Stats on the percentage of reddit users by country helps to explain.
> USA 45.9%
> India 12.1%
> Canada 4.8%
> UK 4.6%
> Australia 2%
In summary, the US has by far the greatest proportion of users relative to any other country.
Here is the list in question.
If you look closely, you will notice a Chinese website(Hao123.com) is ranked 6th on the list! This list could be very biased as it is most likely Chinese websurfers are using Egyptian IPs as proxies.
EDIT: GUYS! After some insight from user philipquarles, i was able to uncover the Arabic version of this website which is this one. So after all, it appears those porn websites were primarily visited by Egyptians and not Chinese Proxy users.
The reason Reddit is so hard to host is that unlike many sites with higher traffic, Reddit's content is vastly more dynamic. For example, YouTube (Alexa Traffic Rank #3) has enormous bandwidth requirements (serving bajillions of videos a day), but that load is largely static. It's mostly a matter of pulling up a file and sending it to the user. If the site gets slow, the solution is simply to buy more bandwidth and storage.
On the other hand, Reddit's content is among the most dynamic on the web. Every vote potentially affects the order of links or comments. Thus, Reddit has three choices: they can resort posts and comments every time a vote is registered, every time the page is viewed, or they can fudge it and recalculate every so often and accept some lag in votes affecting ranking. I haven't actually checked which method they pursue, but I believe it's every page-view.
So think about it. That means every time you view a comments page, Reddit has to query things about you (e.g., how many downvotes can a post accrue before Reddit hides the comment, who your friends are (to tag them), whether you're a moderator), see if you have mail, get the subreddit style, query the database for all of the comments and their vote counts and when they were submitted and whether you've already voted on them, sort them, query all of the users who have comments on their page and see if they have flair, and serve the content.
Nearly everything on Reddit is dynamic. This means pages can't be cached: every request has to actually get processed. The nature of Reddit inescapably places enormous load in processing and database access.
If Reddit decides to show you the reddit-is-down image, it's a trivial exercise to write the the image (almost certainly cached in RAM) to the socket.
10% of all Reddit users are Indian, the second highest number after Americans, the third highest contributors to Reddit are the Canadians who contribute only 5% of total page hits.
There are a lot of us online mate.
It blows my mind every time I remember that Reddit is one of most popular sites on the web, up there with the other giants. The subreddit structure does an amazing job at keeping the place feeling like a nice community.
Especially so when you look at this.
Any advertiser wanting to spend some of their ad budget advertising on reddit will most likely look up the site's google/alexa rank. When they do so they'll likely see that the number one inbound search term is 'jailbait', and if they don't know too much about the site and have any sort of moral compass might decide that they'd rather their company not be associated with 'child porn' and so take their money elsewhere.
Top-ranked comics on Alexa:
Half the web steals reddit's content. Obama did an AMA and there's a steady celebrity pipeline. We routinely break (odd) news and shape the opinions of journalists and the web savvy. And reddit is throughly gamed by corporations and the NSA (look up JTRIG).
Don't fool yourself. Reddit is a Top 25 site on the planet. This "reddit is for a few smelly nerds" meme is outdated and inaccurate.
Logistically we can assume OP's not female, because statistics*, so now we're down to one of two. From there we pick the ever so slightly fatter, hairier, scruffy looking one, I.E. the pirate one**.
*Fuck if I know how credible those people are, it's probably just math-guesses, so, eh.
**I personally think OP looks better looking than the other dude because you look like the kind of guy that'd make a podcast about something technical, and I like technical podcasts.
Honestly, I don't agree with a lot that the Stranger writes- but it's hard to argue against their relevance with the absence of the Seattle PI. They're a much needed voice against the Seattle Times machine and they continue to hold sway with putting pressure on elected officials. They've lost a lot of their good writers recently and the quality has taken a big dive, but they're still relevant in my opinion. Their traffic continues to be admirable: [link]
This article is pretty old in internet terms. Twitter now has over 500,000,000 users compared to Weibo's 300,000,000. (source)
According to Alexa, Twitter is the 9th most popular webiste in the world, compared to Weibo ranking 27th.
If all of these figures are accurate (OP article and the Wikipedia list) it means in 8 months Weibo has gained over 50,000,000 users compared to Twitter gaining over 400,000,000.
>Does "Gawker reported a seven figure loss" mean anything to you?
You mean the thing that was "reported" by to anonymous employees?
Meanwile on public data shows a quite diferent picture:
>A promotion for Andrew Gorenstein. Richly deserved: Andrew has grown revenues by more than 30%. Actually, Andrew would never say that. Let me get that right. We have grown revenues by more than 30%. With Andrew, it’s always a We. Go, team!
I honestly think it would be a bad move. I know it is the popular opinion that reddit might be a sinking ship but I think it takes much more to take it down.
