Tag Archive: Construction Index

Nov 10 2011

Construction Enquirer readership growing

The Construction Enquirer seems to growing in popularity judging from an email that dropped into my inbox today. As I’ve previously described, this online-only free news publication was established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. A year later, this advertising-funded venture was enjoying 300,000 page views per month from 50,000 unique …

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Apr 19 2011

Measuring influence and social capital in construction

As Twitter usage has grown, people have tried to quantify how influential some tweeters are, and I have started to incorporate two of the more commonly used tools, Klout and PeerIndex, into my work. Klout’s strapline is “The standard for online influence“, while PeerIndex aims to help you “understand your social capital“. The exact workings of …

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Apr 15 2011

For online-only B2B media, Twitter matters

On and off for the last year I have been following the fortunes of the Construction Enquirer, an online-only free news publication established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. As the business model of traditional B2B industry publications has come under pressure from online sources, it has been interesting …

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Nov 24 2010

On changes at The Construction Index, and trolls

Almost exactly a year ago, the construction weekly magazine Contract Journal ceased publication (post) with several journalists and commercial staff made redundant. Some soon got involved with new ventures; Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, for example, now run the online news service Construction Enquirer, while one-time CJ community manager Will Mann joined The Construction Index (post). …

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Jan 19 2010

Will Mann heads new AEC forum

Following the November demise of Contract Journal (post), various former CJ journalists are popping up in new roles, with Will Mann the latest to surface. According to an email that landed in my inbox this morning, Will is now the online editor of The Construction Index search engine website. And after my post on Friday …

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