As it states, typically Quantcast's figures were on average 200% understated and Quantcast depended upon Java being turned on. Things may now be much worse as Google Chrome, which I use, no longer supports Java, so my clicks as I understand things do not get counted at all. Incompatibility between Chrome and Java was implemented by Google in September 2015.
The Department of Homeland Security recommends switching off Java.
So while Quantcast is showing falling numbers they may be rising quite significantly.
People on this board seem to concern themselves with the latest trades rather than looking at the bigger picture. This is the cause of the frustrations expressed by some people. Clearly Blinkx is not going to publish its Business Plan but there is plenty of information to enable an educated guess as to what it is and how the company is performing against it. BM only took over as CEO in the second half of 2012 yet dumb investors blame him for his predecessor's mistakes. The future lies with RhythmMax and this has been built after BM became CEO.
On CBN news Muddy Waters come out with the story compiled by the so called Assistant Professor Ben Elderman The Darker Side of Blinkx which damaged Blinkxs share price drastically from from£2.30p to today's price of 23.75 ,in a lot of the statment he was proven to be incorrect he had to retract most of his statement,but mud sticks and the damage was done.But on that day in February 2013 on CBN news reported Muddy Waters reported that Ben Elderman was paid by two of his clients to look into Blinkx .When Tom Winifred brought Ben Elderman over from America last February for Capital one day he was trying to guide Elderman into talking more about Blinkxs but he wasn't having any of it ,and when it come to question time his excuse was he didn't have the time because he had a plane to catch.Now I wonder if in February 2016 TW will be bringing BE back to England for Capital one day to say how squeaky clean Blinkx is and repair the damage he done two years ago.Remember Muddy Waters said BE was getting payed by TWO OF HIS CLIENTS.Has we keep hearing on this board have TWO of our main shareholder. got more information than the average share holder YES.
As you know, RhythmOne has a very extensive installed publisher network, over 6,000 publishers we are told, many of these publishers will have multiple websites to support. We are not told how many websites in total: I guess a conservative number would be at least 20,000.
The above also explains the essence of the business model. There is nothing fraudulent about it. Especially since, as you know, we have a unique and rigorous pre-screening capability called RhythmGuard to screen out click farms and bots. (Though I would hope that not too many of these would emanate from the Vatican City).
By the way, how much money do you think we make from monetising the impressions queries in the Vatican City during one year?
Answer: Not a lot. My calculator cum crystal ball tells me that it’s less than $25 – that’s less than the cost of a meal for two, without the wine.
But – if you scale up that $25 dollars by a factor of 12 million (which is that 30 billion daily global impressions queries divided by the 2,500 estimated daily impressions queries from the 25 daily uniques in the Vatican City), that $25 dollars becomes $300 million dollars.
As you know, the RhythmMax exchange is still under construction. The remaining integration milestones for this are “on track” to be completed, we are told, by the end of this financial year. When that happens, I expect the monetisation percentage of impressions queries into premium ads to increase significantly as a result.
Of course, it’s crystal ball gazing to say by how much – but I’m keeping to my “crystal ball view” that the 2017 EPS (earnings per share) could well equal or exceed the share price we see today as a result of this.
Perhaps eagle is sincere in his views about Blinkx’ business model. After all, he spends more time than I do writing about it, so I presume he must think he’s on to something.
So, now let’s try a different approach to eagle. Let’s go off at a tangent.
As you know, I don’t attach much faith to the Quantcast numbers as a guide to future performance – for many reasons, not least that they don’t pretend to measure the monetisation of impressions queries.
But there are two things I do like about Quantcast. These are: 1. It’s an independent measurement agency; and 2. It has an excellent and comprehensive breakdown of the uniques number for every country in the world – from the smallest (Vatican City) to the largest (United States).
Quantcast lets you choose any country in the world in its ‘Search’ box to determine the number of visitors that country had in the last 30 days for the RhythmOne network. (And likewise for AdKarma). Try it. Refer to:
To focus the argument, let’s choose the smallest country in the world – the Vatican City, population 451, including the Pope, 71 resident cardinals, the Swiss Guard, and various nuns and sisters.
According to Quantcast, last month RhythmOne had just 25 unique visitors from the Vatican City. Who were they? – We are not told. How many impressions queries (i.e instances of web pages launched) did those 25 visitors generate? We are not told that either – but it’s like asking me how many web pages I launch in a day through my browser. So let’s choose a conservative number, say 100 web pages launched per unique visitor in a day. That’s around 75,000 impressions queries (= monetisation opportunities) from the Vatican City in a month. (As you know, we currently monetise less than one fifth of one per cent of these into premium ads).
The question for eagle is this: Is the 25 unique monthly visitors number for the Vatican City – as reported by Quantcast – a fraudulent number? Especially since I consider it likely that no-one living in the Vatican City has ever heard of RhythmOne, nor even visited the RhythmOne website.
If eagle answers: ‘Yes, it must be a fraudulent number’ then he is demonstrating the most basic misunderstanding of at least three things; namely, 1. The way in which the RhythmOne business model works; 2. The way in which Quantcast works; 3. The way in which the Vatican works.
Because Quantcast is not measuring the number of unique visitors to the RhythmOne website.
What Quantcast is measuring is the number of unique visitors to all those websites – over 20,000 - that have been tagged by Quantcast as part of the RhythmOne network. That’s simply how Quantcast works. So the 25 uniques number comes from the Quantcast tag (cookie) that is part of the RhythmOne SDK for all those w
Re your comment below... My thoughts - DITTO ! I Will hold till the bitter end now...see what transpires long term as fund definitely being mulipulated IMHO ...you only have to look at the share price trades etc etc !
I still wisely / foolishly ( delete as you feel appropriate ) believe in the concept of the company.... But time will tell.
GLA and have a great weekend. It's only money and in today's world if your not in a war zone, have a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food to eat...well...were honestly doing ok! Just my thoughts anyhow.
Franci, I can only assume this was intended to be humorous.. "given a little support from share holders .." what sh/holders have been dragged through is worthy of an award - were one handed out for tolerating financial pain
Rusty- The way I see it, there is a direct correlation between each person’s average SP and the level of risk/confidence FELT by that individual against each eventuality that Blinkx may face going forward and plenty of emotion along the way. Regarding the Ride- Just make sure you bring your Oxygen Mask with you on the ride as the air may become quite thin as we climb-LOL
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