Infowars Website Traffic Explodes After Silicon Valley Blacklists Alex Jones Empire

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Infowars Website Traffic Explodes After Silicon Valley Blacklists Alex Jones Empire

Silicon Valley's coordinated purge of all things Infowars from social media has had an unexpected result; website traffic to Infowars.com has soared in the past week, according to Amazon's website ranking service Alexa

Infowars was recently banned by YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, MailChimp, Disqus, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest and several others - leading many to wonder exactly how and why this was seemingly coordinated mass takedown took place between platforms. 

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Facebook, Apple, YouTube/Google, Spotify are ostensibly 4 diverse independent actors acting together.

Coordinated corporate action like this is a serious problem that has nothing whatsoever to do w/ the various peculiarities of the target here.

What are we seeing? What is this?

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Jones' popular supplements were even stripped of their "Amazon's Choice" tags on the website: 

That said, Google and Apple are still allowing people to access Infowars content via apps, which have seen their downloads spike as well.

Consumers still can access InfoWars through the same tech companies that just banned it. Google still offers the Infowars app for Android users, and Apple customers can download it through the App Store.

As of Friday, the show’s phone app remained near the top of the charts in both the Apple App and Google Play stores. Infowars Official, an app that lets viewers stream Jones’ shows and read news of the day, was ranked fourth among trending apps in the Google Play store Friday. In the news category on Apple’s App Store, Infowars earned the fourth slot under the top free apps, behind Twitter and News Break, a local and breaking news service, revealing a sudden boost of user downloads. -American Statesman

What's more, Jones says that 5.6 million people subscribed to the Infowars newsletter within 48 hours of his YouTube ban, according to the Daily Mail

What's more he claims the publicity surrounding the action taken by the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Apple - who have blocked his content and removed his channels - has gained him millions of subscribers - not lost him followers.

Jones claims 5.6million people have subscribed to the Infowars newsletter and free podcast in the past 48 hours.

Branding what's happened 'bull***t', the 44-year-old Texan said: 'Why not say I'm flying a Nazi flying carpet. I sit up in the morning and I s**t Hitler out of my a**. It's bull***t. -Daily Mail

"Because I play devil's advocate, because I play both sides, they've taken me out of context, they are using me as a test case to try to bring an EU style web censorship," Jones said. "They've got mainline Democratic senators saying they ought to restrict Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Matt Drudge, the President himself. They are misrepresenting what I've said and done and are using that to set a precedent for internet wide de-platforming, censorship beyond what Russia does, what China does, ahead of the midterms (election). The whole thing is fake."

Looking at Infowars' stats, a little over 10% of their pre-ban traffic in July came from social media, with Facebook about half of that. Which likely means that Jones will survive as most of his traffic is direct, as users access the site via typing it into the URL bar or click on a bookmark, instead of coming through search engines. 

In terms of dollars and cents, the website Social Blade estimates that over the last 30 days, the Infowars YouTube channel received a little over 17 million views. With average YouTube ad revenue is around $2 per 1,000 clicks (CPM), and InfoWars undoubtedly demonetized for much of that, YouTube's decision to ban Jones and his channels cost the Infowars enterprise up to $400,000. 

Meanwhile, a flood of new traffic has been driven to Infowars.com, which is probably paying a much higher CPM. It's entirely possible that if the newfound site visitors stick around, Jones would end up more profitable than before he was blacklisted. 

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Croesus  DingleBarryObummer Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:39 Permalink

They're losing, and they know it.

The more they push their agenda, the faster their own flock wakes-up and flees.

America, Awaken!

WWG1WGA!

(P.S. - While Alex Jones is one of the biggest idiots online [especially when he starts his 'Evil Nazis' shit up], it's still a fact that he has done a lot to wake people up, and I give him credit for that).

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Adolfsteinbergovitch  Cognitive Dissonance Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:55 Permalink

Congratulations Infowars. You've just been promoted as part of the FANG in terms of influence.

Congrats FANG, you've just officially launched your first opposition channel with great fanfare. When do you plan the second one? And the third?

EDIT: as the feds continue experiencing with humans:https://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-continue-classified-experiments-huma…We can safely conclude that Facebook YouTube etc. are part of these experiments.

 

 

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macholatte  Brazen Heist II Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:26 Permalink

 

Michael Savage interviews Alex Jones here:
http://www.wabcradio.com/savagepodcasts/

(Load the August 7 podcast ... sometimes it takes a while so be patient. The entire program is excellent.)

 

Alex Jones: the tip of the spear.

