Once in a while it’s kinda fun to see how Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs stats are doing, and Alexa turned up an interesting aberration in the decline.
The image above has been chopped and channeled and lowered and louvered for clarity (and a little bit of ventilation) but the graphs and data from Alexa are sound and legit as of 1 May 2017.
What happened in January likely had to do with the Presidential Inauguration, as a lot of people (including me) wanted to watch Charles Johnson’s meltdown, but the views should have dropped off shortly after. Then there’s that bizarre spike mid-February, and it took until late April for the LGF Decline to resume. Johnson has fudged his view stats in the past, so perhaps he got caught at it again and was busted by an extraneous algorithm. Search engines don’t give him much traffic as he’s got little original content and he’s got most bot crawlers blocked. Not only that, but LGF hasn’t been a “news aggregator site” for years, because these days it’s all about “clickbait.” Here’s the kicker:
95 percent of all websites load faster than Johnson’s Little Green Footballs.
Nice work, Charles.
Wow. Now Charles Johnson is going after The Gray Lady, aka, The New York Times. Never mind that the NYT states the obvious, that people all over the world are fed up with squishy politicos who allow islamic terrorism to proliferate by rolling their eyes and saying “Can’t we all just get along?” or “We’re all for diversity, no matter the cost,” or more often, “Fuck it. We’re caving.”
Terrorists are essentially cowards, yet they’re still dangerous. The political left seems to think that giving them RC Cola and Little Debbie snack cakes will get them to the poker table, while the political right knows that an enemy won’t negotiate until he’s shoved face down into the sandbox and forced to eat worms.
So, Charles. Would you rather hug a jihadist or make him eat worms? If you’d rather pass on embarrassing yourself, we’ll provide one or more of your archived answers and repost them for you.
From the BRC Archives, we found these wonderful posts:
180 Charles Sun, Apr 11, 2004 11:24:31am
Folks, what we have here is a typical case of lefty role reversal. To divert attention away from the fact that a link to a really nasty personal attack was left on Mudfilter’s front page for several hours — on Easter morning, mind you — it’s now become a matter of the “group think” at LGF. We’re all supposed to be ashamed and I’m supposed to be humble. And even pointing it out is called a bad thing.
Just observe the tactics at work.
197 Charles Sun, Apr 11, 2004 12:12:15pm
cedar: you’re really starting to show your jerk badge.
The “Nuke Mecca crowd,” as you put it, does not appear on the front page.
“A dumb post.” I’m trying to remain level-headed here. But someday I’d like to see how you react if you wake up on a nice Easter morning and find the Mudfilter slimeballs chuckling and patting each other on the back at how clever they are for comparing you to Adolf Hitler’s girlfriend.
In an ugly polka dot dress to boot.
Right, but that’s just “dumb.” Whereas, pointing it out is “shameful, hypocritical, disingenuous,” etc. etc. etc. retch.
That “dumb” post stayed up for almost 6 hours, until I linked to it. I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t linked to it, it would have remained.
Now go away, you pest.
6 Charles Sun, Mar 23, 2008 10:04:13am
So what’s Google‘s excuse?
44 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:01:22am
re: #35 wrenchwench
Hinderaker had to know that his greeting card source was ludicrous. But he used it anyway.
He probably also knows Obama made a very nice Easter statement — after all, he apparently read my post which contained the video of that statement. But he insisted Obama said “nothing.”
They just lie, blatantly.
117 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 3:38:05pm
re: #116 alexknyc
I may be late on this one but I think Easter 2008 occurred in March.
I’m sure there was nothing proclaimed then either but accuracy does count for something.
Thanks for pointing that out — I added the proclamations for March 2008, and of course there’s no Easter proclamation then either.
24 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:39:49pm
re: #19 Obdicut
Obama hates Easter so much he had a prayer breakfast for it.
5 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 2:19:03pm
A Bruce Tomaso notes at Dallas News, not only are there no official Presidential Proclamations for Easter since at least 1980, there don’t appear to be any official proclamations for Muslim holidays either.
Nice reverence, Charles. Now go suck an egg.
