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Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: August 2012

Pieter Claesz, “Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill,” 1628

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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)

  1. Trevor Lynch, Review of The Dark Knight Rises, July 31, 2012: 3,979
  2. Matt Parrott, “Do Nothing,” August 7, 2012: 2,570
  3. Andrew Hamilton, “White Spree Killers,” August 10, 2012: 2,490
  4. Matt Parrott, “Tempest in a Sex Pot,” August 22, 2012: 2,289
  5. Greg Johnson, “Understanding the Sikh Temple Massacre,” August 7, 2012: 2,116
  6. Jef Costello, “You Must Change Your Life,” August 10, 2012: 2,074
  7. Andrew Hamilton, “Jews and Slavery,” August 24, 2012: 1,744
  8. Gregory Hood, “No Separate Peace,” August 23, 2012: 1,594
  9. Jef Costello, “Why I Live in the Past,” August 2, 2012: 1,557
  10. Ace of Swords, “To All Europeans,” August 16, 2012: 1,458
  11. Patrick LeBrun, “Who are the Sikhs?,” August 7, 2012: 1,455
  12. Mark Dyal, “Epistemology and the New Right,” August 21, 2012: 1,440
  13. Juleigh Howard-Hobson, “Woman Being,” July 31, 2012: 1,297
  14. Andrew Hamilton, “Anders Breivik’s Closing Statement,” July 6, 2012: 1,201
  15. Matt Parrott, “Epistemology, Race, and the Bazaar,” August 29, 2012: 1,181
  16. Patrick LeBrun, “Demographics and Jewish Destiny,” Part 1, August 9, 2012: 1,180
  17. Patrick LeBrun, “Demographics and Jewish Destiny,” Part 3, August 15, 2012: 1,138
  18. Greg Johnson, “The Costs and Benefits of Controversy,” August 10, 2012: 1,114
  19. Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 1,103
  20. 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
3. Canada
4. Sweden
5. Germany
6. Australia
7. France
8. Portugal
9. Japan
10. The Netherlands
11. Finland
12. China
13. Brazil
14. Poland
15. Russian Federation
16. Ireland
17. Norway
18. Mexico
19. Czech Republic
20. Switzerland

5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities

1. San Francisco
2. London
3. New York City
4. Melbourne
5. Stockholm
6. Sydney
7. Chicago
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Houston
10. Philadelphia
11. Seattle
12. Los Angeles
13. Mexico City
14. Berlin
15. Toronto
16. Dublin
17. Lisbon
18. Winnipeg
19. Vancouver, B.C.
20. Helsinki

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.

Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right

 

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