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Notes from Underground: People are making money on AIM, thanks to this one old weird trick

By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater | Sunday 8 January 2017


 


One of the comments made by bulletin board/Twitter morons that I always find mystifying is: "Oh, you guys are just trying to get page views."

No kidding, Sherlock. Why wouldn't journalists want to be read?  And read widely?

The assumption might be that we're printing clickbait, along the lines of "This WRN holder invested in CTAG: you won't believe what happened next!" and that the stories are nonsense.

But we're obviously not. We're printing documents, we're talking to sources, we're waiting around for RNSs at no-one-is-watching o'clock. You know, the sexy stuff. The boring stuff.

And this week, it's resulted in year high banner page views and reader numbers.

So, dear reader, feel proud that you are reading one of the few publications that prints real journalism. And we'll feel good cashing those big online advertising cheques.

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For those keeping track, the first non-Tom article on the leaderboard is EVR Holdings – Take a bow, Anthony Matchett, the almost perfect podcast ramp by Cynical Bear at a languid #26.

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In the past seven days, 50,300 unique readers read 88,426 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - my entries in the ShareProphets readers tips contest explained
  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can Paul Scott end my confusion and will Rob Terry be arrested in 2017?
  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why we must read accounts from the back forwards and Sirius vs Cloudtag
  4. African Potash Accounts finally out - damning statements by RSM Tenon auditor
  5. ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith
  6. The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year for 2017 in review - can you do better?
  7. Gold, the Oversold Bounce Begins
  8. Shares in Worthington have traded for 30 days in 3 years & another odd factoid
  9. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do you think Jamie Oliver is a tosser?
  10. Buy RedT Energy says Andrew Monk - one of his 3 share tips of the year

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