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ABC Circulation 6 Months

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Six Monthly Circulation 2013 Finally, the last remaining papers surrendered their secrets. You’ll find the July Dec 2013 here

ABC Circulation April 2014


April ABC Circulation The certificate for April 2014 is released and, for those that participate, their figures are available here

ABC Circulation Monthly

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ABC Circulation Monthly For the papers that produce a monthly ABC certificate you’ll find regular analysis and comment here.

Website Audits

It’s a root and branch look at your site to see if it conforms to ‘best practice’ and that nothing on the site is hindering it getting good positions in Search Results.  After the audit, you will know everything there is to know about your site (from a search perspective) and, based on the findings, […]

Search, PPC and Analytics

If you feel that your site is under-performing in comparison to your competitors, then it could be time to look at optimising your site for search and we can help. I am Adwords Google certified and Analytics Certified. If you are thinking of running a PPC campaign, then I can assist you. If you want to […]

Irish Newspaper Circulation April 2012

April sees the some of the tabloids take a hammering. The Daily Star lost 3,000 copies month on month, but it’s not a one off. In many of the previous years they have had a heavy drop March to April mainly due to the upsurge in the March figure due to Cheltenham. The Sun (Sunday) […]

Google Penguin Change


  In an interesting article yesterday in the Irish Independent, it noted how so many websites have been ‘hamstrung’ by the latest Google algorithm change, affectionately known as ‘penguin’. In this change the search engine specifically targeted websites that ‘gamed’ the engines in the past and got decent results on the back of it. The […]

Saturday Newspaper Sales

The most recent editions of the ACB broke out the sales of the papers available in Ireland (bar the lazy ones) on a Monday to Friday and Saturday averages. It’s quite an interesting list of figures on many fronts. Most importantly, it shows that the Saturday Market, for the papers under scrutiny, is 36% stronger […]

Spam, Spam, Spam

On the subject of spam – here’s an interesting one. You can do plenty with the Google search bar other than your “normal search”. You can use search operators to get a different look at websites.  Here’s one you can do that’s fairly interesting. In the search bar key in the following But substitute […]

Radio Programme Listnership 2012-1

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Now, before the stones are flung and the ‘OMG’s’ are uttered – let’s explain. In all of today’s major publications we have the analysis of the listenership figures. In all cases the analysis is April 2011 to March 2012, compared January to December 2011 – it’s an analysis I don’t agree with. Perhaps the ‘conventional […]

JNLR 2012-1 National Listnership

Normally very little happens in the National scene and that follows through again this year.  Radio listenership is up 56,000 and the gains can be attributed to a variety of sources. The National stations are up 46,000, the Regionals up 87,000 and the Locals up 52,000. Naturally there’s a lot of crossover there, but the […]

JNLR Radio Local Listnership 2012-1

The Local listenership also suffered at the hands of the mathematicians when the national population estimates changes from 3,516,000 to 3,608,000.  Station County 12-1 ‘000 12-1 % 11-1 ‘000 11-1 % +/- +/- Mid West Radio Mayo 63 61% 53 51% 10 10% Tipp FM Tipperary 60 48% 53 43% 7 5% South East Radio […]

JNLR Radio Listnership Dublin 2012-1

Dublin radio listenership gained ever so slightly in the last 12 months rising by 19,000 people in the metropolis. But as a straight head count that’s encouraging, but in percentage terms it looks very different. The survey this quarter was altered slightly to reflect the population changes in the capital and the “estimated universe” aka […]

Regional Newspaper Readership

  ’12 ‘000 ’12 % ’10 ‘000 ’10 % ’08 ‘000 ’08 % +/- % Total 2238 62% 2249 64% 2218 64% -2% Male 1095 62% 1102 63% 1081 62% 0% Female 1143 62% 1146 64% 1136 65% -3% H/Keper 1425 63% 1377 64% 1267 64% -1% H/Keper + 620 62% 617 64% 604 66% […]