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VG247 smashes traffic record with 1.65m UU in June

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 15:37 GMT By Staff

VG247 served 1.65 million unique users, 5.43 million page views and 2.58 million videos last month. If we were to draw a graph, it would point upwards.

VG247.com broke its previous monthly traffic record in June by recording 1,651,820 unique users.

We served 5,433,267 page views and 2,579,412 YouTube video views in the same month.

The metrics are internal, taken from Google Analytics.

The new figures show significant growth over a previously announced record of 1.1 million unique users and 3 million page views in September 2012.

Said editor Patrick Garratt: “Seeing VG247 grow is always exciting, but such heavy traffic-lifts in such a short space of time are fantastic news.

“The strength of our core editorial team – Dave Cook, Stephany Nunneley and Brenna Hillier – combined with video editor Sam Clay and a fantastic spread of freelancers has created a major UK hardcore games site of which we’re extremely proud.”

VG247 launched in February 2008, and provides round-the-clock games news reporting from editors in the UK, America, Australia and France.

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  1. actuallyisnotafox

    i feel like were addicts and we come here for our dose :p …keep em coming VG247! >.< keep em coming!

    but yeah good work guys and gals :3

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers!

    #2 10 months ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    Congrats guys! I started using the site regularly about a couple of months ago and haven’t looked back (though I still occasionally look in on Polygon, IGN and Kotaku). You guys just can’t be beaten for the sheer number and variety of your updates. Excelsior!

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Tech-N9ne

    Congrats, I guess this means all the anti-Xbox, troll and fanboy bait articles does pay and would continue. Nice!

    #4 10 months ago
  5. MCTJim

    Congrats to you :D

    #5 10 months ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Well done folks ;)

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Jet Black

    Great news VG247 team! :) Congrats!
    Any chance of more video discussions between the team? I really like these & think they’re a really good idea when a big topic needs to be discussed.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks!

    #8 10 months ago
  9. polygem

    congrats!

    …but how the hell does this page still manage to feel like a rather small and cozy place. maybe posting my living room in the forums was a bad idea :)
    it felt like sharing it with just a few guys but now it turned out it was over a million. oh the internet.

    i come here almost daily. a few years now. great formula. addicted as well. one of the best gaming related sites in the solar system.

    well deserved success.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. deathm00n

    But… But… The site is full of trolls and fanboys and troll-bait articles and no moderation! This isn’t right! :(

    Congratulations people, you deserve it, it’s the best gaming news site I’ve ever been to! Don’t let haters get you down, and I hope the new site is looking good!

    #10 10 months ago
  11. silkvg247

    Awesome, now gissa job – always wanted my own yorkshire ranty lass column ;)

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Sylrissa

    Congratulations!, I know I come here daily for my fix :D

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @7 interesting stuff :D Yeah we can have a think about that. It’s hard seeing as we all live on other sides of the world, but I’ll run it by the team. Thanks.

    #13 10 months ago
  14. POOP CRUSTY

    Congrats! VG24/7 Is literally the only gaming website I go to now. The others are so far behind on things that it’s laughable.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. POOP CRUSTY

    PS:
    Pleases don’t change your mobile format. It’s perfect the way it is.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. manamana

    Hats off, Ladies and Gents! Bloody great numbers and well deserved! Can’t wait for the relaunch, though ;-)

    #16 10 months ago
  17. DarkElfa

    …and they all saw ps3fanboy’s comments and said, well, nice articles but I’m not joining this community…

    I make sad face now. :(

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Edo

    Pfft,show-offs…………nah,just kidding,this place is mostly good…mostly.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. Telepathic.Geometry

    Congrats guys, I know you all work really hard.

    So… any chance ye could hire a site editor?

    #19 10 months ago
  20. Belmont

    an Incredible achievement ! Congratulation !

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Gheritt White

    LIES! It’s all LIES I tell you! They were paid off by the publishers!!

    /tinfoil_hat

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Pytox

    Grats to the the team ! Rocket science baby :D

    #22 10 months ago
  23. super3001

    biggest troll site in internet with trollbait articles bias and no moderation

    dont be proud be ashamed

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @23
    A troll complaining about trolls? Please someone point me towards irony island. Seriously troll elsewhere or go back to your bridge.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. tenthousandgothsonacid

    How come I’ve got this far down the article and comments without anyone mentioning E3

    #25 10 months ago
  26. Gheritt White

    10KGoA for President.

    #26 10 months ago
  27. Alex Donaldson

    Congrats you brilliant bastards. \o/

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    @25
    E3 E3 E3 E3 E3 E3 E3 E3 Happy? :P

    #28 10 months ago
  29. redwood

    congrats.. Console wars FTW!!!!

