July was a very good month at Counter-Currents, one of our best months ever, in fact. For that, I owe a big thanks to you, our readers, as well as to our writers, donors, proofreaders, and webmaster/Managing Editor.
1. Our Blog
In July, we passed 1,000 “posts” (articles, article segments, reviews, interviews, etc.). We added 68 posts to the website, for a total of 1,007 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. Sixty-eight posts is up 4 from last month. We also added over 1,000 new comments, our best month yet.
2. Our Readership and Web Traffic
In July, we had 66,093 visits (up from 57,920 visits in June — yes, much to my embarrassment, I inverted the first two digits in the June newsletter, an error that has been corrected). We had 30,186 unique visitors in July (up from 28,629 in June). These visitors looked at 416,309 pages (up significantly from 264,928 in June). In terms of page views, July was our best month ever — by far. Indicating that people are using the site more intensively than ever. In terms of unique visitors and total number of visits, July was our second best month ever.
Our “hits” and “bandwidth” are up from past months due to adjustments to our web hosting arrangements.
|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|
|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|
3. July’s Top Ten Articles (with date of publication and number of readers)
- Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 5,016
- Greg Johnson, “Anders Behring Breivik,” July 24, 2011: 4,108
- Gregory Hood, review of Scarface, February 27, 2011: 3,473
- Trevor Lynch, review of Pulp Fiction, Part 1, June 29, 2011: 1,593
- “Anders Behring Breivik on Hitler and the Jews,” July 25, 2011: 1,337
- Jonathan Bowden, “Judge Dredd,” July 7, 2011: 1,310
- Greg Johnson, Review of Farnham O’Reilly’s Hyperborean Home, July 8, 2011: 1,201
- Vic Olvir, “Sylvia Plath: Stasis in Darkness,” November 9, 2010: 1,126
- Greg Johnson, “The Burden of Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 1,061
- F. Roger Devlin, “Rotating Polyandry and its Enforcers,” Part 1, June 22, 2011: 1,058
In addition, more than 1,200 people downloaded the Breivik manifesto from our site. Anders Breivik was very good for Counter-Currents in July. Yesterday, I Googled “Breivik, Hitler, Jews,” and Counter-Currents was the highest ranked site after the hottest news stories. Try it yourself.
4. Our Newest Title
Collin Cleary’s Summoning the Gods: Essays on Paganism in a God-Forsaken World is now in print and available in a limited, numbered, signed hardback edition of 100 copies direct from Counter-Currents. It is also soon to be available in a handsome trade paperback edition from Amazon.com.
5. North American New Right
I am now readying for press 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 July, I published 11 posts, 7 of them quite substantial (for a total of 115), and 2 new translations (for a total of 45).
7. Our Articles Continue to be Reprinted and Translated
In July, Robert Steuckers’ Euro-Synergies, the leading European New Right blog, came back from hiatus and reprinted 8 of our articles, for a total of 111, more than 10% of our total output. For a full report, click here.
Three translations of our publications also appeared in July, a German translation of Irmin Vinson’s long essay “Holocaust Commemoration” and German and Portuguese translations of my “Anders Behring Breivik (The Neo-Conservative Rambo)” article.
8. 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
10. South Africa
17. Czech Republic
9. Our First Anniversary & Fundraiser
Counter-Currents marked out first anniversary on June 11, and to mark it, we launched a fund-raising drive. We hope to raise $25,000, and we have raised more than $10,000 so far. You can follow our progress with the thermometer on the right.
We will keep the drive going until the end of August. I want to thank all the donors, including several anonymous donors, who have generously supported us.
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/
10. “Program Yourself” . . . and pass the savings on to Counter-Currents
I want to draw your attention to a passage from the new Trevor Lynch essay, “Why I Write“:
There is, however, a sense in which I boycott television, and I recommend others do so as well. I don’t watch broadcast television, and I refuse to pay for cable. So I don’t watch commercials, and the only TV series I see are downloaded or on DVD. I don’t like being “programmed.” My slogan is “Program yourself.” And I just don’t want to spend the money.
It astonishes me how much money White Nationalists pay to people who hate them in order to have toxic propaganda piped into their homes. It is even more shocking when you compare your monthly cable bill to your monthly donations to Counter-Currents or other pro-white websites, where people are actually fighting against the lies. So if you feel the need to boycott someone, cancel your cable and subscribe to a monthly donation to Counter-Currents instead. Don’t be the sort of person who pays to be poisoned but counts on the antidote to be free.
Not only do many of our people pay monthly fees for the privilege of piping cultural poison into their homes, they also pay monthly fees to health clubs and gyms. Well, think of a monthly donation to Counter-Currents as joining a mental health club.
By the way, the Lynch essay is part of the introduction to his first book, Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies, to be published later this year by Counter-Currents.
11. 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 July, 154 items were ordered this way, and Counter-Currents received just over $150 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.
12. 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.
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Again, July was one of our best months ever, and we hope the momentum will continue on into August. If, however, you notice that I am not as active on the front page of CC, that is because I have a lot of behind the scenes work cut out for me this month, including North American New Right, vol. 1. We will report on other projects as well, after they come safely to fruition.
Thank you again for your loyal readership and support.
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right