If you look at google trends the hype for voat has allready droped down a lot. And if you take a look at alexa to compare the visitor numbers it just isn't even comparable (voat shows to have fewer visitors than a week ago there too)
It is possible that we see reddit going down slowly. But I just don't believe it. There was a (hype-)hate-train last week, that is sure. And not everything is perfect with this platform.
But people have settled here now. It is going to take quiet a lot of dramas for voat to grow.
So why do I advice against doing an app for it? It just isn't worth it. Redditsync might suffer in the process and with all the alternatives we have for apps I think that you could quickly fall behind (even though you are ahead now). I think people might be jumping to another app quicker than they might be going to voat.
I just thought I'd give a counterpoint to all the postive answers I saw here. In the end we know nothing for sure and it is down for your decision.
Oh and I know this is reddit and you all gonna want sources for my statements:
Alexa says rank 6000 USA and rank 20000 worldwide. Big one. [link]
Good summary and timeline in the article. Pro-GamerGate stance throughout. Closing words:
> Gamers, and Gamergate supporters, come in all makes and models. Both sexes and all colors and creeds are well represented, as the #NotYourShield hashtag revealed, and practically every notch on the political spectrum is covered. But the overwhelming message of Gamergate is a purely libertarian one: “Leave us alone to make the games we want to make and play the games we want to play.”
I think you greatly overestimate people that are annoyed by click-bait versus people who click on the article because of the click-bait. There's a reason why people do it, unfortunately.
EDIT: Before you downvote for disagreeing with me. Buzzfeed is the 39th most popular site in the US, solely based on click-bait headlines. Tech savvy redditors are the minority, not the majority.
AOL still has a shit load of money. A lot of huge personal care/household goods companies still advertise with them (P&G, Unilever etc), because a LOT of moms still use the homepage for some reason.
EDIT: 18th most visited site in the US
In the last month they gained an enormous amount of traffic, and going up almost 40,000 positions in the worldwide ranks of the most visited websites, reaching #20,000~ while reddit went down from 24th position to the 32nd in just 3 months.
Pretty significant, I'm sure they won't try to fuck with Google anymore.
Their traffic has gone down a bit, but all in all it won't be a major blow because they've got a large lead on any other lyrics site.
This is huge.
I can't think of a more significant business to adopt Bitcoin so far. Anyone?
Edit: WordPress.com is ranked 22 for global traffic (at Alexa). We have a new record! (Note, their ranking excludes blog subdomains; see Alexa's FAQ.)
A quick Google search of 'Reddit demographics by country' yielded me this:
Scroll down to "Audience Geography" and check the percentage of US visitors, if you require a source about something so incredibly obvious.
"Reach" of these sites according to alexa.com:
funnyjunk.com - 0.03% (I'm being kind and rounding up)
reddit.com - 0.66%
While not definitive, it's indicative that reddit is handling 20 times the traffic.
Mako is a fairly popular Israeli news and entertainment site belonging to Keshet Broadcasting - one of the biggest media groups in Israel, and one of the two operators who run the main commercial television channel in Israel (Channel 2). They also have their own independent news service.
The original story was reported by Shimon Ifargan - an Israeli journalists, who was formally responsible for covering the south news for Ma'ariv - Israel's second largest newspaper. He has been employed by Mako for over two years now, covering security and defense news.
He himself isn't located in the strip, but he almost certainly has local sources in the strip, as do most reputable defense journalists in Israel.
Edit to respond to /u/_PM_ME_SOMETHING 's edit: According to Alexa, Mako.co.il is the 10th the most popular site in Israel by traffic. I would say that fits the description of "fairly popular" (for comparison, US's 10th most popular site according to Alexa is Craigslist).
Imgur is now the 42nd most visited US site, Reddit being the 45th.
As it always is with the worth: it depends on what the buyer is willing to pay. But if I had to make a random wild stab in the total pitch-black dark I'd say anything from around 2 to 25 million dollars?
Although , I do remember a post from half a years or so ago by the creator of imgur, commenting on price estimates, that he'd gladly meet a person willing to offer that much.
>If you check the Alexa charts, it's working.
How is it working? The numbers have been falling since she took office and are now the same as they were in December.
Things* are not looking up.
I agree, since the last week or so they've officially entered the Death Spiral. Once they started the auto-loading of heavy graphics, hospice has been waiting by the phone.
In fairness, once they restricted the real news from it, it had no place to go... who could grow a PC buzzfeed with a local budget?
edit: *see grelphy's posts below on how this class of analytics are suspect.
Imgur, once dependent on Reddit, has completely turned Reddit on its head. Imgur (Alexa #70 worldwide) is now far bigger than Reddit (Alexa #120 worldwide) and more universally known.
It's gone from a simple image hosting site to a full-blown independent picture-posting/commenting site -- click on any image on the homepage to see what I mean. Users compete for their own karma (called "reputation") using the same upvote/downvote system as Reddit. And since it's designed specifically for images and captions, it's far more effective at being a "funny picture" site than Reddit (and let's face the sad fact -- Reddit is slowly devolving into those dime-a-dozen "vote on funny picture" sites).
