Infowars Website Traffic Explodes After Silicon Valley Blacklists Alex Jones Empire
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.
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?
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.
Download the app to say fuck off to the deep state.
Oh, and FUCK OFF, deep state.
Alex Jones tells the truth, the Amish control freaks who control the media hate that.
Did Alex Jones admit Israel knew 9/11 was going to happen and didn't tell us?
They're losing, and they know it.
The more they push their agenda, the faster their own flock wakes-up and flees.
(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).
May we live in interesting times.
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.
Silicon Valley's coordinated purge of all things Infowars from social media has had an unexpected result...
Hey Tyler, you misspelled The Streisand Effect.
Gosh, I love it when scum sucking parasites push hard...because people like me become even more defiant and divest from their systems entirely.
I'm not an Alex Jones fan, but what the surveillance-pedophile complex are doing is probably the best marketing Alex could ever dream of.
Michael Savage interviews Alex Jones here:
(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
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.
“Most liberals are basically children or juvenile adults.
Refer to them as “Adult Children.” Or “Adult Child.”
Describes them to a T.
Like scared little children always running into their safe spaces.
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.
Just picture Babs reacting to seeing her name linked to Alex Jones.
No fantasy. I am doing what I was tasked to do.
CPM isn’t clicks, it’s views. CPC is clicks. That’s a huge difference.
I never trusted Alex Jones, which isn’t even his real name I’ve read. I always thought he was controlled opposition. The fact that it took him years before saying Sandy Hook was a hoax was the last straw. Mark Dice said Sandy Hook was real too, as well as Mike Piper.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
Either way, 400k is probably 1/10th of what Jones makes in a year just for his radio show. Fuck Youtube. They can keep their $0.002 per click.
It's all part of the Welfare State's design, dependent cattle-voters.
They should be viewed as dangerous adults—and handled as such...with expediency. Start with the big boy, Apple, who is actively working against the national interests of the U.S. in China while that country purges its own citizenry and threatens our country’s shipping lanes.
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?
Technically, you're right. They're actually threatening the South China Sea, which contains the allegedly highest-traffic shipping lanes for ME oil.
There are plenty of juvenile fools on the Right too, but I would say the gross sense of entitlement is just not comparable.
The ones who think that Murica is fighting for freedom in the Middle East come to mind. USA! USA! USA!
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.
Solid comment. Good to see you posting ..
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.
"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 ..
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.
You've gone off the reservation. Time to check in for another brain wash.
So who wrote Mein Kampf? where's your proof?
What's the title of his "second book"?
What page is that quote on?
What's the title of his first book?
STFU and get off mom's internet in her basement and go beat off somewhere in the corner of mommy's house,u fucking dimwit!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alex Jones and Trump c.s.
are the NAZI's dumb idiot.
Who do you think you're kidding.
('We won america fair and square on the Indians', A.J., idiot)
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.
I don't usually don't read infowars but I went there now, just to support Alex. Actually, there are some interesting articles there.
Absolutely, Alex Jones has become an iconic hero, a symbol of free speech and democracy. Regardless of anything else.
Google is paying 97$ per hour,with weekly payouts.You can also avail this.On tuesday I got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it's the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It Sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
Have you ever tried to deep throat Alex Jones for $970 an hour?
What? You should have, not only would you have money but also you would have given us some peaceful time without your hoax.
@amnoroy789 if that is u in the avatar, i will give 100$, that is 3$ more than google per hour to blow me baby, i do not know about you,but i feel pretty comfortable about that baby!!!
Said the guy who just told someone to get off mommy's internet and go beat off somewhere.
The down votes are because of the audience, dear. This is exactly the sort of job which appeals to kids sitting in their parent's home waiting for someone to give them lots of money for no work.
"THIS IS NOT AMERICA: A roundtable discussion about social media tyranny, censorship and hypocrisy featuring a slew of alt-media real news hounds."
SGT Report, Shotgun Economics (Ken Schortgen), Rogue News, The SIRIUS Report, X22, The Daily Coin, Slay the Bankster:
Since the article didn't bother listing Jones' sites, here:
A perfect Streisand effect case.
"Free healthcare, gun-free zones, transgender bathrooms, ...."
Biden/Cortez, 2020 platform.
Ben Shapiro challenged Ocasio to a debate and instead of ignoring it or replying to it in an intelligent way, she answered with the usual liberal left wing slurs---he's racist and sexist.
That's all the left has are slurs, slanders and slogans.
Exactly - the Streisand Effect! For those who are not familiar with the term:
GOVT as currently configured can only work by employing Total Mind Control.
I thank God for my numerous personalities because they can't possible control them all. (argument ensues)