Thanks to the fact that most magazine sites realize that they sucked big time, and redesigned with content and presentation geared at internet users rather than repacked print stuff, the niche is seeing an 11.9% increase in visitors during the first quarter of 2008. This according to a Nielsen Online report based on no less than 337 consumer magazine brands. MinOnline says that this adds up to an average of 70.7 million unique visitors monthly for the magazine sites, so slightly larger than your blog then…
Thing is, blogs are probably pretty instrumental in the magazine websites’ success, as it is one of the new key features rolled out over the last few years. Today you almost get surprised if a magazine or newspaper doesn’t have blogs, but a few years back it was quite the opposite.
Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.