Who’s the leader of the pack when it comes to what Startup News readers read over the September quarter? The results are in …
During the September quarter //SN welcomed another new contributor to our midst in Caitlin Paroczai, who is a 3rd year Media/Laws/Comms student from UWA. Welcome to the team Caitlin. You have ‘AI’ in your surname, so you are made for tech writing. 😊
Also we must give a shout out to the wonderful Beth Caniglia, Marc Loftus, Jenny McGann, Ankur Sharda, Jeremy Hurst and Hayley Patrick who also posted articles on the site during the past few months. For free. Thanks all!
The top 10 most read articles July/Aug/Sept 2018 were:
- Feedmee becomes Unocart
RAC launching its $3M fund
QuizJam’s tie up with Bravio
Buildsort’s blockchain deal
Spatula bought by WeBringg
Kookaburra star blends cancer research with ecommerce
Tank Stream Labs signs up first inhabitant
Bonnie Lin takes over Innovation Bay
SpacetoCo’s shark tank deal
Pitch for a $1 million
//SN published 79 articles and stories during the 3 months to Sept 30th 2018, up from the 68 in June quarter and 45 posted in the first quarter of calendar year 2018.
Deals, funding, and major announcements were the most read stories.
We also launched our podcast, ‘Startup West‘, in August – with 5 episodes now broadcast for your listening pleasure.
While you’re there please, please, please give us a 5* REVIEW – on Apple Podcasts please!
Compared to Q2, traffic to the Startup News site grew again from the already higher traffic of the 1st and then 2nd quarter of the year:
- Unique Users ROSE 11% as compared to Q2
- New Users +12%
- Sessions + 5%
- Bounce rate – 2%
Likes on the Startup News Facebook page also went over the 1,000 mark.
So, it’s all heading in the right direction.
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We get by thanks to the support of our most excellent sponsors ECU The Link, BDO and ThinkLab Coworking. The money pays for the out of pocket expenses of the site, our uni media students (who are paid per post) and increasingly we will use anything spare to boost our reach and readership.
To that end, every story you share with your networks and on social media all helps people find us, and helps promote what is happening in and around WA’s burgeoning startup tech scene.
Next week, we will be opening tickets to our amazingly wonderful Startup Christmas Party, which will be on the evening of Mon 3rd December, with some very special guests, a podcast recording and not one but two DJs, pizza and drinks. All part of the annual West Tech Fest. Tickets are really limited, so be sure to snap one up for the incredible price of $20.