F.A.Q Of Bikrampur Khobor


  • bikrampurkhobor.com a news agency or a newspaper?

Although bikrampurkhobor.com began primarily as an agency, it is now essentially a newspaper published on the Internet, while a number of national and local newspapers subscribe to bikrampurkhobor.com’s news service. So it’s both. The vast majority of thebikrampurkhobor.com portal is however completely open and free to the public, apart from a small core of premium content (including some audio and video).

  • Is bikrampurkhobor.com politically aligned?

bikrampurkhobor.com strives to accurately report events as they occur, depicting the appropriate context and relevant background information. bikrampurkhobor.com’s primary focus is to educate, inform, entertain and, above all, inspire its readers.

  • Does bikrampurkhobor.com have an editorial bias?

bikrampurkhobor.com’s sole editorial bias is towards coherent, lucid, rational, logical, well-argued and topical content.

  • What is bikrampurkhobor.com’s policy on online comments and feedback?

bikrampurkhobor.com never censors or edits online comments and feedback – except if these deviate from the topic or are personal attacks.

  • In what way is bikrampurkhobor.com the largest news provider in Bangladesh?

bikrampurkhobor.com has the greatest number of visitors of any Bangladeshi news outlet. bikrampurkhobor.com had 6.6 million readers (unique visitors) in July 2015, a period when news consumption peaked in Bangladesh because of the prevailing political situation. According to Google Analytics, this was higher than any other news outlet in Bangladesh — online or in print, in English or Bengali. bikrampurkhobor.com had a total of 720 million Pageviews during 2015.

  • What is the extent of bikrampurkhobor.com worldwide readership?

bikrampurkhobor.com’s readership is virtually the entire world. Google Analytics has tracked bikrampurkhobor.com visitors from 235 countries and territories across the world.

  • In what way is bikrampurkhobor.com ‘Bangladesh’s most authentic news source’?

bikrampurkhobor.com is the destination of choice during times of crisis or when a major story breaks. At these times, bikrampurkhobor.comreadership has been known to triple, leaving other news portals trailing in its wake. It is a byword for “what is really happening on the ground” in Bangladesh.

  • What are bikrampurkhobor.com’s core strengths?

bikrampurkhobor.com’s strengths are considered to be its trustworthiness, reliability and authenticity. While being renowned for its speed of newsgathering and publication – bikrampurkhobor.com is also widely known to give priority to authenticity over speed.

  • What lies behind bikrampurkhobor.com’s recent drop in Alexa rankings relative to some other news providers?

Alexa traffic estimates and ranks are based on its “panel of toolbar users” which are intended to be “a sample of all Internet users”. However, the basis for sample selection is not divulged, whereas it is patently impossible for their methodology to ensure sample distribution fairly reflects Internet users by region, country and Web usage.

Perhaps the major flaw in Alexa’s approach as far as bikrampurkhobor.com is concerned is that Alexa’s reliance on data from those who have Alexa toolbars installed on their devices represents not only a miniscule portion of global Internet users but also constitutes a completely random sample of users and projects a skewed picture.

  • How does bikrampurkhobor.com compare itself to other Bangladeshi news operations?

Every news outlet has its strength. bikrampurkhobor.com, as it has been at pains to emphasise, has earned a reputation for delivering ‘the authentic version’ consistently faster than its competitors. Testimony to its position as the news site of choice in Bangladesh is the number of visitors bikrampurkhobor.com draws throughout the year compared to other news providers.

According to the Analytics figures, Prothom Alo has had a consistently lower readership than bikrampurkhobor.com. However, again attested by Google Analytics, during major events and at times of political crises bikrampurkhobor.com’s traffic increases dramatically as a substantial additional chunk of Bangladesh’s online readership turns to the portal: bikrampurkhobor.com real time traffic is double, sometimes even triple, that of Prothom Alo.

  • What is the size of bikrampurkhobor.com’s readership over longer periods?

In may 2015, bikrampurkhobor.com had 99.8 million page-views as opposed to Prothom Alo’s 84.55 million, according to Google Analytics. bikrampurkhobor.com had 6.6 million unique visitors as opposed to Prothom Alo’s 4.16 million. While 16 percent ofbikrampurkhobor.com readers were ‘new’, Prothom Alo had 6 percent. [‘New’ as opposed to ‘returning’ visitors are a significant measure of an outlet’s readership growth].bikrampurkhobor.com is currently the most ‘liked’ news outlet in Bangladesh. It was the first to reach the million mark on Facebook among all news outlets in Bangladesh. Market watchers are well aware about quality of these figures (‘organic’).

  • What are the origins of bikrampurkhobor.com?

bikrampurkhobor.com, as an Internet newspaper, turns nine in October 2015. However, its history dates back to mid-2006 in the form of a friendly takeover with boardroom changes at Bangladesh News 24 Hours Ltd, the owning company.

The news outfit’s second incarnation came as an online newspaper – an idea conceived just ahead of a five-day public holiday in late October 2006.

Facing the challenge of delivering news to a population who would be without newspapers during the holiday, the Editor-in-Chief took the decision to allow completely unrestricted and free access to the entire content of the platform, including news, for the duration of period. 

  • Where is bikrampurkhobor.com based?

Located at the heart of one of Dhaka’s business hubs and barely a five-minute walk from the headquarters of BRAC (the world’s largest NGO), bikrampurkhobor.com occupies two floors of the Red Crescent Concord Tower in Mohakhali. Traffic permitting, bikrampurkhobor.com newsroom is a 15-minute drive from the international airport and is conveniently located within close distance of Dhaka’s financial hub Motijheel, Bangladesh’s administrative centre the Secretariat and the capital city’s diplomatic enclave.

  • What underpins bikrampurkhobor.com’s longstanding attractiveness to partners?

A number of compelling factors underpin why bikrampurkhobor.com is regarded as a platform which exemplifies ‘value for money’ to its commercial partners.

bikrampurkhobor.com’s page-view per visit and time on site has increased year on year. On average, each visitor views four pages and spends almost eight and a half minutes on the site. bikrampurkhobor.com’s ‘stickiness’ has grown throughout the year, increasing the visibility of advertisements. This pattern increased with the re-launch of bikrampurkhobor.com’s blog site in February 2015.

Another factor accounting for bikrampurkhobor.com’s ‘value for money’ reputation amongst its commercial partners and advertisers is the site’s strength in terms of the proportion of ‘new readers/visitors’: these accounted for 16.5 percent of bikrampurkhobor.com’s visitors through the year (the balance are ‘returning readers/visitors’) in 2015.

Here, the print newspaper industry helps define reader categories: an overwhelming proportion of a newspaper’s readers are regular subscribers – ‘returning readers’. However, the same newspaper is also purchased by new people from news stalls for the first time: ‘new readers’.