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ABCs: Sister dailies’ online arm tops social media charts

Wales OnlineThe online arm of two sister dailies has featured in the top two for growth on both Facebook and Twitter.

ABC figures released today have revealed the fast growing regional press titles on social media from participating publishers.

Wales Online, which represents Trinity Mirror’s Welsh print products including the South Wales Echo and Western Mail, scored the highest increase in the number of Twitter ‘followers’ between January and June this year, when compared with the same period in 2015.

It also scored the second highest year-on-year increase for the number of Facebook ‘likes’, with that chart being topped by TM sister title the Southport Visiter.

TM submits social media data to ABC on a monthly basis, while for these six-monthly results comparable data from Archant and Midland News Association dailies was also included.

The full list of Facebook page likes, in order of year-on-year percentage change, is as follows:

Facebook page Number of ‘likes’ Y-o-y pc
Visiter 9,074 192.1
Wales Online 269,775 137.8
North Wales Daily Post 115,291 137.3
Birmingham Mail 221,175 102.4
Chronicle Live 186,031 94.3
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 70,799 89.7
Express & Star, Wolverhampton 99,274 85.1
Nottingham Post 70,853 78.1
Norwich Evening News 11,215 77.2
Manchester Evening News 1,039,834 62.4
East Anglian Daily Times 6,242 61.5
Coventry Telegraph 31,623 57.8
Teesside Evening Gazette 96,195 50.2
Ipswich Star 11,162 49.8
Shropshire Star 28,259 42.5
Liverpool Echo 1,114,487 19.3

The full list of Twitter accounts, in order of year-on-year percentage change, is as follows:

Twitter page Number of ‘followers’ Y-o-y pc
Wales Online 119,813 64.9
Birmingham Mail 156,252 61.6
Express & Star, Wolverhampton 91,126 53.7
Chronicle Live, Newcastle 105,845 51.8
Coventry Telegraph 50,455 51.6
Shropshire Star 52,509 43.5
Manchester Evening News 339,771 42.8
East Anglian Daily Times 31,982 42.6
Teesside Evening Gazette 50,012 41.9
Norwich Evening News 36,767 41.7
Eastern Daily Press 63,950 41.6
North Wales Daily Post 61,428 38.4
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 42,317 35.8
Liverpool Echo 288,812 33.3