I just find it interesting how far things have reversed -- a few years ago, Imgur was posting/begging for people to start using their service on Reddit and Digg. Now, it's universally the best and perhaps the most accepted image host. I have to give Alan and his team credit for making the absolute most of their start from Reddit and creating a genuinely solid service.
I just looked up the rankings in the us, and the only one I saw that was run by fewer was imgur, but you can't really compare an image hosting service to a site like reddit, apples and oranges.
It's not the upvotes directly that do it...
Reddit is a very popular site, in fact its so popular, Alexa ranks it 27th in the world, 10th in the US.
If you scroll down to the bottom, you'll see "Sites linking to Reddit". This is the important bit, which gives the entire site and each thread so much power in Google rankings. This gives links to reddit and links from reddit a lot of "weight".
The more people who link to it, or click a reddit link to the site on google, the higher up the ranking appears (these are obviously not the only factors, nor is the the whole algorithm) for a keyword or thread.
This is (part of) the basis of SEO. So while the actual upvoting doesn't matter, the more people who see it, the more who link to or from it, and the higher up in the rankings it goes. Reddit has awesome power.
Would you like to know more?
Isn't this the same website that literally blamed male domestic violence victims for their own abuse?
I guess that explains why so few men visit their site
I am not a fan of the good men project. They have a horrible history of mediocre-at-best advocacy for men, and for losing/getting rid of writers that challenged feminist orthodoxy. Even their name exemplifies a serious problem with how masculinity is socially constructed. Their readership aren't men. TGMP is mainly interesting as a study in projection.
I'm also extremely critical of how violence against men is not taken seriously in modern society. I grind my teeth every time I see a man slapped for a social faux pas in some sitcom. I think that there is far too much acceptance of violence against men by women from men and women both.
But even though I didn't agree with all his examples (particularly his position on ironic misandry)- I thought Ally Fogg's greater point in his recent post when offence is not an emotion, but a currency was worthwhile.
A headline like that is mainly irritating in that it appears to trivialize violence, but I joke about wanting to kill people from time to time with close friends, and I'm not actually advocating or trivializing murder. What I sense when I read that headline isn't outrage. Outrage over violence against men is what I feel when I read something like this
Jag tror inte dom törs uppdatera designen. För det första är Blocket en av Sveriges mest besökta hemsidor, för det andra måste medelåldern för besökarna vara rätt hög. :P
I think it was 50/50 before the happening, I checked a couple of months ago
edit: wayback machine confirms that, it was normal until 2014/01/01, then next save was 2014/07/02, right before the big invasion, it was already strangely feminized
According to Alexa.com around 45% of users are from the US.
Still the largest nationality, but I think it's good to keep in mind that according to these statistics around half of the comments we read daily are not by Americans.
That's assuming people, regardless their country of origin, are just as likely to post/comment.
She destroyed her own career and she doesn't realize that the ONLY reason that her career is thriving NOW is because she gets people talking because she's a key figure in gamergate. The second that gamergate goes away and becomes history she will quickly realize that she destroyed her own career.
NO COMPANY is going to hire the women that spawned gamergate and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in loses to multiple companies due to bad publicities, companies do not want that risk, companies do not like their name brand being tarnished and no company will accept that risk.
Leigh still doesnt realize that the only people paying attention to her are non gamers who are in the gamergate battle, the second gamergate ends or those SJW's get bored of GG her main source of page views will quickly get decimated. She brags about attacking gamers while writing for another genre of gamers without realizing the fake support SJW's give to anyone who fights on their side.
The old boys club of gaming journalists don't have to be your main source of information. The old boys club is over.
accoring to Alexa about 62% of the reddit population comes from the US yet bring up piracy and 100% of the people are from an area where they can't get legal access to content.
This might surprise you, but based on some of your browser's data, data you input in sites like Google, Amazon, Facebook and such, websites can tell what gender you are so that they show you appropriate ads. Websites like Alexa exist solely for the purpose of doing this type of analysis. [link]
Rebecca Watson was the "Anita" of the SJW movement in the Atheist community a little more than 2 years ago - if you belonged to any of the Atheist social circles, /r/atheism especially, then #gamergate is dejavu to the extreme.
So now, 2 years later, they have Atheism+, which is basically SJWs who are also Atheists.
They have their own conferences now after decrying regular ones as sexist, they have their own forums and blogs (FreeThoughtBlogs) because ours were sexist, etc.
And, of course, they were extremely pissed that the "New Atheism" movement was started by 4 white men.
They've even gone as far as to blacklist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as being sexist, a woman who actually WAS the victim of rampant misogyny in Mogandishu and fights for women's right now in Holland - I would highly recommend looking into her, she's awesome.
So yeah, as far as me personally, this lady right here [Watson] is the reason I'm trying to do what I can for #gamergate; I've seen what SJWs can do to movements.
Thankfully, her group cut themselves off like a cancerous tumor and considered us "beneath them". Now, their (headquarters]([link]) is not even a blip on the Internet while /r/atheism is still going strong.
*ninja edit - and yes, she was calling us a bunch of 14-year-old boys.
*another edit - WTF, I just realized this is in /r/againstatheismplus, you guys know all this shit, lol. Sorry, thought I was recapping for the gaming community. If you're wondering what is going on in the gaming community, watch TheInternetAristocrat on youtube, he's kinda like Atheism's Thunderf00t.
>reddit, a relatively niche community
It's not as niche as you might think. Reddit.com has a global Alexa score of 61 and a US Alexa score of 24. In the US, that puts them above Netflix, MSN, AOL, Fox News, New York Times, Pornhub, NBC, etc, etc. It's estimated that 6% of online Americans are redditors - that might not be facebook levels of mainstream, but it's still pretty damn impressive. Between the sheer numbers and the typical redditor demographic being somewhat harder to reach through traditional channels, at least the concept of fairly large players taking an interest in the default subs isn't at all unreasonable.
Looking at the traffic for RPS and Traffic for Gamasutra they both are getting hit hard which I am getting a joy out of. It is sad seeing RPS go, they were a really great site, but I put the blame on john walker for being turned into a stepford wife of the SJW crowd and turning RPS into a platform for their agenda.
On the flipside, the escapist magazine traffic has gotten a nice spike since the leaked mail showed they were one of the few to question the ethics and shadiness going on.
Bullshit. The thing got media attention, people try it, and they don't come back.
Wanna see another social network in the process of failing? Check out Ello
Because the problem is lots of popular streamers gets 3 million viewers, which is why I think the numbers are bullshit. I regularly see Dota 2 pros get like 3 million viewers, and it's not just one site, it's 5 different sites who regularly claim this.
Also, Alexa, which measures site traffic, is saying that some of these streaming sites that pull seemingly millions of viewers each day, aren't even that popular: [link] [link] [link]
Here's IGN. I don't see a similar drop.
Joystiq has dropped but that might be for the same reasons - they do post some of this SJW stuff although they mostly seem to just aggregate news and not post as much opinion.
What site should we use for comparison?
Stack overflow has a global ranking of 62 on alexa, which is very high. There are only 61 websites in the world that score higher. So while you might be right that it wouldn't scale to the top 10 sites (which have many times the traffic), it does show you can easily get into the top 100 websites on the internet with a relatively simple software stack if done correctly.
Pro-tip, Reddit gets around <strong>35 million</strong> unique views per month. Chances are that you know a shit ton of people who visit one of the most popular websites in the world.
Reddit is actually extremely popular.
Each one of these stat sites uses different metrics so they are not 100% accurate, but good enough to compare:
[link] 9th most visited website in all of the USA 31st in the whole world.
[link] 77th in the world
[link] 99th in the world
Think about all the sites that ever exist in the world, reddit is the 1% of the 1% of the 1%
Right here, and strangely smaller than digg.com.
Edit: Ah, should have read the "About":
>The map of the Internet is a photo shot of the global network as of end of 2011 (however, baloons show actual statistics from Alexa).
Yup. The other thing here is that she's about to slip out of the 5000 biggest sites in the US (probably, these are all estimated, but big drops/gains are the easiest thing to track - it actually has a harder time tracking stagnation.)
So that's advo lost right there when they can no longer say "this is one of the top 5000 sites in america." Not anymore.
Meanwhile, Hotwheels has to be pleased. [link]
You mean this? Not surprising really, the site is horrible now. Just another SJW tabloid site who attacks and ban their own readers if they are not SJW pro. Which is a shame, it used to be really good way back in the day when it was actually about games.
Canoe is simply another outlet for Sun News Network. I've never been able to stand the layout or the content, as well as the canada.com network. Wiki Alexa
It's amazing that anytime I see a "news story" criticizing the CBC, it traces back to SUN. We need a "SUN blocker."
I think my favourite part of that thread is all the 8chan regulars circlejerking over how old and dead 4chan is, somehow taken over and butchered by the evil SJW menace (despite the fact that /pol/ is still going on business as usual)
4chan Global Rank = 783 in the world.
8chan Global Rank = 8633 in the world.
Great job guys.
And their website is the <em>12th</em> most visited site in the UK.
To put that in perspective, it's the third most popular purely content-driven website in the UK (behind the BBC and Wikipedia), and is infront of even porn websites.
Full list here
Reddit is 23rd.
Just stop and think about that for a second.
And so little readership that, aside from a spike in November associated with a single article, they've fallen off the bottom of the Alexa charts.
Edit: specific figures!
