How We Built The Largest Tech Blog in the Balkans (with WordPress)

How We Built The Largest Tech Blog in the Balkans (with WordPress)

Since its launch in 2009., Netokracija has become “The Techcrunch of the Balkans” – according to Techcrunch itself – the largest tech and business blog in the region built entirely with enthusiasm – and WordPress.

With over 250.000 readers across the Balkans, Netokracija’s Ivan Brezak Brkan will tell the story about how his team created not just a blog, but a community that supports startups, digital change etc, explaining:

1. How WP provided a great basis, but also proved customizable when the project grew;
2. How Netokracija’s team based in 3 cities manages their editorial process to create outstanding content;
3. What has Netokracija build over the years based on WordPress and their evolving business model;
4. What other content creators can learn from the evolution of the project over the past 8 years.

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Ivan Brezak Brkan

September 02, 2017
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  1. presents Digitalni mediji: 
 Kako uspjeti bez 
 laži, sisa

    i guzica How We Built The Largest 
 Tech Blog In The Balkans 
 w/
  2. Ivan Brezak Brkan Email: ivan@netokracija.com Twitter: @ivanbrezakbrkan Snapchat: ivanbrezakbrkan Instagram:

    ivanbrezakbrkan
  3. presents

  4. Netokracija is the TechCrunch of 
 Southeastern Europe “ ”

  5. But in 2009…

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  8. …and installed WordPress 2.8 Chet Baker

  9. Welcome to the media industry, kid!

  10. Could this become the next TechCrunch and be mainstream?

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  13. All the plugins we needed

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  15. We tried banners.

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  18. Today’s media industry business models are…

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  20. 7 years before…

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  26. There were and are biz people in 
 our community

    who "got it”
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  30. Before We Truly Start: Context

  31. I knew I needed a great team…

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  33. Could this become the next TechCrunch and be mainstream?

  34. We needed to have a 
 better product

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  39. Do we want to be the next TechCrunch and be

    mainstream?
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  42. The value was in the community that Netokracija covers

  43. Netokracija je naš tračak nade i optimizma – medij koji

    sa entuzijazmom i stručnim znanjem te širokim networkom u svijetu pokriva teme tehnoloških poduzeća, projekata i inovacija na način koji to zaslužuju! “ ” Mate Rimac
 Founder of Rimac Automobile
  44. We had to get back to our roots

  45. What did Netokracija have?

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  47. We “got” you

  48. We grew with the community we championed

  49. …but criticised when needed.

  50. Authority.

  51. Netokracija took a stand for and about its communirty.

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  54. WordPress let us react fast to the needs of our

    community
  55. Netokracija’s success is based on its community.

  56. Every article counts.

  57. Every contribution counts.

  58. Your contributions - powered by WordPress

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  60. Giving back to the community.

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  64. presents Digitalni mediji: 
 Kako uspjeti bez 
 laži, sisa

    i guzica How We Built The Largest 
 Tech Blog In The Balkans 
 w/
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  66. Every article counts.

  67. Every contribution counts.

  68. Every contribution counts, no matter what it looks like. It

    takes every one of us to make WordPress better. – Matt Mullenweg
  69. Questions? Email: ivan@netokracija.com Twitter: @ivanbrezakbrkan Snapchat: ivanbrezakbrkan Instagram: ivanbrezakbrkan Thnx!

    Qs? Email: ivan@netokracija.com Twitter: @ivanbrezakbrkan Snapchat: ivanbrezakbrkan Instagram: ivanbrezakbrkan
  70. P.S. We’re starting a new community.

  71. P.S. We’re starting a new community. DevDev!

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  73. www.netokracija.com/devdev powered by