In December, Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm in December to favour more “high quality” news over “memes.” Looking at a bunch of charts yesterday, we found this change correlated with a sudden and massive drop in traffic traffic to Upworthy and several viral news sites. The charts also showed […]
In November, viral site Upworthy had 88 million unique visitors. Today, it has 49 million uniques. What changed? Nicholas Carlson attributes it to Facebook tightening what appears in users’ News Feeds. It looks bad, but there’s a silver lining. If you back up and really look at the traffic, November […]
But not Buzzfeed, which pays Facebook.
Everyone like to mock the headlines of social sharing site Upworthy.com, but the company says its success is about much more than clickable headlines. Upworthy said that it tries to find highly shareable content, which means it emphasises quality over quantity. It says headlines are important to grab initial interest, […]
Upworthy, a site dedicated to viral content, has become the newest punching bag for reporters from both new and old media. It’s rare to see those two agree, but they do about Upworthy. They pretty much think it’s a bad site because it uses outrageous headlines to get people clicking. […]
On March 26, 2012, a new media startup called Upworthy launched. Now it has 50 million monthly unique readers. Almost all of its readers come from Facebook. The headlines, which Upworthy’s editors toil over, leave much to be desired and tug at heart strings. Although there’s little more to the […]
Here's how it happened.
Upworthy, one of the fastest growing media startups,is still growing quickly. The site told Business Insider it is now up to 46.7 million monthly unique visitors. And based on the traffic for November so far, it’s on pace to do a lot more than that. “September monthly uniques were 39.8 […]
A one-year-old company may be the fastest growing publication of all time.
[credit provider=”Patrick Gensel/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgensel/6716877299/”] Yesterday we interviewed Upworthy’s co-founder Eli Pariser.Upworthy is a media startup that launched seven months ago, and its traffic has skyrocketed to 8.7 million monthly unique visitors.
On March 26, 2012, a new media startup called Upworthy launched.Upworthy is a 14-person site that tries to make meaningful information and pictures go viral.