Ninety Days In The Hole

Me:    “Alexa, show me a graph of a dying blog.

Alexa: “Is it little, green and deflated?”

Me:    “Yes.”

Alexa: “Does it have a pony tail?”

Me:    “Yes. It’s magical and jazzy.”

Alexa: “Lol. Check it out. Here’s 31 December 2020 to 1 April 2021.”

Johnson’s ride is steady as he blows, and the February bump didn’t help him much. Gotta feed those bots, Charles. Alexa has some other features, like this:

That’s the LGF audience by nation for the last 90 days. For comparison, here’s the same world coverage for *ahem* another blog for just one week:

Sure, Lolo Grease Fumbles gets more traffic, but very limited attention world-wide. Like none. Keep your chins up, Chuck. It’s all downhill from here.

Oh wait. One more thing:

[Source: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com#section_traffic]


Alexa, Little Green Footballs & an Algorithm

[Source: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com#section_traffic ]

Yep. He’s just a tad above where he was in January 2020. Has he dropped the bots? Has he finally bottomed out or is he heading for another popularity plunge? No one knows, but we do know this:

In July 2008, Little Green Footballs clocked in at about 15,500 on Alexa website rankings.

Meanwhile, someone’s hitting Charles Johnson’s Twitter archive and messing with him.

Your cache ain’t nothin’ but trash: https://threadreaderapp.com/user/Green_Footballs

[All posts referencing Alexa statistics have been updated for referral in the Alexa category.]


Fun With Statistics: Little Green Footballs vs. The Gateway Pundit

Just for fun, let’s take Google Trends for a spin and compare two related websites with related origins.

That’s Little Green Footballs on the left, Gateway Pundit on right. Charles Johnson’s LGF dates to 2001, Jim Hoft’s GP to 2004; one is a success story, the other is, um, just a story. So what’s Alexa have to say these days? Let’s start with Gateway Pundit.

Not too shabby. Hoft is in the high competition range, with Certified Metrics. Now for Johnson.

Unusual traffic increase for a site that’s been dropping in rank steadily for over a decade according to previous Alexa ratings for LGF. This graph uses Estimated Metrics, and since Johnson’s been caught manipulating his traffic stats before, there’s no doubt he’s still perfecting his methods. That’s one helluva jump in just three months.

He’s still got some catching up to do, as his *ahem* traffic is a whopping 3/1000ths of Hoft’s. Congrats, Charles.


“Hey, Alexa. How can I make my traffic stats suck even more?” – Charles Johnson

[Source: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com]

Last time we checked, the blimpcycle was riding an oddly shaped spike in April and rose to a higher than expected rank in May. LGF is now at about the same level it was in January. BTW, Charles, in the past 90 days, Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit has gone from #9,588 to #1,066. Sucks to be you.

In July 2008, Little Green Footballs clocked in at about 15,500 on Alexa website rankings.


“Alexa, what’s up with Little Green Footballs?


Something unusual happened in the month of April that garnered Charles an odd boost in traffic. Instead of the regular moguls followed by a downhill cannonball, the increase was relatively even and noticeably steady, suggesting that Charles is messing with his view stats again.


April was the month that the Chinese Lung AIDS pandemic peaked, but that wouldn’t explain the steady increase, and neither would all the inane Seth Meyers videos he co-opts.

Maybe we should have put a tracker on it, but it’s moot at this point.

He plateaued for a balmy 18 days before Alexa woke up and said, “WTF? You tryin’ to be a ‘splody food pimple* or what?” and knocked him off the statistical futon. Again.

[Source: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com. Previous 90 day Alexa rankage here.]

* Credit goes to dezzeez.


Flattening The Curve: LGF Traffic Down 65%


Source: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com#section_traffic

[Related Alexa posts here.]


The Little Green Footballs ALEXA Report January 2020

It’s fun to plunge into the ALEXA statistical statistics occasionally to see how Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs is recovering from the plummet that began around 2008.

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/littlegreenfootballs.com

With the exception of a few unusual spikes in traffic, the decline has been steady, and the past 90 days is no exception.

In July 2008, Little Green Footballs clocked in at about 15,500 on Alexa website rankings.


ALEXA & Charles Johnson’s Traffic Manipulation

Occasionally The BRC checks the Little Green Footballs ALEXA Statistics, and there appears to be an anomaly in the fabric of the futon vortex. Something happened on 20 September 2019 that gave Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs a significant bump in traffic.

According to ALEXA, in less than two months (52 days) LGF traffic increased by an astounding 143%. Did Charles Johnson post breaking news? No. Did he increase the number of headline posts on his front page? Yes. Does clicking on the LGF front page automatically tally all posts on the front page as having been read? Yes.

Compare today’s graph with this one from 25 September 2014:

In other words, Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs was ranked by Alexa at -73K in September 2014, and as of December 2019 it’s at -307K.

That’s some impressive work, Charles.


No More Dates For Charles?

Okay, so we noticed that Little Green Footballs’ popularity DOUBLED in a mere 90 days according to Alexa Blog Stats. Yeah, that’s not unusual, considering that LGF has been in a death spiral for a decade or so. No, not unusual at all.

Perhaps somebody’s been messing with the hit counter again, eh, Charles?

To be fair, maybe the statistical goose is due to Johnson’s coverage of the “INQUISITION” that began Tuesday,13 November and continued on Friday,15 November 2019, and that everyone in the world wanted to get Charles Johnson’s insightful opinion. Yeah, sure they did.

We also noticed that the LGF posts no longer have dates, i.e., the day and month of the posting. Instead, the posts are listed as “1 day ago,” “2 days ago,” “456 days ago,”etc.

Why would Charles Johnson do that? Pheew.


Has Little Green Footballs’ Traffic Bottomed Out? (I dunno, Babs, but I do know this.)

Last time we checked (19 May 2019) Little Green Footballs was in adjustment mode after an inexplicable spike followed by a sharp decline in traffic. The Alexa graph seems to suggest that Charles’ drop in popularity has subsided somewhat, and now he’s gliding (instead of plummeting) downhill. Little Green Footblobs is at the lowest ranking since July 2018, and for comparison, LGF was within the 80,000 range in July 2014:


“Gee, Barry! Howdja screw that up?!”


BTW, longtime LGF Lizard-Lapper Alouette aka @ViciousBabushka is on Day 16 in #TwitterGulag. If anyone has a screen cap of her offending Tweet, please forward it. Inquiring minds want to know.


UPDATE! WITHIN JUST HOURS OF THIS POSTING, ALEXA UPDATED THE LGF RANKING! HERE ARE THE CURRENT STATS: