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You may not be a "Dhrutharashtra", but we want to be the Sanjaya for you!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Prajavani - Paper Number 1 ?!!

In terms of print circulation, Vijaya Karnataka is the "Paper Number 1" of Kannada newspaper field. This has been the case for a few years now.

Does it retain the same spot on the 'Net? We don't know. We are not sure if any stats are available in this regard.

However, we can tell you one thing. More people search for "Prajavani" on Google than any other Kannada newspaper. As per Google Trends, Prajavani beats both Vijaya Karnataka and Kannada Prabha hands down at present.

But why?! Readership demographics? Prajavani's relatively longer presence on the 'Net?


Among the Khan trio of Bollywood who is most sought after? Find out for yourself by doing you know what here. Notice that Morocco trends towards Shah Rukh unlike most other countries? No surprise there. We already knew about that by reading Sriram's English blog. Money quote:
It was heartwarming to see some Moroccan kids claiming that their hearts were Indian. Shah Rukh Khan was a passport for all houses and there were none that had not seen at least one Shah Rukh movie. No, Aamir, Salman, Saif did not feature in the list.
Now for the all important question. Kareena Or Priyanka? The answer is here.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sanjaya,
On Internet KannadaPrabha is No.1. The graphs you have shown from google trend - beta service is of not much significance. Infact, if you want to take fairly relaiable ranking you should use alexa as a standard service.

According alexa Page rankings for Kannada Dailies are as under:

Kannada Prabha - 64,138
Prajavani - 109,735
Sanjevani - 126,051
Udayavani - 1,645,940
Vijaya Karnataka - No Data
Samyukta Karnataka - No Data

Jun 25, 2006, 1:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither Google trends nor Alexa tell you which site gets more traffic.

While Google trends is based on the number of search done on its search engine for the keywords, Alexa is based on the traffic coming in from the users using their Alexa toolbar. Both of them represent a particular section of traffic and not the complete traffic.

Jun 26, 2006, 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither Google trends nor Alexa tell you which site gets more traffic.

While Google trends is based on the number of search done on its search engine for the keywords, Alexa is based on the traffic coming in from the users using their Alexa toolbar. Both of them represent a particular section of traffic and not the complete traffic.

Jun 26, 2006, 1:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even I know that Alexa is not an accurate traffic measuring service. For that matter there is no accurate traffic measuring method on the net. Even the server logs, server stats, page views, hits, unique visitors etc... have their own drawbacks. Why all these? Are there not questions about ABC or NRS certifications? Are there not questions about the most scientifically conducted pre-poll and exit poll surveys? In this background, I said Alexa is fairly a standard practice on the web to know the traffic or ranking of a site. In this particular case you can't complain, because KP and PV are measured on common parameters like language, demographics, alexa subscriptions and browser compatibility etc.. Hence, it is in any case better than Google-trends. I am sure, if you compare the server stats of Kp with that of PV, the net results will be more or less the same. Try if you want and if you can.

Jun 26, 2006, 3:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is somebody interested in seeing the trend for Kannada v/s Tamil ?
Look at this :
http://www.google.com/trends?q=kannada+%2C+tamil
Apparently, Tamil is more popular in Bangalore than Kannada !!

Jul 4, 2006, 8:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at Kannada v/s Tamil trend :
http://www.google.com/trends?q=kannada+%2C+tamil
Apparently, Tamil is more popular in Bangalore than Kannada !!

Jul 4, 2006, 8:16:00 AM  

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