While I knew I was gaining on Grist, this was a surprise to me when I checked it today, so I thought I would share. The graph below shows many of the blogs and websites on climate. The Discover Magazine metric also includes traffic for blogs.discovermagazine.com where angry people like the “Bad Astronomer” blogged about climate.
All data/screencaps is from from my Alexa.com account. For traffic, lower numbers are better, for example, Google Traffic rank is #1.
Here is the data in tables:
The bounce rate is telling. For those of you who don’t know what that means see the definition here
People ask me how I do this. Some assume I must be funded by some massive “big oil” campaign or some “dark money”, but to be honest, it is just me and a few contributors that put up stories a few times a day, plus some Google adwords revenue, of which wordpress.com takes about half, since they host the site, provide the bandwidth, and manage the advertising. I have no control over it.
As always, to my readers, contributors, and moderators, a sincere thank you.