View Full Version : NYT and waPo buying clicks from China, Twitter post biggest revenue slowdown in 20 years

02-10-2017, 02:04 AM

Last week the Failing New York Times published an article crediting Donald Trump and the controversial election for “more subscribers in three months than all of 2015,” claiming the addition of 276,000 new “digital-only” customers.

While subscriber count may have allegedly increased, website traffic really didn’t start picking up until the first week in December. The Washington Post and The Guardian (UK) saw similar traffic trends around the same time, in stark contrast to most of their peers.

That’s odd. Now let’s take a look at each outlet’s traffic by country for the NYT, which shows significant increases in visitors from China, jumping from 5.1% to 49.2% of all site traffic in two months:... ...What’s most interesting is that The NY Times has been completely blocked in China since 2012.... ...Not to overstate the obvious, but considering the URL ban on the New York Times, one might conclude that this massive increase which now accounts for nearly half of all website traffic is some type of high volume traffic generating bot server unimpeded by China’s restrictive firewall, synthetically inflating visitor counts for affected sites.

And Twitter:
Twitter Posts 10th Straight Quarter of Lower Revenue

Twitter stock tumbles from $18.71 to $16.41.

The evil media is crumbling.

02-10-2017, 03:11 AM
LOL and yet NYT and waPo keep making articles about an Asian pivot.