One publisher dominates South Africa’s online space

According to News24, it has signed up more than 20,000 subscribers in its first two months, which shows the popularity of the service.
PublisherBiggest PublicationsUnique BrowsersPage Views
24.comNews24
Business Insider
Network24
18,102,277297,640,024

Would guess 2/3 unique browsers per person visiting, so ~6-10m people have visited the site, and you managed to get 0.2% to sign up (took the 10m as there are people using only e.g. phone to view the site, etc.). So R1.5m subs rate, wonder how much the engagement rate declined, because page views is not the only measurement. People just opening the headlines page a couple of times, seeing nothing new in 3/4s don't really count for most advertisers.
 
So when are they going to be investigated by the competition commission? ? Or does that only apply if ANC "entrepreneur" stands to gain :unsure:
 
News24 aids in the spread of Government propaganda. The fact that is has nearly 6x the views compared to the site in 2nd place should be alarming in that context, unless they're able to manipulate the figures.
 
I am a bit surprised about the low sign-up rate. I think paying for high quality news is a no-brainer. In general news24's quality has improved - not perfect yet but a lot better than 2 years ago where errors outnumbered facts 3:1 (especially fin24).

Subscription is good value for money especially with included magazines.
 
I pay for moneyweb and Daily maverick. The BA guys need to eat too guys. The tech community can't take all the money now.
 
I pay for moneyweb and Daily maverick. The BA guys need to eat too guys. The tech community can't take all the money now.
You mean I should pay the peddlers of fake news?
Those sponsored ads made to look like news is what I'm referring to.
 
does it have anything to do with browser default home page news feeds
 
I am a bit surprised about the low sign-up rate. I think paying for high quality news is a no-brainer. In general news24's quality has improved - not perfect yet but a lot better than 2 years ago where errors outnumbered facts 3:1 (especially fin24).

Subscription is good value for money especially with included magazines.
It's still not high quality, and they post a lot of news that is misleading/wrong, e.g. Senekal.
 
Just because you're the biggest doesn't mean you're the best. News24 is trash.
 
Mmmm...... News24 falls into the FAKE NEWS category as well. No wonder the low sign-up rate. News24 belongs to Naspers who has ties/huge shares and in Tencent/WeChat which is part of CCP. SA Gov has massive ties and and close to a 100 agreements with the CCP.
 
I often click on a headline, so I guess that counts as traffic but don't read the article as have to subscribe. Really only 20 000 people read it then, not that impressive.
 
I often click on a headline, so I guess that counts as traffic but don't read the article as have to subscribe. Really only 20 000 people read it then, not that impressive.
You could save yourself the effort and not click on the one(s) that say "For Subscribers"

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