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Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: February 2014

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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
3. Canada
4. Germany
5. Australia
6. Sweden
7. France
8. India
9. Finland
10. Netherlands
11. Brazil
12. Norway
13. Spain
14. Portugal
15. Italy
16. Ireland
17. Austria
18. Romania
19. Czech Republic
20. Poland

5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities

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

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

  1. Like our Facebook page and recommend that your friends do as well: https://www.facebook.com/counter.currents.publishing.
  2. Review our books at Amazon.com.
  3. Bookmark our Amazon.com Affiliates Links.
  4. Link our articles and recommend them to your friends.
  5. Buy our books, which helps us break even.
  6. Donate, to keep us in the fight.

9. Our Mailing List

If you wish to join our mailing list for occasional sale announcements and fundraising appeals, fill out the form below:

None of this would be possible without our writers, donors, proofreaders, and above all, you, our readers. Thank you!

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

 

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22 Comments

  1. fnn
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m shocked that some semblance of freedom exists at the Free University of Berlin.

  2. R_Moreland
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I wanted to comment on Free Speech tactics. You are not alone in facing attacks on your free speech rights. For example, various men’s rights activism (MRA) websites have been restricted by search engines/antivirus programs for “hatespeech.? This has included many sites dealing with issues of discrimination against men, a clear example that anyone who opposes the larger multicultist agenda will be considered an enemy, regardless of the blather about “tolerance.”

    What is to be done?

    One thing is to work with groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation which opposes Internet censorship.

    Another is to align with other groups which are being targeted (e.g., MRAs) and form a broader front.

    Or take some civil action against those trying to censor you — make it a civil rights issue. A long shot might be seeing if the ACLU would take the case. They defend rightists about once a decade to keep up their pretense of impartiality.

    In the long run, I think what needs to be done is to create an alternative Internet which is controlled by the Alternative Right, adding to it publishing and other media. Given modern technology, it could be done with some effort.

    Back in the 19th century, leftist radicals made their goal “seizing the means of production.” Well, we are no longer in an industrial era, we are in the Information Age.

    Time to gain control of the means of information.

    Anyway, keep up the good work.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

      Thank you. We are exploring all options.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

      Thank you. These are wise words. We are exploring all options.

  3. R_Moreland
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    When people tell me that I can not read something, I go out of my way to find the proscribed work and read it. Even if I do not agree with the content, I can appreciate points of view from outside the “accepted” boundaries of discourse.

    There’s also the thrill of reading that-which-is-forbidden, a sure sell in this or any other era. Go back to the early 20th century and ask how many books became best sellers because they were “Banned in Boston?” It’s something that can be used to increase readership–by selling the larger audience on seeing what the Establishment does not want them to see. Forbidden fruit and all that sort of thing.

    All this (again!) points out the hypocrisy of the Establishment and its minions. Interesting, is it not, how those who talk about “tolerance” and “diversity” the most do not tolerate dissent, nor want diverse opinions. It’s a contradiction which can be used to attack and discredit them.

    As the old cliche goes, “crisis” is another word for “opportunity.” The situation gives Counter-Currents (and the rest of the Alternative Right) the opportunity to position yourselves as the champions of Free Speech, Dissent and the First Amendment.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:52 am | Permalink

      That’s the spirit!

  4. Sol Invictus
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    I’m actually surprised that my university is in the top 30, seeing how so many people at my college lean far to the left. It’s good to see that every day I unknowingly pass by a couple of other people who read this website as well. Too bad none of us know each other.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:56 am | Permalink

      We really are everywhere. And once we know one another, and once every American either knows a WN, or knows someone who does, it will be impossible for the media to control how we are perceived and to prevent our message from spreading. Contact me at [email protected]. I might be organizing a private gathering in your area in the next couple of months, which might allow you to meet a few like-minded people.

  5. Posted March 4, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    are there white people in India? i dont understand why its in the 8th place of the ranking although its great when non whites support our movement but I would expect more to see non-western countries like Japan.

  6. anew
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    So are you saying that the University rankings are only based on visits from people who are actually on campus? Unless the sample is really small, I would think that this would be more or less accurate.

