We had a very busy week (they all are) and in the past few days have been seeing some good results to some of our articles. A key factor in the fast pace growth in our traffic has been better placement on Goolge news. Over the past two days Ilana’s article about Federer withdrawing from the Paris tournament was the number one result under Roger Federer in Google News. The interesting fact was that most of the new traffic we got was not directly from Google but rather from people reading the article and forwarding the link to other friends or posting it in other sites. I thought it was a very good article and am glad it generated so much interest.
Esnip which is an Israeli web 2.0 company run by a friend recently announced a round of venture funding. Yael their CEO is one of the most savvy CEO’s out there and I wish them best of luck in their continued growth.
One more thought about traffic, we all use Alexa to gauge the level of traffic for our websites, and many people have written about how inaccurate it is. The day we went live we got covered by Techcrunch and hit an Alexa ranking of 8,700. Are daily traffic is three times the amount we got from the TechCruch article yet our daily Alexa ranking is at around 40,000. I guess alexa have some work to do in figuring out their ranking system.