Osun Defender Newspaper Breaks Into Top 20 Websites In Nigeria

Alexa Ranking for Osun DefenderMonday 20th April 2009 would go down in the anals of digital journalism in Nigeria as a proud day of digital exploits for the team of editors and reporters of OSUN DEFENDER Newspaper.

The Digital Journey begun by OSUN DEFENDER Newspaper in August 2008, has started to bring its bumper harvests with the online version of the provincial political newspaper breaking into the Top 20 most-visited and most-read indigenous websites in Nigeria.

With average daily visitors count of over 9,192 and over 42,000 daily hits, OSUN DEFENDER is proving her mettle among the movers and shakers of the Nigerian webspace.

The OSUN DEFENDER website was on Monday promoted to the 19th Spot among indigenous websites visited by Nigerians both at home and in Diaspora by Alexa Rankings – the global too used to determine the surge of visitor traffic and popularity of websites worldwide .

Alexa users are the most enlightened media communication experts and researchers in the world, who monitor websites accross nations.

ALEXA ranks about 42 million websites globally, and is dominated by the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live Search; 1st, 2nd and 3rd in that order) because they are the most utilized and highly trafficked websites in the world.

Below are the latest Indigenous Nigerian Websites in order of Alexa traffic metrics, according to the latest updates by Alexa.

  1. Nairaland Forum Number 1 (15)
  2. Punch Newspapers Number 2 (18)
  3. Naija Hot Jobs Number 3 (20)
  4. The Guardian Newspaper Number 4 (26)
  5. Vanguard Newspaper Number 5 (28)
  6. THISDAY Newspaper Number 6 (29)
  7. THE SUN News online Number 7 (32)
  8. Guaranty Trust Bank Number 8 (36)
  9. MTN Nigeria Number 9 (40)
  10. Careers Nigeria Number 10 (42)
  11. Zenith Bank Number 11 (47)
  12. Odili dot Net Number 12 (49)
  13. My Naija News Number 13 (55)
  14. Nigeria World Number 14 (60)
  15. Nigeria Best Forum NBF Number 15 (61)
  16. Sahara Reporters Number 16 (66)
  17. 9JA Fans Number 17 (70)
  18. Central Securities Clearing System CSCS Number 18 (73)
  19. OSUN DEFENDER Newspaper Number 19 (80)
  20. Daily Trust Newspaper Number 20 (82)
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OSUN DEFENDER and 9JA FANS are the two new entrants to the League Top Twenty.