Have you visited our page aggregating headlines from over a dozen Vermont news sources?
It’s an easy way to view Vermont’s news at a glance. (On desktop, you can even hover over headlines to get a preview of the story.)
Building this page made us curious – what are Vermont’s leading news websites by the numbers?
Since many sites don’t publicly post their traffic numbers, we have to use a tool like SimilarWeb to make an estimate.
“Estimate” is the key word – sometimes SimilarWeb under-reports traffic. However, from experience, it’s the most accurate of all website estimation tools (short of actual website analytics).
The so-called indexed web is huge, of course, with at least 4.48 billion pages. Google’s index contains over 100,000,000 GB of data.
Vermont’s internet footprint is a tiny fraction of all that data.
According to SimilarWeb, Vermont’s top ten news sites by total visits are:
- WCAX.com – 1.3m
- MyNBC5.com – 696k
- Burlingtonfreepress.com – 665
- SevenDaysVT.com – 580k
- VPR.net – 517k
- VTDigger.org – 417k
- AddisonIndependent.com – 294k
- RutlandHerald.com – 113K
- MyChamplainValley.com – 110k
- TimesArgus.com – 117k
Other notable websites in Vermont by the numbers:
- UVM.edu – 2.3m
- BenJerry.com – 704k
- Burton.com – 702K
- VermontCountryStore.com – 443k
- Sanders.senate.gov – 303k
- Vermontteddybear.com – 150k
- Leahy.senate.gov – 23k
Vermont.gov has about 1.3 million total visits per month. NH.gov has just 200,ooo more total visits per month (1.5m), but has more than twice as many people as Vermont.