Record Traffic At Citizen Free Press… Thank You!

Posted by on March 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Categories: Column 1

 

For The Second Straight Week – Record Traffic 361,728 Unique Visits, 1.84 Million Pageviews

 

 

Ok, he’s a shocker, we now have substantially more pageviews per day than Gateway Pundit. They average 150,000 per day during the week, and CFP is now getting approximately 240,000 daily pageviews. Our daily number is actually higher than 240k, more on that below.

 

As you see in their chart below, Gateway Pundit’s daily pageviews fell off a cliff on January 1, due to a change in Facebook algorithm. This is exactly why CFP has no presence on Facebook or Twitter. They can never de-platform this site. The vast majority of visitors to Gateway Pundit every day still come from a referral, either Twitter or Facebook — yes they still get thousands of visitors every day from FB.

 

So most GP visitors are not regulars, just fly-by users who come for one article and then leave. Each visitor to GP stays an average of 90 seconds and then leaves, clicking on 1.7 pages each.

 

In contrast, each visitor to CFP stays an average of 16 minutes and clicks on 6.2 pages while here.

 

These numbers are ASTRONOMICALLY high for a news website.

 

Drudge is the only other conservative site that has similar engagement numbers.

 

I am addicted to traffic stats.

 

I study the numbers for all the large conservative sites every week, on Quantcast and Similar Web.

 

Most of you (93%) come on your own directly to CFP or (via a search engine) every day.

 

I get virtually no referrals from anywhere, except for occasional Disqus comments with a link to CFP.

 

Here’s a look at CFP daily pageviews for the last 90 days as traffic has grown substantially…

 

 

And the actual daily pageview numbers are substantially higher than what is shown here – Server level stats for CFP (which show every pageload) show our daily pageviews at 350,000 per day on average last week.

 

The difference is caused by several factors – users with javascript blocked, AND the bigger factor — pages that don’t fully load and are therefore not counted by Quantcast. Many users with slower connection speeds (from home or their phone) will click on a link and leave the site without the home page finishing it’s full load.

 

This happens very frequently with CFP, because the home page is pretty weighty, usually about 4MB with all the photos I use, and so because of this, Quantcast and Google Analytics aren’t counting approximately 35% of our daily pageviews..

 

Ok, here are Gateway’s numbers…

 

Total daily pageviews Gateway Pundit – Acapulco cliff diving when January started…

 

 

 

Here you see Gateway daily pageviews recently climbing back toward 150,000…

 

 

 

Citizen Free Press has no Facebook, no Twitter, no advertising, no budget, no revenue

 

You’re the only advertisers I have…

 

Posting a link to CFP in comments on other websites is the BEST way to spread the word.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Midnight Rider
Midnight Rider

The other social platforms will block any conversation…

Long live Citizen Free Press!

Rudy
Rudy

Try to comment about COMMON CORE EDUCATION at BREITBART!!!!

NavyVet
NavyVet

Oh, just use UNCOMMON CORP,….the last part worked for Obama.

George
George

Even The daily wire has subjects you can’t go negative on.

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

Or George Soros in the comme t section or jew, you grt banned

MTK
MTK

The are now heavily into censorship.

flaart bllooger
flaart bllooger

they really don’t like anyone talking about how pro war they are.

Khrymson
Khrymson

Or anything really, lately most of my comments have been getting blocked for review @Breitbart, just for quoting a piece of their article with a smartass comment.

RobofIllinois
RobofIllinois

Same here but I’m banned now.

Darryl Smith
Darryl Smith

Just got banned on breitbart for saying Hillary farts like a rhinoceros

Cowboyup4
Cowboyup4

Or say the word “Soros”. Funny I just did away with Drudge and Breitbart this week.

moderateGuy
moderateGuy

I was wondering if Breitbart been sold to Bezos or another azzwipe, myself

RobofIllinois
RobofIllinois

Brietbart readers say it is Disqus that censors posts. I say if that is true why does neither reply to my emails I’ve sent dozens of times for an answer to why I’m banned. Almost 1 out of 4 comments are under moderation/review which means they won’t be posted.

