UK-based website bbc.co.uk received a massive influx of US visitors
following the terrorist attacks on the US.
Numbers rose from 146,000 average daily unique US users in the week
ended 9 September to 526,000 per day the following week, according to
internet research company Jupiter MMXI. Users are counted once on a
site, regardless of the number of visits they make.
But the weight of traffic to US sites, such as ABCNews. com, was not
mirrored here, Jupiter said.
'Although UK sites saw an increase, it wasn't by the same
People turned to traditional media such as TV,' a spokesman said.
The BBC news portal was the top news and information site for UK users,
while Guardian.co.uk and Sky.com were also popular. The Sun newspaper's
site, the-sun. co.uk, beat the online operations of broadsheet rivals
such as The Times, FT and The Daily Telegraph according to Jupiter. It
had 139,000 visitors in the week after the attacks.