As the Corona crisis spread to the West, disinfectants, dry paste, and toilet paper flowed from the shelves. But it’s not just a supermarket cart that people fill. We’ve shut down the web services requested by Internet users, regardless of whether they’re looking for virtual happy times on the network in the form of Tiger King by zooming in or having fun.
Media analytics group ComScore estimates that our online traffic measured in key markets in Europe and the United States and with unique statistics, and as a home order, averages 20% to change our lifestyle. Forced, so that we behave online, Watching local news has come to a standstill after a tumultuous time in the industry, and the series is more popular than ever. However, in some industries, traffic is declining with travel tickets and sports websites.
Major national publishers continue to attract most readers, particularly in Italy and Spain – among the most affected countries in Europe where the virus is trying to accelerate.
However, it is the local news industry in question that has been affected by the switch to digital advertising in recent years and has seen the greatest growth in traffic.
Many local news sites have the traffic measurement page, Alexa’s top 50 lists for Italy after the March 9 closure. Places managed by the Spanish publisher Grupo Joly spend 76 percent more time on their pages from February to March, as readers have details of how the crisis affected their neighborhood.
Patch.com, a local US news platform, was placed on the country’s 50 best websites on March 24 – just a few days after many areas released COVID-19 travel restrictions – and rose to 31 3 weeks later. But there are already signs that readers are fed up with the relentless news articles and viewers are waning across the board.
The crisis has helped social media as internet users try to make contacts or pass the time. Facebook said that the total number of calls in the country’s most affected by the virus increased by more than 50 percent in March. Italy in particular is reporting an increase in activity, including a 1,000 percent increase in group video chats.
Meanwhile, Twitter announced in March that the number of average daily users it could generate revenue over the past few weeks had increased by 8 percent.
Tickets, Sports, and Travel
But other locations suffered. The suspension of the sport hit the sports websites, and ESPN, according to Alexa, moved from the top 20 in the US to the top 50 by mid-April. Websites related to activities outside the home, such as Ticket sales and travel, for example, also saw a sharp drop in visits.
Whether it’s uploading crazy dance videos to TikTok, checking stock market twists, or just looking for distraction, the long-term effects of blocking our internet habits are difficult to name.