When summer arrives, the White Nationalist scene in America tends to die down. It seems to in Europe as well. At Counter-Currents, though, we don’t plan on slowing down. Neither, it seems, do our readers.
1. Our Blog
In June, we added 64 posts to the website, for a total of 941 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. Sixty-four posts is down 4 from last month, but we more than made up for that in terms of word count, for in June, we published a large number of long and detailed think pieces, which were among our most popular offerings. We also added just under 600 new comments in June (just about what we added last month).
2. Our Readership and Web Traffic
May was our best month ever. I hypothesized in the last newsletter that a large amount of the surge in traffic came from college students doing online term paper research. This hypothesis was confirmed when, after the first week in June, when the last of the term papers were due, there was a sharp drop in traffic. In June, we had 57,920 visits (down from 78,103 visits in May). We had 28,629 unique visitors in June (down significantly from 36,596 in May) . These visitors looked at 264,928 pages (down slightly from 274,841 in May) .
On the bright side, the college student traffic we lost in June will be back in the Fall and next Spring. And although the number of unique visitors went down sharply because of this, the number of visits and pages viewed did not, meaning that readers were using the site more intensively in June. We hope that this gain will be permanent, not cyclical.
Our “hits” and “bandwidth” are down from past months due to new, more efficient web hosting arrangements.
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3. June’s Top Ten Articles (with date of publication and number of readers)
- F. Roger Devlin, “Rotating Polyandry and its Enforcers,” Part 1, June 22, 2011: 3,827
- Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 2,245
- F. Roger Devlin, “Rotating Polyandry and its Enforcers,” Part 2, June 23: 2,112
- Edmund Connelly, Review of Jeff Gates, Guilt by Association, June 22: 1,848
- Greg Johnson, Introduction to Collin Cleary’s Summoning the Gods, June 3: 1,844
- Daniel Michaels, “Exposing Stalin’s Plan to Conquer Europe,” April 21, 2011: 1,833
- Andrew Hamilton, “In Search of Devils,” June 3, 2001: 1,833
- Michael O’Meara, “Le Peste Blonde,” June 15, 2011: 1,804
- Jonathan Bowden, Sarban’s The Sound of his Horn, June 23, 2011: 1,797
- Andrew Hamilton, “Jews Menaced by Comic Book,” June 14, 2011: 1,778
Clearly the biggest draw in June were the writings of F. Roger Devlin. We were also excited to have Michael O’Meara, Jonathan Bowden, and Edmund Connelly back on our pages. Andrew Hamilton, one of our most versatile and faithful contributors, hit the top ten twice. Congratulations and thanks to all of our writers.
4. Our Next Title
Much of June was spent getting Collin Cleary’s Summoning the Gods: Essays on Paganism in a God-Forsaken World ready for press. This volume contains nine essays by Collin Cleary plus my own Editor’s Introduction. Seven of the essays have been previously published in Tyr and Runa. Two additional essays have not appeared in print before. This collection clearly demonstrates that Collin Cleary is one of the most original and important thinkers in the neo-pagan movement. It will be released in early July.
5. North American New Right
Next in the pipeline is the first volume of North American New Right. North American New Right is our annual print journal that contains our best articles from each year. Its purpose is to provide an outlet for longer, scholarly articles and reviews that are best read in print rather than online.
Like all of our books, North American New Right will be published in hardcover and paperback, but the hardcover edition will only be available to our “Vanguardists” — those who donate $120 or more per year to Counter-Currents.
6. I Continue to Write
In June, I was largely occupied with outside writing and editing projects to pay my bills. But I did manage to write 5 posts, 4 of them substantial articles (for a total of 97), and do 2 new translations (for a total of 43).
7. Our Articles Continue to be Reprinted
For most of June, Robert Steuckers’ Euro-Synergies, the leading European New Right blog, has been on holiday. Nevertheless, Euro-Synergies reprinted one of our pieces at the beginning of the month, for a total of 103, more than 10% of our total output . For a full report, click here.
