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VG247 shows 100% YoY growth, passes 2 million unique users in September

Thursday, 3rd October 2013 12:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247 was visited by more than 2 million unique users last month, nearly double the audience recorded in September 2012.

VG247.com broke its previous monthly traffic record in September, recording visits from 2,078,534 unique users and serving 5,405,453 page views.

The metrics are internal, taken from Google Analytics.

The VG247 audience has grown almost 100% from the 1.1 million unique users and 3 million page views announced in September 2012.

Said editor Patrick Garratt: “Passing 2 million monthly unique users is a major milestone for our business.”

He added: “Reaching these levels of popularity adds a strong positive note to our impending relaunch. The new site, coupled with the release of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this winter, give us every reason to look forward to continued success in 2014.”

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. TheVoiceOfReason

    Congratulations!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Madlink

    Congrats! Well deserved success for a bunch of lovely folk. Digital cookies for everyone!

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 *munch, munch, munch*

    #3 10 months ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    2 million unique accounts?

    There must be about 7 million including alt accounts then!

    I kid, I kid, but seriously congrats!

    #4 10 months ago
  5. zinc

    But i thought everyone left because of the trolls?

    Oh well, congrats & all that :)

    #5 10 months ago
  6. deadstoned

    Huzzah! Its the format + good reporting thats done it. Just such a neat easy format to use and good news stories.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Ekona

    Blimey, that’s seriously impressive stuff, well done to you all :)

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Dunno

    No Suprise. The only site I know of that publishes a piece every 5 min – half an hour. I can find anything I need! Yay!

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Joe Anderson

    Well done guys and gals. No-one deserves success more than you x

    #9 10 months ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Congrats, now bring us the update so we can block half of those users.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. TrickyAudio

    @10 Totally :D

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Pytox

    Gratz !

    #12 10 months ago
  13. VibraniumSpork

    http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/picard_clapping.gif

    Congrats guys! Love this site, it’s been a bit of a home away from home (and welcome distraction from the day job) since I became I regular poster a few months back. The updates are always well written and I usually find that news breaks here ages before anywhere else…also, aside from the odd dingus here or there, my fellow posters are a great bunch :D

    P.S. I’d like to think my non-stop posting of GIFs has somewhat helped increase the traffic ^_^

    #13 10 months ago
  14. juantonio86

    congrats, well deserved, this site is at least a thousand times better that some others that I check like IGcrap! :P

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Joe Musashi

    Congrats.

    JM

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Lv01

    bravo all!
    i am one of those who are new to this here land. and i like it here!
    big fan, keep up the good work.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Oynox Slider

    I need this overhaul you were promising for end of the year… This layout still sucks.

    Anyway, congrats!

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Dave Cook

    Thanks everyone. The new site is very close, I promise.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. silkvg247

    Grats!

    #19 10 months ago
  20. Kabby

    ‘…from editors in the UK, America, Australia and France.”

    ‘and France’ – Le Pat Reportif.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Neroist

    Gratz! Keep it up and I’m sure others will spread the word too.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. traumadisaster

    Hope the mobile site doesnt change because I quit going to my two most popular sites after their new mobile sites sucked. Actually that is how I found vg this year. u r my first site I visit due to frequent updates and finding news hours before othes. Btw it was toms hardware and cvg.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Dave Cook

    @22 that’s great to hear, may you stick around for a while :D

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Edo

    Congratulations to you all…well deserved.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. DSB

    Steady as she goes gentlemen and -women.

    #25 10 months ago
  26. eloix

    Congrats! You folks deserve it!
    Here is what I like about vg247
    - very rare misleading titles
    - not so many content to provoke console fanboy fight
    - clean presentation

    Keep up the good work. Write for us and not for the clicks :)

    #26 10 months ago
  27. Un-HolyMOTHERofGOD

    @22 Wow, that’s almost exactly how I found Vg too.

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Cobra951

    Party hats & noisemakers for all! Congrats!

    #28 10 months ago
  29. mistermogul

    Give yourself a pat, Pat!

