In the last two and a half years, The Huffington Post has launched in 11 markets and doubled traffic to its sites from 45 million to 90 million unique monthly visitors.
Jimmy Maymann, chief executive of The Huffington Post, shared those figures while speaking at the Reuters's Institute Big Data for Media conference in London today. For Maymann, the key is using data to improve reader experience, a tactic that will bring both editorial and business benefits.
"Because of how media has changed in the last five years with social and search we've gone from producing 500 to 1,600 news stories every day," Maymann told delegates, and editors have access to data that can inform newsroom decisions in a real-time analytics dashboard.
The content is "optimised" by data, he said, so the editor can understand reader habits better and respond accordingly.