Tag: Australian

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Triton Digital Releases the Australian Podcast Ranker for September 2020

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced today the release of the latest Australian Podcast Ranker. The Ranker provides insight into the Top 100 Podcasts as well as the Top 10 Publishers in Australia from 1 September through 30 September, 2020, as measured by Triton’s Podcast Metrics measurement service.

Three new entities appear in the Top 100 Podcast Ranker this reporting period, including This is Actually Happening (Wondery), Watch What Crappens (Stitcher), and Bunga Bunga (Wondery). Stuff You Should Know (ARN/iHeartMedia) remained in the #1 spot as the most downloaded podcast in the country in September.

As for the All-Australian Top 100, three new entities appear this reporting period, including The New South Wales Briefing (Southern Cross Astereo), League Pass and Chill (News Corp Australia), and The Imperfects (ARN/iHeartMedia). Casefile True Crime (Audioboom) remained the #1 spot as the most downloaded podcast in the country.

Total downloads of all shows by all participating publishers in the month of September is 48.7M.

Participating publishers in the Australian Ranker include ARN/iHeartMedia, Southern Cross Austereo, News Corp Australia, Audioboom, Stitcher, Wondery, Nova, Nine, SEN / Crocmedia, Schwartz Media, TOFOP Productions, Kinderling Kids Radio, Australian Radio Network, Wavelength Creative, NBC News, West Australian Newspapers, and Fear and Greed. Additionally, as of the August 2020 Australian Podcast Ranker, Nine Radio has been expanded to include podcasts from Nine’s Digital and Publishing divisions.

To view the full results of the Ranker and sign up to receive future rankers via email, visit https://www.tritondigital.com/resources/podcast-reports.

Triton Digital’s Podcast Metrics measurement service is certified by the IAB Tech Lab as complying with Version 2.0 of the IAB Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines. It provides accurate and insightful data around how, when, and where podcast content is being consumed across multiple

11
Oct
2020
Posted in website

Kevin Rudd’s Petition To Investigate Murdoch Broke The Australian Government’s Website

The Ex-PM’s petition calling for a royal commission into the influence of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is proving rather too much for the Australian Parliamentary website. So many users have reported problems trying to sign it that even the site itself admits it’s in trouble.

The Rudd Petition is having a hard time

Kevin Rudd’s petition calls for a Royal Commission into the influence of News Corporation on the Australian media landscape. While the merits of that approach are certainly debatable as a control measure, what’s not debateable is that it’s proved conceptually very popular indeed. At the time of writing some 88,747 people had signed, according to the APH web site.

That number might be much higher, however, with numerous reports over the weekend that users trying to sign the petition couldn’t. The sheer weight of numbers trying to do so brought the APH website to its knees.

As of Monday, it still appears to be an issue:

It’s proved to be so much of an issue that there’s now a disclaimer on the APH website, stating that:

“We are aware

01
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

How 100 Page Speed Score Helped Australian Internet Advertising Jump to First Page of Google Search

COVID-19 has created a big impact on businesses globally. Companies are making drastic adjustments to their expenditures just to survive this unprecedented economic crisis. Those that previously relied on paid online advertisements are left with no choice but to put their campaigns on hold indefinitely.

Google and Facebook Ad management companies like Australian Internet Advertising (AIA) saw a sharp decline in their clients because businesses started reducing their spending on paid ads.

AIA is an eight year old digital marketing agency which has already established itself as one of the premium  Google ads management  companies in Australia. It is headed by co-founder and director William Polson.

According to William Polson, “Now with companies cutting costs on paid ads, the importance of SEO has never been more relevant. That is why we knew we had to be at the top of Google for all SEO related search queries.”

SEO has been a part of the internet marketing landscape for many years, as it helps generate high volumes of targeted organic traffic. It is cheaper than paid advertisements, which is why more and more companies are using SEO services to reach their target audiences.

With #1 rankings in organic search for Facebook and Google related keywords, AIA was faced with the task of reaching the first page of Google for keywords like ‘best SEO agency in Sydney ’. 

SEO is dynamic, as Google keeps rolling out new updates to improve search relevance for their users. In September 2020, Google switched over to a mobile-first indexing system for ranking websites. What this meant was that companies needed to have good page speeds, as it became one of the top factors for page ranking by Google.

How 100 Page Speed Score Helped Australian Internet Advertising Jump to First Page of Google Search How 100 Page Speed Score Helped Australian Internet Advertising Jump to First Page of Google Search Photo: Screenshot

30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Optus and ANU to throw satellites, drones, and robotics at Australian bushfires

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The Australian bushfires wreaked havoc. A new study shows that anthropogenic climate change made things worse.


Image: World Weather Attribution

The Australian National University (ANU) and Optus announced on Thursday the pair would attempt to develop a national system to detect and extinguish fires using a mixture of satellites, drones, and robotics.

The first step of the program, which is due to run until 2024, will be to create an “autonomous ground-based and aerial fire detection system”.

It will begin with the trial of long-range infra-red sensor cameras placed on towers in fire-prone areas in the ACT, which will allow the ACT Rural Fire Service (RFS) to monitor and identify bushfires.

The long-term goal, though, is to put out fires using drones.

“We hope to develop a system that can locate a fire within the first few minutes of ignition and extinguish it soon afterwards,” ANU vice-chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said.

“ANU is designing and looking to build highly innovative water gliders with autopilots that will extinguish fires within minutes of them igniting.”

By 2022, it is planned that ANU will manage a constellation of satellites, as well as a geo-stationary satellite, to help with fire detection.

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“If we are able to improve the speed and accuracy of fire detection it ultimately means we can improve our response and better protect communities and landscapes,” ACT RFS acting chief officer Rohan Scott said.

A joint chair for bushfire research and innovation, as well as a research fund, will also be established at ANU.

Also on Thursday morning, Optus announced it would allow customers to provision eSIMs from the My Optus app without needing a physical Optus SIM at some stage.

“eSIM also eliminates the hassle of having to carry