Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
The summer months are typically the doldrums among White Nationalist organizations and websites. Not so at Counter-Currents. In terms of web traffic, August was our best month ever.
1. Our Blog
In August, we added 78 posts to the website (up from 68 last month), for a total of 1,085 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added over 300 new comments.
2. Our Readership and Web Traffic
In August, we had 81,012 visits (up from 66,093 visits in July). We had 40,002 unique visitors in August (up dramatically from 30,186 in July). These visitors looked at 502,282 pages (up significantly from 416,309 in July). More people are using the site more intensively than ever before.
Our “hits” did not increase significantly, and our “bandwidth” went down, which are good things, due to optimization of 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|
|August 2011||40,002||81,012||502,282||2,083,593||53.18 GB|
3. August’s Top Ten Articles (with date of publication and number of readers)
- Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 8,806
- Gregory Hood, review of Scarface, February 27, 2011: 3,865
- Andrew Hamilton, “More on the White Rioters in England,” August 16: 2,437
- Francis Alexander, “White Riot,” August 12, 2011: 1,719
- Greg Johnson, “White Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism,” August 5, 2011: 1,491
- Jonathan Bowden, “Conan the Barbarian and Robert E. Howard,” July 15, 2011: 1,452
- Vic Olvir, “Sylvia Plath: Stasis in Darkness,” November 9, 2010: 1,372
- Irmin Vinson, “Quelques réflexions sur Hitler,” May 31, 2011: 1,351
- Matt Parrott, Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, August 8, 2011: 1,249
- Greg Johnson, “Status Competition, Jews, and Racialist Mainstreaming,” Part 1, August 26, 2011: 1,247
Irmin Vinson on Hitler, Gregory Hood on Scarface, and Vic Olvir on Sylvia Plath remain some of our most popular essays. In addition, the French translation of the Vinson piece rose into the top ten, our first translation to do so.
4. New Writers Join Counter-Currents
In August, Counter-Currents published articles by nine new writers: Francis Alexander, Christopher Pankhurst, Martin Webster, Ava Moretti, George P. Stimson, Jr., Lyle Burkhead, Kensall Green, Dick Laurent, and Pierre Vial.
5. The First Annual Counter-Currents “Retreat”
In August, Counter-Currents sponsored a weekend retreat in the Bay Area for writers, donors, and other friends of Counter-Currents. For security reasons, the event was by invitation only and was not advertised to the public. Among the speakers were Kevin MacDonald, Mark Weber, and F. Roger Devlin. There were 43 men and women in attendance, including one who turned 17 at the event and another who is in her 80s. Everyone thought that the event went quite well, and plans are already underway for next year’s retreat.
6. Collin Cleary’s Summoning the Gods Now Available in Paperback
Collin Cleary’s Summoning the Gods: Essays on Paganism in a God-Forsaken World is now available in a paperback edition from Amazon.com.
Summoning the Gods is also limited, numbered, signed hardback edition of 100 copies direct from Counter-Currents.
7. 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.
8. I Continue to Write
In August, I published 9 posts, 5 of them quite substantial (for a total of 125), and 5 new translations (for a total of 50).
9. Our Articles Continue to be Reprinted and Translated
In August, Robert Steuckers’ Euro-Synergies, the leading European New Right blog, came back from hiatus and reprinted 10 of our articles, for a total of 121, more than 11% of our total output. For a full report, click here.
August was also a good month for translations of our publications. Eight new translations appeared, six in German and two in Portuguese. For a full report, click here.
10. 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
14. Czech Republic
15. South Africa
11. Our Summer Fundraiser
On June 11, 2011, Counter-Currents celebrated our first anniversary. To mark it, we launched a fund-raising drive. We hope to raise $25,000, and we have raised more than $11,000 so far. You can follow our progress with the thermometer on the right.
We will keep the drive going until the end of Summer. 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/
12. “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.
13. 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.
14. 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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I want to thank our writers, donors, and proofreaders, our webmaster/Managing Editor, and above all, you, our readers.
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right