MATTCASTROPHE — Drudge Report internet traffic down 53% from peak in 2016…

Posted by Kane on September 13, 2020 7:35 am

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I am what you would graciously call a website traffic geek. I have looked at Matt Drudge’s actual traffic numbers, on Quantcast, every week for the past 12 years. Quantcast is a slice of javascript code you install in the header of your website and it counts every page view and visitor. It functions almost exactly the same as Google Analytics.

 

Matt Drudge used to average 1 billion page views per month, as he famously used to brag. Remember those headlines from 2016 — ‘Thanks a billion!’ He ran that same headline every 30 days for the entire year.

 

Now in 2020 Drudge Report is getting 475 million page views per month. Though the chart only shows the past 30 days, I can attest that his traffic has been in the 450-500 million range for several months in a row.

 

So Matty is down 53% from his peak.

 

And this at a time when his traffic should be going up headed into November.

 

Also, always remember Drudge uses an auto-page refresh every two minutes.

 

I’ve done the calculations, and that quick refresh is responsible for 40% of his pageviews.

 

So his real pageviews number month is somewhere in the 300 million range.

 

 

 


 

 

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doug1961
doug1961

Get woke
Go broke

TRUMP 2020
TRUMP 2020

Citizen Free Press is the Best. It’s the Greatest! Thank you Kane!

Tom
Tom

Great news! I knew Drudge was lying when he said a while back that his site traffic was better than ever. When I defected and found a new home here at CFP I sometimes checked back to see if Drudge had come to his senses but the news was always hard slanted anti-Trump. Now I don’t check Drudge at all. It’s been almost 2 months since I last checked the site.

It will probably always remain a mystery why he became so afflicted with TDS but as a business decision it will certainly go down in history as one of the worst ever made.

Kane is doing a phenomenal job here at CFP. It’s great that there are so many updates but please, Kane, don’t allow yourself to get burned out. I’d rather see a few less updates per day than see you some day crash and the site fall into the wrong hands.

Long live CFP!

cheddar_baggins
cheddar_baggins

Homogeneous group-think commentariat aside, I like this aggregator.
I don’t know what Drudge’s angle is. Clearly it’s not his bottom line. I wonder if he is even at the helm or if he is enjoying retirement in Belize. Wokeism is massively unpopular in America. Only fawning Media coverage, domination of Academia, and the CCP Valley socials keep it in the public consciousness.

C-Note
C-Note

Free market with ‘lightest touch possible’ regulation is a thing of elegant beauty. Only works, 99.99% of the time, though.

C-Note
C-Note

… KANE at CFP works incredibly hard resulting in the the highest and best work product.

Free market will always reward that, 99.99% of the time. Only tyranny can destroy that. 2a there for a reason and it’s not so you can play with ducks and deers.

Pearl
Pearl

It’s all money. The billionaires are all in and they will pay anyone off to further their agenda. None of this anti Trump nonsense is real, just fomented by special interests whose gravy train is threatened.

WebUser
WebUser

The business mindset is that China is a bigger market than the US and if they could just tap into that market they can gain even more wealth. That’s why they are in the tank for China. China is a paper tiger however. There may be 1.5 Billion over there but they are mostly peasants. Nothing against the Chinese people it is the Chinese authoritarian government that needs to be destroyed. One would think the populous would rise up.

FREE
FREE

The Chinese people cannot rise up. They are unarmed. The AMERICAN people can rise up. Thank the Founding Fathers for their wise forethought.

fllaart bllooger
fllaart bllooger

i still look at his headlines everyday, just like the nytimes. i don’t click on too many articles unless they are interesting or over the top trump-hate. i prefer the mix of articles here but it’s good to know the zeitgeist of the other side. even though it was a slow progression, he now seems firmly in the woke camp. yet there are breadcrumbs every now and then that harken back to his old self……are they clues or has he sold out? not sure……

but…..

i can’t forget this interview he gave to alex jones 5 years ago(i think). very prophetic…..and a bit cryptic. might explain some things we are not privy to.

WebUser
WebUser

“ Kane is doing a phenomenal job here at CFP. It’s great that there are so many updates but please, Kane, don’t allow yourself to get burned out. I’d rather see a few less updates per day than see you some day crash and the site fall into the wrong hands.”

