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LA Times breaks web traffic record with 127m page views

The LA Times recorded 127 million page views last month – breaking its previous record of 120 million.

The site attracted 19 million unique users in July, a memo from the paper’s Meredith Artley, executive editor for interactive, said.

While the recent Californian earthquake was a contributing factor to the traffic surge, new SEO techniques and growing popularity on social bookmarking sites have had a significant impact, Artley said.

Blog traffic also grew last month rising to 12 million page views. The most popular blog, in terms of traffic, was Top of the Ticket, which recorded 1,800,770 views, according to the paper’s figures.

LA Times website records 100 million page views in February

Latimes.com recorded 101,364,530 page views last month, according to an email to staff from executive editor Meredith Artley – shown in full on Mediabistro.

And they’re not stopping there: Artley says plans are underway to redesign the site’s local section and add more blogs to its repertoire.

Her note also details traffic to the site’s blogs with February attracting a record 5,764,230 of page views to this area.

“[T]raffic is up across the board due to great efforts by the Web and print teams (a distinction that gets blurrier every day), and not just because of one news event or a few well-placed links from big traffic-driving sites like Drudge,” Artley writes.