CityVoter Behind Hearst’s New BayList

It a major metro newspaper debut, CityVoter is behind the just-launched BayList on Hearst’s SF Chronicle site (SFGate):

It will be interesting to see whether the site gains traction (it should). This is more evidence of newspapers pushing deeper into the social media space. And CityVoter’s approach is a way to do that without requiring a big commitment on the part of users or asking them to join another social network.

Here the top 30 US newspaper sites (per Nielsen/E&P):

  1. NYTimes.com — 21,340 — 67%
  2. USATODAY.com — 10,785 — 13%
  3. washingtonpost.com — 9,204 — 7%
  4. LA Times — 7,223 — 24%
  5. Wall Street Journal Online — 6,003 — 38%
  6. Boston.com — 4,962 — 23%
  7. Chicago Tribune — 4,415 — 48%
  8. New York’s Daily News Online Edition — 4,331 — 91%
  9. New York Post — 3,966 — 1%
  10. The Politico — 3,530 — 262%
  11. The Houston Chronicle — 3,414 — 0%
  12. Newsday — 3,390 — 90%
  13. SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle — 3,340 — (-10%)
  14. DallasNews.com – The Dallas Morning News — 3,230 — 156%
  15. Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 3,218 — 74%
  16. International Herald Tribune — 3,130 — 83%
  17. Chicago Sun-Times — 2,643 — 42%
  18. Star Tribune, Minneapolis — 2,337 — 136%
  19. Sun-Sentinel — 2,214 — 85%
  20. The Seattle Times — 1,915 — 6%
  21. The Detroit News — 1,775 — 91%
  22. Baltimore Sun — 1,768 — 1%
  23. Village Voice Media — 1,722 — 43%
  24. Boston Herald — 1,700 — 29%
  25. Detroit Free Press — 1,674 — 46%
  26. tampabay.com — 1,615 — 18%
  27. Azcentral.com — 1,579 — (-7%)
  28. Seattle Post-Intelligencer — 1,562 — (-12%)
  29. The Indianapolis Star — 1,536 — 88%
  30. Philly.com — 1,494 — 1%

The traffic (thousands) comparison is YoY.

3 Responses to “CityVoter Behind Hearst’s New BayList”

  1. Stan Gauss Says:

    Josh and his team really have their act together. I can see them becoming a big addition to newspapers by helping them add social to their marketplace/business directory pages and providing a solid and intuitive way to collect ratings and reviews.

  2. Greg Sterling Says:

    Agree. This is a good add to newspaper sites.

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