It's official: we're leading the way in online news
Independent.ie is Ireland's leading and largest online news publishing site for the eighth month in a row, according to the February 2013 comScore Media Metrix Newspaper Category report.
"We are delighted to announce that Independent.ie has achieved a superb ranking and is number 1 in the Newspaper Category report, and is recognised for being ahead of Irishtimes.com," said Ian Byrne, chief executive of Independent Digital.
Independent.ie has been ahead of its closest competitor since June 2012.
Unique users have grown 19pc year-on-year and the growth reflects several moves to drive user engagement across the site along with the continuous innovation and investment made by Independent Digital over the past 18 months.
Last month, Independent Digital launched a totally fresh redesign of Independent.ie and 18 other sister sites.
"The new design reflects significant input from our loyal readers, who provided us with key insights and feedback following in-depth user research and studies of emerging consumption trends that we conducted in 2012," said Mr Byrne.
Showcasing a cleaner look and feel, improved navigation, a much-improved video section, live blogs, up-to-the-minute reports and coverage of high-profile news, business and sporting events are just some of the key features of our new design.
In the February Newspaper Category Report, Independent.ie ranks ahead of other well-recognised Irish and international online news providers, such as MailOnline, Guardian.co.uk, Telegraph Media Group and Mirror Online.