How does Creative COW compare to its competitors?
Longtime Creative COW advertisers like Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, AJA, Matrox and many others have been with us for years, straight -- month-after-month, year-after-year, non-stop. Why? Creative COW has the largest gathering of media professionals on the planet, bar none.
In fact, for the better part of the last decade, major traffic monitoring services like Google Analytics, Alexa.com, Quantcast and others, unanimously report that Creative COW has more traffic than all of its competitors combined. Yes, combined.
|In the graph seen below, compiled using statistics available at Compete.com, we see Creative COW compared to four competing magazines and their official web portals -- magazines like Videography, DV, Digital Content Producer (Millimeter), and Studio Daily (Studio Monthly). |
These Compete.com statistics shown are current through September 30, 2009.
Let's start with Compete.com and then move on to Google Analytics,
Alexa.com and other popular traffic statistics compiling services.
SOME COMPANIES MAY CLAIM TO HAVE MORE REACH THAN CREATIVE COW,
BUT WE SUBSCRIBE TO 3RD PARTY DIRECT CERTIFICATION OF OUR TRAFFIC,
WHILE MOST OF OUR COMPETITION REFUSES TO ALLOW DIRECT CERTIFICATION.
MAYBE THAT'S WHY THEY WON'T GUARANTEE THEIR RESULTS, WE WILL.*
Below, the 30 day traffic of September 22, 2009 to October 22, 2009,
shown using Google Analytics (one of the most highly respected traffic statistics compiling technologies avaliable),
outlines that the Creative COW website gets enormous traffic -- nearly 2 MILLION
totally unique visitors generating almost 3 MILLION visits, and over 8 MILLION pageviews.
Let's look at just 30 days of our enormous traffic, as tracked by Google...
Google Analytics traffic statistics for the last year shows remarkable growth,
DOUBLING in traffic again for the third straight year in a row.
And Google Analytics shows this kind of sustained growth has gone on unabated since 2007 ...
At a Time When Our Competitors Are Struggling For Market Share,
Creative COW Has a Proven and Sustained Strong Level of Growth
In Fact, Our DAILY Visits Began Topping the 100,000 Level in October of 2009
And Notice Above, the Statistical "Valleys" That Occur on Weekends?
It Happens Precisely Because We Do Not Cater To A Consumer Market.
Are these kinds of numbers an industry-wide phenomenon?
No, as you will see below ...
How does Creative COW compare statistically with other
production and post production industry magazine sites?
RANKINGS SHOWN BELOW ARE FROM October 9, 2009
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| || || |Alexa.com ranks popularity of site s based on those who web surf using the Alexa toolbar. Lower number is higher ranking — for example, Yahoo.com is ranked #1.
| |Compete.com ranks the number of monthly users visiting a site who use the Compete toolbar. | || |statbrain.com estimates
the number of DAILY visits
made to a respective site.
|MAGAZINE SITES: |
Rankings from October 9, 2009:
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|digitalcontentproducer.com || || |
|moviemaker.com || || |
|dv.com || || |
|eventdv.net || || |
|videography.com || || |
|postmagazine.com || || |
|governmentvideo.com || || |
Examining these major traffic monitoring sites, creativecow.net
is the clear leader in all four traffic monitoring services.
Let's dig into the numbers and their meaning...
Using Alexa.com, creativecow.net is OVER THREE TIMES higher than it's nearest competitor — and is OVER TEN TIMES HIGHER than Penton's Millimeter/DigitalContentProducer.com site, and FIFTEEN TIMES HIGHER than sites like Studio Monthly's site at studiodaily.com. The traffic disparity is even greater when comparing the other magazines shown.
Using Compete.com, creativecow.net is DOUBLE the number of sampled members of compete.com in the past month, with over NINE TIMES the number of compete.com sampled members than that of StudioDaily.com. We have nearly SIX TIMES the number that Penton's Millimeter/DigitalContentProducer.com site attracts.
| |Using TrafficEstimate.com, Creativecow.net shows 1,129,200 MONTHLY visits, whereas the second place competitor has less than half the visits and the third place site has EIGHT TIMES less visits. Sites like Post Magazine, a direct competitor of Creative COW Magazine, shows Creative COW to be NEARLY 32 TIMES GREATER in traffic.
