The figures no longer record traffic to The Sun and Times Online, which during February received 1.4m and 1.2m unique browsers a day respectively.
Earlier this month new media age revealed that News International will withdraw from the monthly audit following its annoucement that it will introduce paywalls in June (nma 1 April 2010). From June The Times and Sunday Times will charge £1 for a day’s access to their websites or £2 for a weekly pass.
The latest ABCE report shows most online newspapers had a small drop in traffic in March.
The Guardian attracted 1.85m unique browsers a day, down 0.83% from February. The Telegraph’s site received 1.56m, up 0.59%.
Mirror Group Digital also saw a small dip in traffic, the average number of daily browsers down 0.37% to 467,711.
The Independent’s traffic fell by 4.25% to an average 445,588 users a day.
This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk