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    Affiliate Manager Ryan-Pets Warehouse's Avatar
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    Why does it take some companies so long to figure things out?
    "The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site,
    effective at midnight Tuesday night, reflecting a growing view in the industry
    that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from
    increased traffic on a free site."

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    Why are they just coming to this conclusion now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan-Pets Warehouse
    Why are they just coming to this conclusion now?
    I wish WSJ would come to the same conclusion.

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    Perhaps they thought that there content was so highly sought after that people would be willing to pay to access it....

    who knows..... everybody has their motives though....

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    I go back and forth on this issue. If you provide the content free online, do you decrease demand for the print version?

    But if the product is provided free (WSJ for example) online, will the increased ad circulation on the web offset any perceived loss of value for the print version?
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    I have some links to different magazines on one of my sites. I used to do very, very well with magazine sales. Now that more and more magazines are online and update frequently, sales have really dropped. Really dropped, to almost nothing. I would like to know if this is true for total circulation for these magazines. Online advertising would probably more than make up for subscriptions lost.

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    I think online advertising would definitely make up for subscriptions lost, especially since the cost of updating online content and the cost of printing out actual magazines differ greatly..

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    Many newspapers have been shrinking and consolidating over the last few years. Fewer people read newspapers. People in general read less than before. We watch more television, and those of us who do read a lot are finding more recent and up to date news online. I don't think I have bought a newspaper yet this year. By shrinking you'll notice that many newspapers have fewer pages than they used to or they'll have a smaller page size.
    The only reason I'd buy a newspaper today would be if I'd get coupons.... Coupons are few and far between in Mexico.
    It is very likely that in the next 10-20 years newspapers will disappear. Magazines should still be around since we like to have photographs and long articles. We want news now not tomorrow.

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