Hillary in a landslide
Hillary in a landslide

I hope Citizen Free Press is a -“safe space free zone” can’t stand the easily offended crowd

Jacob James
Jacob James

As long as no threats, spam, maybe over-the-top vulgarity, I think things will go fine here. Me, I need to watch myself because I study the two witnesses and their prophecies. So, when progress is made I tend to comment on it and people think it’s spam, which I understand, but to me it is a furtherance, one step closer, to an event that can not be stopped from taking place.

Girlyman514
Girlyman514

Talk about blocking a conversation, I was banned from GP for making the most innocuous comment about Trump’s bogus performance, much like Ann Coulter. Screw GP. I like this neighborhood much better.

qwerty
qwerty

Found CFP via a link somebody posted in Zerohedge comment. Now visit daily. Thank you.

C Flynn
C Flynn

As above. CFP my first stop before hitting the fake press…a welcome
relief from the loons on the press sellouts. Keep up the good work.

PegC
PegC

I never hit Fake News – all my fave sites keep me more than apprised of the liars’ latest b.s.

DeeVessar
DeeVessar

CFP is now my homepage. I like the variety of good articles on their site.

Robert, east of here
Robert, east of here

Yep! CFP is my go to news site, no other comes close.

Great site Kane, thank you.

Butt-Hurt-Salve
Butt-Hurt-Salve

I like the CFP tremendously. I had grown super weary with Drudge and the linking to liberal websites. GP is good for some stories not covered by BB and others. Jim Hoft is a true patriot. However the comments section on BB and GP doesn’t work for me because I tend to get bogged down in the people that reply to my comments and then disqus sends it to my mailbox. Much of it is from a-holes that I shouldn’t respond to but I do. Here you don’t have to and it seems the trolls haven’t beat a path to CFP yet. Glad to be a part of the awesome stats.

PegC
PegC

Someone in Disqus comments on Breitbart recommended this to me a year or more ago. I also go to Breitbart FAR LESS than I used to. It’s changed a lot and not for the better.

TexasTrue
TexasTrue

Ditto

muskratlove
muskratlove

Yes, too many banned words on BB, more every week!

Eugene Hauber
Eugene Hauber

They bannedme a long time ago……I think it had something to do with my utter loathing of hussein obama

flaart bllooger
flaart bllooger

i was critical of the christian zionists promoting the anti semitism meme. gone.

JS
JS

You hear that Kane? Banned words lose traffic. Let’s keep this a free speech zone. Love the site. Also, can you possibly put a link to give you tips like Drudge has? I’ve given him many, he uses some. I’m online at least 8 hrs a day all over the world. Cheers

flaart bllooger
flaart bllooger

this point can’t really be stressed enough. especially in this new world of conservative censorship. the winds can change quite rapidly and the next thing you know, the conservatives can(and will)do the very same thing.

so everyone should be standing up for no censorship.

Homer
Homer

Excellent point! Been there, witnessed that.

RobofIllinois
RobofIllinois

That comment would get you a “hold on, this comment is being reviewed”. Lol

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

Breitbart has been left leaning, and a lot of communists in the comme t section, i got banned twice for pointing out the communists with the truth

Rudy
Rudy

Breitbart is tending to Drudge, Drudge is tending to CNN.
CFP is NOT tending to.., it just IS.
For now.

JS
JS

I’ve noticed Drudge has recently been linking to UK Mirror articles which is about the same as National Enquirer. He’s slipping and leaning left a lot these days.

Joy
Joy

Drudge went to the dark side a long time ago.

seth rich
seth rich

I just don’t understand how folks haven’t figured out who Drudge is! Very early on he was on a CSPAN interview with Brian Lamb…turns out he start was a bit different from what was portrayed. He worked for the CIA – WAKE UP!

MS100
MS100

I noticed after Trump’s election that Breitbart was flooded with inferior commenters, both pro and anti-Trump. I just drifted away after that. My gotos are here, Unz Review, The Conservative Treehouse, Taki Mag, AmRen, VDare, American Thinker, GWP, Quillette, Townhall, Dailymail UK (they have a lot more detail than US MSM), articles by Victor Davis Hanson even if he’s on that scum website, National Review, Twitter – Kurt Schlichter, James Woods, Jordan Peterson, Gad Saad, Nassim Taleb, Emil Kirkegaard, a bunch more. I got suspended multiple times off Twitter, haven’t re-established another account. CWB Chicago – a bunch of citizens who report on local crime. I stumbled across them during the Jussie Smollett debacle. Second City Cop as well. Podcast – Glenn Loury and John McWhorter

