As a journalist who loves the internet but is still having to cope with the downside of a media industry in transition, this kind of thing really hurts.
The Times’s site has about 13 million unique visitors each month, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, far more than any other newspaper site.
With more than 35 million visitors to our sites each month, we’re one of the top 50 trafficked sites in the online publishing world.
So, once again, all you arbitrage experts and SEO gurus, could an organizatization like the Times benefit from Geosign-style arbitrage? Or, as I suggested yesterday, does this particular kind of arbitrage inherently reward bad content?