still tops PH news sites – Similarweb | Inquirer News still tops PH news sites – Similarweb

/ 05:05 AM October 24, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — is still the top news website in the country in terms of traffic and engagement, data collected by web traffic analytics provider Similarweb from January to September showed.

According to Similarweb’s website performance report on the said period, total visits to’s website was at 165.3 million, edging key competitors like Rappler (117.9 million), (82.17 million),’s, (68.23 million) and (62.12 million).


Of these five news sites, got the highest rank in Similarweb’s News and Media Industry listing, followed by Rappler,, in sixth place and in seventh.


In terms of the most-visited domains in the country, is first among the five news sites mentioned, grabbing the 44th spot nationwide; followed by Rappler (69th), (81st), (105th), and (116th). also topped average monthly visits (18.37 million), monthly unique visitors (5.935 million) and deduplicated audience (5.345 million).

Mobile devices popular

Similarweb’s analysis on devices used by readers showed that at least 85 percent of’s audience use mobile phones, while only 15 percent use desktops. also holds the highest percentage of readers who use mobile devices among its audience, as 82.5 percent of Rappler’s readers used mobile devices, followed by and which both had 81.3 percent, and’s 75.9 percent.

Previously, Similarweb’s data pointed to as the leading traffic generator, compared with other news sites in the country. Last February, numbers showed that got the highest readership share for both desktop computer and mobile device users.

That same month, Inquirer Interactives Inc. chairperson and president Paolo R. Prieto announced that will be using Similarweb following the departure from Alexa Internet, which stopped operating earlier this year.


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