In November, 2009, “Google News attracted 100 million unique visitors worldwide, making it a larger news site than CNN of 66 million or the combined properties of the New York Times of 92 million. But, Yahoo! News with 138 million unique visitors worldwide tops the list,” according to comScore. Here’s the partial comScore list in ascending order: Yahoo! News, Google News, New York Times sites, CNN, China’s QQ.com, BBC, and MSN.
However, over at Nielsen the numbers appear to be quite different than the comScore data above, especially the ranking of Google News. Here’s Nielsen’s list of the top 10 global online news sites for November, 2009: 1. Yahoo! News 2. CNN Digital Network 3. MSNBC Digital Network 4. AOL News 5. NYTimes.com 6. Tribune Newspapers 7. Google News 8. Fox News Digital Network 9. ABCNEWS Digital Network 10. Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division.