Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: August 2012Greg Johnson
Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
There is a lot of news from Counter-Currents this month.
1. Our Readership and Web Traffic
Our web traffic steeply declined in August. Our unique visitors went from 52,306 to 41,616, a drop of 20%. Our visits went down from 108,340 to 96,314, a drop of 11%. Our pages viewed declined from 367,589 to 305,729, a drop of 16.8%.
The focus of our site and the quality and quantity of our offerings have not changed. Indeed, we published more in August than in July. So we must look elsewhere for explanations.
We know of two new factors that explain these drops. First and foremost, Google has altered the search rankings of a number of our most popular articles, pushing them off the first pages of results, which makes it less likely that people will read them. Other racialist sites have experienced similar dramatic changes in their Google rankings. We believe this is a deliberate attempt at ideological censorship. Second, we have learned that the French internet provider free.fr has begun to block our site. This is also deliberate ideological censorship.
This is bad news, of course, because fewer people are hearing our message. Of course the majority of people who come through Google searches bug out of here very quickly. But some stay around long enough to learn something. We will have to work harder to attract their attention.
But there is good news here too. First, this kind of censorship is an acknowledgement that we exist and are regarded as a threat to the powers that be. Second, traffic is beginning to climb again, so in the end, we have been just slowed down, not stopped.
|Month||Unique Visitors||Number of Visits||Pages Viewed||“Hits”||Bandwidth|
|June 2010||6,145||10,328||70,732||200,824||6.08 GB|
|July 2010||9,387||17,329||119,254||348,172||10.01 GB|
|August 2010||12,174||22,348||93,379||333,614||10.17 GB|
|September 2010||17,063||34,510||147,051||580,550||16.39 GB|
|October 2010||17,848||35,921||140,365||611,367||17.93 GB|
|November 2010||26,054||48,336||171,833||915,553||26.39 GB|
|December 2010||26,161||50,975||192,905||1,101,829||27.79 GB|
|January 2011||28,583||60,005||198,249||1,736,067||34.06 GB|
|February 2011||29,737||61,519||213,121||2,081,558||40.13 GB|
|March 2011||29,768||62,077||220,053||2,485,001||52.21 GB|
|April 2011||20,091||58,037||223,291||2,729,449||54.65 GB|
|May 2011||36,596||78,103||274,841||1,334,472||47.59 GB|
|June 2011||28,629||57,920||264,928||1,004,128||22.78 GB|
|July 2011||30,186||66,093||416,309||1,952,047||71.23 GB|
|August 2011||40,002||81,012||502,282||2,083,593||53.18 GB|
|September 2011||45,427||88,782||422,902||481,909||11.67 GB|
|October 2011||45,590||90,444||337,137||468,197||17.78 GB|
|November 2011||44,445||88,824||330,664||339,521||14.22 GB|
|December 2011||49,845||97,223||337,881||344,210||13.65 GB|
|January 2012||56,633||107,644||408,373||433,736||21.38 GB|
|February 2012||53,345||99,607||376,288||411,915||14.43 GB|
|March 2012||55,572||106,029||441,170||475,719||16.36 GB|
|April 2012||56,772||110,029||421,446||428,678||16.08 GB|
|May 2012||56,323||111,533||400,243||404,483||15.70 GB|
|June 2012||55,112||110,246||400,141||404,162||13.66 GB|
|July 2012||52,304||108,340||367,589||373,470||12.52 GB|
|August 2012||41,616||96,314||305,729||329,353||12.23 GB|
2. Our Webzine
In August, we added 92 posts to the website, for a total of 1,993 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added over 500 new comments.
