Frontline — fortnightly from The Hindu stable

Although Frontline online is a subdomain of The Hindu, it is a distinct fortnightly has been existence since 1984. The magazine was well known for the brilliant pictures and also its progressive content. It come The Hindu stable and N Ram was the editor-in-chief for many years. Vijayashankar Ramachandran is the editor.

The website mostly shovelware and is powered by the content management system that all group sites have, Escenic.

A cursory SEO audit found that about 21% of the URLs contained uppercase characters, while 28% had more than 115 characters.  There is a significant percentage of URLs with issues with Page Titles, Meta Descriptions and so on. Almost 74% of the pages didn’t have meta keywords.

Frontline Home Page

Page titles over 60 characters accounted for about 27% of the pages, while below 30 characters add up to about 31%. About 26% of the pages were missing meta descriptions,

The site boasts of having it entire archives online. It did experiment with a paywall. It would be “interesting” to know how that experiment went.

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