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The major rating of 1news.az is the growing number of our permanent readership, Rahman Hajiyev, Director of the 1news.az Information Agency Featured

The major rating of 1news.az is the growing number of our permanent readership, Rahman Hajiyev, Director of the 1news.az Information Agency

"In my opinion, we successfully reached almost all the objectives set up for the 2012 year. We had the goal to expand our readership number to 35,000 unique IPs and I dare say that we achieved this indicator, which itself is a very serious achievement because the number of readers on news sites exceeds several times the number of unique IPs (we should not forget that news is mainly read at offices where tens readers are fixed as one IP address). We planned to expand our Facebook page to 100,000 readers and we managed to do it through with a little delay. Today the number of our readers exceeds over 106,000", Rahman Hajiyev, Director of 1news.az, said in the exclusive interview to First Class-CEO Journal.


 

First Class – CEO Journal (FC)Could you tell us about the history of creation of the media agency you are heading? When did the news line www.1news.az start operating?

Rahman Hajiyev, Director of the 1news.az Information Agency: 1news.az was founded 6 years ago.  The team that created this project at that period was much smaller as the number of people was very few. However, it was their enthusiasm that enabled this project to succeed and gain a worthy position in the information field. Later, the management changed for a couple of years and it was late in 2009 when I joined the project as a manager. I can not tell exactly the way the news line looked at the very beginning since I observed the project as a reader. However, I can safely say that I have always tried to make 1news.az more saturate and interesting since I began working here.

 

FCWhich sphere was priority for your information agency?

Rahman Hajiyev: It is hard to say which sphere is more important as we try to cover much more significant events in all spheres of public-political life of Azerbaijan and the whole world. 

The best way to characterize the main direction of our work would be to do it in the following manner: news is coming first, then the analytics, interview, multimedia and all the rest. Everything that is important now is a priority for us.

 

 

FC:Are there any ratings where your agency took higher positions?

Rahman Hajiyev: Our agency received a number of awards as the best Mass Media agency in certain years. However, the major rating, in our opinion, is the growing number of our permanent readership. It keeps growing if we refer to reliable sources of the analytical information such as Google Analytics. According to our estimates, today our website may boast of one of the biggest audiences that watch exclusive the news and analytical content.

 

 

FCWhat could you say about prospects of development of 1news?

Rahman Hajiyev:  The project will keep on growing by providing additional services. I would not like to go into details because everything is good in its season. However, we will strengthen integration with social networks and will certainly keep operating as the news website.

 

FCAs is known, 1news has recently merged with gun.az and news.az. What will be the next step for expansion of your activity?

Rahman Hajiyev: These projects were not combined indeed. They simply started cooperating tightly and generating a synergy effect. Each project has its own way to go.

 

FCDo you plan to increase the number of languages at your website? What languages will be launched?

Rahman Hajiyev: There are no such plans for now due to the abovementioned reason. The group of websites merged with one another covers Russia, Azeri, Turkish and English languages. We find it quite sufficient in order to provide new for all main audiences.

 

FCWhat goals were set during the creation of 1news? To what degree was it possible to reach the set goals?

Rahman Hajiyev: The task was both simple and hard: to create a high-class, influential news resources with a serious audience. I guess we managed to gain a certain position in the market and there is a lot to be proud of. However, it is not a ground for getting relaxed. There are things that need to be improved and worked on. So, it is what we are going to do.

 

 

FCHow would you assess the activity of the Caspian-European Integration Business Club(CEIBC)?

Rahman Hajiyev: Very positively. I do believe that it is one of those platforms that promote fruitful business-government cooperation.

 

FCWhich topics and articles do you like most of all in the journals of Caspian Energy International Media Group?

Rahman Hajiyev: It is difficult to highlight one certain topic. Since journal is business-oriented, each page deserves attention

 

FCWhat do you think of the results of news agency’s activity in 2012?

Rahman Hajiyev: I find them positive. In my opinion, we successfully reached almost all the objectives set up for the year. We had the goal to expand our readership number to 35,000 unique IPs and I dare say that we achieved this indicator, which itself is a very serious achievement because the number of readers on news sites exceeds several times the number of unique IPs (we should not forget that news is mainly read at offices where tens readers are fixed as one IP address).

We planned to expand our Facebook page to 100,000 readers and we managed to do it through with a little delay. Today the number of our readers exceeds over 106,000.

We have become stronger due to new members of the team and we continue to invite professionals to work with us.

It will take long to bring very different results but if to be short, it is possible to characterize the last year as very successful.

 

FCWhat would be your advice to beginning journalists?

Rahman Hajiyev: To love your job and treat it with the maximum responsibility. These are those very features that characterize a true professional.

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