Each month, MediaShift posts a chart from Storyclash’s ranking of publishers and news stories that get the most social media interactions. Storyclash regularly publishes rankings of Social Media Trends, covering online articles with the most social media interactions on Facebook and Google+.
The top sites in April are led by Shareably, a website with stories from all over the world. Shareably, with a recent increase of 43 percent, was able to continue its good performance of the last few months and is now the new leader with more than 24 million social media interactions, followed by USA Today with almost 24 million interactions. The Huffington Post lost a few ranks and is now in the third position with almost 24 million interactions as well. The first three rankings are almost equal in interactions.
The biggest leap forward within the top performing group was achieved by BoredPanda, which accomplished an increase of 19.5 percent in its number of social media interactions. The website, which is an art, design and photography community for creative people climbed up three ranks in total.
In contrast, Bright Side and the Washington Post lost a few places compared to the previous month. Bright Side, a website filled with uplifting quotes, stories and videos dropped down four ranks and therefore lost its place on the podium. The Washington Post lost even seven places in the classification compared to the previous month.
Bizarre mugshots attract interest
The Top Post in April is an article about bizarre mugshots, which got more than 1.6 million social media interactions in total. The second best article, on the other hand, is about the affects that beaches can have on the human mind.
Storyclash tracks social media interactions around thousands of stories every minute, giving newsrooms a real-time view of what’s trending right now. With Storyclash Insights, publishers are able to react on trends, watch competitors in real-time and make data driven decisions to optimize their content. Manuel Brosch is marketing manager at Storyclash.