According to Comscore data for September 2010, StudyNation.com, the education vertical of Accentium Web Pvt Ltd, is the largest education site in India. For September, StudyNation.com received 435,000 unique Indian visitors, which is higher than the nearest competitor Shiksha.com with 373,000 unique Indian visitors, and Minglebox.com with 311,000 unique Indian visitors.
Commenting on the development, Vivek Pahwa, CEO, Accentium Web Pvt Ltd, said “Our focus on building high quality content, and a very intuitive and optimized site has paid off, making us a traffic leader in this vertical. Our current focus is on improving the service delivery of branding and leads that we offer to educational players in the country, and to increase the sales penetration for our product. So, ramping up of sales is the current focus – We are present in 3 cities in India, and will be ramping up sales to 6 cities shortly, and this will allow us to reach a leadership position in market share in the next 12 months. We believe we have a very strong product offering and our focus is on building long term sustainable relationships with our educational partners.” (more…)
Ozone Media, Leading Ad-Network in India expands its service offering by introducing a separate vertical to cater to Branding on digital platforms. As a leading ad network in India, it is pioneering the concept of tailored products for branding, aggregating the long tail of digital content. As part of the expansion, Arvind Mishra, ex Mauj Mobile and Diyang Bharadwaj, Founder Member Zed Digital have been roped in to spearhead this initiative.
On the expansion, Kiran Gopinath, CEO and Founder, Ozone Media said, “Mobile and digital is getting the much due attention from advertisers, with digital brand campaigns gaining interest from traditional advertisers. We expect to this category to outpace the already high growth rate of internet advertising. Until now ad networks did not find their rightful place in branding campaigns primarily because their offering(s) were not tailored to meet the requirements a digital branding campaign demands.. Ozone Media now has tailored products and services to meet these requirements. Drawing largely from its operational depth and intelligence based on user’s online behavior.” (more…)
Operating Income up 29% and Operating PAT up by 55% over the corresponding quarter last year
Quarter Ended on Sep 30, 2010
-Operating PAT is at Rs. 132.70 mn which is 55% increase over the corresponding quarter in FY 09-10
-Operating Income at Rs. 711.86 mn which is 29% increase over the corresponding quarter in FY 09-10
-Total Income in Q2 of FY 10-11 at Rs. 777.7 mn increased by 20.5% over the corresponding quarter in FY 09-10. Other income at 65.84 mn, which is 20% lower compared to the corresponding quarter last year. (more…)
Accentium Web Pvt Ltd, which runs popular sites in India such as Gaadi.com, India’s leading automotive portal, SecondShaadi.com, a matrimonial site for second marriages, and StudyNation.com, a content rich education portal, and AdLift.com, a leading internet marketing service provider has launched additions to its multidimensional content platform,Taaza.com.
The two new sections added are – Deals and Astro – This adds to the sections already on the site, namely –News,Jobs,Classifieds,Loans,Insurance,Games,Stocks and,Free SMS. (more…)
Adding yet another dimension to its multi-pronged approach towards spreading astrology, India’s number one astrology portal GaneshaSpeaks.com has soft launched the first ever dedicated astrology radio station with an aim to change the way in which astrology is being consumed. Available on www.astrology.fm and can be accessed via computers and handheld mobile devices connected to the internet.
With the launch of Astrology.fm, the company has covered yet another milestone. Its telecom short code 55181 is now national in true sense. The subscribers of most of the national telecom operators like Vodafone, Idea, Reliance, Uninor, MTS, etc. can call up the astrologers directly via 55181 and seek astrological guidance in real time. (more…)
Yuzdi N. Badhniwalla has joined Ozone Media Solutions, India’s leading ad network, as Vice President – Marketing, Sales & Alliances. Prior to this, Yuzdi was General Manager – India for the digital advertising business at Starcom IP. Yuzdi will be based out of Mumbai, and lead the companies sales and marketing operations from the region.
Besides the day to day functioning, Yuzdi will play a pivotal part in guiding the company’s growth and building a formidable national presence. With demand for internet advertising growing at a very fast pace. Yuzdi will play a key role in synching Ozone’s product initiatives with the new realities of the marketplace.
On his appointment, Kiran Gopinath, Founder and CEO, Ozone Media said, “Yuzdi brings to board a great understanding of the mobile and internet space. Ozone is growing exponentially and Yuzdi will play a pivotal role in expanding the length and breadth of our presence across verticals and geographies.” (more…)
Think profits in your home language
The long wait for a complete financial portal in the language of millions of Indians is over. Moneycontrol.com, India’s No. 1 financial portal, helping investors in India and abroad to steadily enhance their wealth over the last decade is now available in Hindi. The launch of www.hindimoneycontrol.com was announced by Shri Joyson Tomas, COO, moneycontrol.com, at a press conference in Jaipur today – one of the biggest markets for Hindi speaking investors. (more…)
-Naukri.com users can now share job postings with their friends on Facebook -
Naukri.com, India’s No. 1 job site today announces integration with Facebook’s new Social Plugins on the site to make the user experience personalized and social. In India, Naukri.com is the only jobsite to partner with Facebook and feature the Like button and Activity Feed plugins on the site. This integration will give users the ability to share job postings with their circle of friends and view jobs posted by their friends on Facebook using the Naukri platform.
Sumeet Singh, National Head- Marketing and Communications, Info Edge said “Integrating with Facebook will help our jobseekers take the next step up the ladder in social networking and share and discuss job related information with their Facebook contacts. This is an exciting move for us at Naukri and we are certain that this integration will be liked by our users.” (more…)
Yahoo! Services to Be Pre-loaded on Tens of Millions of Devices Worldwide
Yahoo! ® (NASDAQ: YHOO) today announced a strategic global partnership with Samsung to distribute Yahoo!’s industry-leading services on millions of Samsung mobile devices – including those running Samsung bada and Android platforms. Through this partnership Samsung will distribute Yahoo! services, including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Front Page, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Flickr, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Contacts, Yahoo! Calendar, and Yahoo! Weather on Samsung’s mobile devices globally, currently planned to begin in May 2010.
Samsung and Yahoo! have partnered since 2007 to provide consumers with innovative and engaging Internet experiences on mobile devices. The expansion of this relationship will give millions more Samsung device owners easy access to Yahoo!’s leading services. (more…)
StudyNation.com (formerly StudyTimes) has launched a marketplace for college prospectus, a first in the Indian market. Students can now, from the comfort of their homes, order prospectus and admissions forms of colleges through StudyNation at www.studynation.com/college-prospectus The prospectus marketplace also allows students to communicate directly with the college through a query form. Through this, even the colleges can reach out to prospective students in an organized fashion and convince them of the benefits of joining the particular institute.
StudyNation.com (formerly StudyTimes) has launched a marketplace for college prospectus, a first in the Indian market. Students can now, from the comfort of their homes, order prospectus and admissions forms of colleges through StudyNation at www.studynation.com/college-prospectus
The prospectus marketplace also allows students to communicate directly with the college through a query form. Through this, even the colleges can reach out to prospective students in an organized fashion and convince them of the benefits of joining the particular institute. (more…)