Web traffic at the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Sun are all down in the past year according to Alexa data shown in Visual Editors. Following comments, a caveat has been added to the report saying that Alexa rankings are a sampling of a small number of internet users.
The charts show similar declines among major US newspapers. I am wondering whether Alexa stats are worth the bandwidth to download them.
I gave up on them recently when their figures showed that Wordblog had its best traffic rank in the Philippines. I don’t think so.