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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i've managed to find some info on page views and unique visitors for bigger papers but having trouble with smaller papers (i.e., 10,000 circulation and under). does anyone have a clue about what kind of numbers are good and what should be a concern?
     
  2. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    My old paper (circulation under 10k) had 10-20,000 a day depending on the news.
     
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    I'm at a twice-a-week paper that ranges from 20,000 to 35,000 a day. Like Cubbie said, it depends on what's posted. A breaking story, especially crime, means many more hits.
     
  4. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    If you set up a Facebook page for your newspaper or sports section that can help monitor what readers are looking at somewhat. I put links to our main stories on Facebook, and you can get a read of what is driving discussion and what is being shared. For me, Little League is popular this time of year, while football dominates the fall and wrestling seems to make a surprising impact in the winter months.
     
  5. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Here is the site that video game companies use to decide if they will send you review copies to your newspaper. http://www.alexa.com/
     
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Alexa, as Precious Roy points out, is really easy to use and offers comparisons. It's also good for cruising through Block Island Sound.
     
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    we're using facebook and twitter. every story on the site gets a link w/ opening graf on facebook and a corresponding tweet. have no print product as we are online only and a startup at that. yes, i'm crazy but at least if we're successful, the profits won't go anywhere but our own bank accounts.
     
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