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Autocade reaches 8,000,000 page views; viewing rate up slightly since last million

I had expected our car encyclopædia Autocade would reach 8,000,000 page views this month, just before its eighth anniversary. The difference was that this time, I was there last Monday GMT (the small hours of Tuesday in New Zealand) to witness the n...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Mar 5, 2016

Autocade hits 6,000,000 page views: a few quick figures

The Dongfeng Fengshen AX7, or a Renault with a Peugeot engine (and I don’t mean the PRV V6 or the old Douvrin), entered into Autocade this week. With Autocade hitting 6,000,000 page views earlier this week, here’s a quick anorak’s run-down...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on May 9, 2015

Je suis Charlie

I was watching France 24 about half an hour after the Charlie Hebdo attack and made the above graphic a few hours later, in support of press freedoms and the victims’ families, and showing solidarity with other members of the media. One friend...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 8, 2015

All the Geelys on Autocade

The Geely King Kong Hatchback, one of the new entries on the Autocade website. Not that I blogged it at the time, but Geely’s multi-brand strategy in 2009 felt doomed. Earlier this year, the company retreated, and brought everything from Englon, Gl...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 1, 2014

Autocade hits 5,000,000 views: what are its most read and least searched?

With Autocade exceeding the 5,000,000 page view milestone (it’s on 5·12 million), I thought it might be fun to look at a few of the models on the site: the most popular, the least loved, and the first on the site.    Looking at the s...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Oct 17, 2014

The demise of Auto Katalog, and little to fill the void

It’s sad to read the news that Motor-Presse Stuttgart will not publish the Auto Katalog annual this year. That means last year’s, the 57th, could have been the ultimate edition.    There are complaints on Amazon.de, and I was all ready...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Oct 10, 2014

The Wikipedia game

The contributors or editors of Wikipedia are often quick to make changes after errors are pointed out. A recent funny one was for the suburb of Cannons Creek, in Porirua, when Wikipedia told a friend’s son: Cannons Creek is a suburb of Porirua...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jul 1, 2014

Four million page views on Autocade

I came across an old blog post that showed that Autocade took four years to get 2,000,000 page views: not bad for an encyclopædia that receives very little promotion. That was in March 2012. It has since crossed 4,000,000, which meant the second 2,0...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 9, 2014

The top-selling cars in France, 2013

Interesting what pops up on Weibo: 2013’s top-selling cars in France. 1. Renault Clio IV 2. Peugeot 208 3. Citroën C3 4. Renault Scénic III 5. Renault Mégane III 6. Dacia Sandero 7. Renault Captur 8. Volkswagen Polo V 9. Renault Twingo II 10. Pe...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 8, 2014

Joan Rivers had better facelifts, but it’s the future of the black cab

Part of me admires Nissan for going after the taxi market in a big way in New York and London.    Another part of me wonders why on earth the London Hackney Carriage solution is so ugly.    I think Nissan should have asked Mr Mits...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 6, 2014

Business etiquette 101: don’t threaten lawsuits against a customer proposing an idea which you later adopt

Interesting to spot this link. When I started Autocade in 2008, I approached Haymarket, letting them know I was a Classic and Sportscar reader since it began in the 1980s, and I was inspired by the Sedgwick guides that it ran then. Autocade was to be...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Nov 30, 2013

Business etiquette 101: don’t threaten lawsuits against someone proposing an idea which you later adopt

Interesting to spot this link. When I started Autocade in 2008, I approached Haymarket, letting them know I was a Classic and Sportscar reader since it began in the 1980s, and I was inspired by the Sedgwick guides that it ran then. Autocade was to be...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Nov 30, 2013

No surprises from Ford Australia, but it sends the wrong message for manufacturing

Ford’s announcement today that it will end car production in Australia is no surprise, with the closures of Broadmeadows and Geelong. It was always a case of when, not if.    The official excuse is that no one is buying big cars any m...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on May 22, 2013

The answer’s no: Google’s still in a dream world

That was an interesting experiment. Although Lucire Men is still clear (for now), Google decided it would play silly buggers a few hours after we put our (clean) ad server code back on Autocade:    But why? Here’s what Google says: wh...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 25, 2013

Calculating 2012’s top selling car: Focus or Corolla?

I see that Toyota is upset that R. L. Polk named the Ford Focus the top-selling car in the world for 2012. Motor Trend has since reported the story as Polk naming the Focus as the top selling ‘nameplate’, but that hasn’t stopped Toy...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 19, 2013

A fresher Lucire (the web edition) for 2013

When Lilith-Fynn Herrmann, Tania Naidu, Julia Chu, Tanya Sooksombatisatian and I redesigned Lucire in 2012, we went for a very clean look, taking a leaf from Miguel Kirjon’s work at Twinpalms Lucire in Thailand. I’m really proud of the re...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 5, 2013

Another milestone: Autocade reaches 2,000 models

The last few times Autocade reached a milestone, I blogged about it, and since this one is a bit of a Duesy, it deserves to be recorded.    The car cyclopædia has reached 2,000 models, with the Opel Kadett D getting us there.    ...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 30, 2012

Fiat 500 goes 1970s-trendy with Colour Therapy range

When we saw some of the publicity pictures of cars these past few years, we knew the 1970s were threatening to come back: bright greens at Ford, oranges at Subaru among them, as evidenced at Autocade.    Fiat has been more explicit with its...
by Lucire Insider on Aug 10, 2012

Gambar Desain Kubah Masjid Miftahul Iman Loakulu Kutai Kartanegara

*  Motif Kubah Masjid Miftahul Iman Loakulu * * Warna Biru, Hijau, dan Kuning * * Bahan penutup atap kubah plat steel finishing enamel * * Model kubah berbentuk bawang atau lampion * * Gambar pemasangan panel penutup atap kubah * * Bahan plat steel...

Autocade turns four, and it’s about to get its two millionth page view

It’s hard to believe but Autocade is four years old this month. In fact, its actual birthday was some time last week.    It’s been busy at work, so Autocade has received a little less attention in the last 12 months, though thin...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Mar 9, 2012


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