Those Who Can See blog
https://thosewhocansee.blogspot.com/

Greg Cochran’s West Hunter blog
https://westhunt.wordpress.com/

Civics Billy
Civics Billy

same here

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

ZH reader/user for many many years.
Site used to be fantastic and now it’s just ok.
Something happened to management over there.
A bunch of pansies pretending to be in a fight club.
Everybody is a tough guy on the internet.
They are so tough, they banned me for criticizing one of the writer’s ridiculous articles. You can say anything you want on ZH.. you can even be racist, you can curse, but the minute you criticize one particular writer, and no I’m not talking about Tyler Turden[sic], I’m talking about one of the few others that have admin rights there, you get banned. I never said anything racist and never used any questionable language.

But one good thing came out of reading ZH, I found this site on a link that another user shared. I remember coming here and there would be maybe 2 posts per article. Now look at it. lol

At any rate, congratulations, Kane.
This is a fantastic site and none come close.
Don’t know you personally, but from what little I’ve gathered, you seem like a very decent human being.

Great work!
I share your links, constantly.

Tony

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

I listen to the Alex Jones how with the infowars app and CFP and drudge once in a while.

Bill Edwards
Bill Edwards

I actually found it two days ago on breitbart and I love it!. My first stop.

Joy
Joy

Breitbart gets a thumbs down now.

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

I heard it from Alex Jones

woodtic55
woodtic55

I too found CFP, but through comment section on Breitbart. I have been an avid Breitbarter, but starting to lose respect. I think Andrew would be disappointed too.

Dave
Dave

Same here…but I don’t use FB…I visit all these sites directly.

Mary
Mary

Love this site! I have told others. However I have a question about the posting. How does the post response thing work? Do you click on the bell to receive replies or leave it alone?

MAGAMAN2020
MAGAMAN2020

YES Mary. Before you post your comment, click the bell, it will turn green, then you should be notified of a reply to your post. If Kane setup a mail-server to send the mail, or if it is automatic I wouldn’t know cause i’m not the admin of this site, but that’s how it should work.

Rob Kast
Rob Kast

The red “reply ” square thing. Try that.

Oh What a Lucky Man he Was
Oh What a Lucky Man he Was

I rarely comment on any forums. I have never had a social media account, never bought a single item from amazon, nor have I ever allowed starbucks coffee to touch my lips. I speak with actions, and always pay with cash (unless forced to pay with debit card….never credit card). Oh, and don’t let me forget……screw the Infernal Revenue Svc.
That being said, may I suggest you create a plain text document to save the URL’s of articles, links, and videos that are worthy of watching and sharing. E-mail a copy of said document to your friends……they will receive your info EVERY time.
God Bless CFP and Kane for your hard work.

Lyle
Lyle

Thank you simple and quick, Good Job. Sent to a bucket load of MAGA friends

kevin
kevin

I do.

Dave Kesinger
Dave Kesinger

My new Drudge Report. Ole Matt getting to liberal for me. Keep up the great work. I found you by seeing a comment on Breitbart. I wanted to keep you to myself but have been sharing the word.

C Flynn
C Flynn

Also soured on Matt Drudge. He lost his way.

Mr.J
Mr.J

Reading some other posts and for all the years I’ve been on these sites it’s refreshing to see so many others agree drudge and ZH many other sites too we all feel have changed and not for the better.

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

Probably went after the big money, they all sell out to Soros. Like Glenn Beck did

Jackson
Jackson

I am glad you posted that! I have been doing as much as I can! You are the best and only go to site for the true reasoning person!
Thank you Kane!
Plus we can leave comments!

Gerber
Gerber

CFP has become my new front page. Thank you, Kane! Do you have, or are you planning, any way for some of us to contribute to your site to help defer costs and give you some revenue? You deserve it.

Texasfree
Texasfree

I tell everyone I know about this site. Just sent. list of sites to my sister to check out, and CFP was top of the list. I will redouble my efforts to get the word out.

me
me

Move to Disqus for the comments. There are legions of conservative warriors who can help you spread the word.

Snipes McTopshelf
Snipes McTopshelf

You’ll get tons of progtard trolls. If they could debate, that’s one thing, but we know they can’t.

