The Daily Bell, a gold bug site, has now officially sunk into inefficient obscurity, just as I had foreseen, with a 3-month Alexa.com rating below 100,000 as of July 15, 2012.
For comparison, thecomingdepression.blogspot.com was able to achieve a ranking similar to the Daily Bell’s simply by re-posting two to three articles a day from other sites.
My site, fauxcapitalist.com, is ranked lower than theirs — currently in the 700,000 range — but my site is a part-time, unpaid operation by myself, compared to the Daily Bell with nearly half a dozen or more “elves,” and their secret and not-so-secret financing.
The Daily Bell regularly takes exception with mainstream memes, yet they are guilty of the fallacy of shooting the messenger in criticizing Alexa.com once their readership numbers started tanking to embarrassingly low numbers given how much time and money is pumped into the operation.
Their performance is particularly pathetic when you consider their business deals with Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones in regularly featuring their content.
For more on the Daily Bell, see my articles here.