Digital Trends found a highly profitable niche among tech review sites without relying on Facebook

Digital Trends, which was reportedly in talks to sell to Condé Nast for $120 million, has mostly flown under the radar. But the 10-year-old tech review site has become profitable by honing its Google skills while other publishers chase Facebook and video numbers. “We’ve identified the cycles a reader might go through when they’re out researching a product,” said Ian Bell, one of the founders. The post Digital Trends found a highly profitable niche among tech review sites without relying on Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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