Breitbart, which I’m not a huge fan, is infested with them.

BTW, I don’t know why someone would downvote you, for something non controversial. I’ll never understand why people do that, without at least debating the issues. Probably because they can’t.

PegC
PegC

Disqus is the main reason I rarely read and no longer comment on Breitbart. Troll Central, and they’ll follow you around and harass you. Gateway Pundit uses that also. Sundance uses WordPress. I’m thinking of trying out Gab’s new Dissenter. Supposedly works everywhere, and notice how many Fake News sites have ditched their comment sections. Wonder why…

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

You’re out of touch with reality there, snipe
.
1) You’re not a good debater, at all. In fact, you’re the epitome of what not to do to be a good debater. lol you have the words debate and gripe mixed up, entirely.

2) don’t give a rats’s arse about what people think of you on the net, you silly kid. Why would you be so butthurt if you got down votes? It’s absolutely nuts.

JennyG
JennyG

“We’re tracking everyone who visits a website with Disqus enabled and building a profile on them based on the content of the sites they visit and any comments they leave. “Deeper” than Facebook.

Why I killed Disqus Commenting on my site
https://chrislema.com/killed-disqus-commenting/

The Hidden Price of Using Disqus
https://replyable.com/2017/03/disqus-is-your-data-worth-trading-for-convenience/

cpriestess
cpriestess

I disagree. I like the freedom of your current comments. I don’t have to negotiate a minefield of bots. I do anyway, but as I said, I like the freedom to be honest in my opinion.

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA

Disqus shadow bans your posts. They suck.

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

Nooo!!!! F disqus.

Robert
Robert

Please do not go to Disqus. The reason I use CFP is to avoid the goofs that infest most of those other comment platforms. I find that at least 95% of the comments on CFP are to the point and not back and forth insult tags. That’s why I come here . And also because it is a conservative comment site and not infested with libtards.

Stoned Musk
Stoned Musk

No mo no no amd no, attract all the walking dead, no thanks

Zog
Zog

I’m interested in placing an ad on your site if you will allow it. It is MAGA music. Trying to remonitize my site since PayPal demonitized it 2.5 years ago. When that happens I will contact you back. Please email me at
The_mikeknapp@yahoo.com
For any rates and best way to contact you. Thanks
MK

PS I have shared your site with dozens of good hard core Christian conservatives that appreciate yourbm efforts. Thanks for your efforts

PegC
PegC

There are a lot of great patriot musicians! I hang at Patriots Soapbox most days and Last Scout Radio is a sister site and backup channel if PSB’s livestream goes down. J.T. Wilde is one of our patriot musicians. Good luck with your efforts and consider visiting Last Scout Radio on YouTube. GREAT people! If you do, tell them pegster6 sent you 🙂

Roger
Roger

Love this site! Long overdue!!

Abel
Abel

youve earned it. youve single handedly put a dagger in drudge for many of us. not a small accomplishment.

JennyG
JennyG

“RECORD Weekly Traffic For Citizen Free Press – 308,593 Unique Visits, 1.66 Million Pageviews… Thank You!”

Nice. I was wondering for a cpl weeks. Big influx. Growth hacking.

Thanks for the update, your open mind, and your efforts, as always.

“The boisterous sea of Liberty…is never without a wave.”

Fired
Fired

Better than Drudge. By far.

PegC
PegC

I’d love to know how many millions in kickbacks he’s gotten from Fake News since 1998. It has to be mindboggling.

Ed W
Ed W

I agree. I used to love Drudge, but it has been going downhill. And the mobile app is no longer working. Kane, you’re the new king! I’ve been recommending you for the month I have been coming here! God’s speed good sir!

downtoearththinking.com
downtoearththinking.com

Indeed all good stuff and the opposite of PRAVDA/MSM, the propaganda arm of the DEM/DSA and the DNC !

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-matrix-is-very-real-in-usa-today–.html

cpriestess
cpriestess

You’re Welcome! I tout you everywhere someone asks for suggestions. Trust your sense of humor, I do love a couple of laughs with my coffee. “Pot dogs” was a hoot.

Captain CornHole
Captain CornHole

Yep. Having your un-censored thoughts be heard no matter how dumb they may sound to others is what freedom of speech is all about. That’s why we’re moving to this site from Sludge Report et al.

