24/7Wall St.com Ranks Top 25 Newspaper Web Sites

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By: E&P Staff

Douglas A. McIntyre at 24/7Wall St.com today offers his rankings for the top 25 newspaper Web sites. Delaware-based 24/7 Wall St. is a financial news and opinion operation with content delivered over the Internet.

The sites received ratings of ?A? through ?F? based on such criteria as strength of content, ease of use and navigation, use of new Web technology including comments sections, message boards, and multimedia, layout, and the presence of a strong set of current advertisers, as well as the size of the sites’ audiences based on measurements from the Compete Web site visitor database for April.

“The most important conclusion from this review of online newspaper sites is how uneven the quality is from property to property,” McIntyre writes. “Some of the smaller papers which probably have modest resources have done an extremely good job of engaging readers, using the best tools of the internet, and putting up content which adds to the experience of the subscriber to the physical newspaper. Some of these sites are likely to draw multiple visits from the same person throughout the day, the Holy Grail of online content behavior.”

Other sites, he added, “seem to be designed to keep readers away.”

Check out the list here.

24/7 Wall St.’s content gets picked up at Web sites including TheStreet.com, AOL Finance and BloggingStocks, The Wall Street Journal online, MarketWatch, and StockHouse.

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