Toll Trigger, LLC, (www.tolltrigger.com recently announced its
patent application for Toll Trigger, a revolutionary new way for
content publishers to increase readership and revenue through a
site-integrated system that transparently invokes a toll on
Toll Trigger, LLC, recently announced its patent application for Toll Trigger, a revolutionary new way for content publishers to increase readership and revenue through a site-integrated system that transparently invokes a toll on high-interest stories. With patent-pending algorithms that monitor the reading patterns associated with individual news stories, Toll Trigger allows the market of readers – whether local, national or international – to qualify if and when a story is monetized.
Toll Trigger offers an innovative solution for bridging the “free to fee” content gap faced by content providers worldwide. In the Toll Trigger model, initial access to any story or other e-content is free, allowing viral interest to build. A toll is only invoked when the combined traffic generated from referring sites exceeds certain publisher-defined parameters. Online readers or viewers then have to pay to access the story, unless they are a subscriber to the publication or have purchased a Toll Pass, allowing free access to all stories on sites affiliated with the Toll Trigger Network of media companies. As interest declines, defined algorithmic triggers release the payment requirement and restore free access to the story.
Toll Trigger includes a syndication feature granting nationally licensed media (such as Fox, CNN, etc.) reproduction rights to content originating from any Toll Trigger affiliate that has passed both local and syndicated trigger filtering.
Content publishers can also regulate toll fees and advertising content served to readers based on their geographic point of origin, providing advertising portals for local or national retailers.
Steve Staloch is the founder of Toll Trigger LLC and also the COO of Mainstreet Media Group, a mid-sized publishing group based in Northern California. Staloch said, “Old media is on life support, and we can’t save ourselves by relying solely on legacy brand loyalty, banner ads, or gimmicky paywalls. That’s why Toll Trigger is a real game-changer. It’s the only system that generates revenue by algorithmically measuring— then monetizing— the viral buzz created by what folks read for free online and in turn talk about around the water cooler and kitchen table. The real tipping point in the life of a story comes when interest exceeds the constraints of the originating publisher’s legacy audience.”
For more information about licensing or investing in Toll Trigger, please contact Steve Staloch at 408-842-8313 or [email protected]