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Blog, Featured - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:59 - 209 Comments
When I founded Delimiter four and a half years ago, I did so because I loved Australia and was fascinated with technology. Because of this, I wanted to found a site that would cover the Australian technology sector exclusively — a site that would tell the stories of Australians, for an Australian audience. That’s the site I wanted to read, and so I created it myself.
I think it’s safe to say that the site achieved this aim. Almost 6,000 articles, 10.7 million page impressions (currently 120k unique browsers and 350k page impressions a month), 9,000 email newsletter subscribers and 114,000 reader comments later, Delimiter has become one of Australia’s largest and most significant technology media outlets. It has its own voice, its own community and its own very concrete influence.
I am frequently told by top-level executives, politicians, academics and other influential people involved in Australia’s technology sector that they consider the site a must-read, and Delimiter articles are regularly quoted in arenas as varied as company boardrooms and houses of Parliament, right around Australia.
The site’s success is a testament to what can be achieved when a writer picks one topic and focuses consistently on that topic for years.
It is also a testament to the strength and capabilities of the modern Internet publishing environment. Delimiter runs on open source platforms such as Ubuntu Linux and WordPress, uses a commodity design that was purchased off the rack, and utilises cloud computing platforms such as Mailchimp, Google Analytics and DoubleClick to provide essential services. These platforms are available to any writer for a cost that ranges from free to very cheap. And yet they have allowed the site to compete equally with the largest publishing companies in Australia on a daily basis.
Along the way, Delimiter has also become financially successful. Over the last three years, fuelled particularly through a partnership with the excellent Sydney-based sales representation agency HS3 Media, we’ve run many campaigns for many of Australia’s largest technology advertisers. Quite a few of those companies are now repeat clients, indicating that they see ongoing value in targeting Delimiter’s high-end community. Continue…
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