Once in a while it’s kinda fun to check on the Decline of Little Green Footballs. Remember this one from 19 February 2010?
About a year later, on 9 February 2011, we posted this:
The Webworth.info site is now defunct as far as we can tell, but now there’s WEBUKA. Here’s the February 2017 estimate for LGF:
GAH! What a graphic abomination, and there’s not much we can do to fix it. On the other hand, the estimated numbers are relevant. In just six years, Charles Johnson’s website value has decreased in value by approximately 75%. So what does Alexa have to say about all this?
Since we last checked in with Alexa, it had been purchased by Amazon and a lot of the freebee stats are no longer available without a pay-to-play subscription. So what. This is all we need.
What happened in September 2016 to drive down his rank, and why did he get a bump once Trump was inaugurated? I don’t know, Babs, but I do know this: Little Green Footballs is STILL slower to load than 2/3 of all websites tracked by Alexa. Go figger.
SitePrice estimates the value of a blog differently, and comes up with this number:
It also provides a graphic of the top 5 search terms that lead to Little Green Footballs:
No real surprises in that subliminal goatse, but how does “A. J. Delgado” make it to the Top Five with only 5%? Something smells like your socks, Charles.
On 20 January, Inauguration Day, Charles Johnson was a busy guy, cranking out an average of one post per hour on his blobsite Little Green Footballs. (Click on any image below for the full-size globalosity. Bonus points if you can spot the post where Charles Johnson refers to a previous President as The Clenis. )
Johnson also provided brilliant insightful commentary throughout the day, earning well-deserved updings for these gems:
Johnson’s last post of the day was probably the best one because it confirms what we’ve always known: that he’s a two-faced chickenshit back-stabbing plagiarizing opportunist.
It was always about the money.
Charles, You’re a mess.
Wow. Breaking news: Obama’s father was a muslim, so Obama’s half-brother is a muslim. Brilliant sleuthing, Charles.
00663839 10636 79 Charles Tue, Apr 13, 2004 11:23:43am
00667375 10661 124 Charles Thu, Apr 15, 2004 3:18:02pm
00674921 10717 157 Charles Sun, Apr 18, 2004 3:20:20pm
00693460 10843 385 Charles Thu, Apr 29, 2004 3:49:31pm
00693930 10847 91 Charles Thu, Apr 29, 2004 4:59:10pm
Oh, brother. Read the rest of this entry »
There he goes again, fighting a dead man.
Andrew Breitbart enhanced Charles Johnson’s blogging career by introducing him to the players who in turn promoted Little Green Footballs and escorted Johnson into the Big Tent with fanfare. Instead of walking away with dignity, Charles chose the path of the pissant. Not only did he shun his former mentors, he turned on them, created and promoted lies, reposted invented unsubstantiated claims, and astroturfed his benefactors. Then, like a true coward, he still plays the victim when others call him on his own hypocrisy.
On 13 September 2016, Charles tried once again to erase his own history of astroturfing, but let’s roll back the clock to 18 September 2009.
Seven years ago today The Flying Monkeys of Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs began an astroturf campaign against HotAir. With no evidence to back up Johnson’s accusation that HotAir was a racist website, LGF operative Killgore Trout paid them a visit while the moderators were asleep and provided the “evidence” himself by posting offensive racial comments and daring the moderators to delete them… beginning at 12:34AM and running to 2:01AM. You can read the full diatribe here, but here’s a snippet:
Killgore’s Midnight Run set a precedent for Little Green Footballs that was recognized throughout the political blogosphere, and the running joke was that if racist comments showed up on someone’s website it was due to Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.
Charles Johnson continuously accused Breitbart and others of not policing comments on their websites. Little Green Footballs typically garnered a couple of hundred comments, and Charles employed volunteer “Monitor Lizards” to do it for him. Breitbart’s “Big Journalism” had well over ten times the number of comments per post than Little Green Footballs, so it was impractical to expend the effort to review and/or edit all of them.
And Johnson’s astroturfing didn’t stop there.
Johnson holds the 2 of Clubs and four Post-It Notes, then claims he has 5 of a kind. The first liar never has a chance, Charles.