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Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: April & May 2014

Andrea Fossati, The Guiding Light

Andrea Fossati, The Guiding Light

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

1. Our Readership and Web Traffic

Our traffic remains essentially plateaued since February, when a dramatic drop in our search engine traffic took place. Before that time, it was routine that articles published years ago would enjoy 1,000 or more reads per month. Many of them were regular fixtures in our top 20. Now, these articles receive under 100 visits per month, and all of our top 20 are recently published.

Given the possibility that Counter-Currents is being specifically targeted, in the coming months we will create a mirror site with a different domain name, which should increase the visibility of our back catalog of excellent writing. If you would like to donate specifically to the cost of this project, please visit our donate page — and thank you.

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
March 2014 65,619 117,881 335,592 380,785 7.89 GB
April 2014 56,511 110,621 318,831 367,018 6.91 GB
May 2014 59,321 116,293 321,397 363,432 7.08 GB

 

2. Our Webzine

In April, we added 53 posts to the website and in May we added 43, for a total of 3,386 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added more than 1,800 comments.

3. April’s Top 20 Pieces (with number of reads)

  1. Greg Johnson, “On the Necessity of a New Right,” 4,093
  2. Greg Johnson, “The Burden of Hitler, 2014,” 2,575
  3. Andrew Hamilton, “Racial Dominance,” 2,564
  4. Gregory Hood, “Fear of a White Rancher,” 2,385
  5. Greg Johnson, “Dealing with the Holocaust,” 2,253
  6. Greg Johnson, “Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as Anti-Semitic/Christian-Gnostic Allegory,” 2,149
  7. Greg Johnson, “The Counter-Currents Spring Cleaning Sale,” 2,147
  8. Gregory Hood, “The American Dream vs. the American Nation,” 2,039
  9. Andrew Hamilton, “Population Geneticist L. L. Cavalli-Sforza & Academic Conformity in Science,” 2,022
  10. Gregory Hood, “Was America’s Decline Inevitable?,” 2,002
  11. Gregory Hood, “The Fatherland vs. the Republic,” 1,954
  12. Gregory Hood, “Freedom vs. Identity,” 1,949
  13. Gregory Hood, “The Culture, the Creed, and the Dream,” 1,947
  14. Colin Liddell, “Vladimir Putin and the Sane Man Theory,” 1,944
  15. Trevor Lynch, “Blade Runner,” 1,898
  16. Andrew Hamilton, “The Gordian Knot and Some Race History,” 1,885
  17. Émile Durand, “Look to Ukraine,” 1,839
  18. Gregory Hood, “Traitor to the Gods,” 1,809
  19. Andrew Hamilton, “European Colonialism: A Different Perspective,” 1,796
  20. Greg Johnson, “Heidegger on World Jewry in The Black Notebooks,” 1,782

Oddly enough, all but two of April’s top 20 articles were by three authors: Greg Johnson (a.k.a. Trevor Lynch) with 7, Gregory Hood with 7, and Andrew Hamilton with 4.

4. May’s Top 20 Articles (with number of reads)

  1. Greg Johnson, “Changes Afoot at Counter-Currents,” 3,324
  2. Andrew Hamilton, “On Russia, Ukraine, and White Nationalism,” 3,289
  3. Andrew Hamilton, “Sympathy without Empathy” 2,941
  4. Greg Johnson, “Propaganda and Organization,” 2,709
  5. Andrew Hamilton, “A Cringeworthy Ad,” 2,672
  6. James J. O’Meara reviews Look Who’s Back2,208
  7. Colin Liddell, “The Black Baseline,” 2,195
  8. Simon Lote, “UKIP: The Evolution of Closet Racism,” 2,115
  9. Émile Durand, “On Russia, Ukraine, and Honor,” 1,991
  10. Irmin Vinson, “A Different Kind of Holocaust Commemoration,” 1,916
  11. James J. O’Meara reviews Hitler: The Adjournment, 1,912
  12. Juleigh Howard-Hobson reviews Mjolnir Magazine1,853
  13. Gregory Hood, “For Others and their Prosperity,” 1,830
  14. Christopher Pankhurst, “Posthuman Prospects,” 1,791
  15. Patrick Le Brun, “Taking City Hall: France 2014,” 1,724
  16. Patrick Le Brun, “Front National: The #1 Party in France,” 1,667
  17. Greg Johnson, “Remembering Julius Evola,” 1,628
  18. Christopher Pankhurst, “God Has Become Cancer: Damien Hirst, Religion, and Death,” 1,563
  19. Greg Johnson, “Remembering Dominique Venner,” 1,556
  20. Gregory Hood, “The Question,” 1,554

In May, our top 20 articles were more broadly distributed among our writers: Greg Johnson (4), Andrew Hamilton (3), Gregory Hood (2), James O’Meara (2), Christopher Pankhurst (2), Patrick Le Brun (2), with single articles by Colin Liddell, Simon Lote, Émile Durand, Irmin Vinson, and Juleigh Howard-Hobson. Special mention is due Irmin Vinson, who has returned to writing after a long absence, and Christopher Pankhurst, whose article on Damien Hirst is an outstanding “only at Counter-Currents” contribution.

