Daily Telegraph New Zealand online news website readership continues to grow.
A total of 712,411 readers visited the website in only its second month of operation, according to Google Analytics. As previously reported, the numbers are well in excess of what we anticipated at launch. The website had 1,072,082 page views for the same period.
The unexpected surge in readership necessitated a major hosting upgrade, which was completed in late December. The growth demonstrates that New Zealanders have a hunger for alternative viewpoints and news.
We have plans to increase our readership further with implementation to commence in early 2022.
We sincerely thank our readers for their continued support.
According to Malcolm Dreaneen, founder and editor, the numbers bode well for the future:
‘The readership numbers are very encouraging considering we are literally at 1% of where we want to be – and that’s no exaggeration. Our social media and content footprint is tiny compared to that of legacy mainstream media, and we have not received any COVID propaganda funding from the state. We continue to face censorship, suppression and search engine visibility issues, which we intend to address with various strategies. We are not firing on all cylinders by any means, yet are able to produce great numbers. 2022 looks set to be a great year, unless there’s a catastrophic state takedown of the internet to prevent the free dissemination of information, which a number of commentators have been predicting, and which frankly, wouldn’t surprise me in the current environment.’