We've been hearing a lot in the last week about how Conde Nast is finally jumping headfirst onto the internet, what with the recent appointments of web editors for several big-name titles and all the ballyhoo that Portfolio will be not just a magazine but a web presence, too. And that made us wonder how another big, old-line magazine company is doing with its newfangled online venture. Office Pirates, the first-ever web-only Time Inc. project, launched to much fanfare a bit over three months ago; it was to represent a new direction for the company — all those people were laid off, at least in part, so that Time Inc. could refocus its energies on new areas like the web.
So you can imagine how shocked we were to see — and how sad it must be for Time Inc. to realize — that it sort of looks like nobody's visiting Office Pirates (while plenty of people keep visiting boring old Time.com).
What about against other sites? Does Office Pirates look better against different competition? More graphs after the jump.
Office Pirates against its most obvious competitor, College Humor:
Office Pirates against the mighty, mighty, Mediabistro:
And Office Pirates against our most favoritest website ever, Radar Online. So what if it hasn't been updated since last December? Finally, it's a site Office Pirates can beat — at least on most days: