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UK's Hugely Popular Mail Online In Push For US Markets

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 14, 2013

The British version of GQ magazine has named Martin Clarke, editor of Mail Online as one of the 100 most influential men in the UK. Although he isn't that well known in the US this will undoubtably change this year as he starts a new venture in the US aimed at expanding US revenues.

The Mail Online, the digital arm of the Daily Mail newspaper, is already one of the largest web sites in the world with more than 112 monthly unique visitors and 7 million daily visitors. In the US it is the third largest online newspaper behind NYTimes.com and WashingtonPost.com, with 19.4 million monthly unique visitors, and more than 2 million daily visitors. It's ahead of Gawker.com, E!Online and People.com, and is growing at 5% per month.

This year Mr Clarke will be splitting his duties between the UK and the US to expand the site's US business. Most of the content is celebrity based with plenty of images of the scantily clad.

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