Yet Another Traffic Record on Robert Lindsay September 6

I guess we are going to be setting new records and breaking old ones for a while on here, as long as traffic keeps exploding like this, but one would think that it has to end at some point, right?
A new record for 4th highest hits in a day* was set on Sunday, September 6 of 4,509, breaking the old one set only three days before of 4,127.
This is great stuff. Now four out of the five top records have been set in the last four days, from September 3-September 6.
To tell the truth, I think even 4000/day isn’t really enough when it comes to selling ads. 4000/day was good in 2004, but five years later, I don’t think so. Advertisers are such pikers anyway (buyer’s market – always bad for business) and too many idiots with high traffic are practically giving their adspace away (vicious price competition and price-cutting – always bad for business), that you probably need 10,000/day before you can even think about making anything.
The reason that online advertising is taking out newspapers and magazines is that print media had a good thing going. They had a good product – print media – and they charged a good, fair “wage” for the product that they produced – adspace on media. Ad rates in print media were pretty high, but they are high on TV and radio too. You either pay it or you don’t advertise.
But then things shifted to online. I can’t prove it, but it seems to me that online advertisers don’t pay shit compared to what they used to for space in print media and what they presently pay on TV and radio media. I’m trying to keep in mind readership, so things get a bit confusing.
So really what we have here is the buyers (really businesses themselves) paying shit wages or slave wages to online media producers. It’s kind of like construction contractors hiring illegals for $9/hour to cut out the union White boys for $33/hour.
Online media producers are workers in a sense. The product they sell is their adspace. The high-wage “workers” are being taken out (the print media producers) and they are being replaced by online slave labor web media producers. If you don’t want to see the print media as “workers”, ok, but they provided a lot of nice, high-paying jobs with good benefits for print media journalists. In contrast, in general, online media doesn’t pay journalists shit, if and when they pay us at all.
Qui bono? Ordinary people? Not really. Who buys ads? Businesses. As usual in capitalism, anytime anyone benefits for anything in any way, it’s usually the capitalists, and the rest of us just get fucked.
*I keep records for the 1st-5th highest traffic for days, weeks and months on here. It’s ridiculous to keep them beyond that if you think about it. If you had unlimited records, you would be setting a new record every day, right?

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2 thoughts on “Yet Another Traffic Record on Robert Lindsay September 6”

  1. But then things shifted to online. I can’t prove it, but it seems to me that online advertisers don’t pay shit compared to what they used to for space in print media and what they presently pay on TV and radio media. I’m trying to keep in mind readership, so things get a bit confusing.

    Some truth there. In reality, a better option is selling your own product, say in the case of this blog, maybe a book, rather than advertise someone else’s stuff.
    That is, unless you get a verified commision on selling someone else’s product. However, with a lot of ad programs there is no set amount for commission. They just pay you so much for each click on a third party ad.

    1. If you sold say 100 books (that you wrote) a month priced at 20 dollars each, you’d have 2000 a month, a decent wage for a single guy.

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