Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: February 2014Greg Johnson
Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
Near the end of February, I learned that Counter-Currents was being targeted for economic destruction by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The reaction from our readers was to increase their book purchases and donations, and for that I am immensely grateful.
1. Our Readership and Web Traffic
The SPLC announcement came on the heels of another troubling development: at the beginning of February, we noticed a dramatic decline in traffic, as if a switch had been thrown somewhere. Now that the month is over, both the nature and the extent of the decline are clear.
First, the primary loss of traffic is from internet search engines, and its primary impact was on a large number of articles, some of them years old, that would routinely be read 1,000+ times in a month, but usually not enough to appear in our top 20. In February, many of these articles had been read fewer than 50 times.
Second, the damage to our traffic has been a loss of 25% in unique visitors and 47% in visits. (Taking into account the fact that February is 3 days shorter than January.) (The changes to the number of page views, the number of hits, and bandwidth usage are due to the use of a web-caching service which stores our pages on other servers to increase browsing speed. I am assured, however, that the caching service does not explain the changes in visits or unique visitors.)
Such changes need to be kept in perspective: Counter-Currents has had such dips in traffic before, e.g. between March and April of 2011 (down 30% in unique visitors and 6.5% in visits) and between July and August of 2012 (down 20% in unique visitors and 11% in visits). But we bounced back and continued to grow, as we will do again.
Also, interestingly enough, there was no decline in our book sales, donations, and comment participation from January throughout February. Indeed, at the end of the month there was a distinct uptick due to the SPLC attack.
|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|
|September 2012||66,719||132,503||455,938||493,856||17.73 GB|
|October 2012||81,739||157,152||410,096||416,362||16.36 GB|
|November 2012||107,956||199,912||584,115||755,419||29.95 GB|
|December 2012||109,265||224,793||926,117||1,143,248||37.53 GB|
|January 2013||100,054||208,004||900,577||1,012,979||40.81 GB|
|February 2013||81,999||185,688||1,396,374||1,498,502||75.33 GB|
|March 2013||83,303||189,545||1,477,001||1,778,006||94.98 GB|
|April 2013||81,328||192,910||1,528,169||1,634,540||91.16 GB|
|May 2013||95,667||221,260||1,758,299||1,897,099||103.67 GB|
|June 2013||80,409||197,258||1,730,633||1,884,016||103.77 GB|
|July 2013||82,106||200,961||1,619,899||1,813,531||124.29 GB|
|January 2014||82,567||209,131||1,130,149||1,224,623||98.64 GB|
|February 2014||55,805||100,271||300,207||346,026||6.18 GB|
2. Our Webzine
In February, we added 58 posts to the website (down from 65 in January), for a total of 3,239 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added more than 600 comments.
3. Top 20 Pieces (with number of reads)
1. Jef Costello, “The Vermont Teddy Bear is a Giant Phallus,” 3,533
2. Greg Johnson, “White Extinction,” 2,799
3. Matt Parrott, “Ten Reasons for White Nationalists to Cheer Up,” 2,355
4. Trevor Lynch reviews The Monuments Men, 2,297
5. Patrick Le Brun, “2013: A Dark Year Before the Dawn,” 2,287
6. Greg Johnson, “Counter-Currents Under Attack,” 2,171
7. Matt Parrott, “Weird Science,” 2,164
8. Andrew Hamilton, “Replacement Migration,” 2,148
9. Simon Lote, “A Tale of Two Ceremonies: Sochi vs. London,” 2,130
10. Trevor Lynch reviews Nebraska, 2,122
11. Andrew Hamilton, “The White Race Does Not Deserve to Survive: The White Version,” 2,120
12. Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” 2,111
13. Kevin MacDonald, “Foreword to Greg Johnson’s New Right vs. Old Right,” 2,109
14. Manuel Ochsenreiter Interviews Alexander Dugin on the Ukraine Crisis, 1,772
15. Colin Liddell, “Paradoxes of Policing,” 1,759
16. Andrew Hamilton, “The Importance of Population Structure and Dynamics,” 1,568
17. Christopher Pankhurst, “The End of the Present World,” 1,558
18. Greg Johnson, “On Potential,” 1,519
19. Andrew Hamilton, “Europe’s Continental Boundaries,” 1,466
20. Patrick Le Brun, “Who are the Bohras?,” 1,450
Eighteen of our top 20 articles were recently published. Three new names were on the list: Colin Liddell, Manuel Ochsenreiter, and Christopher Pankhurst. Other names are familiar: Andrew Hamilton, Kevin MacDonald, Greg Johnson, Trevor Lynch, Jef Costello, Matt Parrott, and Patrick Le Brun. Andrew Hamilton had a particularly good month with 4 articles in the Top 20. Jef Costello had his first number one article. Matt Parrott had 2 in the Top 10 and Patrick Le Brun 2 in the Top 20. Congratulations gentlemen, and thank you!
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. United Kingdom
19. Czech Republic
5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities
1. New York City
7. Los Angeles
8. San Francisco
19. Vancouver, B.C.
Seven of our top 20 are in the United States. Four are on the west coast of North America: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Vancouver. Three are in Canada: Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Two are in Australia: Melbourne and Sydney. Eight are national capitals: London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, Helsinki, Dublin, Vienna, and Lisbon.
6. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 30 Universities
If we treat university addresses (.edu) as a separate country, it would be number 6 in our country rankings. Visits from University addresses are not, however, a good measure of how many college students are reading us, since students are naturally cautious about browsing politically incorrect websites on campus systems. These are the top 30 universities in terms of visits.
1. Freie Universität Berlin
2. Harvard University
3. University of Chicago
4. University of California Los Angeles
5. New York University
6. Ruhr-Universität Bochum
7. University of Calgary
8. Columbia University
9. University of California Santa Barbara
10. University of Cambridge
11. University of Notre Dame
12. University of Oregon
13. Oxford University
14. Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
15. University of San Diego
16. University of Nottingham
17. University of Strathclyde
18. Mount Royal University
19. University of Tennessee
20. University of Alberta
21. San Jose State University
22. Princeton University
23. Fairfield University
24. University of Jyväskylä, Finland
25. University of California Berkeley
26. University of Scranton
27. University of Kent
28. University of Miami
29. Whittier College
30. Emory University
7. Book Projects
On January 31, we released the E-book of our latest title, Greg Johnson’s New Right vs. Old Right. The hardcover and paperback editions were released in February and are now on their way to purchasers. Since we are in the business of changing the world by changing people’s minds, we have decided to release all of our titles as E-books immediately, followed by the printed books as soon as they are printed and shipped to us.
8. Six Easy Ways You Can Help Counter-Currents
- Like our Facebook page and recommend that your friends do as well: https://www.facebook.com/counter.currents.publishing.
- Review our books at Amazon.com.
- Bookmark our Amazon.com Affiliates Links.
- Link our articles and recommend them to your friends.
- Buy our books, which helps us break even.
- Donate, to keep us in the fight.
9. Our Mailing List
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None of this would be possible without our writers, donors, proofreaders, and above all, you, our readers. Thank you!
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