TechRaptor: approximately the 110,000th-busiest site on the internet, and this number will decline precipitously in February, since most of their traffic is related to a huge spike in late November which has utterly failed to sustain itself. The ranking is averaged over three months; once the spike falls off the charts, their ranking will plummet. [link]
Kotaku: approximately the 600th-busiest site on the internet, with stable increases since January of last year. (They're down a bit over their ranking in November, but they're way -- WAY -- above where they were 6 months ago, which was itself a significant increase over the 12-month mark.) [link]
ANY DAY NOW GUYS
JUST YOU WAIT
TECHRAPTOR'S TAKING OVER
Congratulations on bagging Twitch partnership. I hope I'm wrong about this but something seems really fishy here.
Website Alexa Rank : Improving but pretty low
Worthofweb stats (relatively accurate) : Only 47 visitors a day
Facebook likes : Most popular city - Jakarta Indonesia + huge spikes in activity only between 1st Feb and 10th Feb.
Yeah how will FOX News (Alexa traffic rank of 40 in the US) and CNN (Alexa traffic rank of 16 in the US) ever hope to get a hang of this newfangled "Internet" thing.
> The world is a lot bigger than America.
Ranked ~~33~~31 in the world, above Pinterest, Paypal, Tumblr, Apple, Microsoft, IMDB, Craigslist, Pornhub, several variants of Amazon/Google, etc.
Also, the choice to focus on the USA only was intentional. Somalia or Egypt may not exactly be major areas of focus for selling NMS.
> I'm just saying that Reddit doesn't have as big of an influence as we think it does.
And I'm saying that regardless of how much influence it has, it's still a huge site with a potential huge impact/reflection.
Either what happens on reddit impacts the rest of the world, as we've seen numerous times in the past, or reddit itself is a reflection of what's happening in the rest of the world simply because so many people visit the site.
Xapo is not "overhyping" at all. They might have made a mistake with that number (or not, I haven't checked), but it doesn't matter. As an Argentine I don't need that to know that Taringa is HUGE.
But since you like numbers here are some:
Taringa is ranked 675 in the world, and 16 in Argentina.
Back when I made my account reddit was a very different place. Most if not all the content was "real" discussions and link sharing with no or minimal deception. Now as you say, reddit is extremely popular and marketers have caught onto this fact. Most people don't quite appreciate or simply cannot appreciate the scale of how large reddit has become: [link] There is a huge market of bored and probably fairly well off people on reddit to market their shit to. It's basically the same as facebook except it's done much more under the radar. At least on facebook it's pretty apparent when you are being marketed to. Unfortunately you are one of the minority who notice and question it on reddit and this will probably only get worse. Sure enough a new site will come along and for some time it will be the new hangout for people in your situation but like everything it will only be temporary until the marketers catch on. As for why I am still here I am not really sure.
It's the 19th most visited site in the US, and does pull a significant influence on other internet forums as well. Memes like "let's keep this about Rampart" by definition spread.
Yahoo is still the #4 website in the world. For comparison, AOL is #70 and Reddit is #132.
Google isn't a web portal but Yahoo is, and still fills that role for most of the world.
I personally like their sports because it's simple to navigate and very clean (cough ESPN cough)
Did not expect this to get picked up so quick (we got mentioned on the 37signals blog yesterday [link] and the photo was picked up there I guess!! (thanks topdesignmag)
I'm the third from the left under the "r", actually I reckon I have a pretty awesome job (jokes aside) our industry can be pretty competitive and challenging. Anyone coming to the office expecting anything strange/weird/unusual might be a little disappointed to find that we don't have a bunch of pornstars hanging out in the backroom (we keep that for vegas), we're actually quite a techie company with a growing team of highly skilled developers working on challenging projects (2M hits a day is not easy to stay on top of), an awesome office and always loads of fun going on - check it out: [link]
We already run a few sites (including 4tube.com) and just launched PornTube.com on the 30th Nov 2010 and have increased traffic x 5 in just 10 weeks
Anyone have any questions feel free to post a comment and I'll get back to you asap...
p.s. we're always on the lookout for new team members ;-)
It's not a dodgy website. Moneycontrol.com is indeed owned by CNBC.
Edit:- It ranks 723 globally in site traffic and 47 in India [link].
There's no way it would have missed CNBC's attention if it was fake.
Thank you, /u/farewellrose, we're all learning as we go on this journey together. The fact reddit has become a network of over 9,000 communities in 10 years is staggering to me. I'm humbled by it. Thankfully, we have a team here that is committed to seeing that those 9,000 continue to thrive and the next 81,000+ grow.
This project that my college buddy (Steve Huffman) and I started a decade ago has become the 9th most trafficked site in the US (and largest US online media property) because of amazing volunteer moderators and their 9000+ communities.
We'll keep doing our best to serve you the best tools + support we can. Basically, reddit: you da real MVP.
I wasn't familiar with Alexa, it's kind of cool, albeit depressing, to see the top sites.
Also, Google is so far ahead of every other website on the Internet that in Australia and the UK, it's taken both the first and third spots.
