Sunday, 31 July 2016

MONTHLY ROUND-UP: JULY 2016 – A NEW PLATEAU NOT A PEAK


Both May and June were very strong months for our site, with over 200,000 hits each and one or two articles “going viral” (i.e. scoring hits well outside our usual range). In July, however, none of our articles went viral. I also expected our readership to be hit by the Democratic and Republican conventions, because more US-oriented Alt-Right sites were offering excellent and extensive coverage of these events.

For these reasons I expected to see a drop back below the 200,000 hit mark, but surprisingly this did not happen. Total hits for July reached 219,342, only a slight decrease on last month’s record figure.

One reason for this surprising resilience was that older articles, of which we now have well over 1000, have started to occasionally “pop up” and trend, which can add several hundred hits each time. Although this has happened before, it seems to be happening more than before, a reward for our long-term commitment to producing intelligent yet readable articles.

As with last month, our outgoings were very small, being only $54 dollars for the month, with most of our content being voluntarily. Donations were likewise small – although greatly appreciated – amounting to $35 from three separate donors. This means that in “bang for buck” terms, Alternative Right is probably the best deal out there, providing premium comment at bargain basement prices, something we fully intend to keep doing.

In the interests of the wider movement, we continue to advise all donors to prioritise those sites where donations make up the livelihood of the operatives. Both Andy and myself have other sources of income that allow us to live reasonably comfortably and pump every penny donated to our side into improving and promoting our site (or occasionally making donations to other sites).

Now onto the highlight of any round-up, our top ten most viewed articles for the month:
  1. THE WESTERN CULTURAL REVOLUTION by James Lawrence (3888 hits)
  2. FACEBOOK ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY, BUT WHO IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE? by Colin Liddell (3390 hits)
  3. ALT-RIGHT NOW: TRUMP DOGWHISTLES HIS THANKS TO THE ALT-RIGHT AND PEPE THE FROG by Editors (2883 hits)
  4. DINDU TERROR IN DALLAS: A CASE OF APPLIED THIRD WORLDISM by Lawrence Murray (2855 hits)
  5. A NIGEL TO REMEMBER by Colin Liddell (2731 hits)
  6. WHY WE DON'T CARE ABOUT TERRORISM IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES by Lawrence Murray (2675 hits)
  7. THE BIGGEST HATEFACT EVER by Peter Anderson (2405 hits)
  8. TERROR FATIGUE by Lawrence Murray (2178 hits)
  9. THE UNTOLD VICTORS: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AS HISTORY NOT PROPAGANDA by Timo Hännikäinen (2132 hits)
  10. THE PLATONIC TYRANNY OF ERDOGAN AND THE WORST COUP EVER by Duns Scotus (2045 hits)
This month Andy and I did one podcast, with Australian filmmaker and Alternative Right contributor Richard Wolstencroft as our guest for the first time. Two “text-to-audio” readings were also added to our Soundcloud page. Altogether our podcasts gained another 3,736 plays and 384 downloads, a significant gain on last month. Our top-five most listened-to podcasts in June were as follows:
  1. Podcast 47: “The Alt-Right Conquers the Universe” (1,149 plays, 133 downloads)
  2. Text-to-Audio: Paradoxes of Policing (657 plays, 34 downloads)
  3. Text-to-Audio: The IQ of Revolutions (523 plays, 38 downloads)
  4. Podcast 46: A Moon-shaped Pool of Blood (367 plays, 33 downloads)
  5. Podcast 45: E. Michael Jones and the Slaughter of Cities (154 plays, 28 downloads)
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