Golfweek Increases Ad Sales With CDNetworks Web Performance Suite
San Jose, Calif. – October 18, 2010 – CDNetworks, a top tier, full-service global content delivery network, today announced that Golfweek.com, the website for Golfweek Magazine, has migrated its website content delivery services from a leading CDN provider to the CDNetworks Web Performance Suite. As the flagship publication of Turnstile Publishing Company, Golfweek provides 1.3 million weekly visitors with the broadest and most unique coverage of the golf world.
Golfweek has implemented CDNetworks’ Web Performance Suite to deliver its global website content, including video-on-demand. Golfweek chose CDNetworks for the superior reporting and analytics as well as the infrastructure efficiencies delivered by Web Performance Suite. “We needed to analyze and report on video downloads in different ways to maximize ad revenue,” says Ryan Gordon, Golfweek’s Lead Web Developer. “Unlike our previous CDN provider, CDNetworks provides granular data at all download volumes, not just during peak periods. With Web Performance Suite, we can justify our ad rates to our website sponsors.”
Golfweek has also saved fifty percent on its content delivery costs by switching to CDNetworks. “Golfweek is representative of many Websites that can save thousands of dollars each month by using Web Performance Suite,” says Jeff Kim, Vice President of Product Management at CDNetworks. “The simplicity of Web Performance Suite’s natively integrated solutions enables customers to quickly and efficiently provision services without facing the contractual nightmares imposed by other CDN providers.”
Golfweek recently launched a companion site to Golfweek.com, called Golf360Online.com which focuses on international golf news. Golf360Online.com will tap the revenue potential of golf’s fast-growing global audience. “CDNetworks really surprised us with the breadth of their global network and knowledgeable services staff located in key regions around the world,” says Gordon. “We’ll need that kind of support to deliver new content types and to expand our reach to audiences around the world.”
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CDNetworks is the highest performing global content delivery network (CDN), providing unparalleled speed and reliability of website content and application delivery anywhere in the world. Our commitment to cloud-based network performance and superior customer support set us apart from all other CDNs. That is why more than 1,100 companies across industries, including gaming, high tech, manufacturing, media, retail and software rely on CDNetworks to delight their website users while minimizing content and application delivery costs. With more than 100 points of presence across 5 continents, including numerous PoPs in China, CDNetworks helps our customers get closer to their end users. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit: www.cdnetworks.com.
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf. Reaching more than 1.3 million readers each week, the magazine delivers the most complete news and information about the game, its players and the golf lifestyle – all to golf’s most important audience. The Golfweek brand also extends beyond the print publication to include Golfweek.com, Golfweek OnDemand, GolfweekHomes.com, Golfweek Custom Media and such industry wire services as The Golf Wire, The Apparel Wire and The Tour Van. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Publishing Company, one of the nation’s leading media brands specializing in highend publications for active and affluent audiences. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Publishing Company is also the parent corporation of Community MediaHoldings LLC and the TurfNet Media Network, as well as such publications as Art Calendar, The Seminole Voice and The Winter Park/Maitland Observer.