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As of Monday, November 8, 2010, Ambergris Today takes a giant leap forward in providing a new and better service by making the switch from a weekly newsprint to a Daily Online news service. We are very excited with the launch of our NEW Website that will be a daily source of news and entertainment for our readers both locally and now even broader international audience.



With this new initiative, we are no longer printing newspapers on Thursdays and all of our services will be offered online. Our blogspot will no longer be used for daily posts - everything is going into our news section of the new ambergris today site. Thus I would like to make a formal request that you stop all copy and pasting of our online content to your website/news service. As you can see we will now start depending on online visits and hits to make an income from our advertisers and we cannot allow other sites to copy our content and have them receives the hits instead of us. You may share our headlines and a picture (only) if you like but with a direct link to the particular story or feature in our website for your visitors to be able to access the entire article. If you are interested in sharing the full article we can allow you to do so at a nominal fee which can be agreed upon by both parties.



Ambergris Today wishes to keep a good relationship with other websites, but I hope that you understand that we have to take this action in order for our new service to be successful.

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They are also claiming over a million hits a day.

hardy har har

when they count a million hits, they are MAYBE counting in all the images also. load a page. the page is one hit. each image on the page is a hit. load one page, with 20 pics, get 21 hits

or its just total BS

Alexa is the neilsen rating service for the net. the best one anyway

looking them up there, i see:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fambergristoday.com

number 3,000,000_+

san pedro sun

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fsanpedrosun.com


number 1,400,000

the Sun is twice as busy

more or less. thats a ranking, not a total visitors thing. but there is a traffic tab button on the stat page for each domain, but you have to be at a certainlevel of traffic before they keep track.

AmbergrisCaye.com gets like 10-15,000 unique hosts, users, (if they come on twice in a day the other times are not in this number) per day.

we are rated like #133,000 in alexa:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fambergriscaye.com , as the busiest and most visited website on Belize. so no WAY the Ambergris Today is getting a million unique VISITORS per day.

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This means The San Pedro Sun is the only printed Newspaper again?


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If I were them I would ask anyone who post my news have to put hyperlink or where is reference instead stop people sharing news.
They should realize if more people forward news from their web site, they will gain more rate from alexa, isn't?

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thats kinda what they asked....

You may share our headlines and a picture (only) if you like but with a direct link to the particular story or feature in our website

not totally unreasonable i suppose.


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Thats what I've been doing at San Pedro Daily except now I must eliminate the text.

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exactly. kinda makes it boring. VERY limited. but it's their business.

its the million hits a day that gets me. especially now that image intensive sites chop up a huge graphic into a bazillion small sections and they load like a mosaic. then you can have thousands of small pieces of the image load for each page. one html page loads, thousand(s) of images. total hits for one viewing by one person, thousand(s) plus one. someone goes to 5 pages, you can have tens of thousands of 'total hits' for one person reading the paper once.

"Unique hosts per day" is the preferred statistic. How many individual computers connect to your site in one 24 hour period.

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Thats how San Pedro Daily is rated..and has a much higher count that Ambergris Today....

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Love Dorian, Love the paper. My question is... how the paper can realistically keep the same income from advertisements and classifieds online? Wasnt that their selling point?(a weekly paper everyone on the island reads) Now there will be one print paper.
Online? how many blogs and message boards now? and stopping Marty from reporting?
I just dont get it

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