- BBC Online, the BBC's internet service, has been confirmed as the UK's most popular website, reaching more than 3 million users and registering 80 million page impressions a month according to official ABC audit figures for March 1999.
The most visited part of BBC Online, located at www.bbc.co.uk, is BBC News Online, which registered 41 million page impressions in March.
Nigel Chapman, director, BBC Online, said: "The BBC's websites are informative, up-to-date and cover a vast range of interests. BBC Online offers internet users the chance to keep up with the latest news from Kosovo and quiz the top BBC News correspondents, find out what's happening in Albert Square, or prepare for exams through the Bitesize interactive revision site."
Since the Kosovo conflict began BBC News Online has increased its audience by 40 per cent and is now gaining 10.8 million page views a week four weeks into the conflict.
Richard Foan, managing director, ABC //electronic said: "The success of BBC Online proves the value that trusted brands and organisations can bring to the internet. As the UK internet industry continues to develop at an astonishing pace, ABC //electronic continues its vital role in setting the standards for independent verification of website traffic."