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Top websites leaderboard

There are web publishers that hold the most influence in every industry, and you need to know who they are.

Get Top Websites Leaderboard on NewsWhip Spike

NewsWhip Spike is the only real-time media monitoring platform that comms teams use to predict the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.

Top Websites Leaderboard will instantly tell you the websites that are driving public interest in any industry, topic, or beat in the world.

Influential Websites

NewsWhip’s Top Websites Leaderboard will instantly show you who the most influential web publishers are, right now, in any industry, topic or beat in the world.

Emerging Websites

Uncover emerging web publishers with public interaction that exceeds their reputation, to help you find the most impactful websites to target with your campaigns.

Engaged Audiences

Top Websites Leaderboard shows you the social media interaction data with the articles from over 500,000 websites, so you can find the web publishers that influence the public.

Use Top websites leaderboard to…


Identify and compare influential websites

Surface the online publications relevant to any industry or topic in one leaderboard to compare their performance on social media, and find the most popular websites to place articles for maximum impact.

Stay Informed

Add publisher interaction data to your monitoring and familiarise yourself with influential websites.

Be Proactive

Use interaction data to build relationships with relevant publishers in your industry.

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Discover overperforming articles

Deep dive into any popular website to explore the top articles relevant to your search, and find standout articles that are driving above average public interest.


Instantly gain insight on the publishers that have the most influence on any topic or industry.


Use social interaction data to decide where to target for your media placements.

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Build a target list of top websites

Top Websites Leaderboard gives you insight into the web publishers with clout on any topic, and allows you to export the data for guiding clients on the most influential websites for story placement.


Find the web publishers that can amplify your media plans with an engaged audience.


Build your plans to engage a media list that maximizes your mentions and impact.

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How can I get more information on Top Websites Leaderboard?

If you are new to NewsWhip, then you can request a demo by clicking here.

If you are an existing NewsWhip client, your Customer Success Manager can get you started with Top Websites Leaderboard. Click here to email your Customer Success Manager.

When will Top Websites Leaderboard be available?

Top Websites Leaderboard is now available in NewsWhip!

What do the bar graphs mean on Top Websites Leaderboard?

The three colored bars on the Top Websites Leaderboard in your dashboard represent three key metrics by which we assess websites.

Green = Number of relevant articles by website
Pink = Average level of engagement per article
Blue = Total level of engagement with all relevant articles

How do I create a media list using Top Websites Leaderboard?

Click the three dot overflow menu on the top right of your Top Websites Leaderboard widget on your dashboard. Here you will see the export option. You can either export a CSV and view it in your favourite program such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. You can also export in JSON format.

How are publishers ranked on Top Websites Leaderboard?

By default, your Top Websites Leaderboard is sorted by total interactions with relevant articles. This is because public interaction is at the center of media influence.

You can find further sorting options by using the expanded view. Enter the expanded view by clicking the double arrows icon on the top right. From the expanded view, you can sort by article count, average interactions, and total interactions by clicking on the column headers.

Can I view all relevant articles this website has published?

You can view all articles by each website in the expanded view. Enter the expanded view by clicking the double arrows icon on the top right. From the expanded view, click View Articles.

Can I compare each website?

You can compare each website by entering the expanded view. Here you can see the top performing website, and each relevant website appears beneath. Each bar represents that website’s performance relative to the most influential website that is top of the leaderboard.

Can I exclude a web publisher from my leaderboard?

In your dashboard view, each website card has a three dot menu. Hover your mouse to show the three dot menu, and click on it. This will give you the option to exclude the publisher or the location. This can be useful to clear out any noise or unwanted publisher.

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