Posts about: Newspapers
Figures from Compete.com, which tracks American internet use, show that, of the 4.7 million unique users that the Mail added from May to June, 1.2 million were from the USA, and foreign searches for Michael Jackson's kids also drove the Mail's growth.
Other people have tweeted (or retweeted) the Guardian's URLs 328,288 times over the last 4 months - way more than any other UK newspaper.
The FT and Times have more followers on Twitter than the Telegraph and Mail - but they're not tweeted about as often. The Telegraph is in second place: 120,731 tweets have included a link to one if its URLs. The Daily Mail is 3rd with 95,851.
Trinity Mirror has stopped selling paid links without the nofollow tag. Christian Science Monitor has started.
I recently counted all the official national newspaper twitter accounts. It took a long time. So I want the figures to update automatically. Here's what I've done so far. Can you help me do it better?
National newspapers have a total of 1,068,898 followers across all their Twitter accounts - with the Guardian, Times and FT the only three papers in the top 10 newspaper accounts. The Guardian's the clear Twitter winner, as it's place on the Twitter Suggested User List means that its GuardianTech account has 831,935 followers - 78% of the total ...
OK, newspapers shouldn't turn off RSS feeds. I was wrong.
The point I was trying to make was that there didn't seem much point having RSS icons in your header (Express) or by your search box (Mirror), or offering a brilliant RSS mashup feature (Guardian), or having RSS icons by each section of your news area (Independent) etc etc - but not doing anything to educate people about what they could do with all this.
Is Trinity Mirror selling keyword-rich links on its ic Network without using the nofollow tag? Don't tell Google ...
The latest subscriber figures (see table below) show that, apart from a couple of exceptions, it's time for newspapers to turn off their RSS feeds - and hand over the server space, technical support and webpage real estate to something else. Like Twitter.
The express website is about to have a redesign. You can see it here. Here's a screenshot. They also seem to be moving URL from dailyexpress.co.uk to express.co.uk. It doesn't seem that much better to me ...
In March, I appealed to the Audit Bureau of Circulations to sort out its terrible ABCe website. It's had a redesign. Here's a list of its latest problems.
The people of Hackney have taken to crowd publishing the expenses of local MP Diane Abbott - by attaching hand written breakdowns to local newspaper billboards.
Interested in the MPs' expenses scandal? Here's a round up of the best resources and tools.
Condemnation of the Times's Nightjack story appeared to stop today on the paper's own blog. But it just looks that way as the word 'next' that gets you to more comments has vanished.
We need a centralised database of reporting restrictions in general terms (ie not all the detail so it's like an issue of popbitch). Just what is the point of reporting restrictions if no one knows they exist?
The Telegraph has now dropped to result number 8 in Google for a search on MPs expenses.
The results from Google if you search for MPs expenses are rubbish. Last week they had pages from the BBC first and the Telegraph 2nd - even though the Telegraph is the primary source of all this material. Today the results are even worse: they're absolute garbage.
The London Evening Standard website relaunched today. It has TWO home pages. Is this a good idea?
Telegraph.co.uk gets an astonishing 8% of its visitors from social sites like Digg, Delicious and Stumbleupon, Julian Sambles, Head of Audience Development, has revealed to me. The figure's much higher than anyone previously thought.
Some news sites get a last updated time stamp in Google - and some don't. It's a bit of information next to the URL that says XX minutes ago. Not all news sites get it - although I can't see any rhyme or reason.
The Express doesn't update its website (express.co.uk) on a Sunday. So much for "Breaking news, sport and showbiz from the World's Greatest Newspaper - updated 24/7"