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Profile: David Carr, Similarweb

We usually don’t profile journalists unless you can pitch them, but we’re making an exception in the case of Similarweb senior insights manager David Carr. Veteran tech PR pros may remember David from his years at InformationWeek. These days, David’s mission is very much like yours…

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Former InformationWeek reporter David Carr has joined Similarweb as senior insights manager. He’ll be mining data and sharing analyses on Similarweb’s blog. SWMS will be

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Vital Stats in the Healthcare Trades

Which healthcare verticals carry the most impact — and the least? Peruse the latest data from Similarweb and learn the only two titles that deliver more than a million unique visitors a month — and the six titles whose readerships are too small for SimilarWeb to measure.

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American Readers: Where are They?

So back in August you got a hit in TechCrunch. At least on desktops/laptops, you reached less than three million American readers. Ars Technica, Axios and Wired would have delivered you more, not to mention the Tier 1s.

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Where Have a Site’s Readers Come From… Where Do They Go?

One can learn a lot about a publication by what else its readers read — specifically, where have readers come from when they arrive at a site, and where do they go once they leave? Using raw research provided by Similarweb (June 2020 and June 2021), we looked at a pair of healthcare sites and found surprising relationships.

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SimilarWeb Stats: BI Up, Fortune Down

Which has more unique monthly visitors, Forbes or Business Insider? Most clients would rather see coverage in Forbes, but it attracts less than two-thirds the audience of BI. We learned that and much else in a sweep of May 2019 audience data from SimilarWeb.

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Vendors: Don’t Forget the Contact Info

Bloomberg reporter Matthew Boyle Tweets: “Another hour lost to rooting around a startup’s ‘newsroom’ page, looking in vain through the fawning case studies and trite “thought leadership” blog posts for the name of an actual human media contact with an email address and (!) phone number.”

Good Pitching Advice from Axios

Tweeted by Axios health tech reporter Erin Brodwin: “If you’re pitching me on a company’s credentials, no need to tell me how great the founding team is, where they’ve worked, etc. — I’ll find out. Tell me how they solve a problem, how they’re diff from rivals (and there are *always* rivals), how they track outcomes and get paid.”

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