Sorry... Google Trends... this only shows that more searches for reddit are done in Canada than USA... personally I'm in the USA, and I never Google reddit... So, I'd not be in your stats...
A potentially better guide would be Alexa stats... This shows 45% of traffic from US, and 5% from Canada... of course this is also potentially skewed... I believe they collect these stats via their toolbar... So, maybe that just shows more Alexa browser toolbar users in the US... fwiw...
Guess the key is know what you're looking at and what it means... true for most internet sources of info...
Apparently I've been misinformed, Wikipedia is the 7th largest website, according to Alexa. The top ten, in order are Google, Facebook, Youtube, Yahoo, Blogger, Baidu, Wikipedia, Windows Live, Twitter, QQ.
Here's an archive link for those who don't want to give any clicks or ad revenue to "Dr. NerdLove."
Edit: also, in the interest of making sure our fellow subscribers are well informed, here is the user metrics for doctornerdlove.com
Something things to note: his audience is overwhelmingly female, and visited by men at substantially below average rates.
Alexa - Stack Exchange is #199 in the US, #224 worldwide
Alexa - StackOverflow is #59 worldwide and US.
You're really denying yourself a great source of information by blocking these sites.
Just out of curiosity, what made you decide they were spam?
Russian version happens to have same facts as English. What's your point? You are saying that no one reads Russian version? You should look up Navalny's blog on alexa.com:
According to Alexa, 46.9% of Reddit's audience is in the US, therefore the redditors that are not from the US do outweigh the US redditors by a small margin.
Of course, by "outweigh" I mean by number of people, not by body mass, in which case the US wins. (/perfect "this joke is gonna cost me so much comment karma!")
Ja, men der er jo højest sandsynligt mange flere end 30.000 danskere der besøger Reddit.
F.eks. har det største subreddit (/r/funny) cirka 9 millioner abonnenter, mens Reddit i alt har 170 millioner unikke besøgene hver måned.
Man kan da antage at mange danskere besøger Reddit uden at have en bruger eller uden at abonnere på /r/Denmark.
Opdatering: Lidt googling fortæller mig at Alexa rangerer Reddit som den 16. mest besøgte hjemmeside i Danmark. Ifølge Similarweb indtager Reddit en 20.-plads lige foran Xvideos og Pornhub, hvilket vel ikke siger så lidt. Men jeg ved ikke hvad de to hjemmesider rangerer efter (sidevisninger eller unikke besøgende).
Not true. reddit's Alexa and Tumblrs. People are just googling tumblr to get to the website a lot more than redditors are. Speaks volumes about the average users intelligence I would say.
Yeah.. if you look at Alexa rankings, angryasianman.com is globally ranked 53,831. angrylittlegirls.com is globally ranked 2,498,505. I can understand her frustration because she was "angry" first and here's this guy who became more popular so that they think of HIM as the "angry" one. I can understand where she's coming from, but her whole reaction to this makes me feel very unsympathetic towards her. :(
I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of it was US government propaganda.
1. The US government has been discovered purchased astroturfing software - which aims to create an artificial consensus online - several years ago
2. Reddit is one of the biggest sites in the world
Now I would like to point out that if the US government is indeed employing people to sway public opinion online, then not only am I fully behind this policy 100%, but, as an unemployed basement dweller, I am also very interested in being hired.
I am a well-loved, popular and influential Redditor with literally tens of posts with positive karma, and already proudly dedicate all my waking hours to ~~shitposting~~ making insightful comments on Reddit as a full-time volunteer. In addition, my body is well trained with a hardy layer of blubber for thriving in the sub-zero conditions of an Arctic listening post.
My CV can be found in my private dropbox (it's in the folder titled "Sadfrog, Feels and Job Applications"). I look forward to hearing from you.
I think you should also examine the marketing strategies companies like JibJab took. Their animations were all over the net. Literally every political cartoon animation I ever watched back in 2004-2006 was likely from JibJab. They uploaded their videos all over youtube, albinoblacksheep, LL, anywhere they could for viewership.
You also should examine JibJab's alexa rank: [link] They're one of the most popular e-card sites I can think of, but they're very low ranked in terms of internet commerce. And their rank is only going one direction: down.
I'm not here to try to discourage you, but you really need to re-think your strategy here. If you can't come up with a good marketing solution for this that doesn't involve whoring yourself out on the internet or spamming people's inboxes or pyramid schemes, you should really move onto something else. Also - stick with your day job. In life, there are many certainties - You're gonna have to pay rent, utilities, taxes, any loans or bills in general. That is always going to be for certain. This indiegogo isn't for certain, as you've raised hardly 1% of your goal. Beg your old employer for your job back or find another day job, don't make yourself go hungry over what could potentially be the dumbest decision you've ever made.
Taking this info from 8chan, translated the bottom part of the article checked it myself(google translate)
>But the "players" will not end, because the game will always belong to play the game, people who love the game.