    #29 10 months ago
  30. DGOJG

    That’s awesome news guys, well done! It’s the quality that keeps me coming back every day.

    #30 10 months ago
  31. manamana

    Just ban this bawd: super3001

    #31 10 months ago
  32. Se_7_eN

    I started coming to VG247 a little over a year ago and it is STILL my favorite gaming website of all, why?
    You guys are the fastest gaming website that isn’t filled with ads and pop-ups, and the news articles are great! Keep it up.

    #32 10 months ago
  33. naffgeek

    Favourite site by a mile, great articles and mostly mature and objective community, which is more than you can hope for on this interweb thing we can’t live without.

    Congrats to all the team.

    #33 10 months ago
  34. mistermogul

    It’s because so many people want to hear the intellectual opinions of ps3fanboy!

    #34 10 months ago
  35. Innis

    Congrats guys this website is like crack to me, I check it like 20 times a day :/ lol

    #35 10 months ago
  36. Sadismek

    Congrats! I’m not commenting too-too much, but I’m always checking the site out, 24/7 ;).

    #36 10 months ago
  37. powerbuoy

    Congrats guys! Been a regular visitor for ages and joined the “community” a while back. I too like the speed of the site and reporting as well as the volume of news here. I never find anything on a different site I haven’t already read here. A _little_ worried the redesign will turn it into a new IGN (or any other big gaming site i.e. bloated and slow).

    #37 10 months ago
  38. laughing-gravy

    @23 If you don’t like it go somewhere else.

    #38 10 months ago
  39. hyperlogic18

    Congrats, we’ll deserved, best games site on the net. A bit more moderation of comments and it would be perfect

    #39 10 months ago
  40. laughing-gravy

    Congrats on the figures, it is well deserved.

    #40 10 months ago
  41. Strange Sultan

    Congrats VG247. Well deserved, really.
    As an elite lurker, I hope you guys consider a more user-friendly comments section. It needs many essential features for an active news-site like replying to comments, like/dislike, the ability to add pics and videos… etc

    #41 10 months ago
  42. Dave Cook

    @37 it won’t, I can assure you of that :)

    @everyone, thanks. And to think, I’ve not even been here a year yet. Started July 31 last year, feels much longer, but in a good way :D

    #42 10 months ago
  43. ninjanutta

    Funny thing is,this site is my homepage when i connect each day,can be a bit slow but its news for me and i love it…Well done and it just strength to strength from here on in…A great round up of gaming news,you have hit the sweet spot.Well done

    #43 10 months ago
  44. Doz12

    Congrats vg247! By far the best website there!

    #44 10 months ago
  45. Coheno

    Seems like a lot of websites did this.

    #45 10 months ago
  46. mistermogul

    @44 – Apart from bigboobies.com obviously!

    #46 10 months ago
  47. Timurse

    Keep it up! I loved your site for a long time and also was very pleased to know that Dave moved from Now Gamer to your website. He made your news part really strong and competitive,
    PS. Also our website just reached 600k UU daily and 15m UU monthly. I humbly accept all celebrations :D

    #47 10 months ago
  48. GwynbleiddiuM

    Congrats folks, I appreciate your hard work and dedication in bringing us awesome articles and firsthand news.

    #48 10 months ago
  49. reask

    Just logged in to say well done.
    I don’t post as much as I used to but visit at least a couple of times a day to catch up.
    BTW Pat a couple doesn’t mean 2 in Ireland it can be whatever you want. :)

    Keep up the good work and the very best of luck to all the staff.

    #49 10 months ago
  50. nollie4545

    Top notch work, thanks very much for the staff and admins here, love it!!

    #50 10 months ago
  51. YoungZer0

    Now would be a good time to update the website.

    #51 10 months ago
  52. Se_7_eN

    @51 – Please don’t recommend this… The simple Ad free design is perfect as is.

    It is the reason I come here over any other gaming site.

    #52 10 months ago
  53. YoungZer0

    @52: I’m talking about new features like making writing better, posting images, blocking certain users, etc.

    #53 10 months ago
  54. Se_7_eN

    @53 – “Posting images”

    Speaking of… I am severely disappointed with Stephanie’s lack of boob posting lately.

    #54 10 months ago
  55. YoungZer0

    wat

    #55 10 months ago
  56. Cobra951

    Congrats! I’m not surprised. I check around the web for gaming news sites all the time, and right now this is practically home base. Nothing else provides this much input and interaction. I hope it only gets better from here.

    #56 10 months ago
  57. Jedi Mind Tricks

    You guys reached home page status for me a while ago. At work and at home, cant get enough. Thank you for all your hard work!

    #57 10 months ago
  58. DSB

    Great site. 10/10 would bang.

    #58 10 months ago