WSJ.com’s highest-traffic day this year, by visits, was Oct. 5, when Steve Jobs died, edging out Aug. 8, when U.S. stocks fell 7 percent.
Seward also tweeted on Thursday that WSJ.com’s busiest month, by unique visitors, was August, which saw the fall of Tripoli, London riots, a market crisis, and Hurricane Irene.
Specific data on the busiest days and months for the business newspaper’s website were not available, said a spokeswoman when contacted by Talking Biz News.
The Journal has been aggressive in the past few years in expanding its online content, which now includes a series of online-only video shows, including “The Hub” every morning at 8:30 a.m. EST.
The site was redesigned and relaunched in 2008, and the paper has more than 1 million subscribers to its online content. About two-thirds of its online content is behind the pay wall.