I second that Tom. As someone who has been in the IT world supporting military financial and healthcare industries I know what it’s like to get burned out. Kane at times it’s tough but hang in there don’t think for a nanosecond that your work goes unappreciated. Every day more and more show up here and stick around. I found your site via the comment section on a Breitbart article. I was so disgusted at the level of negativity Drudge was spewing that I had to give your site a shot. Never looked back. Now every time the subject comes up In conversations CFP is promoted.

Craig
Craig

I never go to Drudge any more either since we have this page

VKKippy
VKKippy

I don’t either. Haven’t gone to Drudge since Kane started CFP. Why bother, considering how low Drudge has sunk.

Yugkh
Yugkh

That’s what happens when you sell out your base to rep globalist Google. He never even had to sell his soul but he did it for the Almighty dollar… Pure greed

Right Side Broadcasting Fan
Right Side Broadcasting Fan

Drudge is trying the CNN model of bashing Trump to capitalize on the market of providing red meat to rabid leftists. They hope for a slot in the state-approved media propaganda apparatus if biden/harris are successful in implementing the overthrow of the USA.

Kane fills the vacuum for honest media and attracts Drudge’s former readers by telling the truth on CFP.

Easy peasy.

WebUser
WebUser

The sign that drudge flipped was his drudge app was restored on both iOS and Android. You hear crickets from the left when it comes to criticism

InvoluntarilyKlintonSuicided
InvoluntarilyKlintonSuicided

Matt sold out to hide the fact he is a pole smoker and pedophile. That was dumb because the truth will come out anyway…. come on Drudge, come out of the closet!

Auntie Anxiety
Auntie Anxiety

Drudge is dead to me. I’m DONE with him! 💢😤😡

Ike
Ike

Let’s see… Drudge down 53%…Trump approval at 52 %… CFP GROWING LIKE A MUSHROOM PLANTED IN MIRACLE GROW…mmm, someone help me here… this is really hard…

Lol
Lol

Lol

bullfish
bullfish

Serious schadenfreude urge …. shaking ….. must resist …

cheddar_baggins
cheddar_baggins

Literally shaking and crying right now?

old ball breaker
old ball breaker

CFP tells the story and leaves you to you”re own conclusion Honest people will draw their own take and not drink the kool aid
But matt is now swimming in the stuff and I think he is being joined by Ann Coulter SO SAD

LearningMan
LearningMan

More like Grudge report now! Riddance you scoundrel!

500c
500c

Matt had a good run and it’s over. It’s Kane’s turn now with CFP.

Cal
Cal

Thank you so much for providing us a new, and MUCH BETTER home!!!
Congrats on your well- deserved success- this is only the beginning!!!

Phil
Phil

I was a big drudge fan. Till he hopped on the hate Trump train like all Hollywood. So I stopped going there and I guess a lot of other are too.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo

Switch from the Drudge Report around the time the president called out Baltimore for being a $hithole. Prior to the switchover a lot of gloom and doom articles, or prior to what you hear no border wall has been built yet, all anti-Trump impeachment articles and a lot of Washington Post linked articles.

Mike
Mike

Never understood his 2 minute page refresh until someone explained it today.
It bumped up his viewership like a balloon.
Instead of 1 Billion viewers/month, it was more like 300,000.

WifeMomDVM
WifeMomDVM

Honestly, the auto-refresh is a rather annoying “feature”. It always happened when I was in the middle of reading an interesting headline and about to click and the page would either jump to the top and I would have to scroll down to find my place again or it would move a bit and cause me to click the wrong link. Glad CFP does not do that to me.

King-G
King-G

He lost me when he got TDS. That’s been a while back. I went to his page many times a day for over a decade. I maybe go there once every 3 months now and only for hurricane coverage links. I couldn’t care less if he went under completely.

Rick Hizzle
Rick Hizzle

I visited Drudge an average of once or twice a day at least for over 20 years, starting in early 1998 when he broke the Clinton/Lewinsky story. I haven’t gone there for over a year now.

Matt is living proof that people’s values can change for the worse as they age.

RealityCheck04
RealityCheck04

The beginning of his end for me, was when he started reporting like it was soooo important, every time somebody in hollywood whined about anything! THAT alone told me somebody had bought him!

Jerry
Jerry

Drudge’s refresh is every 30 seconds. At least that’s what my computer used to clock when I would go there. I haven’t been there in almost a year, so you may be correct.

Wastemgmt
Wastemgmt

Matt who?

Tv
Tv

Last image is accurate depiction of current drudge

Anela
Anela

Great visual!

Angrydawg
Angrydawg

Drudge legacy is more then tarnished. He no longer has a base. The loyalty has all left. Mostly over to CFP. He will lose another 20% in next 6 months. It’s a sinking ship. I never had actual data but I had a real strong gut feeling. He will be remembered for how he started with Lewinsky but he is no longer respected, far from loved and can deal with his traitorous existence by counting his money. He’s DONE! But always remember – this is who he was the whole time. He fooled us all. Dishonesty only lasts so long. Then it’s all repercussions.

cbeyer2100@aol.com

I deleted the Drudge Report link on my iPhone and laptop about a year ago because of Drudge’s unmistakable leftward lean. In prior years I used to check Drudge several times a day. Haven’t looked at Drudge once since deleting the link on my devices. Now I access Breitbart and CFP in place of never Trumper Drudge.

FREE
FREE

Since Andrew was murdered I replaced Breitbart with https://www.weaselzippers.us/

Foxman
Foxman

HAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAHA 😆 🤣 😂 😅 😄 😜

Todd
Todd

Did Drudge just hide his traffic numbers on Quantcast? I’m looking right now, and the traffic tab says it’s been hidden by the account owner.

OttoVonWombat
OttoVonWombat

He’s a liar… Keep up the good work Kane!!! And frankly, you haven’t deleted any of my comments and some of those are kind of iffy.. 🙂 You did ‘modify’ one comment once – to make it a bit more family friendly, which was good (too much beer in the otto)

QuestionsPersist
QuestionsPersist

I remember Drudge did a rare interview with Alex Jones – I think it was in 2017. The thing that stood out about it the most to me was how much Drudge was bragging about how the media felt threatened by him and how he was so involved in the process, and yet, there was nothing of substance in his words. It was just idle talk.

Drudge is a victim of his own success. It serves as a warning to me.

SubmarineVeteran
SubmarineVeteran

I was always on Drudge until he veered left – now I am HERE every day. Down with Drudge and long live Kane!

cheddar_baggins
cheddar_baggins

I think it was June/July/August of 2019 when that site started really sliding into Never Trumpism. That August, polling showed 35% approval of Trump among black voters. This is a full-court press to disparage this president with contrivances. The DNC and their friends (like Drudge) saw that polling as strong evidence of a second term, something that drives them into insanity. Hence contrivances such as this recent “Atlantic” piece or “killing people” per Fauci, New York and New Jersey’s criminal mismanagement notwithstanding.

Homer
Homer

Whatever infected little green footballs also got Drudge. The patients are terminal.

FREE
FREE

Is lgb still around? HUH

REB
REB

I used to go there many times a day. NEVER anymore.

Oracle Watchman
Oracle Watchman

Come out of the closet, go broke.

adele
adele

That was my go to page for years! Drudge left us!!!

Hoop
Hoop

‘Down goes Drudge’

🙂

WifeMomDVM
WifeMomDVM

Found CFP back in the spring… actually because someone in Drudge comments recommended it. Lol. At first, visited CFP a few times and Drudge daily (old habits are hard to break), but now I check CFP 3-4 times a day and haven’t visited DR in more than a month. And I don’t miss it. Thanks, Kane!

Obsolete_Man
Obsolete_Man

Me as well

jay
jay

Love it Kane!!!

Reulen
Reulen

Drudge is an aggregate of Fake News. He combines links to all those zero info “stories”, but the result is still a Zero. Haven’t visited in years now.

hooligan
hooligan

who?

FREE
FREE

nobody of import.

JeffC
JeffC

Drudgereport used to be my homepage for many years, left it completely about 6 months ago. I don’t know what happened to the site and who is making content decisions but its just completely unreadable. 100% triggered “Orange man bad”

Big Shooter
Big Shooter

Drudge Report? Never heard of it.

Controse
Controse

Man this Drudge guy sure gives good WOKE.

Joan
Joan

What is the real story ? Does Matt Drudge even own his site ?

Moo
Moo

Who?

RealityCheck04
RealityCheck04

If you guys from CFP would quit checking on him, his viewer numbers could be cut in half again!

