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on 10th May 2017 / by binny.thomas
22nd Century Media is a rapidly growing US based media company located in Chicago. With a unique business model focused on ultra-local content in both physical and digital formats, they have been able to reach out to other areas of the US including Malibu of Los Angeles within a short span of time. Their success with the format has led them to look into expanding across the United States. The primary mode of content delivery of 22nd Century Media is the print format which is wholly subsidized by advertisements and free to use. They expanded into the digital media space after the paper format met with success. The digital ecosystems consist of a corporate website with 14 other websites corresponding to each version of the print. The digital version of all 13 websites run on Drupal 7 as Drupal is the platform of choice for most established media companies. The expansion plans of the 22nd Century Media included increased focus on their Drupal assets. However, the technical team of 22 Century Media found that they had run into a bottleneck. Immediate Challenges All of the sites ran on a single server running into frequent outages. The sites also took a long time to load and were not very responsive. Frequent outages and restarting the server consumed the attention of the team and prevented them from further expansion. Problem Identification 22nd Century Media approached Zyxware Technologies based on its long experience with Drupal development services. On a quick glance, we were able to understand that Drupal caching was switched off. Drupal caching is a fundamental feature of Drupal and should not be switched off unless there are other caching mechanisms to supplement it. A non-cached Drupal website would obviously become a serious performance issue to a site with a decent amount of traffic. On further debugging, it was found that the contextual display of banner ads required the use of sessions which would not work with Drupal caching switched on. Solution The solution involved switching on Drupal caching. However, with the current implementation of the banner ads, they would simply stop working. As the ads are the main revenue stream of the Drupal sites, this was not acceptable. The solution we proposed was to switch the architecture of the banner ads from a session based setup to a cookie based setup which would remain independent of Drupal caching. We also recommended bringing in server level optimizations for the site which would improve the performance of the website significantly. The server used Nginx which provides page level caching out of the box which would cache the pages served by Drupal. Impact The Drupal performance optimization and server level optimizations produced positive results. There were no longer any instances of site outage mitigating the need for frequent server restarts. All this resulted in improved user experience which led to the user conversion rate jumping to around 25% within weeks of the optimization. The technical team was then able to focus efforts on expansion instead of the day to day running of the site. Media Site Performance Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 29th July 2016 / by webmaster
This article is part of a series on the top ten sites in different industry verticals built on Drupal. Though there are a lot of famous and influential websites, their popularity or lack of it on the web as per their Alexa ranking is a bag of surprises. These are the top ten media sites in Drupal according to their Alexa ranking as of 26th July, 2016. 1. The Weather Channel The Weather Channel provides the national and local weather forecast for major cities around the globe. The site has an Alexa ranking of 176. URL: https://weather.com 2. The Independent British online newspaper, Independent has an Alexa ranking of 477. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk 3. Elmogaz Elmogaz is an Egyptian online news portal in Arabic. It has an Alexa ranking of 584. URL: http://www.elmogaz.com/ 4. Patch Patch is a US media site with an Alexa ranking of 641. URL: http://patch.com/ 5. Le Figaro The french media site, Le Figaro has an Alexa ranking of 898. URL: http://www.lefigaro.fr 6. Entertainment Weekly Owned by Time Inc, the Entertainment Weekly site has the latest on movies, TV shows and music. It has an Alexa ranking of 925. URL: http://www.ew.com 7. Legacy Legacy, an obituary site has an Alexa ranking of 1054. URL: http://www.legacy.com/ 8. NBC Sports The sports site of NBC has an Alexa ranking of 1384. URL: http://www.nbcsports.com 9. Typepad Typepad, a blogging platform for publishers has an Alexa ranking of 1777. URL: http://www.typepad.com/ 10. MSNBC MSNBC, the US has an Alexa ranking of 1813. URL: http://www.msnbc.com// The above list is created as per the information got from Topdrop, drupal.org and alexa.com. We do not claim the list to be absolutely correct, but have strived to give accurate projections. Corrections and clarifications are welcome! Zyxware technologies is one of the leading Drupal Development Companies from India. We design and build websites customized to each organization’s objectives and need. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us! */ References: Drupal.org Topdropwww.alexa.comhttps://www.vardot.com/blog/top-10-websites-built-drupal-391 Drupal Media Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 05th May 2016 / by Moses Raymond
Media websites are large and heavy configurations due to the enormous amount of data, including videos, images etc. and need a robust content management system in order to fulfil the expectations from it. A media house is no different from other businesses and monetization is a crucial factor that needs to be considered before going online. Of course there are other areas that also need attention such as responsiveness, content management etc. As a media owner, if you are planning to launch your website using Drupal, it is imperative that you ask questions related to the following areas, to the company managing the entire process: Monetization: This is a vital area and a critical aspect to be considered by any media organization as developing and managing a large website is an expensive matter. Most media houses would want a minimum of 10% of their revenue to be generated by the website, so that the traffic is used well and can be monetized. Drupal provides multiple options in themes which can bring in substantial revenue. Media houses can look at options such as promotions, advertising, subscriptions and even single purchase dealings to help monetize the website. Personalization: The competitive media industry is always looking for myriad ways to create value for the visitor and generate user loyalty in return. It is here that personalization plays a major role. By creating user profiles, it is easy to track the user’s choice and interest areas so that the content can be prioritized accordingly. Thus it becomes easier to create personalized content. Apart from the above mentioned points, your website builder should also be able to suggest how to use user-generated content or gamification for your monetary benefit. Understanding Content: The Drupal company that a media house employs, should understand the kind of content essential to create the maximum impact. The workflow of your organization, the various distinctions of the industry and the many challenges of content management should be clearly understood