The number of readers visiting Place North West rose 15% from quarter four of 2010 to quarter one of 2011 according to data captured by online circulation tool Google Analytics.
There were 73,017 unique visitors to Place North West in Q1 2011 compared to 63,350 in Q4 2010.
The year-on-year comparison shows a rise of 76.6% from 41,346 unique visitors in Q1 2010 to Q1 2011.
Month-on-month readership rose 13.6% in March 2011 to 31,230 against 27,503 in February (taken from 29 January to allow for the shorter month).
Place North West's monthly readership shows a growing loyalty too, with more than 25% of all visits in March the visitor's 50th or more visit to the website.
As well as the daily news output, Place North West also hosted numerous events exploring particular sectors or sub-regions during the first quarter of this year, among them Cheshire West, student accommodation, Preston, healthcare, Ellesmere Port, remodelling, Liverpool city region and the inaugural Place AGM state-of-the-region conference.
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