SID
SID

CFP—CFP–CFP–CFP– Spread the word on every place that allows posts anymore. Drudge is going down quicker than Kamala on Willie Brown.

Obsolete_Man
Obsolete_Man

If I recall, a few years back there was a call to get rid of the Drudge Report because the MSM did not like aggregator web sites. I liked Drudge because it saved me from having to look up every website to read the news I was interested in following.

CFP and few others such as Breitbart, American Thinker, etc. are a welcome relief from the annoying pop up videos on Fox, and the over the top leftist CNN site.

HankWilliamsInOuterSpace
HankWilliamsInOuterSpace

I also check out protrumpnews.com, but CFP is my main go-to now. Gave up on Sludge Report a couple years ago and haven’t missed it.

Dave
Dave

lol at all the posters here “I haven’t been there for a whole month”.
You only noticed now?

Deplorable
Deplorable

It is really sad- I LOVED the Drudge Report. I feel like I lost a friend. Thanks Citizen Free Press.

RickiiNH
RickiiNH

6 months clean and sober of any Drudge influence. No need to check Drudge to see what I am missing. He is in the same boat as nascar, nfl, mlb, nhl and blm.

PatriotGuy
PatriotGuy

I don’t think Matt Drudge has changed. I think he sold the website. I’d like someone to do a deep dive into this and confirm it.

TSLO
TSLO

Interesting. I have always thought that the Drudge Report was not getting the views that he touted (bragged)
He tends to embellish his clicks and views.
Matt Drudge has been reduced to a petty old man who carries grudges. Too bad.
Say Matt ? Nothing like a little competition ?
Matt you committed web suicide.

Lei Ying Lo
Lei Ying Lo

The Grudge Report…

Lei Ying Lo
Lei Ying Lo

Did Matt have a sex change?

Kru Satyr
Kru Satyr

Matilda Drudge?

Brett
Brett

I’m glad I found this site. I’m not one to keep up as to who bought out who, etc. I just noticed that Drudge felt like a portal to the Daily Beast. So, I’m here.

Lane Garett
Lane Garett

Because Drudge is a sellout and his site has turned to ultra-liberal garbage. Breitbart is running a close second.

Mindy Lang
Mindy Lang

I’ve not been back in many months. I know his page refreshes every two minutes so that alone WILL bump up the
“views” to his page more than 70%.

Tim
Tim

Tell your friends.

mickjt
mickjt

I reported Drudges scam years ago. He has an Auto Refresh going to puff up his hits…SCAM…

Open his web site in Firefox, choose Tools, then Web Developer, then Page Source.
Then Search (Ctrl F) for; Refresh.
Note Lines 7 through 11:

var img = new Image(), url = “/204.png”, container = document.getElementById(“div-204”);
img.onload = function () { container.appendChild(img); };
img.src = url;
var timer = setInterval(“autoRefresh()”, 1000 * 37 * 3);
function autoRefresh(){self.location.reload(true);}

There it is, it’s been there since the beginning…I even reported it back to Drudge as a breaking story, never heard squat…

Alan Wood
Alan Wood

I was a 5 times a day (minimum) Drudge fan Now ZERO. Drudge wasn’t That right-wing but rarely anti-Trump. ASIDE: Preferred Drudge Format CFP oddly laid out.

Kru Satyr
Kru Satyr

Well reasoned reply, agree CFP layout is upside down with headlines at bottom: maybe they had to do that to prevent copyright infringement?

Carol Mcl
Carol Mcl

Not that it matters, but I thought Drudge had already turned against Trump before Jan 2018. I’m referring to the Drudge tweet calling out Michael Wolff, above.

Arcaneslang
Arcaneslang

Matt Drudge’s job was to break the Monica Lewinski scandal.
For his efforts he began the illustrious aggregator platform as controlled opposition. Let’s look at the income he generated.
Lewinski was to take notice off of Clinton and China. Bill may not have had sex with Monica! She’s pretty ugly. I mean he probably did, when did he pass on an opportunity? Notice, how Hillary would use Matt’s name in interviews. Look here, not there.
Anyway, I think this is who a Matt Drudge has always been.

1mtnman
1mtnman

I bought a new computer a few months back and didn’t bother to bookmark Drudge. I haven’t been to Drudge in a year.

WokeTard
WokeTard

Matt didn’t sell his site, just his sole.