Compact Vs Broadsheet

Here’s an interesting one: Delving back to early 2007, this chart shows the number of broadsheet verses compact editions of the Irish Independent Actively Purchased. The actively purchased is used as I wanted to strip out bulks and see if the buying habits of the ‘hand in pockets’ population were swaying towards or away to […]

JNIR 2009

The latest JNIR arrived showing the web audiences of the participating websites. It shows that, out of the websites surveyed, Yahoo was the highest placed. Universe 3,526 100% Yahoo.ie 635 18 Eircom.net 413 12 RTE.ie 206 6 Irishjobs.ie 154 4 Golden Pages.ie 147 4 Ticketmaster.ie 140 4 Irishtimes.com 132 4 Independent.ie 132 4 Entertainment.ie 102 […]

Public Relations Firms and SEO

For a business that extols the virtues of publicity, the PR industry as a whole is a little shy in self promotion. I had occasion to research a small fraction of the industry some time back and I found it seriously lacking in the search engine results. I looked at some fairly standard industry public […]

Google Search Results Related Searches.

Late March, Google announced that it was going to make two variations to its search engine results, the first of which I will deal with here. Herein, at the bottom of the results pages, Google will give you ‘more useful related searches’ to the expression that you have just searched for. They quote that their algorithms […]

Seriously – it’s no problem

I know the issues involved in securing servers –externally and internally, so I have some small measure of sympathy on that front for companies that get walloped. The watch phrase is ‘prevention is better than the cure’ – no doubt about that. But sometimes I really give up on people, especially when you are trying […]

Newspaper Articles and Affiliate advertising

Here’s one that should have been filed under ‘morality or otherwise’. Bizarrely, this all started when I saw a story that grabbed my attention on semoz entitled “How I got a link on CNN“. It was a very enticing headline with shades of espionage and “shaken not stirred”. But alas, it was nothing more than […]

Bel Tel going compact!

From tomorrow the Bel Tel is going down the compact road – well continuing down the compact road. They currently have a compact edition for their early morning print run, which then reverts back to a broadsheet for the later editions. The compact then takes over for the Saturday edition in total. Within the early […]

Morning Newspapers Circulations

The rise and rise of the slow decline of Morning Newspaper Circulations! Without the introduction of the Irish Daily Mail, the market would be down just over 68,000 (or 11%) in four years. Taking the Mail into account its down 10,000 copies in the same period reaching the heady heights of 713,000 in July – […]

Close the Door please!

I am always amazed at some really sloppy antics, whether by the site owners or by their web developers. One of the main culprits (which brings me some moments of mild amusements) is a business leaving their web statistics out there for all to see. Not that the information therein is massively sensitive – but […]

Irish Newspaper Readership

The JNRS survey hit the streets and made for some fairly depressing reading in some quarters. Overall readership of newspapers was down only marginally with the morning titles gaining slightly. Notably it’s the first time that the full figures of the Free newspapers came into the survey.  It shows that, after two and a half […]

Sunday Circulations

On the Sunday side the market is also showing a downward trend having lost 69,000 copies in the last four years and or 11% decline in total. January 2004 the market stood at 1.274m copies every Sunday, it’s now to just a shade above 1.20m copies every Sunday.  Over the four years some titles have […]

Free Newspapers

After over 3 years locked in mortal combat, it now looks like the Herald AM and its rival Metro will be combining their operations and forming a new free newspaper imaginatively called the Metro Herald. Considering the initial acrimony between the two papers and their respective shareholders, it just shows how an ‘economic downturn’ will focus […]

Sunday Circulations

On the Sunday side the market is also showing a downward trend having lost 69,000 copies in the last four years and or 11% decline in total. January 2004 the market stood at 1.274m copies every Sunday, it’s now to just a shade above 1.20m copies every Sunday.  Over the four years some titles have […]

Irish Newspaper Circulations 2008

The picture for the newspaper circulations still looks bleak. Some papers really struggled in the past twelve months and some managed to completely buck the trend, with very few titles staying in positive territory. In volume terms the most notable loss comes from the News of the World dropping 17,345 copies every Sunday. This is […]

Localised Keyword Spelling – Whiskey

There is no such thing as "Irish Whisky", there is, in fact, only "Irish Whiskey" – to the purist! The Irish and American spelling of the liquid fermented from grain comes with an ‘e’, whereas all the other countries brewing the liquid, like Scotland and Canada, drop the ‘e’. This may seem a little trivial […]