    The campus list is interesting though because it contrasts with the stereotypes. Historically, Princeton is thought to be to the right of Harvard, and Oxford to the right of Cambridge. And I guess Columbia is usually thought of as less left-wing than NYU.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

      They are based on visits from ip addresses in .edu domains.

  7. Peter
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Within the last few weeks it started that I could no longer look at counter currents when I use FIREFOX. I can view the website fine when using SAFARI. On FIREFOX I get the message “Sorry, this page does not exist. “

  8. Posted March 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Every time I read your top 20 cities section, I wonder if there might be some way of facilitating – via Counter-Currents – real-world networking amongst CC-readers, in the cities around the world which consistently appear in the top 20?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

      There are ways, but if I were to offer to introduce every reader in Stockholm to one another, there is a virtual certainty that a police agent or an antifa of some sort will contact me and ask to meet as well. And how would I weed such a person out? After all, everybody who would contact me would be just an another anonymous guy on the web. We all have to take risks to make our movement grow, but in this sort of case, it strikes me as not just a risk, but a certitude that sincere nationalists of the highest caliber would be exposed to evil people who wish to do them harm. I don’t want to do that.

      • Ulf Larsen
        Posted March 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

        I understand your concern. There are, however, political/social events in Stockholm, e.g. the Vision Europa conference arranged by Svenskarnas Parti (in 2013 a speaker from Svoboda attended). That is one way to get in touch with other nationalists. Otherwise, the only thing I can suggest is to contact organizations such as SvP who have members all over the country, and take it from there. We shouldn’t exaggerate the threat from Antifa thugs, either – I have been more or less active in the nationalist milieu some fifteen years, and I have very rarely run into them (and when I have, it hasn’t been a big problem). The nationalist-antifa streetfights are pretty much a thing of the ’90:s in Sweden.

        I really would recomment all nationalists to get in touch with other nationalists and meet them in real life, and not just keep their (nationalist) social circle online.

  9. Celestial Time
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that when you have dramatic drops like that, they usually come from a penalty by one of the search engines or a major update to the search engines. It just so happens that Google is reported to have made another update to their Hummingbird algorithm sometime in January. If you didn’t implement any type of major changes to the structure and function of the site during December or January, then it makes sense that a drastic drop is the result of the search engines changing algorithms.

    Certain types of caching mechanisms have the potential to screw with your rankings, but it’s highly unlikely that it would do it that quickly and broadly without it being a penalty or change in the search engines.

    For the record, I hate Google. They’re like dealing with a rabid child with Tourette’s when it comes to trying to jump through hoops they set up for webmasters. But you have to play the game with them if you want their traffic. Your traffic might go right back up. But it might start going down even further. You just never know what side of the bed Google will decide to wake up on. I could give you some good advice to try and remedy the situation, but just not here publicly.

  10. Donar van Holland
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    It is possible that the search engines algorithm has been changed to reduce the results coming from counter-currents. What is your position on other sites copying (part of) your articles? This may increase exposure of the content through search engines.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      I am all for reposting our material far and wide. The whole point of Counter-Currents is to generate and disseminate ideas. All I ask is that whoever reprints pieces links back to Counter-Currents.

  11. Ulf Larsen
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Good to see that you get many views from top universities. You are doing a great job!

    When do you expect the second volume of NANR to be published?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      NANR 2 will be out this year. I don’t want to be any more specific than that, otherwise I set myself up for failure and you for disappointment, since I am doing this alone, and I am notorious for unrealistic release dates.

      • Ulf Larsen
        Posted March 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

        Alright. To keep bothering you with another question: do you still intend to publish the Brooks Adams book?

        By the way, I received my copy of “New Right vs. Old Right” today – it looks great (naturally, I have already read all the content online)! I shall review it for some Swedish magazine/journal, digital or print, as soon as I get some spare time.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted March 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for your kind words about New Right vs. Old Right.

          I will publish the Brooks Adams volume near the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. I keep pushing it back because I feel that promises to living authors have priority.

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