Down down deeper and down? The July Statistics

Maybe it does not pay to disrespect the status quo?

I didn’t fully understand the surge in readers to 400 000 plus in May and remain unsure as to why they have fallen in number over the last two months, to not quite 300 000.

What do you think, team?

We’re still in the pink, imperial pink, with a global presence or ‘world service’ to please the uncritical eye.

Barrhead Travel, Good Morning Scotland and a Spook attracted readers. If you wrote something for us and want to know how many you got, let me know.

Will we consolidate at this level or does the slide continue?

The trick is not to stop the slide but to find a graceful way of staying slid?

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4 thoughts on “Down down deeper and down? The July Statistics”

  1. John

    following from Craig Murray’s Blog. worth a read.

    Blocked By Facebook and the Vulnerability of New Media

    This site’s visitor numbers are currently around one third normal levels, stuck at around 20,000 unique visitors per day. The cause is not hard to find. Normally over half of our visitors arrive via Facebook. These last few days, virtually nothing has come from Facebook:
    What is especially pernicious is that Facebook deliberately imposes this censorship in a secretive way. The primary mechanism when a block is imposed by Facebook is that my posts to Facebook are simply not sent into the timelines of the large majority of people who are friends or who follow. I am left to believe the post has been shared with them, but in fact it has only been shown to a tiny number. Then, if you are one of the few recipients and do see the post and share it, it will show to you on your timeline as shared, but in fact the vast majority of your own friends will also not receive it. Facebook is not doing what it is telling you it is doing – it shows you it is shared – and Facebook is deliberately concealing that fact from you.

    Twitter have a similar system known as “shadow banning”. Again it is secretive and the victim is not informed. I do not appear to be shadow banned at the moment, but there has been an extremely sharp drop – by a factor of ten – in the impressions my tweets are generating.

    I am among those who argue that the strength of the state and corporate media is being increasingly and happily undermined by our ability to communicate via social media. But social media has developed in such a way that the channels of communication are dominated by corporations – Facebook, Twitter and Google – which can in effect turn off the traffic to a citizen journalism site in a second. The site is not taken down, and the determined person can still navigate directly to it, but the vast bulk of the traffic is cut off. What is more this is done secretly, without your being informed, and in a manner deliberately hard to detect. The ability to simply block the avenues by which people get to see dissenting opinions, is terrifying.

    Furthermore neither Facebook nor Twitter contact you when they block traffic to your site to tell you this is happening, let alone tell you why, and let alone give you a chance to counter whatever argument they make.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/04/blocked-by-facebook-and-the-vulnerability-of-new-media/

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