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Ghacks technology news is a technology blog created by Martin Brinkmann in October 2005. Its primary focus is on web browser and Windows tips, software, guides and reviews.

Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
FoundedOctober 2005
Founder(s)Martin Brinkmann
Key peopleMartin Brinkmann, Editor-In-Chief
ServicesReviews / Recommendations
Alexa rankIncrease 9,537 (As of 5 June 2019)[1]

An average of five posts are published each day of the week with topics ranging from Windows[2] and Linux operating system news to web browser tips (focusing on Firefox,[3] Google Chrome and Opera, online services like Gmail and, and general tech news and tips.

Popular posts include login related troubleshooting guides like Gmail[4] or Facebook.[5]

Ghacks Technology News has been recognized[how?] by Lifehacker, Gizmodo, and several other news sites and blogs for its coverage of free and open-source software.[citation needed]

The website received more than 400,000 visitors per day as of January 2017,[citation needed] and as of June 2019 has an Alexa traffic rank of 9,537 worldwide and 4,269 in the United States.[6]

Technorati listed Ghacks as a top 100 blog in both the general technology and info technology category, and of September 2013 it occupied position 21 in the Info technology category and 68 in the overall technology category on Technorati.[7]

Editorial staffEdit

The editor in chief and founder is Martin Brinkmann. All authors that contribute articles for the site are listed in the[8] footer area on the website.


Ghacks[9] was created in 2005 as a development blog for a software called Google Hacks. Trademark issues made the founder of the site pick ghacks as the domain name. The software was soon thereafter discontinued and Ghacks turned from a development type blog to a software and online news oriented blog.

The site has held an annual Christmas Giveaway in the past three years[when?], where commercial software is being given away to readers of the site.[10] This has since then been picked up by other tech blogs[which?] who are now also holding giveaways in the Christmas period.[citation needed]

In October 2019, Ghacks was acquired by Softonic.[11]

Awards and media recommendationsEdit

Ghacks Technology News has received recommendations by DL.TV,[12] Diggnation[13] and KNLS Radio's "Eye On The Web".[14]

Articles are often republished on sites such as Lifehacker,[15] The Blog Herald and Gizmodo.[citation needed]


  1. ^ " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  2. ^ "Windows News, Updates, tips and software". gHacks Technology News.
  3. ^ "Firefox Archives - gHacks Tech News". gHacks Technology News.
  4. ^ "Gmail login".
  5. ^ "Facebook Login Page Help And Troubleshooting - gHacks Tech News". 17 October 2009.
  6. ^ " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa".
  7. ^ "gHacks technology news". Technorati. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013.
  8. ^ "gHacks Technology News". gHacks Technology News.
  9. ^ "Welcome to - gHacks Tech News". 3 October 2005.
  10. ^ "Christmas Giveaway".[dead link]
  11. ^ Brinkmann, Martin (October 7, 2019). "Ghacks has a new owner, and that is a good for everyone". Ghacks.
  12. ^ "Cool Websites". DL.TV.
  13. ^ "Diggnation On The Web". Diggnation.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Eye On The Web". KNLS Radio.[failed verification]
  15. ^ Chen, Jason. "Instant Elevator Music Automatically Plays Whenever You Move Files Around".

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