Poynter :: August is traditionally thought to be a slow news month, and overall Web traffic has sagged more than 14 percent in Augusts past. But something about this past month (Olympics? The RNC? Hurricane Isaac?) pushed many big news websites to record-high Web traffic.
Traffic data overview for: Drudge Report, The Atlantic, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Forbes.com, Daily Mail, Mediaite.
Overview by Jeff Sonderman, www.poynter.org