Largest South African websites

Effective Measure released its July 2013 South African website traffic statistics, showing that News24 is the largest site in the country, followed by DStv and Howzit.MSN.

Effective Measure is the official traffic measurement partner of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), and provides accurate traffic statistics for South Africa’s top websites.

According to the July 2013 Effective Measure statistics, News24 attracted 3.5 million unique visitors and served 51 million pages to its readers.

DStv ranked second with 2.95 million unique visitors in July, followed by Howzit.MSN with 2.75 million.

When it comes to South African only traffic – hence only traffic from local Internet users – News24 was also the top website with 2.6 million unique monthly readers.

The following table provides an overview of the top websites in South Africa (excluding mobile websites), ranked according to Total and South African unique visitors.

Total website traffic
Website Unique visitors Page views
news24.com 3 518 690 50 796 270
dstv.com 2 954 316 62 777 263
howzit.msn.com 2 753 721 40 099 372
iol.co.za 2 207 445 21 599 872
za.yahoo.com 1 404 029 16 299 854
sport24.co.za 1 240 358 11 842 264
mybroadband.co.za 1 203 103 6 916 310
channel24.co.za 1 096 610 7 116 690
mg.co.za 1 047 491 6 755 418
timeslive.co.za 989 276 6 400 143
sowetanlive.co.za 985 196 12 180 851
supersport.com 972 855 11 561 553
pnet.co.za 944 288 26 912 078
careerjunction.co.za 908 838 11 928 390
autotrader.co.za 882 772 30 563 575
South African website traffic
Website Unique visitors Page views
news24.com 2 577 866 43 596 930
howzit.msn.com 1 724 508 30 975 988
iol.co.za 1 415 127 17 402 206
za.yahoo.com 1 335 299 15 892 572
dstv.com 1 230 267 21 706 896
sport24.co.za 911 705 9 632 253
channel24.co.za 832 266 5 977 311
pnet.co.za 825 243 24 866 515
careerjunction.co.za 792 813 10 928 140
mybroadband.co.za 743 227 5 882 119
autotrader.co.za 718 540 26 952 340
BBC Sites 712 378 6 692 193
mg.co.za 693 180 4 943 096
sowetanlive.co.za 659 012 10 653 120
timeslive.co.za 625 388 5 020 003

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