Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Where Do I Apply?

Via Politico:
Almost no one is reading Fusion


Gawker's Sam Biddle got his hands on screenshots of Fusion's internal traffic metrics, as measured by Chartbeat, and they aren't pretty:
The number of “concurrents” (people reading the same thing simultaneously) is unbelievably low for a website that’s been around for two years and employs some of the most widely known digital journalists around. ... At the moment the above screenshot was taken [about 1 p.m. on Tuesday]... only 32 people were reading ... the most popular story on the entirety of Fusion.net...

This from a website that’s been handing out six-figure salaries to staff writers for the past year, and reportedly just locked down $30 million in further funding from its co-owners, Disney and Univision. Our most recent Fusion traffic screenshot shows 706 concurrent visitors—that’s over $42,000 per reader...
I'd take half that in cash and write circles around the best you've got.


Paul said...

what the hell is Fusion anyway?

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

As I believe your girls would put it, "Stop trying to make Fusion happen. It's not gonna happen."

I say this neither knowing nor caring what Fusion is.

Enjoy your day.

---Kevin Holsinger

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

merge it with Greenwald's joint, and they could spend twice the money for half the page views. WINNING!