 

The Big Lie - The Foundation of today’s Democratic Party
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
- Joseph Goebbels

 

 

All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf 1925

 

 

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Brazen Heist II  macholatte Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:36 Permalink

Most liberals are basically children or juvenile adults.

They can't deal with having their bullshit pointed out and rely on emotional impulses and the knee jerk urge to shut down debate. The perfect useful idiots for corporate fascists and national socialists.

The problem is that the MSM and Big Tech are full of them, pimping for the evil empire. The lack of a strong anti-war movement is quite telling of the deep level of infiltration going on, and how many of these souls sold out to the darkness of cultural degeneracy.

There are plenty of juvenile fools on the Right too, but I would say the gross sense of entitlement is just not comparable.

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Brazen Heist II  Chupacabra-322 Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

Yeap...and the biggest safe space of all is of course Big Brother or some institutionalized abomination looking out for their fragile egos. But all the kings horses and all the kings men could not put back Humpty Dumpty together again. So Big Brother robs Paul to pay Humpty Dumpty and has a big pool of Humpteys hooked to rely on. Quite a circle jerk.

I wonder how Paul is feeling about all this. Hang on....

Government is overrated once more people evolve.

And by evolution I don't mean survival of the unfittest, which is what this system is enabling.

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King of Ruperts Land  BigCumulusClouds Sun, 08/12/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Alex now has a catchy jingle for his 1-800 number to order products. He is on terrestrial radio, TV, and cable head ends, and broadcasts worldwide on shortwave. He is the new voice of America. He drove Trump over the finish line to the Presidency. He still broadcasts over the Internet and will soon no doubt have his own distributed content delivery network. If the
卐AGS (卐acebook, 卐Apple卐, 卐oogle, 卐tarbucks) don't have the guts to physically kill him, then they are weak and will perish. In fact if an alternate internet were available tomorrow that only had InfoWars and its like, I would gladly unplug from the 卐AGS and plug into InfoWars.

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Billy the Poet  thisandthat Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:55 Permalink

ad revenue is around $2 per 1,000 clicks (CPM),

 

$2 CPM means $2 per 1,000 ad impressions (cost per thousand views). CPC stands for cost per click.

$2 CPM is a rather low figure but possibly sustainable based on time and money invested. One thousand clicks should get you at least $100 ( .10 CPC) and possibly more.

The Amazon ads featured would pay out as a portion of an item's sale price and would be neither CPM nor CPC but rather CPA (cost per action, in this case on a percentage basis).

 

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rbianco3  Billy the Poet Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:37 Permalink

The article should be using "R", not "C", for those that care...

CPM Cost Per Mile (a.k.a. per 1,000 impressions) and it's what Google charges advertiser not what Infowars gets.

RPM Revenue Per Mile

Mile originated in airline industry where they measured themselves using revenue per mile flown.

 

RPM is something I use on a daily basis and suspect InfoWars is lucky if it does $2 RPM, same goes for this site. Generally, the smarter the reader on site the less likely an ad will be clicked, so this was a compliment to the two sites mentioned.

  • $0-2 RPM = Poor, secondary income source. Why AJ sells supplements, among other things.
  • $2-9 RPM = Respectable, adds up on high traffic sites, not worth effort on lower traffic sites
  • $10-50 RPM = Crown Jewels these can live on their own & my goal

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Billy the Poet  rbianco3 Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:56 Permalink

Cost Per Thousand - CPM

What is a 'Cost Per Thousand - CPM'

Cost per thousand (CPM) is a marketing term used to denote the price of 1,000 advertisement impressions on one webpage. If a website publisher charges $2.00 CPM, that means an advertiser must pay $2.00 for every 1,000 impressions of its ad. The "M" in CPM represents the Roman numeral for 1,000.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cpm.asp

 

I prefer the term CPM over RPM as the former has been in common usage for Internet advertising for decades. Google Adsense started reporting in RPM rather than CPM several years ago but it's just a matter of perspective. C for cost is cost to the advertiser while R for revenue is revenue to the publisher.

The distinction may be important from the perspective of those who both buy ad space (through Google Adwords, for example) while also selling ad space (through Google Adsense, for example) because the ad serving company (Google in this case) takes a cut and therefore the Adwords cost for an ad (CPM) would necessarily be higher than the Adsense payout for that ad (RPM). I don't do that so I still use the term CPM from force of habit but as a publisher RPM would be more precise.

 

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Brazen Heist II  HedgeUrBet Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:23 Permalink

China is not threatening any shipping lanes. China thrives off trade and Apple is competing for the Chinese market. I would focus more on anti-trust issues and smashing up corporate monstrosities. This is the big problem with the TBTF industries - the parasites can grow into cancers, and then the national host is terminally ill. But how can this happen with a captured government? 

