New Delhi: Zee Digital’s flagship website, India.com has emerged to be one of the fastest-growing internet sites across the country growing 10x in monthly active users over the past year. Crossing 75 million unique monthly visitors mark in March 2021 versus a 7.4 million unique users mark in April 2020, India.com created a new milestone in its growth story.
India.com has undergone a revamp in its overall strategy over the past year. From being a news website until last year, the brand has evolved into a content aggregator curating content from various publishers.
Zee Digital CEO Rohit Chadda calls this development of India.com as India.com 2.0. “The future of internet is on mobile.” Our mobile-first strategy meant we launched our content aggregation first on our mobile app. Next, we revamped the mobile site to bring video to the forefront. Given that the next phase of growth in content is going to be about the 3Vs – Video, Vernacular, and Voice, we’ve brought Video to the forefront in the new product. The mobile UX gives our users a whole new watch section where users can watch live TV and VOD from 14 news channels across 6 languages. ”
The revamped product brings the best and breaking news from the nation’s biggest news sources and keeps users updated with the latest happenings around the world. As part of the business strategy for India.com 2.0 a mobile application was launched to increase engagement and build stickiness for the brand. The app is currently rated 4.3 on the Android App store.
“Personalization and Content recommendations have been key for us to create stickiness among our users. Our focus from a product perspective has been on building first-party data so we can identify the user, track his behavior across our entire network and accordingly recommend him the most relevant content. To further leverage our network strength, we also launched a cross-network loyalty program which incentivizes our users to consume content within the network thus building loyalty for the user at the network level as well ”, said Chadda.
With the product revamp, India.com users now have access to the latest news updates, breaking news, in-depth coverage, and analysis of news from India and the World from major news brands like Zee News, WION, Zee Hindustan, Zee 24Taas , Zee 24Ghanta, Zee 24Kalak, Zee Odisha, Zee Salaam, Zee UP / UK, Zee MPCG, Zee Bihar Jharkhand, and Zee Rajasthan. Further, the app also gives users access to business, technology, health, cricket, and entertainment content from major publishers like Zee Business, BGR, The Health Site, Cricket Country, and Bollywood Life.
“The current scale that we have achieved with India.com brings it at par with the top print and broadcast publishers in the country. Our vision is to make India.com the one-stop destination for all Indians and Indophiles and this milestone signifies that we are on track to achieve our vision. ” Chadda awaited.
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