Forbes has ranked the Hindustantimes.com, the online arm of The Hindustan Times amongst the top ten foreign newspaper sites. The Forbes ‘Best of the Web’ review, which features in the 25th June 2001 edition, has ranked Hindustantimes.com as the seventh best foreign newspaper site in the world. The review ranked the top sites in various categories, which have been selected on the basis of their content, design, navigation, speed and customisation.
Forbes had reviewed the leading foreign newspaper sites in order to help the net users looking for the international news. Hindustantimes.com scored over other news sites with good reporting, attractive design and eye-catching photos. The business section has been credited as being ‘sizable, with running stock quotes and interviews with industry leaders, free archives section dating back to 1996 has been picked as the best feature of the site.
“We are delighted with the Forbes ranking, which makes us the only Indian news web site among the top ten newspaper sites in the world,” said a jubilant Sanjay Trehan, General Manager – Internet, The Hindustan Times Limited. The Hindustan Times is in the process of revamping Hindustantimes.com by integrating the erstwhile go4i.com by beefing up the content, design and format, says Sanjay Trehan.
Hindustantimes.com, is a comprehensive resource for news, information and lifestyle content on the web. The site is updated several times a day and carries stories from the newspaper and also includes exclusive coverage of its independent editorial staff. The site has witnessed a 100% increase in the number of page views.
The web site continues to build on its loyal readership base by adding multimedia content and providing interactivity to its users.