Online Content Sales

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team

These figures from MediaPost show the percentage increase in online content sales from the first half of 2004 to the first half of 2005:

Entertainment and lifestyle sites 45%
Research sites 39%
Games sites 23%
Personal growth sites 19%
Personals and online dating sites 8%

General news sites like CNN.com and NYTimes.com had a 14% decrease in content sales. (NYTimes.com has since starting offering Times Select, requiring payment for columns and other premium content which might turn their spending numbers around.)

89% of web surfers had not paid for any content as of June 2005.

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