Last week: 5 mo ago: If you’re on top of technology news in New Zealand, then you’re probably a frequent visitor to geekzone.co.nz, the unflashy but highly credible site run by Mauricio Freitas from Wellington. Geekzone offers its readers tech news and reviews, chats and discussion forums [don’t geeks love those!], plus blogs such as Juha Saarinen’s […]
Winnipeg-based media giant CanWest Global on Friday reported strong results for the second quarter and half year ending February 28, helped by the surge in online advertising and a turn-around at the company’s Canadian television operations. The official announcement said: Publishing revenues were flat as compared to the prior year, reflecting a soft print advertising market […]
I love website polls, and not just for their entertainment value. When well designed and interpreted with caution, they can tell you something about the users of a site. There’s a good example on nzherald.co.nz today. Responses to the poll suggests that almost half of the site’s readers aren’t into gaming. The beauty of this […]
Search engine Google is the most popular website among New Zealanders, and by a healthy margin, according to the latest data from web tracking service Hitwise. Google has three sites in the top 20 list, based on market share of visits by New Zealanders, giving it a combined share of almost eleven per cent of all website visits […]
The latest chart from Nielsen//NetRatings New Zealand highlights the NZ-based sites in the Business and Finance category with the highest number of unique visitors last week.
CanWest’s New Zealand web traffic has taken a huge leap, attributed to a deal under which CanWest supplies headline links to its TV3 website from the new portal msn.co.nz. Nielsen NetRatings analyst Tony Boyte says the impact was obvious in the Unique Browser numbers for the Radio/TV category in the week ending March 11 (the first […]
New Zealand has a new site for citizen journalists at infonews.co.nz. Created by Fraser Mills and Peter Hodge, two recent graduates of the Peter Arnett School of Journalism in Invercargill, InfoNews invites anyone to submit local news, photos or video. The site, which launched today, also has an events list and forums.
Finally, we are about to get reliable data on the amount of money spent on online advertising in New Zealand. The first figures from the new Interactive Advertising Bureau will be incorporated in annual data to be published by the Advertising Standards Authority next month, writes John Drinnan at nzherald.co.nz. Online advertising in New Zealand […]
The latest New Zealand newspaper readership stats are out. Take your pick of the highlights from the publishers themselves: APN (New Zealand Herald, etc.) Fairfax (Dominion Post, etc.) ACP (Woman’s Day, etc.)
The Times Online headlines its story on yesterday’s stoush between Japanese whalers and the anti-whaling activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with this imaginative headline: Whalers rescue environmentalists in Antarctic drama But there is nothing in the story to substantiate that – not even a quote from the whalers themselves. So I checked the […]