So now you can charge an even larger premium for those articles which mysteriously swim against the tide of Chronological Ordering.
The Register and its sister publications Reg Hardware and Channel Register climbed new heights in November 2011, bagging 46 million page impressions and 6.6 million "uniques" for the month. We now have a certificate to prove it. abc.org.uk/Certificates/17591287.pdf That represents a lot of thought, planning and hard work by a …
To answer your post seriously: Well over 90 per cent of the articles that defy our reverse- chronological-drip- down are Reg Hardware reviews. Most of the rest are recruiting sergeants - watch this event - please help us with this survey - and so on. We do not charge a premium for these articles. Or charge per se, but obviously we are being paid for the things that we are promoting.
Also in late December we ran a series of articles promoting our own e-books, which we anchored to the story grid for a couple of weeks, much to our readers delight and gratitude. We might do this again - but only one at a time...
How do you factor out folks like me, working for a multinational in Europe, sometimes connecting from home in France, sometimes via corporate proxy which could be UK or US? Everyone in my company could in theory show up from one IP address :)
Still, congrats on the total.
Extra pages generate extra ad revenue. With extra revenue they will be able to hire real reporters.
(Ha ha. Just joking. Ahem... Sorry, I just love The Register and I have been telling my friend about you)
((Quick! Hand me my asbestos jacket please.))
((( I'll check tomorrow if my account still works )))
That's about the same time I activated my Twitter account - there is quite a bit that gets reported here that doesn't ever make it to the US media (or what passes for one, anyway).
What's it been? Since 97? And I still have my El reg pin - Thanks to John Lettice! (kiss my butt Lester! lol)
As a tech site we have an unusually high percentage of readers using ad blockers, so no we don't use doubleclick for measuring readership.
We acknowledge all the reasons that people use ad blockers - and we don't have any plans to get into a fight over this - but let's keep in mind Ars Technica's attack on ad blockers in 2010.
I am severely tempted to add El Reg to the ad-block list just purely for that bloody MS advert that resizes after it's finished, about 10 secs after you scrolled down to start reading the article! Is the point of the ad to remind us how horribly inconvenient and time-wasting Microsoft is?
a delay for every story + finite free time to read stories = less page impressions for El Reg.
That's all. nK
where by you see who used what, such as browser types, device OS's such as MS, Android, iOS etc etc
However congrats on the figures, still read el reg off my google flavoured device whilst laying cable each morning, i have been reading for about 7-8 years, so thats alot of cable...! I even read off my PC in the afternoon as well, no other publication can boast this kind of readership from me...
... how well is The Inquirer doing?
About that infamous MS ad: first time I heard of it is here, and now. I do have JS turned off at all time; these days, I don't see any ad but the text ones. I suspect I might be stealing -part of- El Reg's lunch by doing so; serves you well for relying on JS.
Sorry I didn't get any answer from The Inquirer. It might or might not be related to the fact that I did not send the request to begin with.
Moving on, about that ad thing; some clever people are trying to find ways to monetize ad-blocking readers without being TOO evil. You guys probably know how to do it; I'm mentionning it in a pblic space because I would actually support it (for text-ads only, obviously). I almost feel guilty, not rewarding you guys for the stuff I read (not guilty enough to allow JS back on my systems; but guilty enough to publicly support "sneaky workarounds" that you guys could implement).
A nice example can be seen on:
(although John is seemingly having a hard time to sell that niche advertising space; El Reg has a larger audience so in your case it might just work).
That's...really impressive. I'd like to put in my loud "hell yes" on the topic. I am glad my favourite technology magazine is doing so well. I maintain that El Reg is the best on the net for current events in IT; I don't think I could do my job without it! (Gotta know what the current and upcoming tech consists of!)
Cheers to El Reg and all of her staff. May the readership continue to grow year on year unto the end of time.
Id rather read El Reg than most other tech sites because of the larger focus here on enterprise and development. Actually its about the only one that doesn't drive me crazy with the exception of Wired's Danger Room, though Spencer Ackerman grates on my nerves alot of the time.
And November was about the time I started being a commentard here. <sarcasm>So Im completely sure its my magnetic, non-abrasive personality driving up the scores</sarcasm>
at a time when he was still terrorrising the campus.
That´s how i found You,dear El Reg and i never lever left You for a day since.
Setting up internet connections via HF Radio on tea estates in east-africa You where my reference test site.
(New Bofh out yet?). I´m shocked,you are worshipped by only less than 140.000 germans.
I´m gonna work on that.
Keep it up
Have a german Lager
...however, the readership stats have nothing to do with the quality of the articles on El Reg.
Rather, it is the increasing level of sophistication of the puns in the comments that is attracting your audience.
If you don't understand what I'm talking about, then get thee to a punnery!
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