NetSuite OneWorld Supports Growth and Improves Processes at Gawker Media

October 26, 2010

NetSuite announced that Gawker Media has consolidated its sales, marketing, and financial operations on NetSuite OneWorld, the world’s first and only cloud computing platform specifically designed to run a multi-subsidiary, international business. By eliminating inefficient point solutions, Gawker Media has refined its processes and greatly expanded its advertising reach, aiding in substantial year-over-year growth from 2008 onward.


GigaOm Raises $2.5M, Claims 10,000 Pro Subscribers

October 22, 2010

Giga Omni Media has raised $2.5 million in a fourth round of funding. Founder Om Malik said some of the money will continue the growth of the GigaOm Pro service, which he said already has 10,000 subscribers.

Gawker Media’s Traffic Passes HuffPo’s

October 14, 2010

In the past seven days, Gawker Media’s blogs have brought in 9.1 million U.S. readers to The Huffington Post’s 8.7 million, according to Quantcast. Gawker Media has been catching up to HuffPo in monthly uniques. That month, Gawker Media had 18.9 million visitors; HuffPo had 21.6 million. Both sites are crushing every newspaper online except for The New York Times.

Gawker Media And HuffPo Are Crushing Every Newspaper Online Except The New York Times

September 8, 2010

Gawker Media’s blog network brought in more uniques in July than every major newspaper except The New York Times, according to Nick Denton’s latest traffic memo. Ditto The Huffington Post, which beat Gawker Media’s 18.9 million July unqiues by 2.7 million. The New York Times, by comparison, had 32 million uniques in July.

Gawker Media Grinds To A Halt

July 7, 2010

We’ve had our fair share of outages around here, but we’re not nearly as big as the Gawker blogging empire is, so it’s worth noting that every site in the Gawker Media blog network is currently down and out.

Gawker announces “branded traffic” as a new way to entice advertisers

March 30, 2010

Gawker Media has introduced a new metric to compete with unique visitors and pageviews: branded traffic. And while tracking the number of people who search your brand may not be the most direct way to pitch audience numbers to advertisers, it does help prove how much leverage your brand has with a core audience. And in Gawker’s case, it’s an audience figure that’s growing faster than uniques or pageviews.

Gawker Media Buys CityFile In Its First-Ever Acquisition

February 15, 2010

Gawker Media is making its first-ever acquisition, buying NYC-focused blog CityFile. It’s the type of database we suspect Gawker will be able to get a lot of juice out of, with a lot of potential for expanding

With ad revenue up 35%, Gawker Media returns to pageview bonuses and plans “checkbook journalism”

July 9, 2009

Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton was predicting a 40% drop in U.S. advertising and paring back accordingly: He laid off 19 writers and, by selling some blogs and consolidating others, shrank his blogging empire from 13 titles to 9. Well, that dire forecast hasn’t quite come to pass — least of all at Gawker Media, where ad revenue in the first half of 2009 was up 35% from the year prior, according to Denton.

Gawker Media Traffic Sees 17% Increase In First Five Months 2009

June 17, 2009

The Gawker Media network increased by 17% during the first five months of 2009. For the first five months of ‘09 the blogs showed a combined 1.4 billion page views, compared to 1.19 billion in the last five months of ‘09 — a jump of over 200 million.

Gawker to absorb Defamer gossip blog

February 22, 2009

Gawker Media has apparently had a change of heart regarding the sale of its Defamer gossip site and decided to fold it into the larger company. Gawker now draws more than 3m visitors a month four times the audience it had in 2007. More than three-quarters of Gawker’s readership is from outside New York. The inclusion of Defamer’s Hollywood gossip following an expansion of political coverage last year and the incorporation of Valleywag reflects Gawker’s evolution into a national gossip site.