5. April’s Top 20 Countries

Our web statistics program gives us a country-by-country breakdown of our readership. Here are April’s top 20 countries:

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Germany
  4. Canada
  5. France
  6. China
  7. Turkey
  8. Sweden
  9. Portugal
  10. Australia
  11. Russia
  12. Netherlands
  13. India
  14. Ukraine
  15. Poland
  16. Finland
  17. Brazil
  18. Greece
  19. Italy
  20. Romania

6. May’s Top 20 Countries

  1. United States
  2. France
  3. Turkey
  4. Germany
  5. Canada
  6. United Kingdom
  7. China
  8. Sweden
  9. Australia
  10. Netherlands
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Ukraine
  13. Brazil
  14. Russia
  15. Portugal
  16. Venezuela
  17. Finland
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Poland
  20. India

Given our discussions of the Ukraine crisis, it is no surprise that we had many readers from Ukraine and Russia. What is surprising is that Turkey has suddenly entered our top ten countries. China and Hong Kong are also highly ranked. I would like to hear from readers in Turkey and China. Who are you, and what are you getting out of Counter-Currents?

7. April’s Top 20 Cities

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

Eight 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, Washington D.C., Stockholm, Paris, Helsinki, Dublin, and Athens.

8. May’s Top 20 Cities

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

May’s list is pretty much the same as April’s, although Montreal has dropped out and Mumbai has appeared for the first time.

9. April’s Top 30 Universities

If we treat university addresses (.edu) as a separate country, it would be number 7 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. University of Miami
  2. University of Scranton
  3. Bergen University, Norway
  4. Fairfield University
  5. University of Warwick
  6. University of Strathclyde
  7. University of Cambridge
  8. University of Oslo
  9. New York University
  10. University of Huddersfield
  11. University of Oregon
  12. University of Pennsylvania
  13. Freie Universität, Berlin
  14. University of Missouri
  15. Boston College
  16. Columbia University
  17. University of Chicago
  18. Oxford University
  19. University of Kent
  20. University of Tennessee
  21. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  22. University of South Florida
  23. South Dakota State University
  24. University of Calgary
  25. San Jose State University
  26. University of California, Berkeley
  27. University of California, Los Angeles
  28. Harvard University
  29. Stanford University
  30. University of Washington, Seattle
10. May’s Top 30 Universities
  1. Bergen University, Norway
  2. Fairfield University
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University of Miami
  5. University of Strathclyde
  6. University of Warwick
  7. University of Oslo
  8. New York University
  9. University of Oregon
  10. University of Scranton
  11. University of Pennsylvania
  12. Freie Universität, Berlin
  13. Emory University
  14. Columbia University
  15. University of Huddersfield
  16. Boston College
  17. Harvard University
  18. University of California, Berkeley
  19. University of Kent
  20. University of Missouri
  21. University of Chicago
  22. Oxford University
  23. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  24. Stanford University
  25. Skidmore College
  26. University of South Florida
  27. University of Tennessee
  28. University of Calgary
  29. San Jose State University
  30. Eckerd College

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Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief
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20 Comments

  1. sindre
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    wow university of bergen number 1. Haha that must all be coming from me, cc must be an obscure site in norway. I also have a friend browsing cc studying in oslo, the oslo ranking must be from him.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

      Don’t be so sure you are all alone. Norway is a small country, but it is almost always in our top 20.

  2. Armor
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    The owners of Google probably do not approve of White Nationalism, but so far, it is easier to rely on Google than on other WN blogs!

  3. Yohan
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I do SEO so can give you my opinion. Firstly forget ‘hits’ and ‘pages viewed’, often these stats includes many bots and auto trawlers. What matters is unique visitors. It is true you have lost around 40-50 % of your traffic since late 2012.

    Google has many ranking algorithm changes, around 3 major ones a year, that can makes sites lose their traffic. This loss may be due to offsite factors, such as downgrading the external sites that were linking to you, but also onsite factors.

    Onsite factor issue : none of your articles had internal linking to any other articles on your site. Now from a purist writers perspective I understand why you would not want to do this. But it does help SEO to have internal linking. An overkill example is what Justin Raimondo does at antiwar.com.

