Ghacks

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Ghacks
Ghacks-logo.jpg
TypePrivate
Foundation dateOctober 2005
HeadquartersEssen, Germany
Founder(s)Martin Brinkmann
Key peopleMartin Brinkmann, Editor-In-Chief
Mike Halsey, Editor
Melanie Gross, Editor
Employees5
Slogan(s)"The best tech news you can get"
Websitewww.ghacks.net
Alexa ranknegative increase 10,004 (March 2014)[1]
Type of siteblog
 
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Ghacks
Ghacks-logo.jpg
TypePrivate
Foundation dateOctober 2005
HeadquartersEssen, Germany
Founder(s)Martin Brinkmann
Key peopleMartin Brinkmann, Editor-In-Chief
Mike Halsey, Editor
Melanie Gross, Editor
Employees5
Slogan(s)"The best tech news you can get"
Websitewww.ghacks.net
Alexa ranknegative increase 10,004 (March 2014)[1]
Type of siteblog

Ghacks technology news is a blog created by Martin Brinkmann in October 2005. Its primary focus are web browser and Windows tips, software, guides and reviews. The website currently[when?] has a staff of five writers.

An average of five posts are published each day of the week with topics ranging from Windows[2] and Linux operating system news to web browser tips (focusing on Firefox,[3] Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera, online services like Gmail or Hotmail to general tech news and tips.

Popular posts include login related troubleshooting guides like Gmail [4] or Facebook [5]

Ghacks Technology News has been recognized by Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Donationcoder.com and several other reputable news sites and blogs for its coverage of freeware and open source software.

The website receives more than 100,000 visitors per day as of October 2011. The site has an Alexa[6] traffic rank of 4329 worldwide and 4807 in the United States.

Compete,[7] another web traffic analytic service, ranks Ghacks at position 3386 as of October 2011.

Technorati[8] lists Ghacks as a top 100 blog in both the general technology and info technology category. As of October 2011 it occupies position 24 in the Info technology category and 68 in the overall technology category on Technorati.

Editorial staff[edit]

The editor in chief and founder is Martin Brinkmann. All authors that contribute articles for the site are listed in the [9] footer area on the website.

History[edit]

Ghacks [10] was created in 2005 as a development blog for a software called Google Hacks. Trademark issues made the founder of the site pick ghacks as the domain name. The software was soon thereafter discontinued and Ghacks turned from a development type blog to a software and online news oriented blog.

The site has held a [11] Christmas Giveaway in the past three years which is an annual event where commercial software is being given away to readers of the site. This has since then been picked up by other tech blogs who are now also holding giveaways in the Christmas period as well.

Awards and media recommendations[edit]

Ghacks Technology News has received several recommendations in the past. This includes recommendations by DL.TV,[12] Diggnation[13] and KNLS Radio's "Eye On The Web".[14]

Articles are often republished on popular sites such as Lifehacker,[15] The Blog Herald or Gizmodo

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