    (And Dave, Steph etc)

    #29 10 months ago
  30. diego-rbb-93

    Because the web is fucking great!

    That said, I think user comments sections should be renovated.

    #30 10 months ago
  31. GwynbleiddiuM

    Congratulations and you did a bloody damn good job too. Get yourselves an expensive bottle of scotch and celebrate. :D

    #31 10 months ago
  32. Pitts

    I’ll drink to that.

    #32 10 months ago
  33. Dave Cook

    Thanks guys :) Means a lot, I mean it.

    #33 10 months ago
  34. hyperlogic18

    Congrats Guys well deserved indeed! With those kind of numbers all it would take is a bit stronger moderation in the comments and far more people would actively get involved in discussion round here and really build a ‘Community’ rather than just a site for news. Although a bloody good news site it is!

    #34 10 months ago
  35. GrimRita

    You guys counting the bots? :)

    Always have a good time on here, keep it up folks

    #35 10 months ago
  36. VibraniumSpork

    Oh boy…the feels in this thread right now…

    http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/425/094/05f.gif

    #36 10 months ago
  37. fearmonkey

    I love this site and congrats to you all :)

    #37 10 months ago
  38. pcbros

    Congrats! :D

    This is my main source for gaming news.

    #38 10 months ago
  39. Murkius

    Best info website about video games :) Lithuania loves VG247 ~!

    #39 10 months ago
  40. powerbuoy

    Congrats! I just wish you’d start using something like Disqus for comments so we could vote, report spam, reply properly and also get notifications.

    #40 10 months ago
  41. Clupula

    And we’re sure that 90% of that 100% aren’t just PS3Fanboy’s other accounts, right? ;)

    #41 10 months ago
  42. bradk825

    You guys deserve it. Great writing, often a fun read as well as informative, and the writers actually participate in the discussions, which is pretty rare in my experience.

    #42 10 months ago
  43. Lengendaryboss

    Congrats!

    #43 10 months ago
  44. sebastien rivas

    Congratulation and thanks for your hard work.
    It sounds like you guys never sleep, and that, for the best of gamers.

    Thanks :)

    #44 10 months ago
  45. Djoenz

    Congratulations! !

    #45 10 months ago
  46. Dragon

    I did it! My 2 million alt accounts have helped this number!

    Cheers!

    #46 10 months ago
  47. NinjaMidget

    Huzzah for you all, very well deserved!

    #47 10 months ago
  48. Lutz

    Wonder how many extra viewers you’re reaching from sources that aren’t the actual site? Do they count? For example I follow you on Twitter and RSS (Into outlook) so although I read about 99% of what you post, I rarely visit the actual site)

    Congrats BTW. I remember when all of this was fields. ;)

    #48 10 months ago
  49. Krispell

    I have been reading this site for 3 years now. Best VG blog/news. Thanks to all involved.

    #49 10 months ago
  50. Stilvan

    Congratulations!!

    The reasons I switched to coming here first are:

    - This site promises video game news 24/7 and that’s what it delivers
    - The site is a long list of summaries of news items easily scrolled through
    - The site is NOT cluttered with excessive video content or editorials. I want a list of news, I get a list of news. Simple.

    #50 10 months ago
  51. Marcel

    Nice jobs guys!!

    #51 10 months ago
  52. perk1n

    great website

    #52 10 months ago
  53. tmac2011

    unique users mmmmmmmmmm

    #53 10 months ago
  54. Lounds

    I just like the layout of the website and the news is easy to read and the interviews are great.

    #54 10 months ago
  55. noamlol2

    good

    you might beat game$pot soon

    #55 10 months ago
  56. MegaGeek1

    Nice work guys. Well deserved!

    #56 10 months ago
  57. BrahManDude

    Love this site…better than the rest, keep up the good work

    #57 10 months ago
  58. Mogs E

    Well done for i a brilliant site,I did use C&VG for a long time,but since they updated the look it has turned into a complete mess,keep up the good work. :)

    #58 10 months ago
  59. Dave Cook

    @58 Thanks mate :) And thanks again to all of you for helping this be a great place to work.

    #59 10 months ago