After a suspiciously steady two-month increase, it appears that some of the bought bots have bailed and the aberration is in correction mode. He’s still trending downward – he was at #414,056 on January 1, an average drop of 11.7K per month. Compare that graph with this rocky road and it’s obvious that something was tweaking his stats.
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.
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:
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:
Not sure what gave LGF that killer comeback in early July, but it certainly wasn’t due to his Keith Jarret SpamTweets. Maybe it was a salmon-thawing recipe.
All Charles Johnson needs to do to drive traffic to Little Green Footballs is to post an unenhanced current selfie. Yeah, it’d be a temporary bump, but think of all the revenue he’d get from the Culver City Plus-Size Singles Club adverts.
Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs got a spike in popularity a few months ago for unknown reasons, but it was short-lived. Might have been an echo from the POTUS inauguration, but that was then and this is this.
What happened after the spike in traffic in late January, and the crash of late May? Was it a self-promotion gimmick that kept it level for three months? I suppose it doesn’t matter, because Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs is still on the predictable trajectory despite the graphic plateau. LGF fell off the mesa and is heading for The Mojave.
Last time we checked, LGF had a global rank of 168,689 and a US rank of 50,248. Rock on, Charles. You’re awesome.
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.