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There was a time when investors were shying away from publishing media because "journalism" is "expensive" and user-generated content is "cheap".
But as the world changes tides and begins to preach
We all have a need to feel taken care of. How many things do you buy to fill that need?
Don't we go to a restaurant not just for the food
We aim to be one of the best sources for magazine trends online, but we do it with a whole lot of help from our brothers and sisters in the
Data helps seasoned multiplatform publishing professionals better understand where their time and efforts can pay off the most in terms of audience engagement and revenue generation.
When print declines, Consumer Reports gets a web 2.0 makeover (wait, what .0 are we on now?)
When we heard Consumer Reports was undergoing a makeover it was music to our
If this was a traditional newspaper, our headlines would read, Adopt video or sink! Accept severance or go down with the boat! Adopt AMP or say goodbye to site traffic!
Get your ducks in a row and plan your multiplatform publishing future
If you’ve considered selling your publication, the market is saying they will not value a publication at all if
The successful user-driven startups of today are the ones who offer subscription-based services. As a magazine or newsletter publisher, you know a subscription-based business takes the revenue of one product
When a customer agrees to have a specific charge card billed a certain amount for a pre-determined (or sometimes open-ended) period of time, that's recurring billing. It's sometimes called recurring
Subscription website business models have evolved exponentially in just a few years
Once upon a time, there were a few different versions of subscription websites that Mequoda defined. We wrote about
A magazine or newsletter subscription site paired with a portal subscription website leads to publishing success
If you've been reading this blog long enough, you're quite familiar with the Mequoda Method
Some of the most successful publishers let their users generate more than 99 percent of their content. The publishers who can do this become masters at building communities that draw
Magzter, the magazine subscription site offering thousands of titles, announced the debut of Magzter Gold on Monday, January 19. The service takes "all you can read magazines" up a notch,
The subscription website publishing posts below get into subscription website best practices in design and monetization. They also dive into the many different archetypes that we've identified.
eMarketer has a new report on X + 1's and Research Now's new poll that takes a peek at how misaligned our marketing campaigns can be compared to consumer expectations.
When you publish under the aegis of Harvard Medical School, your primary objective is not simply to make money; it's to improve the health and quality of life for the
As you may have noticed, Mequoda is a firm believer in the power of email newsletters as a marketing channel – so much so that a Mequoda subscription website is
Popular Science, founded in 1872 and now owned by mega-publisher Bonnier Corp., is the fifth-oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. But as old as it is, its focus
Publishers are taking a great deal of time and research to get multiplatform publishing right. FOLIO Magazine took the pulse of a couple publishers to see what steps publishers like
MarketingpProfs has new research dedicated to the most effective words in email subject lines. In the study, performed by British marketing firm Adestra, "Emails with the word "alert" in
On June 27th, The New York Times will implement the same metered system it uses on the web to its mobile users. The metered system allows non-subscribers access to three
According to PwC, as reported by Subscription Site Central, “The US newspaper industry is expected to decline by 2.5% over the next five years, while the music and consumer magazine
Getting the most out of your interviews
In yesterday’s member profile, Minal Bopaiah, editor of Subscription Site Insider, spoke of the importance that case studies play in their success. She
Minal Bopaiah, Editor, Subscription Site Insider, Anne Holland Ventures Inc., Newport, R.I.
How did you come to this industry?
Circuitously. I was the international editor for Boston Metro. Then I decided on
‘Chatting’ With Peers Can Be a Good Thing (like today)
Conversation from last Wednesday’s SIPA Twitter Chat:
What system do you use to host/run your webinars?
For webinars: @BeaconLive and @ReadyTalk thus far
Dan Warren, President and Editor, Warren Communications News Inc., Washington, D.C.
SIPA: What was your first job out of college?
DAN: For two years I was a high school English teacher.
Two handfuls of Wordpress membership plugins that you can use to turn your free website into a paid membership product
If you're running a website on Wordpress, you probably know that
Landing page templates that use technology should enhance the sales message, not replace it
Ten years ago, Internet users were completely comfortable and happy to use the web as a reading
Jason Alba shares his entrepreneur journey through JibberJobber.com
No matter how profitable a website can be, using “conventional” revenue sources, like AutoTrader.com’s classified approach (augmented by banners and context-specific ads), new revenue possibilities appear after analyzing the site’s
MeansBusiness.com, while a very viable and intriguing online content model, makes some critical areas in their website design practices, lagging behind their peers in the areas of community building, affordance
Over the years, Holly and Larry Pike have each had numerous careers, but they eventually quit their jobs to become full-time online entrepreneurs. Today, as husband and wife, they own
Reg Hardy brings a background as a print journalist, editor and publisher to his paid subscription online newsletter and uses his Palm Pilot to create volumes of content for four
Membership websites benefit by adding social networking
Your discussion forum could be the most valued feature of your membership site. But if many members only lurk around, reading the posts but
Internet publishing, like traditional print publishing, can be risky business. A very high percentage of new publications go under within a year of launching. Here are 12 mistakes that can
Recurring billing has been around almost as long as credit cards. You probably take advantage of some type of recurring billing to make utility, Internet hosting service, cable, or insurance
Subscription site success is heavily dependent on email. Subscription publishers use email to keep members informed about timely information, new site content, and upcoming events.
There's only one problem: the email
Create "print and read" email newsletters
Many subscribers prefer to "print and read," rather than read on screen. But, often, printer-friendly pages appear only marginally better than the original web page.
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