The History of Luxurious Magazine
We are 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 our Magazine to brands around the world is we never deletes its articles and features. Using high-level SEO skills, there are many thousands of our 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. Our articles will be around far longer than those published within smaller print equivalents.
Luxurious Magazine had a print edition, 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.
Luxurious Magazine Key points:
- We’ve 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.
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 fabrication.
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.