Notes

  • The data is as supplied by similarweb.com which is a fairly reliable source for website statistics.
  • Some of the visit figures are estimates, for example, NewZimbabwe.com, ZimLive.com, Chronicle.co.zw. Figures that are rounded off to the nearest thousand are typically estimates.
  • Other figures, like the one for Herald.co.zw and NewsDay.co.zw are actual Google Analytics sourced figures, which make them more accurate.
  • Our experience is that sometimes the estimated figures are off by some margin. Without any other data available, these figures remain the only idea of the traffic of the websites.
  • We only listed the top 10. For the rest of the websites that you don’t see here, you can open the source spreadsheet here.
  • A Visit is what happens when a reader (visitor) comes to a website and opens at least one page. A Visit should not be confused with a Visitor, as one visitor can make more than one visit. A visit should also not be confused with a Pageview as one visit can result in multiple Pageviews.  Visits are also referred to as “Sessions” in some analytics applications like Google Analytics.
  • It is possible for website A to have lower monthly Visits than website B and yet have more monthly Pageviews. This would happen if website A has more Pages per visit than website B.

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