Is Traditional Media Dying? The Numbers Indicate Just That
TAP – Is this why they spend so much time hiding blog traffic? I follow the google numbers given on posts, and find the numbers reported very differently in the various locations. That suggests significant manipulation. Facebook is also blocked off effectively to blogs like The Tap, and referrals don’t work properly, let alone readers are given a ‘malicious site’ warning before clicking through. Would they bother paying trolls to sidetrack comments unless enough people were reading them? The attempts to stop readers finding posts suggests that the departure from main media is accompanied by a surge in blog/alternative media readership. Of course they will try more tricks to stop us as we move ahead.
Even with all the traffic-stopping measures, The Tap in October 2012 has done double the reader stats of October 2011, by October 11th. No matter what they do, more readers keep finding us. October 2010 was one fifth the numbers of October 2011.