The History of Luxurious Magazine
Luxurious Magazine® is a privately owned publication based upon the principles of honesty and integrity. Our global team of experienced journalists travel the world, testing, reviewing, and writing on subjects of direct interest to the readers.
The magazine was born in 2004 under the name of Exclusive Magazine (see waybackmachine). In 2010, while living in Malaysia, its founders, Paul and Natasha Godbold decided to register the intellectual property for Luxurious Magazine® and the magazine you know today came to life.
With the huge take up of mobile devices, Paul felt strongly that there was little need for print magazines and he could replicate the quality and the feel of a print magazine online minus the large amount of advertising. After much research, he was shocked to discover the huge prices charged to appear in a printed magazine and embarked on trying to change the way the luxury lifestyle publishing industry worked.
One of the main attractions of Luxurious Magazine to brands around the world is that it never deletes its articles and features. Using high-level SEO skills, there are thousands of articles ranking at the top of internet searches almost a decade on. This was introduced to eliminate one of the main selling points of a print magazine. Luxurious Magazine articles will be around far longer than those published within smaller print equivalents.
Luxurious Magazine had its own print magazine, but this was discontinued in 2017 as Paul found his conscience could not justify the industry-standard advertising costs. He felt that most publishers vastly over-inflated their audience sizes. In addition, people paying to be featured were engaging in a game of chance. With some magazines having in excess of 250 pages, and advertisers paying thousands for a single page, this offered a one-in-250 chance of getting noticed and who in their right mind would want that?
With offices in the UK, Asia and Africa, Luxurious Magazine is almost unique. It is a beautifully presented online publication, perfectly tailored for mobile use. It contains no pop or display advertising whatsoever and has consistently been the top-ranked ‘Luxury Magazine’ in internet search engines for almost a decade.
Luxurious Magazine Key points:
- Luxurious Magazine has published on this current online platform since the beginning of 2011.
- We carry no pop-up or display advertising.
- We have a highly-experienced and qualified editorial team.
- Our articles are constantly accessed each day due to our high-level SEO optimisation.
- We are known as a luxury magazine and have ranked in the top two for this search term for nigh-on a decade.
According to our Cloudflare servers, we welcome between 190,000 to 300,000 ‘unique visitors’ each month. These figures are accurate as we restrict the ability of other analytic systems to gather data from us. Our combined social media audience is between 60-70,000 per month. We were the first media brand in the world to exceed 1 billion views on Google+, and around three to four years ago, we had upwards of 50 million views each month for our editorial.
Today, Luxurious Magazine concentrates on quality rather than quantity. We appreciate that many brands and agencies are driven by numbers, but we will not engage in what we consider is a game open to abuse.
If a brand is seeking numbers for vanity, then I would direct them towards social media influencers and have their product photographed and shared to thousands of people in an instance.
After almost 10 years and thousands of articles, Luxurious Magazine is still here and continues to hold strong relationships with numerous global brands who appreciate the importance of high-quality, honest editorial presented in the right way.