Understanding Traffic Patterns from the Top News Topics of 2015

The top news stories of 2015 ran the gamut from popular to scandalous, to tragic.​ And while we can’t control what stories capture the public’s attention, ​we ​can ​look at how readers ​are discovering these stories​.

​This Authority Report​ examines​ search and social traffic for the top stories of 2015 to help publishers better understand how, and where, their news is circulating, including:

  • Charlie Hebdo
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown
  • Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao
  • Rachel Dolezal
  • Cecil the Lion
  • The Ashley Madison Agency
  • Ahmed Mohamed

Traffic Sources

  • ​In July, Facebook pulled ahead of Google as the top source of referral traffic to Parse.ly’s network.
  • See the top referrral sources to the Parse.ly publishing network​ today!​

Press Coverage

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