Saffron
Saffron

Congrats on the traffic. Is there a way to send you news tips, Kane?

PegC
PegC

Excellent, Kane! I recommend your site to all, and it’s the first I hit in the morning and often throughout the day. I’m confident you will never do a Drudge!

Buck
Buck

I like the format. Keep up the good work!

dr D
dr D

Keep up the great work Kane! I’ve been telling people about CFP and you’ve even inspired me to record and watch Citizen Kane (I’ve got a wife and kids.. so I’m watching it in bits…)

Duckfoot
Duckfoot

Glad I found CFP, Got it from Zerohedge as well

Ed W
Ed W

Love the site! I hope you eventually get a mobile app so I can easily read on my phone.

HiPlainsSifter
HiPlainsSifter

Still here Kane…10 times a day… Kick ass take names

Warx
Warx

Wished for a site to replace The turncoat Drudge. My wish was granted.
Believe it or not there are conservatives in Canada too.

Sande
Sande

Thank you for not using disqus.

Pharmer
Pharmer

planted your link on dissenter and assented.

Rightwingnutjob
Rightwingnutjob

The success, Kane, is a direct result of your hard work and core conservative values. News outlets would do well, and I’m not insinuating you’ll do this, to remember that when founded on principal X, readers will exodus a website just as quickly as they flock to it. Keep up the great work!

Lodi
Lodi

This is a truly a unique site! I find myself checking it two or three times a day. CFP is my home page ’cause it’s short sweet and to the point, no time wasted, So thank you very much for a much needed conservative site,

Oldmankensey44
Oldmankensey44

You are my main aggregator ??????

Anon
Anon

Love your site – beats the Drudge lib rag, hands down!

jackson
jackson

AWESOME
Yes

Joy
Joy

Love this site.

John
John

I’m tired of watching worms crawl out of people’s ears on other sites and their other gross commercials. This is my place! Your content is number one!

Stickywicket
Stickywicket

Thank StroppyMe at Youtube. He quotes your articles almost daily. He is a true Patriot and not an american.

Mr.J
Mr.J

I like this site far more then drudge as they have been linking to sites that want you to pay or get news from CNN also some of it seems a bit off from the norm like they have some lefty intern adding in talking points. Zerohedge I use to really like also but again they have changed not for the better the last year plus feels comprised and corrupted. I love this site as my #1 choice for news and whatreallyhappand is still good to me and who could forget The_donald the only good redit sub on that site.

Rudy
Rudy

And ANYBODY can comment here WITHOUT CENSORSHIP, LIKE BREITBART AND ALL OTHERS.

Homer
Homer

I’m new… and glad to be on board 🙂

Billly
Billly

I notice far less spam on this site than BB and ZH. I hope it stays that way. Also better news feeds. Its like Drudge 2.0. Keep up the good work.

Frosty
Frosty

Just seen this. Congrats bud. You’ve got a good site going. I yell it far and wide. Well done

John Q
John Q

I am always glad to give your web page free advertisement.

Joe
Joe

Your welcome ?☺️?

Sam
Sam

Thank you Kane for all the hard work with CFP, much appreciated.

Collin
Collin

I’m so happy someone shared about CFP in the comments section of another news story! It’s now my go-to news site!

Buster Hyman
Buster Hyman

Thank you – great presentation on all topics.

nancy
nancy

I go to citizen free press all time they let you know what is going on in the news stay away from drudge they are to liberal

Denny Cautrell
Denny Cautrell

Individuals on Conservative Treehouse mention this site many times. Unabashed quality being the reason.

RobofIllinois
RobofIllinois

Started coming here a week ago. Someone posted a link on Brietbart. Liked what I saw. Brietbart has changed, maybe caving in to the Leftists or Discus. Well I was banned for disagreeing with the moderator. Looked at the site the next morning and everyone on my posts were marked deleted. Brietbart never replied back after countless times of contacting the moderator. Goodbye Brietbart. Hello CFP and thanks for this site Kane.

Robert
Robert

Correct. I have felt for a long time that many headlines on Breitbart could be written by leftist loons. Always highlighting negative things about the president and other topics. I felt like I was on CNNs site. I actually only go there if linked here on CFP.

DMoney$
DMoney$

Drudge report is dead. Hang tough Kane.