StarMetro Halifax – one of the most popular newspapers in the country – is based on the streets of Halifax. As long as the printing press seems to be left behind, there are still newspapers that face the current technological era. This is the case of StarMetro Halifax, being this part of a set of newspapers published by the StarMetro chain.
This chain is a joint effort between TorStar – a Canadian publisher – and, on a global scale, the Swedish company Metro Internacional. Since its creation in 2000, it has managed to reach much of the country. It has publications in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and Vancouver. Until 2014 it also distributed in London, Regina and Saskatoon. However, after the sale of most of its shares, leaving only 10% of them stopped publishing.
After the sale of its shares the newspaper lived a time of fall. Not only the printing press, but communications in general were in danger, and there was the closure of some chains. Among them the chain in Ottawa and Winnipeg closing for 2017. This is the result of the exchange of assets between the newspaper’s largest investor -TorStar- and Postmedia network. The latter resulted in the acquisition of the 24 Hours chain, one of its strongest rivals.
History and evolution
Very little is known about the history of StarMetro Halifax, mostly because of its short history. Being only in the year 2000 when the chain made the first publication.
Development and scope
It is well known that the newspapers published by StarMetro achieve great reach. However, little is known about their digital visits, and this is an important fact in this era. For this reason, with the help of Alexa -a digital platform to determine the virtual reach- we will be able to know more about StarMetro Halifax.
Its popularity at the national level is the same as its chain partner StarMetro Toronto, ranking 124th. While at the international level, with a fall of 267 places in the past three months, it is ranked 5,236. This could mean the beginning of a big fall, of course if they don’t manage to climb a few places in the next few months.
Canada is the country that reads it the most, with 66.9% of visits, followed by the United States with 18.8% and the position 4.750. With a slightly larger gap this United Kingdom with 2.1%, China with 1.8% and Australia with 0.7%. Its average rebound is 72.90%, while its range of views is 1.54, with views by an approximate of 2:40. Finally it has reached more than 18. 421 places in the virtual world.
Where to find it
This newspaper is available through its website, where you can download its daily publications in pdf format. Subscription to your website is possible with 99¢ plus tax, monthly. You can access more information in their social networks, they are in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.