The Hill named one of 2017's top 10 tweeted news outlets by Twitter

The Hill named one of 2017's top 10 tweeted news outlets by Twitter

The Hill on Tuesday was named one of the most-tweeted news outlets of 2017 by Twitter, which also recognized The Hill's media reporter as a "top tweeted journalist/commentator."

The news from Twitter comes one week after The Hill launched three new podcasts — and at the end of a third consecutive year of doubled web traffic. 

Read The Hill's press release on the news here:

 

The Hill, the news source of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, today was named to the Top 10 of Top Tweeted News Outlets in the U.S. by Twitter.

The “Year on Twitter,” an annual overview by the social media platform across a host of categories, saw The Hill take the No. 6 spot for 2017, surpassing NBC, ABC, Politico and The Associated Press.

Additionally, The Hill’s media reporter, Joe Concha, was noted as the Top Tweeted Journalist/Commentator for The Hill.

In October 2017, The Hill was also the No. 1 mobile site in U.S. uniques in politics, according to comScore Mobile Media Metrix, based on News/Information — Politics Category. This places The Hill, the largest independent political site, ahead of CNN Politics and Fox News Politics in mobile, and gives the brand a No. 2 ranking overall across mobile and desktop.

At a time when politics is galvanizing the nation and becoming the populations’ most powerful passion point, The Hill is enjoying incredible audience, and brand, growth.

The Hill has doubled traffic year-over-year for the last three years.

TheHill.com continues to see record traffic, with comScore recording more than 28 million monthly unique views in October 2017.

According to CrowdTangle, The Hill has 88.2mm interactions on the Facebook platform, which was more than The New York Times (82.1mm), The Washington Post (76.2mm) and more then four times Politico (17.6mm) in the first 10 months of the year.

“The Hill is surging ahead when it comes to audience growth, revenue increases and expansion of our impartial newsroom and business teams,” said James Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, which publishes The Hill. “We have major plans in video, editorial expansion and elsewhere in 2018. We congratulate Neetzan Zimmerman, Senior Director, Audience and Strategy and his social team for a tremendous job and our editorial team led by Bob Cusack for their first rate non-partisan coverage.”

Aside from Twitter rankings and audience growth, The Hill recently expanded its editorial properties with the launch of two daily podcasts, “AM View” and “PM View,” and one weekly podcast, “Power Politics.”

The brand also recently announced four new hires on the editorial team, along with the build-out of the marketing team with four senior vice presidents coming on board to help lead the next phase of growth.