Comments on: Infographic du jour, Hearst edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lauren_Indvik http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40748 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:56:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40748 Finally got a response from Hearst. Accurate percentage is 200%.

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By: AngryInCali http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40302 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:21:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40302 bits v. pageviews? website traffic v. some background app traffic? I know my Android browser seems to do a lot more reloads when I go backwards in my history than a desktop browser would, so if you forgot to filter out duplicate requests in the first statistic, you’d get a much larger number.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40286 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:48:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40286 I just got off a redeye, but I do believe your math is correct (never thought I’d say that). The total number of visits would have to grow about 5-fold to in order for 19% of X to be 2000 percent more than 5% of Y.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40285 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:54:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40285 Huh. They typically have an astonishing ability to make me close the tab and try to remember to avoid the site, though I will make an exception for Felix.

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By: Beer_numbers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40284 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:40:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40284 Well, “almost” gives you a lot of latitude. If you plotted a graph rom 0% to 1,000,000,000%, I think you wouldn’t be able to distinguish 280% from 2,000%. Therefore, “almost” seems appropriate.

Q.E.D.

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By: Setty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40283 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:35:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40283 Could be that 19% figure. 19% of the total is to someone’s deranged mind the same as 19-fold, which really does almost equal 2000%

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By: thispaceforsale http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/18/infographic-du-jour-hearst-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-40281 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:10:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15140#comment-40281 Hearst purchased Elle in 2011. They could be rolling up the addition of Elle’s online traffic into an increased YoY number. So if that growth is through acquisition and not organic, Carey’s silence wouldn’t be be indicative of bad math.

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