The Hill Tops Facebook Engagement Among Political News Websites

Claims victory over Likes, Shares and Comments.

The HillWhat is the favorite political news website among Facebook users? That honor goes to The Hill, according to a press release from the news outlet Thursday morning.

The Hill claims to have topped all other political news sites in Facebook engagements, citing data from Crowdtangle (a Facebook partner). From May 16- June 15, The Hill apparently earned 52% more Likes, Shares and Comments than The Washington Post, six times more than Politico, over 150 times more than National Journal and more than 1,000 times over Roll Call.

Below is a portion of The Hill’s press release, citing more of Crowdtangle’s findings:

According to Facebook, The Hill this week has had 994,300 combined Likes, Comments & Shares, which is more than double The Washington Post and is over 450,000 more than The Washington Post,Politico, National Journal and Roll Call put together.

This record-breaking engagement has translated into some of the fastest growth in online news today with Facebook referrals to increasing 438.99% year over year (Jan 1-May 31, 2014 vs. Jan. 1-May 31, 2015).

In addition, The Hill also claims to have outpaced Vox, Bloomberg Politics, Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, Washington Times and CNN Politics.

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