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Tag: website information architecture

The 8 Characteristics of a Subscription Website

Each subscription website business model we write about has a distinct combination of characteristics
When Mequoda writes about subscription website business models, we always include a chart that outlines eight different characteristics of the different models. As far as we know, we’re the only ones writing at length about publishers’ website architecture, much less going into

Top 10 Subscription Website Publishing Posts of 2013

Subscription websites are at the core of modern online publishing and have even been considered the Holy Grail of the industry.

The popularity surrounding subscription websites stems from the fact that they are among the most profitable websites on the Internet.

Any publisher or content marketer that is looking to have the most profitable website should know exactly how to build a subscription website.

Mequoda Weekly: March 4th, 2013 – March 8th, 2013

Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week

Membership vs. Retail Subscription Website Information Architecture

Misunderstanding Membership Website information architecture

Misunderstanding the characteristics and attributes of a membership website compared to, say, a subscriber-access-only magazine or newsletter retail subscription website is a common misunderstanding when publishers are launching a paid-access-only website.

A Membership Website is an online medium—a destination—in and of itself.

It may be structured as a “pure-play” site, which does not depend on a primary relationship to, or experience with, an online or offline product. Or it may be structured as a “companion” website, which does relate to an online or offline product. Either way, “members” or “subscribers” register and pay to access information, organized library-style by topic of interest, or research information or find answers to a question.

Week in Review: September 6th, 2010 – September 10th, 2010

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Five Deadly Membership Website Mistakes

Download our complimentary Membership report today and learn what every magazine, newsletter and book publisher needs to know before launching a Membership Website

Consumer Magazine Website Design

Consumer magazine websites are as diverse in content and execution as the magazines they represent. Some offer robust content and interactive functionality that begin to take advantage of the promise of online publishing, while some… do not.