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About Us

The History News Network (HNN) is the preeminent history and current events website on the Internet. It is the largest website of its kind. No other website features as rich a variety of articles putting current events into historical perspective. Readers with an interest in history and politics know that this is the one place they can always find stimulating and thoughtful commentary written by experts. The site is updated daily in response to breaking news.

HNN's Appeal

HNN attracts an astonishingly impressive audience of academics, journalists, students and the intellectually curious. Two-thirds of our readers hold advanced degrees. We have been cited by Newsweek, Time, Slate, the Los Angeles Times and are read by editors and reporters at the New York Times.

Advertising on HNN gives companies the opportunity to be associated with a prestigious website that reaches a large audience of more than 300,000 unique visitors every month. HNN receives more than 7.6 million hits a month.

Contact Us

Laid out below is a page which indicates the many different advertising opportunities on HNN. If you want to advertise on HNN please contact Rick Shenkman. He'll be happy to create a custom advertising campaign that matches your needs.Click Here to send Rick an email.


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In just 6 years, HNN has established a prestigious reputation and attracted an influential audience of intellectuals, students, pundits, and history buffs. Google searches frequently turn up HNN articles at or near the top listings. (Want to know the difference between Sunnis and Shiites? Do a Google search. HNN's explainer tops the list.)
Page Views: 1.5 million page views per month.
Unique Visits:More than 300,000 unique visitors per month.
Hits: Over 7.6 million hits per month. 
Subscribers: HNN has more than 11,000 weekly subscribers. The newsletter is distributed three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A survey indicates that they include:
  • college professors: 57%
  • graduate students: 12%
  • independent historians: 9%
  • readers involved in the media: 6%
  • high school teachers: 6%
Reader Loyalty:
When we asked readers who receive our newsletter to take part in the survey that produced the results above, 1,300 responded: an astonishingly high rate. 56% of readers visit the site every week.  30% visit at least twice a week. 45% say they come for intellectual stimulation.
While 30% of our visitors come directly to the site, most readers are referred by either search engines or other websites.

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HNN Stats

HNN attracts some 340,000 unique visitors a month and some eight million hits.

This chart, generated by Alexa.com, provides a comparison of HNN with other history websites: OAH, AHA, and American Heritage. As you can see HNN has more readers than all of them.

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