    You also barely have any social activity such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus, which has started taking on a much larger share of importance when determining ranking factors. Obviously, the UN-PC themes of CC means you are always going to struggle on the social media side of things.

    So I hope this may explain why your articles may not be ranking as well as before and why traffic is down. It is also possible that Google may be down grading rankings based on themes that are considered racist and hate speech, but I would not presume this. Try and find other sites like your and compare traffic stats (unique visitors). If there is a trend across many UN-PC sites then it may be a factor.

    It would be extremely unlikely that CC itself is being ‘individually targeted’.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for this. I will bear it in mind. We do link to our own articles when appropriate.

      • Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

        I would describe linking to other CC articles, particularly my own, as a key component of of my particular “style” such as it is.

    • White Republican
      Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:36 am | Permalink

      Yohan,

      As someone who works with SEO, can you make any recommendations regarding (1) books on SEO techniques, (2) SEO software, and (3) websites and blogs dealing with SEO? A short list of recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Posted June 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Any thoughts why Spain doesn’t even appear in the ranking? Any details about visitors from Barcelona or close cities would be of interest to me. Thanks.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

      We have many Spanish readers, and Spain is usually in the top 30 countries, but not often in the top 20. I can’t share information about IP addresses, since that would be a violation of privacy. But if people in the Barcelona region wish to meet you, they can contact me, and I can put them in touch with you. I am happy to do that. Of course it should be borne in mind that you, or anyone who wishes to contact you, could simply be an anti- who is trolling for damaging information about dissidents.

  5. Mighty
    Posted June 14, 2014 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    University of Miami?

    Interesting. I feel like I’m the only one in Miami, FL who reads CC.

    • AE
      Posted June 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

      No, you’re not the only one. I’m rather surprised UM ranks so high as well.

      • Mighty
        Posted June 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

        It is very curious, indeed.

  6. Remnant
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Greg is Trevor Lynch? Wow, your productively really is amazing.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

      Thanks. But I need to do more.

  7. K.K.
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Interesting numbers. Especially Turkey and China being among the top countries with regard to visitors. Could proxy servers be (a part of) the explanation?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      That very well could be so. The proximity of Turkey to Ukraine and Russia might also be a factor.

  8. White Republican
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Greg,

    I noticed that you wrote in the very first paragraph above:

    “Our traffic remains essentially plateaued since February, when a dramatic drop in our search engine traffic took place. Before that time, it was routine that articles published years ago would enjoy 1,000 or more reads per month. Many of them were regular fixtures in our top 20. Now, these articles receive under 100 visits per month, and all of our top 20 are recently published.”

    I’ve recently been thinking that it might be worth looking at the literature on SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, as well as SEO software, such as those reviewed at:

    http://seo-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

    However, as I’m ignorant in these matters, have many other things to do, and don’t know what you currently do with regard to SEO, I mightn’t be able to provide much help here. Perhaps some readers might be able to offer useful advice and recommendations.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

      I would like to know more about SEO, but realistically that is not going to happen in this lifetime. If there is anyone out there who can advise me, I would me most grateful.

    • White Republican
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 3:16 am | Permalink

      Greg,

      As I indicated above, I’m ignorant concerning SEO techniques and software, but I could do the following:

      1. I could search for useful literature on SEO techniques. To do this, I would consult online book vendors (e.g., Amazon); I would examine the websites of publishers and imprints (e.g., O’Reilly, Wiley); I would carefully read reviews of books; I would read what I can of books online at websites like Amazon and Google Books; I would examine books at larger book stores. I would focus on books which are recent and which appear to be useful as introductory works concerning SEO techniques.

      I’m aware of one book in which the material is effectively divided into a four-month program and in which the work can be done in small instalments. Given the constraints on your time, this book might be ideal, but I’d like to take a closer look at it.

      2. I could search for information concerning SEO software.

      The objective of the above work would be to establish a starting point for learning and inquiry regarding SEO techniques and software. You could use these to kick-start your own work in these matters. You don’t need to know everything, or read books from cover to cover, or be fully knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of SEO techniques and software. Get a grip on these things, and increase your leverage in these matters over time. Sapere aude!

      Given that Counter-Currents is a webzine with extremely ambitious metapolitical aims, and given recent changes in traffic patterns, SEO is clearly important and possibly urgent.

      SEO is a black box that needs to be pried open.

      I wonder if Jewish techniques of SEO could be the subject of an article by Andrew Hamilton. A possible title might be “Is Google Good for the Jews?” Hamilton has occasionally commented on how the Jews have worked to censor the internet (both formally and informally, overtly and covertly), how certain areas of the internet seem to have been blacked out from search engines, and how certain material seems to have gone into the memory hole.

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

        All of these are good ideas.

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