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swmnguy  Meat Hammer Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:33 Permalink

America's crisis is that all the organized groups are conspiring to ignore the fundamental problems America faces.  Every Empire has collapsed due to military over-reach and over-spending.  Our system of finance requires infinite expansion on a finite planet.  America has never been honest about issues of race and class.

When the entire political establishment, opposition and government, conspires to ignore the basic issues driving events, the way is left open for grifters and charlatans like Alex Jones.

5 years ago on ZH, if one were to mention Alex Jones, one had to preface it with a disclaimer.  Such as, "Yeah, I know, Alex Jones; but he said something interesting the other day..."

Alex Jones hasn't changed.  He's still completely full of shit, and keep your wallet in your front pocket in his company.  FaceBook, YouTube and the rest should never have let him piggyback on their platform.  Let people who want to be conned go to Jones' website.  That's fine.

But the Establishment is going to pretend that banning Alex Jones somehow makes up for the studied avoidance of the fundamental issues confronting the US.  It's the growing divergence between America's cultural mythologies and everyday reality that provides such fertile ground for people like Jones in the first place.  Virtue-signalling by banning Jones does nothing to address the void people turn to him to fill.

 

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bobsmith5  swmnguy Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:35 Permalink

The fundamental problem of over spending is the private central bank Federal Reserve fiat debt money system which exports inflation worldwide as the Federal Government goes further and further in debt to a corporation.  The private corporation called the Federal Reserve now owns the Federal Government and that is about the purest form of fascism one can think.  The merger of the corporation and the state is Fascism -  Mussolini. 

You almost identified at least one fundamental issue, Swmnguy but the rest of your comment was utter complete nonsense in the socialist/fascist/communist spirit from which you were born.

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Giant Meteor  bobsmith5 Sun, 08/12/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

"The fundamental problem of over spending is the private central bank Federal Reserve fiat debt money system which exports inflation worldwide as the Federal Government goes further and further in debt to a corporation. "

It's a feature, not a bug. It is only a fundemental problem for those not all in on the caper. The federal reserve is merely the bagmen for the corporate structure. Bagmen own nothing. They're just bagmen. Errand boys, sent by the real grocery clerks, to collect the bill. And so far they're doing swell.

There are of course other moving parts, not least of which, or perhaps yes, least of which, whom obediently, faithfully play from home.

As far as the merger you speak, I believe you would not find much disagreement from swmnguy, or many other's in that unfortunate assessment.

As far as "socialist", it is interesting to note, during the last, select your next POTUS show, it was noted by a few, that Bernie the socialist, and Trump the unrepentant capitalist, had some things in common regarding their rhetoric to the adoring crowds. In fact, some intoned that they had more in common than anyone else playing the field, at least in rhetoric, and descriptions of the major malfunctions, banks, wall street, foreign entanglements, globalism, lack of concerted and concerned interest in matters at home, afflicting malaise and despair upon the good citizens, and this had apparently gained some traction, for a time. Ponder on that for a moment.

Now I know that the above was mostly show and all, but it does give potential clues as to the game now in progress, OR it could simply be discounted out of hand as nothing all ..

Strange, Swmnguy's comment seemed a bit more lucid, informative than your own. I can only surmise you must know this unrepentent socialist, upon which you cast aspersions, whom last I heard runs somes sort of successful business, a capitalist, perhaps, whom knows the damages of extreme (and completely irrelevant team spirit), in either fucking direction, and shit, who hasn't observed that commin, like for YEARS?

Aside from routinely detecting a disturbance in the farce, I must tell you that bastardization of language, saying nothing of "ideals" seems to be proceeding along swimmingly ..

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Is-Be  macholatte Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:00 Permalink

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf 1925

You quote a lie? Hitler never wrote Mein Kampf.

A better source of Adolph's thinking can be found in Feder's "The Program of the Party of Adolph Hitler" 

And "Hitler's second book" which I quote here.

"Majorities have never wrought creative achievements. Never have they given discoveries to mankind. The individual person has always been the originator of human progress."

Hmmm. Not so scary now, hey?

More lies have been told about Hitler than any person since Christ.

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Jackprong  macholatte Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:16 Permalink

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/grant-kkk/

White democrat KKK types murdering blacks and/or republicans in the Old South is an inconvenient truth, too.

Civil Rights and the Great Society program was meant by democrats to destroy the nuclear family.  The Civil Rights movement was co-opted and collectivized into a DNC plantation.  Why does any community vote 100% for someone ready to take away their economic freedoms and legal freedoms?  There are people in communities that were brain washed into doing just that--when they voted for Obama and other DNC characters en masse.

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