What are hits in music, marketing and the Internet?
Today it is fashionable to make various lists, ratings and call them in English manners. So various top 5 and hit lists appear. What are these concepts of themselves, where they are used, let's see.
To understand what hits are, you need to learn the English equivalent of a word. Hit - means "hit". How can one relate the list of something popular to the term from the fight? In fact, everything is simple. For example, a song that will suddenly become popular is called a hit. After all, she made a rapid breakthrough up and became a kind of “bomb” that exploded, but every day it “strikes” an ever-increasing number of people with its blast wave.
Today, the word "hit" is not only used by young people. It can be heard on the radio or on television, as well as read in newspapers and magazines. In the Russian language there is no similar word that would be appropriate for songs, fashion, books and cooking.
As mentioned above, the concept of "hit" is most often used in creative people. The musicians who released the new song hope that it will be successful. What is a hit? This is a single, which is played on radio, in shopping centers, clubs. Thus, a band can be promoted without additional effort besides recording a song. But how to make the song a hit? This algorithm is not known to anyone. It is necessary that it clings, but it is not necessary to carry a large semantic load. In the Soviet Union, an analogue of the word "hit" was "hit", but today this concept is a thing of the past.
In the Internet
There are words that have a wide meaning. This is the English hit. In Internet space, this term has a different meaning. Programmers measure, for example, the number of hits. What is meant by this word? It indicates how many page loads occurred. Someone logged on to the site for the sale of oranges. He was there for 5 minutes and ordered a kilogram of fruit. After 5 minutes, the user returned to order another kilo. Thus, the site has 2 hits.That is, it means the number of times one user logged in from one computer with a difference of at least 1 minute. Programmers know how many hits a site can collect per day. If we proceed from this information, they calculate the cost of advertising, the space for which is sold on the site.
What are hits for a simple man in the street? These are the products or services that are most popular. We have already analyzed the example of popular music, now we can look at books. It turns out some kind of novelty that gets a good review from critics. Thanks to this, many readers will learn about it. People go to the store, buy a book to familiarize themselves with what critics call “good literature.” And regardless of whether the work is good, the book will still be a sales hit, as it has been bought. Often in this way, marketers and increase the demand for goods or services. They even have certain strategies. For example, to make carrot juice a sales hit, they can deliberately remove 10 cans from the shelf. The buyer has the impression that the juice is being taken apart. This means that it is good, you need to buy it and try it.
Where else is the hit list used?
Today such a phrase can be heard from TV screens, seen in a magazine or in a store. Why make a list of hits? Sometimes it is used for promotional purposes, sometimes in order to systematize information. The list of hits of the best films can be found by a person who wants to spend a pleasant evening. The best pictures of modern artists are called hits. Designers who produce branded items, make awesome collections. Some things become a must have for any girl. And this concept is akin to hit.