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.
Yeah, let’s check this out. WOT tags AppNexus with a yellow caution flag, and there’s usually a good reason for it. In this case, the owner of the web advertisement company is a dick according to Forbes. No wonder Charles Johnson admires him.
Charles Johnson likes to use descriptive words that start with the letter V, like Vile, Vicious and Virulent. On the other hand, I’d describe Johnson as Vain, Voluminous and Vapid, and all with a capital VaJayJay. So what does Alexa have to say?
Interesting. Let’s see what ALEXA has to offer.
ALEXA doesn’t track skin color like Charles Johnson does, but the basics are interesting.
The typical Little Green Footballs reader is male, no college, and reads LGF from home. Does this surprise anyone?
Little Green Footballs has become sub-Gus_802.
I wrote that in Gullah because Charles Johnson believes that’s how all Southerners speak (including Californians south of Culver City) and that they’re all racists because of regional dialect. By definition, this is called bigotry.
Ya, gugl Gulla MissaChos.
But here’s the latest from Alexa, LGF by itself, showing traffic ratings for the last 6 months:
By the end of December 2013, LGF’s traffic dropped to a new recent low, and ALEXA ranked it about 106,000th based on traffic. Since then, LGF bounced back to almost 80,000 within 90 days of bottoming out. Good job, Charles!
That graph means nothing on it’s own, so let’s compare it with those others who began blogging about the same time. Let’s add and compare a few of Charles Johnson’s peers from the early days.
Hell, let’s add two more, including a dead man.
Charles, we suggest you start a line of Big Boy Shorts and hawk them on Amazon. Put a bigass green embroidered ass patch on ’em and sell them in the Target parking lot at a discount.
Yep, that’s “Stinky Beaumont” with his banning stick circa 1862. Meanwhile there’ve been some folks here axing for graphs, so we plugged some pertinent info into Alexa only to find that their stuff is now a mess.
No way no how is Charles Johnson’s Little Green Rumpswabs close to 100K over that span. Alexa‘s got some splainin’ to do.
I find it a bit odd that Our Pal Charles keeps referring to fellow blogger Jim Hoft as “dumb” without realizing how childish that sounds.
Recently Johnson claimed a “gotcha” for a post on Gateway Pundit titled “Oh, Good Grief… Al Gore Explains Advantages of Sharia Law to Andrea Mitchell (Video).” In his own myopic view, Charles thinks that Hoft bought into the satire as true, even though Hoft (in case anyone whose initials are Charles Johnson missed it) clarified that the vid was a spoof. That wasn’t good enough for Mr. MakeUpABunchaCrapAndStompOnIt.
The linked video was an obvious parody by Sooper Mexican who even described it for the slower lizards: “Parody of an interview of Al Gore by Andrea Mitchell where they discuss his controversial sale of Current-TV to Al-Jazeera.”
Now we don’t need to play a dumb schoolyard name-calling game with Johnson. We don’t need to bring up the Tennessee State Flag, the Ohio State Flag, the Laptop Menuboard, the weiner that owned Charles, the Sarah Palin Shoeshine Hoax, or all the other frauds that Charles fell for and promoted as true without retraction. All we need is to look at the little red worm at the bottom of the current Alexa stats:
Looks like Gateway Pundit’s doing pretty well against El Gusano Rojo, and since Hoft is no threat to Charles, perhaps it’s something else…
Just a coincidence, I’m sure.
Yenta-fada mentioned another stats-tracking website on The Blogmocracy. WebWorth has an Alexa-based calculator that provides a rough estimate of a blog’s worth based upon number of page views and advertising revenue. I decided to take it for a test drive. (You already know where we’re going with this, and I just heard someone say “Do it.”)
First, let’s look at the results for Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs:
Not too shabby for a relative newcomer on the political blogging scene. Whose site to check next, I wondered. How about Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch?
Nice. But then I was stumped. Which site to plug into the WebWorth calculator next? Dang. OH WAIT! I KNOW!
“So what’s the point of all this?” you ask. “Charles Johnson has already dismissed Alexa as an inaccurate web-stat tracker.” Since the LGF counter has already proven to be fraudulent, let’s compare apples to apples, i.e., Alexa to Alexa to Alexa. If all three have inflated statistics, they’re all likely to be inflated equally. In this respect, Alexa is still a reasonable comparison.
The point is that both Geller and Spencer are doing much better than Charles, despite his [jealous] [smears] and [proven subterfuge] against them, and there’s a blog crawler that Charles hasn’t blocked yet. If he blocks this spider his advertisers’ ratings will likely drop further.
LGF is certainly a Fluke of the Universe.