Using Statbrain.com, the traffic of creativecow.net is 97,285 DAILY visits -- actually Google and Quantcast show it is nearly 20% higher than StatBrain is capable of tracking (and we believe our traffic and everyone else's is 20% higher than StatBrain reports) -- whereas EVERY OTHER PUBLICATION COMBINED totals 61,741, which Creative COW has 1.5 TIMES that amount of traffic, according to statbrain.com.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE UP THE COW'S MEMBERSHIP?
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs School of Business study on Creative COW's membership, showed
our audience to be over 80% working professionals that make their living with the tools they use. And anyone that
participates in Creative COW's forums or reads our magazine, knows this is one serious professional community.
Hobbyists and students? They make up about 11% of our audience, but even these newer members tend to be quite
serious about what they do, and are a welcome part of our community. In fact, we regularly hear from educators
who tell us that they use Creative COW in their classrooms to support their curriculum, and give an "edge" to
their students. We support today's working professionals, as we train those that will lead tomorrow.
What level of work does our audience create? Watch this COW member reel...
And this member, who has written for Creative COW Magazine,
has worked on some of the biggest film blockbusters during his 20 year
career working at Industrial Light & Magic, Disney and others...
And there are plenty more where this one came from.
Please visit our Reels and Videos section and see more of the work our members
produce for films, TV broadcasts, and a myriad of other projects around the world.
Still Don't Believe Us? Good. We Love Skeptics.
Look At the Incredible Line-Up of Pros That Write for Our Magazine. If you still doubt that our audience is anything more than a bunch of newbies and hacks,
look at the incredible all-star line-up of people that contribute to our magazine -- and this is just ONE issue --
explore them all to see many more of the very biggest names in the industry,
WHAT ABOUT PRODUCTION?
FOR THOSE THAT THINK WE ARE ONLY
ABOUT POST PRODUCTION, EDITING & EFFECTS...
Here are a few COW members and some of our favorite Cinematography reels:
the incredible lensing and stunning technique of Michael Beresford-Jones of Australia,
the beautifully emotional and inspiring work of Kate Reid from the UK,
and last but not least, the dramatic and exquisite work of Dan Parsons, from Los Angeles,
and there are more excellent production reels that you can visit in our cinematography reels found here. Both our lighting and cinematography forums are hosted by Oscar® and national-level Emmy® award winners
as well as cinematographers that work on major network shows like Friday Night Lights, and more. You will also
find recent Sundance Festival award winners, as well as ACE members who are actively involved in our community.
With Over Two Million Unique Users Each Month Coming to Creative COW,
There Is An Enormous Body of Talent and Technique Participating In Our Community.
And because of all that you have just seen for yourself...
CreativeCOW.net is So Confident That Our Website Can Deliver Results,
That We Offer First-Time Advertisers Our 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee.
Now That You Know Our Numbers and Our Audience,
Where Do You Spend Your Advertising Budget?
Do They Guarantee Your Results? We Do.
We don't claim that our website is the perfect choice for absolutely everyone, but we are so confident that we can deliver superior results for most everyone, that we offer new website advertisers a 30 day money-back guarantee, in writing, that if your first 30 days of advertising does not deliver a profitable campaign, tell us it isn't working by the end of the first 30 days and you don't owe us a thing. (This is available only to first-time advertisers who contact us before the 30th day of your contract period -- not at the end of the contract. Ask your salesperson for details of our 30 Day Guarantee Program available to new first-time advertisers only.)
Over the last five years, we have had maybe a handful of companies that have exercised this guarantee, and we have had a LOT of advertisers over the years. Why do we do this when no one else does? Here at Creative COW, we believe that our advertisers work hard for their money and if we aren't effective in their case, they deserve the chance to take that money where it might produce results. We wonder why other advertising vehicles don't take their customer's money with as serious a commitment as we do. But we have always been about community over the years, and this is just one more way that we prove our commitment to our community. We value you and your business, and we want you to succeed -- even if it means you succeed elsewhere.
If you would like to contact us about ways that we can work with you to help promote your company or product, please contact:
We look forward to working with you and thank you for your interest in CreativeCOW.net.
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