8. Our First Anniversary & Fundraiser
Counter-Currents marked out first anniversary on June 11, and to mark it, we launched a fund-raising drive. I want to thank all the donors, including several anonymous donors, who have generously supported us. You can follow our progress with the thermometer on the right.
There are now 31 individuals making monthly donations to Counter-Currents, the same number as last month, and 40 additional donors have sent non-recurring donations. That is 71 people. Thank you for helping us to survive and grow.
The 71 individuals who have made donations to Counter-Currents are just under 20% of the people who are on this mailing list, and the mailing list is a small fraction of our regular readers.
We call the group of people who have made, or pledged to make, donations of $120 or more in a year “the Vanguard”: they went first. They did not wait to follow others. There are 54 so far, which is less than 14% of the 412 people on this list.
If you have been thinking about supporting our efforts, now is the time to begin.
You can make two different types of donations:
- A single donation of any size.
- A recurring donation of any size.
To make a donation, click http://www.counter-currents.com/donate/
One incentive to join the Vanguard is that we have decided to limit the deluxe hardcover edition of our annual journal North American New Right to 200 numbered copies, which will be available only to Vanguard members, i.e., donors who give $120 or more in a given year, either in lump sums or by monthly donations.
The donation page also explains other incentives available to monthly donors: http://www.counter-currents.com/donate/
9. The Amazon.com Affiliate Program
Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose where your sales taxes go? Well, Amazon.com’s Affiliate Program allows you to earmark 7% of your Amazon purchases to Counter-Currents at no additional cost to you. That is about the average sales tax that Americans pay.
That’s why we are so grateful to all of you who have been using Counter-Currents affiliate links to make your purchases at Amazon.com.
In June, 117 items were ordered this way, and Counter-Currents received just over $190 in commissions, 7% of the purchase price. This is particularly impressive, given that only a small percentage of our readers are actually using these links — I would estimate fewer than 10% of the people on this newsletter list. (This is just a guess. Amazon.com protects your privacy even when you buy through an affiliate link.) If everyone reading this were to take part in this program, our support would grow considerably.
10. Our Amazon.com Bookmark has Changed
At the end of June, we had to change our Amazon.com bookmark link. Please update it, as the old bookmark no longer works. If you have Amazon.com bookmarked on your computer, click the following link and then replace your bookmark with the page that appears. This will allow you to go directly to Amazon.com, and Counter-Currents will receive the same commission.
This link takes you to the Non-Fiction Books page. For some reason, Amazon.com will not allow us to construct a link to their home page. Also, we cannot build links to Amazon.com stores outside the US. If there is a particular Amazon.com page to which you usually go first, email me and let me know, and I will happily construct a custom affiliate link for you. It is that important that we make it easy for you to participate.
Note: The affiliate link gives Counter-Currents a commission on anything you buy on Amazon.com, on any page, so long as you enter Amazon through one of the links.
11. Where Our Readers Are
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
9. The Netherlands
12. South Africa
17. Czech Republic
12. Final Thoughts
When PBS stations do fundraisers, they ask you to imagine life without them. They threaten that they will close up shop if they do not raise a certain amount of money. Well, you have us over a barrel here, because we are not going to close up shop no matter what, simply because we believe we are doing the right thing, and we will keep doing so because it is our duty.
It does not take much money or time to keep a website online. The money and the time come in when you want to make it grow. And that is why we are asking for support. Our two main priorities are being able to afford a full-time editor (me) and to pay our authors (which will increase the amount of material here substantially). My dream is to have a daily schedule that reads:
1. Wake Up
2. Make Coffee
4. Walk the Dog
5. Save the White Race
And nothing else!
There are legions of professional Jews, blacks, and mestizos. The number of professional whites can be counted on one hand.
We need your support to take Counter-Currents to the next level.
Thank you again for your loyal readership and support.
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right