Apparently popular site:
8chan / Google Translate : Full article
Edit: Translated using Baidu translate might be better
Stupid people make me angry when they group up and discuss something they shouldn't even open their mouth about.
>"Do you really think the CEO of reddit has nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon than watch /r/todayilearned and nuke posts she declares to be contrary to (what you perceive to be) her political leanings?"
>Ellen Pao, sipping a cup of coffee while on her laptop at the kitchen table, her husband watching Bravo in the other room, cackling and pressing the red Snoo button on her keyboard to delete posts of her choosing.
Yes SRD, you're right that that no one wants to remove a negative headline about themselves when it's on the front page of a default sub, thereby the front page of reddit, only the 10th most popular website in America and 24th most popular website around the world.
The alexa info on that site is interesting: [link]
Edit: 22% (largest chunk) of traffic is from Nigeria, they are Australia based, demographic is mainly non-college but most traffic is from school, mainly female audience, 2nd largest links in are from reddit Algerian Football, top searches:
1. inter milan 3.16%
2. www.tribalfootball.com 2.44%
3. bee taechaubol 1.74%
4. bobby adekanye 1.73%
So they are an Australian football site that caters to teenage African girls?
Mmm...stormfront's traffic is actually down in the second half of this year:
Web searches for stormfront are on an 8 year decline:
So...no, stormfront isn't doing all that great. Maybe they're doing some desperate recruiting, though, and that's why you're seeing them more?
Define "barely relevant".
It ranks higher than msnbc.com on Alexa, and has an estimated 3x the audience of MSNBC.
It has more visitors than the Drudge Report.
Sorry to break your obviously very balanced world view, but your numbers are incorrect. Your assumed majority of 90% melts to a mere 50% when you look at the actual numbers:
<strong>Visitors by Country for Reddit.com (image)</strong>
The numbers for this specific subreddit might be slightly different of course, still I would assume that it country tagging for all countries would be helpful for everyone, including US visitors.
>(everything said in that post)
No I'm pretty sure everyone against NSA surveillance agreed that the Fappening was a huge violation of personal privacy.
Reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world. People from all walks of life, countries, backgrounds, upbringings, religions and ideologies come here. Reddit is not one homogenous group in the slightest. You're a fool to think otherwise.
"*YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE GIVEAWAY IF YOU DON'T SHARE THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL."
This contest doesn't smack of desperation, lol.
EDIT [link] oh, he is desperate. Ian your site is less than half as popular as Gamasutra, lol.
If you want to see more non-USA only brands on MUA, start posting it. Same goes for any kind of content, you gotta post what you want to see.
Edit: Also, the reason why reddit is so America-centric is because an estimated 61.5% of its userbase is from America.
>This is the same reason "ship-to-residence" delivery services (amazon, ebay) aren't as popular over there unless you are seeking purchases out of country.
Bollocks. Presumably the additional presence of Tesco and Argos in the top 20 UK sites doesn't have anything to do with home shopping.
The site has a decent ranking on Alexa (not that I think that Alexa is very accurate):
The site looks well designed and the explanation about bitcoin is pretty good for mainstream.
I don't think that OP is trying to promote his own site or something like that. Maybe he has exaggerated a bit, but that's it.
Reddit used to be a tiny little site that was sort of a secret club for people. That has long-since changed, and is one of the biggest sites on the web now, it hasn't been a secret club for a very, very long time.
Your brother is being a dumbass, and in all likelihood is one of those 'OMG I met a redditor out in le wild and I asked him when the narwhal bacons and he said midnight! XD' types that give the whole site a bad name and an annoying reputation. Tell him to sod off next time.
The only reason you wouldn't talk about this site with someone in real life is when you're embarrassed to even be caught on it. And there's much to be embarrassed about, like presuming 'you don't talk about reddit' is an unspoken rule of the sight.
Reddit is the 65th most trafficked website IN THE ENTIRE WORLD and the 26th most trafficked in the USA.
But it means nothing to you because you apparently live in your own socially retarded nerd shell.
On the other hand, I have a feeling your LGS is going to become one of the least trafficked in any metric.
Edit: Don't downvote his post, send it to the top, it's comedic gold.
I dunno. Boingboing is easily well-known enough to not need to be advertised - it's almost 25 years old, and more than ten years old if you only count the years when it was a blog like it is now. So I wouldn't really accuse the OP of linkjacking.
Check on Alexa then.
4chan.org is #933
foxnews.com is #161
Here's Reddit vs. 4chan. Just out of pure curiosity. We're closing in on the top 100 sites online although on this site we're at 125. Is there an official site for this kind of ranking?
I am 100% against SOPA.
I also think it would be pointless for Reddit to shut down as a protest/awareness measure against SOPA.
First and foremost, Reddit, while visited by (presumably) millions of people and generating a decent, is not enough of a high profile enough website to garner worthwhile attention. Sites like Google and Facebook have traffic that is hundreds of times greater than Reddit (*source Alexa rankings), used by virtually every demographic and age-group. They are practically synonymous with the concept of the internet. If they were to go dark in protest, it would actually affect the majority of internet users.