to create an impactful and practical website.Therefore, a web development firm with enough experience servicing media clients could be your ideal choice for this critical project of yours. Site Responsiveness: News, content, shopping, and directions are being consumed through the mobile phone and with the entire consumer world going mobile, your organization wouldn’t want to be left behind. Media organizations need responsive sites to ensure better engagement and lower bounce rates and your service provider should be alert to this important fact. Scalability: As your business grows, your website should be capable of handling the growing traffic and added content. It should be capable of managing complicated architecture and the Drupal firm being considered should be able to scale up operations as and when needed. Security: This is another extremely important factor that cannot be neglected by any media owner, as there is a lot of confidential data that needs protection. The Drupal web development company should be competent to manage issues related to security. Make sure you, as a media owner, ask the right question to the web development firm you employ. Of course, if you partner with Zyxware Technologies, it will be a foregone conclusion that the above areas will be addressed without a doubt and much more too. Get in touch with us today and understand the huge difference we can make to your business! Drupal Development services Media Drupal Sites Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 06th November 2015 / by Nisha.Oommen
The global media and entertainment sector is at the heart of a rapid transformation where current business models continue to coexist alongside the new emerging models. An analysis of the global media trends gives us a deeper insight into the ever-expanding possibilities of connecting with consumers in new and innovative ways. The need of the hour is to find ways by which media companies can best connect with their audience and get the right content delivered through the right media, according to the customer’s choice of communication and style. To keep up with the changing times, media companies need to get involved and innovate using the latest digital technology available in the market. The numbers say it all... According to McKinsey’s Global media report 2015, the total global media revenue is projected to rise to an estimated US $ 2.1 trillion in 2018, calculating a 6.4 percent increase compounded annually. Digital advertising, video games, and broadband would remain the most rapidly growing segments over the next five years. With digital technology having such an obvious effect on the overall media market, exciting times are ahead for the consumers – thanks to the new trends in social media, wearables, mobile devices, cloud computing, real-time bidding, micro transactions and programmatic buying. Tackle the challenges & gear up for a digital revolution with Drupal The media industry is facing numerous challenges including significant reduction in the sales of newspapers, low circulation, reduced advertising revenues and various other challenges posed by digital transformation. Drupal, an open-source content management system, is fast becoming the favoured platform of choice as it helps the media industry effectively counter it's biggest bottlenecks. Here are a few reasons why media companies need to choose Drupal: Media Diversity: With varied media choices such as pictures, video clips, audio text, Drupal can be used to make media-rich sites. It is also possible to add media files from third-party providers such as YouTube, myspace and MetaCafe. Seasonal events like major league sports event or election news can be easily configured to be prominently displayed based on the interests of the clients. Drupal websites can easily integrate with popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. Customisation: Drupal can be easily customized based on user preference and customer interaction. RSS feeds can be subscribed for blogs and articles of special interest, thus increasing exposure and viewership. Mobile Compatibility: The use of mobile technology is on the rise. Media portals need to have a strong mobile presence to keep pace with the changing lifestyle. Drupal enables the browsing of websites from any device through responsive web designing. Multilingual: Drupal websites can be designed with multi-language options, thus increasing global outreach and wider participation. Security: Drupal sites are secure by nature and hence more than 150 government sites including the White house, Economist.com, Al Jazeera etc. are powered by Drupal. Analytics: Drupal facilitates the analysis of viewer data for the benefit of both the media company and their audience. In short, with Drupal, you can have media sites that are scalable (small to large), customizable, secure and has the capability to handle many users at a time. Zyxware Technologies, a Drupal solution provider based in India with clientele across the globe, has been successfully developing web applications and building websites over the past 9 years. Having effectively partnered with media companies such as Studio B Films, Narrative Magazine and Malayalam (an Indian language news portal), we have attained significant expertise to make your vision into a reality. For further information on our Drupal web development services, please get in touch with us. Drupal Development services Drupal Development Digital media Media Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 17th October 2007 / by webmaster
The release of the health monitoring system was well received by the media. It was covered in almost all the regional newspapers including Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhoomi, Deshabhimani, and some of the regional television channels like DD1 Malayalam, JaiHind, Kairali People, Manorama TV, Amruta TV. It was also taken well by the online media including Hindu, PTI etc. Although we didn't get hold of all the copies of the press releases published in the media we have collected some of the published content and are sharing it here. Print Media Malayala Manorama - Oct 5, 2007   Mathrubhoomi - Oct 5, 2007 Deshabhimani - Oct 5, 2007 Janayugam - Oct 5, 2007  Janmabhoomi - Oct 5, 2007  Desabhimani Oct 6, 2007   Television Media DD1 Malayalam - DD1 News, Oct 4, 2007 Manorama News, Oct 4, 2007; Manorama News, Oct 5, 2007; JaiHind - Business News, Oct 5, 2007; Daily News, Oct 5, 2007; Kairali People - Technics Today, Oct 14, 2007; Trivandrum Magazine, Oct 16, 2007; Anoop John, Kairali TV Interview - Part 1 Anoop John, Kairali TV Interview - Part 2 Anoop John, Kairali TV Interview - Part 3 ACV Amruta TV Online Media GISDevelopmnet.net - Open source software to track epidemics Directionsmag.com - Revolutionary new Open Source Software to help in Tracking epidemics like Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue. IGovernment.in - ‘Chikungunya tracker’ from Kerala tech start-up The Hindu - IT group develop software to track diseases like chikungunya GISUser.com - New Open Source Software to help in Tracking epidemics like Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue SBWire.com - Revolutionary new Free and Open Source Software from Zyxware Technologies to solve problems in Tracking epidemics Media Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * jeims wadson (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 08:04 Very useful website, wants to see much more on it! Go on! Add new comment