Massive increase in number of people visiting The Star website

More than one million people a month now visit thestar.co.uk
More than one million people a month now visit thestar.co.uk
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New figures published today show that more people than ever before are visiting thestar.co.uk .

More than one million people a month are now visiting The Star website, a massive increase of 40% on last year.

The audited figures have been released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

They show that in just 12 months the number of visitors to the website has increased by nearly 20,000 people a day, and 300,000 people a month.

In the last year a number of improvements have been made to the website, including a new live news feed, and more improvements will be on the way soon.

We are now publishing more stories to the web than ever, and more videos than ever.

Star editor James Mitchinson said: "I am delighted my teams' hard work is paying off. All of the credit for this outstanding success goes to the people that give their all to The Star, day in day out, and to them I am hugely grateful.

"It is no coincidence that The Star has been nominated for the Yorkshire and Humberside O2 Media Awards: Newspaper of The Year and Best Website. It's down to the blend of invaluable experience and enthusiastic new talent now working in our newsroom.

"Most importantly of all, we pride ourselves on listening to our readers, and delivering products that they are proud to call their own. We know we're not perfect all of the time, and we're constantly looking to improve, but we owe it to Sheffielders and South Yorkshire to be as near as damn it!"

The figures reveal that The Star is one of the fastest growing news websites in the country, and the fastest growing in Johnston Press, which also owns The Scotsman, and the Yorkshire Post.

In the first half of this year an average of 62,317 people visited thestar.co.uk every day, up from 44,919 in the first half of last year.

Between January and June 1.03 million people visited the website each month, up from 737,033 people in the same period in 2014.