THE South Coast Register’s renewed focus on its digital presence is paying big dividends, with the newspaper’s website the most successful Fairfax tri-weekly online in Australia last month.
Almost 91,000 people turned to www.southcoastregister.com.au for the latest Shoalhaven news and views last month, recording more than half a million page impressions.
The July results followed a spectacular June, when the South Coast Register’s online flood coverage contributed to more than a million page views.
SCR editor John Hanscombe said readers contributed to the great result in more ways than one.
“As well as jumping online for breaking news and sport, our readers supplied many of the photographs that proved so popular,” Mr Hanscombe said.
In fact the readers’ gallery of flood photos generated more than 200,000 page views and was the most popular content on the website for June and July. Photos from the commissioning of the 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross and the Bridal Expo were also a big hit on the South Coast Register’s website last month.
Mr Hanscombe said the Register’s website was proving to be the perfect adjunct to the printed edition.
“The website allows us to break news 24 hours a day, seven days a week, delivering our readers with the what, where, why and when, while the newspaper allows us to delve deeper into the issues that matter to the Shoalhaven,” he said.
“If you don’t want to miss a thing, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and you will receive a status update every time news breaks in the Shoalhaven.”
If you haven’t been to the South Coast Register’s website for a while, maybe it’s time to take another look – there’s a page dedicated to election coverage, polls, cartoons, social photos, news and sports coverage and videos from home and around the world – go to www.southcoastregister.com.au.