Example: My Mom would have no idea how to find or search for anything on the internet without using Google. If Google goes dark in protest, she, and a billion other people, who wouldn't necessarily have heard or care about SOPA would take notice. There would be no such effect if Reddit did the same. The only effect, really, would be a bunch of irritated and now bored Redditors.
Which leads to the second point: everyone who would be affected by a Reddit shut-down, would already be fully aware of, and most likely against, SOPA. If the site was down, it wouldn't really spread the message to any new demographics. All it would result in, again, is a bunch of irritated and now bored Redditors.
tl;dr: Reddit doesn't have the traffic nor the diversity to make it worthwhile.
Edit: I re-posted this as a top-level comment (which was what what I intended it to be)
> just about everywhere that isn't the US?
> Not like Reddit is even on their radar.
> Your comment seems to have ignited another r/trees-atheism circlejerk though.
Alexa measures Traffic only from Visitors who have an Alexa tool installed on their browser. That's the most useless Traffic estimator out there.
(First sentence in the last paragraph "Disclaimer")
>As a side note. Check out Alexa scores, its porn, google, porn, google, porn, yahoo for like the first 100 sites.
Uh, no. [link]
First porn site in the top 100 is at number 50. There's 4 more in the 50-100 sites.
So, that's 5 in total, all in the bottom half. Hardly alternate sites from the beginning of the first 100.
There's a duality of opinion on this subject on Reddit. Some harp on the fact that Reddit isn't some private, exclusive club, and others on the fact that everyone thinks it's bigger (more important) than it really is.
It is the 45^th most visited site in the US with over a billion monthly pageviews back in February. It may not mean that it's important, but it's large enough that I'd expect people in media to be aware of it. Heck, it beats out Hulu, Groupon, Myspace, and the Wall Street Journal on Alexa.
I'd think it'd be a blip on the radar, is what I mean.
I'm gonna go off on a limb here and say that due to the virtually non-existent coverage of this Lloyd's incident, the fact that the linked article is PR straight from Lieberman, and the pretty non-convincing photo of Liberman with Paris Hilton in the linked PR, that this Lloyd's thing probably never happened. I can't find a single other source about it.
In fact, it's hard to find almost anything about Lieberman on the Internet not related to the events of this last week, or the long press release shown in the OP's image. The only interesting thing I could find was that some of Chad's music was uploaded to YouTube a few years back, including the 9/11 song he mentioned that featured Paris Hilton, but the record label removed themselves from YouTube.
Alexa shows that art4love has a terrible ranking on the Internet, and has apparently been around for "at least nine years".
This is a link to Foxnews.com's web traffic. They ranked number 40 in the US. They definitely make plenty of money from web traffic and they ABSOLUTELY structure content based on page views - analytics experts, content specialists, and E-content editors all go into this blend of web content to create articles that resonate with multiple userbases, then do monthly reports to their bosses and bosses bosses to show traffic growth based on projects and story spin. Believe me, I know.
You will notice Reddit linking to their site at several high levels, including in the top 100 links into Foxnews.com
I know we shouldn't but you can't blame some of us for forgetting. Over 52% of reddit visits are from America. The next closest country is india with 9% and every other country is less than 5%.
That being said, as an American I think us not being on the metric system is the worst mistake ever. The imperial system is already linked to the metric system. For example 1 pound is legally defined as 0.453592Kg. All of our measurements are linked to the metric system now to make import/export rules easier to follow.
For the people saying the U.S isn't reddit: reddit is the tenth most viewed website in the U.S(beating netflix, tumblr and instagram). I don't see why having Bernie Sanders popular on reddit =/= more popular in the country.
> There's a breaking point.
What is youtube's, googles & facebooks breaking point? Reddit's the 10th largest website in the U.S. Its breaking point is similar to those websites. People underestimate just how large reddit is.
> Fark had a number of celebs for years(Wil Wheaton, Phil Plait, etc). They all left once Fark became an angry shithole
People left Fark because reddit was a better platform, plain and simple. Fark's problem was the each submission was handpicked. A mod had to approve the submission first before the general non-paying public could see it. Fark was more like a single subreddit, run by the same crew of mods for years. To top it off, content was sparse. You could go through an entire day's worth of submissions in less than an hour. Not only is that impossible on reddit, it's impossible in a single default subreddit.
> Reddit is not some invincible juggernaut.
I beg to differ. More proof. It's about as close to an "invincible juggernaut" as you can get without being google.com.
> Every site has a tipping point where it moves into a permanent decline.
Again, what's google's, facebook's, twitter's and wikipedia's tipping point? Being the 10th largest website in the U.S means it is playing with those boys.
> It can't survive off a few thousand bronies, weeaboos, and general malcontents.
Few thousand? You're off by a couple hundred million. Try 172 million unique visitors last month.