Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘lied’

AlexaAccording to Alexa.com, as of May 12, 2013, FauxCapitalist.com, a part-time, unpaid effort, had a 3-month ranking of 181,062th place among all websites accessed from the United States.

This compares with a 3-month worldwide rating of 90,706th place for the Daily Bell, whose founder admitted to working for large international banks, despite portraying itself as an alternative site, and was later proven to have lied about their numbers.

The Daily Bell likes to talk a lot about efficiencies of the free market, and despite them trying to shoot the messenger and blaming Alexa’s ranking system only after their ranking started tanking, the free market is showing that more Americans are opting for more efficient websites from a cost-benefit analysis than all visitors are to theirs.

Read Full Post »

no spam!

Beginning in the early hours of November 25, 2012, I started receiving what would end up being 30 suspicious spam comments on my blog, all with links to different Facebook profiles, and all containing at least one spelling mistake.

I had never experienced this before in the four years I have run my blog.

This came just over a week after my November 18 article, It’s official: The Daily Bell lied about their website numbers, and a week after my November 21 article, The Daily Bell demonstrates the importance of impression management.

The reason I mention that is because out of the first 30 spam comments, four were on articles about the Daily Bell, which is statistically significant, given that I have written over 670 articles since 2008. In addition to the spam comments on articles about the Daily Bell, many of the others were related to things that the Daily Bell regularly writes about such as gold, silver and so-called fiat currency.

The second round of suspicious spam comments was even more revealing, with four out of the 18 being about the Daily Bell.

First I was ignored by the Daily Bell, then they clicked through to my site at least three times after my articles got picked up on Michael Rivero’s What Really Happened, and after it was proven that they had lied about their website numbers, I got a regular reader insisting he’s not a “DB agent” writing in-depth criticisms and never bothering to comment on his assertion being proven to be incorrect that the Daily Bell hadn’t adopted an “elite methodology” it had previously blasted, when I showed the screen capture of the Daily Bell including Alexa verification code on their site.

For more on the Daily, see my comprehensive set of articles here.

Read Full Post »

The Daily BellOn August 6, 2012, I published the article, Daily Bell, show us independent confirmation of your readership numbers, and then we’ll believe you.

As of November 18, 2012, we now have independent confirmation of their readership numbers, thanks to them adopting an “elite methodology” they had previous blasted — Alexa’s website rankings.

The independent confirmation shows conclusively that they lied about their readership numbers.

As of November 18, 2012, their “Certified Site Metrics” show that they only receive an average of 6,717 daily visitors and 14,800 daily pageviews. Projected out over an entire year, that would give them only 2,451,705 annual visitors and 5,402,00 annual pageviews — a far cry from the 17 million page hits they claimed in a single month after their Alexa ranking had tanked below 100,000.

I first blew the whistle on the veracity of the Daily Bell’s claims about its readership numbers in my January 1, 2012 article, I call bollocks on the Daily Bell’s reported monthly page hits.

Despite the mounting evidence against their claims, they continued to perpetuate their unfounded claims, and as recently as November 10, a regular Daily Bell reader tried defending their readership number claims, showing that people are willing to cling to obviously false claims, facts and logic be damned.

I don’t rule out the possibility that they reached 17 million hits in a month through deceptive means like pinging their own servers, but that would be as honest as me claiming I received a call from the President of the United States because I called myself with a Skype ID of “President of the United States.”

My question to the so-called alternative media is, now that it’s been documented that the Daily Bell lied, what will you do about it?

I predict that their readership will continue to go up, and that Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones will continue to link to their articles, thereby calling Lew Rockwell’s and Alex Jones’ own credibility into question, at least on the basis of having such well-funded, highly-rated sites, yet not mustering the basic resources to uncover what I uncovered myself on an unpaid, part-time basis.

For more critical analysis of the Daily Bell’s claims, see, The Daily Knell: The Cemetery of Libertarian Lies.

Read Full Post »

hatrickpenry

AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Recovering Austrians

Supporting recovering Austrian Economics addicts and their families

Real Currencies

Supporting People and the Commonwealth and resisting the Money Power by defeating Usury

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 648 other followers