3. August’s Top 20 Articles (with date of publication and number of reads)
- Trevor Lynch, Review of The Dark Knight Rises, July 31, 2012: 3,979
- Matt Parrott, “Do Nothing,” August 7, 2012: 2,570
- Andrew Hamilton, “White Spree Killers,” August 10, 2012: 2,490
- Matt Parrott, “Tempest in a Sex Pot,” August 22, 2012: 2,289
- Greg Johnson, “Understanding the Sikh Temple Massacre,” August 7, 2012: 2,116
- Jef Costello, “You Must Change Your Life,” August 10, 2012: 2,074
- Andrew Hamilton, “Jews and Slavery,” August 24, 2012: 1,744
- Gregory Hood, “No Separate Peace,” August 23, 2012: 1,594
- Jef Costello, “Why I Live in the Past,” August 2, 2012: 1,557
- Ace of Swords, “To All Europeans,” August 16, 2012: 1,458
- Patrick LeBrun, “Who are the Sikhs?,” August 7, 2012: 1,455
- Mark Dyal, “Epistemology and the New Right,” August 21, 2012: 1,440
- Juleigh Howard-Hobson, “Woman Being,” July 31, 2012: 1,297
- Andrew Hamilton, “Anders Breivik’s Closing Statement,” July 6, 2012: 1,201
- Matt Parrott, “Epistemology, Race, and the Bazaar,” August 29, 2012: 1,181
- Patrick LeBrun, “Demographics and Jewish Destiny,” Part 1, August 9, 2012: 1,180
- Patrick LeBrun, “Demographics and Jewish Destiny,” Part 3, August 15, 2012: 1,138
- Greg Johnson, “The Costs and Benefits of Controversy,” August 10, 2012: 1,114
- Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 1,103
- Greg Johnson, “Dead Can Dance, Berkeley, August 12, 2012,” August 13, 2012: 1,082
One of the consequences of Google’s actions is that our perennial favorites, Daniel Michaels on Stalin’s plan to conquer Europe and Gregory Hood on Scarface, have been driven from our top 20 entirely (indeed, from our top 50). Another perennial favorite, Irmin Vinson on Hitler, has been driven down to number 19.
Andrew Hamilton, Patrick LeBrun, Matt Parrott, and Greg Johnson each have three articles in our top 20. Jef Costello has two articles.
Patrick LeBrun and Mark Dyal make their first appearances in our top 20. Congratulations, gentlemen! We look forward to your future writings.
4. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Countries
Our web statistics program gives us a country-by-country breakdown of our readership. Here are the top 20 countries:
1. United States
2. Great Britain
10. The Netherlands
15. Russian Federation
19. Czech Republic
5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities
1. San Francisco
3. New York City
8. Washington, D.C.
12. Los Angeles
13. Mexico City
19. Vancouver, B.C.
Eight of our top 20 cities are in the United States. Four are on the West Coast of North America: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, B.C. Three are in Canada: Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Two are in Australia: Melbourne and Sydney. Eight of them are national capitals: London, Berlin, Stockholm, Lisbon, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Dublin, and Helsinki.
6. The Counter-Currents Radio Network
By far the biggest news item is that Counter-Currents is launching our own podcasting network. We will give homes to several of the hosts from the Voice of Reason network, which has disappeared, and we will be developing new shows. New developments will be announced on our front page.
7. Upcoming Book Projects
These are the titles that are at one stage or another in the editorial process. Beyond the first three titles, these are in only the roughest chronological order. Everything has been pushed back a month in order to devote time to launching the C-C Radio Network.
13. Kerry Bolton, Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence, ed. Greg Johnson (September)
14. James J. O’Meara, The Homo and the Negro: Masculinist Meditations on Literature, Politics, and Popular Culture (September)
15. Juleigh Howard-Hobson, “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof group” and Other Poems
16. Trevor Lynch, Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies
17. Savitri Devi, The Lightning and the Sun
18. William Joyce, Twilight Over England, with an Introduction by Greg Johnson
19. Francis Parker Yockey, The World in Flames and Other Essays, ed. Kerry Bolton
20. Saint-Loup, Hitler or Judah? A Second Nuremberg Tribunal
21. Derek Hawthorne, Above the Clouds: Arnold Fanck, Leni Riefenstahl, and the Metaphysics of Sex (on the German mountain films)
22. Collin Cleary, L’appel aux dieux (French translation of Summoning the Gods)
Counter-Currents has now taken over the Savitri Devi Archive’s Centennial Edition of Savitri Devi’s Works. The next volumes will be new editions of And Time Rolls On and The Lightning and the Sun. Other longer term projects include Anthony M. Ludovici’s Confessions of an Anti-Feminist: The Autobiography of Anthony M. Ludovici, ed. John V. Day, Julius Evola’s East and West: Essays in Comparative Philosophy, a new edition of Brooks Adams’ The Law of Civilization and Decay with an Introduction by Greg Johnson, and a collection of Alain de Benoist’s essays on Ernst Jünger.
8. Our Summer Fundraiser
On June 11, our second anniversary, Counter-Currents launched a new fundraising campaign. Our aim is to raise $25,000. For the latest update, click here. If you have not yet contributed, now is a good time. Please visit our donation page here.
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Once again, I want to thank our writers, donors, and proofreaders; our webmaster/Managing Editor; and above all, you, dear reader, for making Counter-Currents possible.
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
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