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The Daily Bail Makes The Show

Remember what we said about our traffic last week.  Forget it.  Old news.  The details on our new traffic records are inside.  It was a blowout.

First a caveat: I am posting these figures only so readers know they are not wasting their time or energy here.  We are not boasting; we are humbled and thankful.  Our one request would be that a few more of you take a moment to leave a comment on our stories.  It can feel like a ghost town in the comments sections sometimes.  So if you are a regular reader who never posts, give us a shout out in comments.  Otherwise, I'm quitting and letting AB, James, Spidey, Polish, and Sell Short run the site.  Now the numbers.

Yah.  You guys rock.  When your site goes from 3,000 unique readers per day to 39,000 per day (numbers below), it can be a bit overwhelming.  We are extremely appreciative but fortunately not speechless.  Keep it coming.  Keep emailing our stories.  Keep telling your friends about us.  We are gaining momentum against the banking and political oligarchy.  We will continue to spotlight the abuse of power and the public trust as we expose the captured financial corruption of our political leaders. And we will post the details front and center every single day.  It's a promise.

Inside we have about 15 of the best Cubs photos I could find (mostly of fans at Wrigley), a couple of clips from Animal House and all the traffic details. 

And if you are still searching for the Cubs angle, it's about hope.  The Cubs never win a World Series (I have HCV, Human Cubby Virus) yet the fans don't give up and only stop believing occasionally in August when things are dire, and even then they still show up for a good party.  Slightly pessimistic but hopeful for tomorrow.  That is sorta how I feel.  But, damnit, one day we are going to wrestle it back from the corrupt.

Happy Friday.



"Thank you sir, may I have another" from Animal House comes to mind.


Animal House theatrical trailer (2:43).  Watch both clips.  You'll be glad you did.


Monday's traffic numbers from Google Analytics (June 8).


Tuesday June 9


Wednesday June 10


Thursday June 11 numbers


Totals from Google Analytics for June 1st thru June 11th (yesterday)


Monthly traffic numbers from our Squarespace metric.  These numbers are slightly smaller than those from Google Analytics.  Not sure why they are different.  And these do not include any page views from our now 1500 daily RSS readers as we publish a complete, non-truncated feed.

Lastly for a bit of perspective, I saw Mish's speech the other day about his traffic averaging 1.5 million page views per month, and that those numbers made his site the #1 financial blog on the web (he must not have been including Clusterstock of course which does a substantial compnent of BusinessInsider's total of 7 million page views monthly.)  We are on pace to host approximately 1 million page views this month with close to 400,000 pages served in the first 11 days of June.  Thanks to everyone for everything you have done to help spread the word.  There is so much left to do (getting Ron Paul's HR 1207 out of committee is the next step). 

We need your help more than ever.  This is your battle.  And it sure as hell isn't over.




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Reader Comments (29)


Where is the celebration over the Lakers victory last night? I know you hate the lakers but you have to admit...that was a great game last night. Go Lakers! Go DailyBail!
Jun 12, 2009 at 12:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short
Spread the word and let's EVICT the TURDS in 2010!!!!!
Jun 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterAin't Bullshittin'

As Carville and Clinton would have said "it's the bailouts, stupid" Incumbents will be in trouble on both sides in 2010.
Jun 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
@ Sell Short

You know I can't stand the Lakers, Fakers, Slackers or Lackers.

Call them what you will.
Jun 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
(Channelling Harry Caray) "It might be... it could be... it IS! A home run. Holy cow! Dale Bailey...rerrrr...the uhh... Daily Bail hits a "prolific" home run! Holy Cow!"
Jun 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
If you want a sports analogy to describe America....."Mighty Casey Has Struck Out"
Jun 12, 2009 at 1:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterAin't Bullshittin'
You have a lot to learn about website analytics. Your site is nowhere near Mish's traffic.

PS- Anthony@pacific is in Jail. Mr. Pink runs a large event driven hedge fund. I hope you knew that.

What is the name of it?
Jun 12, 2009 at 1:42 PM | Unregistered Commentercoachbobnite
So teach us about website analytics. We have 3 sets of metrics. I have read a few hundred articles on the subject. It's really not very complicated. We are on track to do 1 million page views for the month of June. What part of that don't you understand?

Anthony was a crook and deserves to be in jail. And Mr. Pink was a very popular poster on SI, and other than that I know absolutely nothing about either of them. I have no idea what your point is.
Jun 12, 2009 at 1:58 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
And I'm not picking a fight with any bloggers. I link to Mish's stories, Clusterstock, pretty much everyone gets linked from my comments sections. I try to support all the other financial bloggers.

But for what it's worth, Mish has existed for about 40 months (or maybe longer) and we have been around for less than 5 months.

I do not appear on the radio weekly to promote my website as Mish does and nor do I operate a board on SI to promote my site as Mish does.

And unlike Mish who is a computer programmer who knew nothing about the markets until 2002 as he says in his speech, I have worked in and around the markets for 19 years.

Now I do not say this to disparage him in any way. He is a smart guy with a sharp point of view. But he is not special among financial bloggers in any way except for his publicity. He gets a lot. We get practically zilch.

So, I would say we are doing exceptionally well for a newcomer. But feel free to flame away. It's cold in here. We could use the heat.
Jun 12, 2009 at 2:04 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
And one last point about site metrics. Numbers are numbers. Mish said himself in the above link that he does 1.5 million page views or hits per month. That is a very simple comparison number. As you see, we have done about 60,000 hits per day this week. If you extrapolate that to a month, it would mean 1.8 million hits.

Apples to apples, our traffic is extremely strong for an established site, let alone a brand new one.

We are also a very different site from Mish, Calculated Risk and Naked Capitalism. CR is tilted heavily toward economists. Wonkish posts with lots of graphs. While I enjoy it, economics is a dismal science. Way too fucking much theory and the problem is the data is not reliable. Who believes the monthly job numbers for example? What about CPI and PPI that are useless 30 year old indicators. I could write chapters on the problems with economic data collection, which in a pessimistic sense, makes the entire science worthless since it relies on these data sets for theory extrapolation.

So, we are not like any of those other blogs. We are closest to Clusterstock and Dealbreaker though different from both of them as well. Clusterstock is the King. They do about 7 million page views per month when counting all of their 4 properties (Business Insider properties) but Henry has a staff of 15 or so. And dealbreaker is focused on hedge funds and they have staff of 4 writers i believe. And I'm pretty sure we have better numbers.

Ultimately, the potential market is larger for us than for any of these other blogs, except Clusterstock-Business Insider of course. I get emails from high school kids all the way up to retired seniors worried about the country they are leaving to their grandchildren. I try not to make things too complex financially and that helps make us accessible to a non-finance crowd I hope.

We are going to do a blitz in the fall with some of the larger universities and we hope to expand our audience with this group. And I seriously doubt that the blogs I've mentioned above will ever appeal to average college kids.

Jun 12, 2009 at 2:18 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I got nuthin' but congrats.
Jun 12, 2009 at 2:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSomething Polish
Never post, but I check site at least twice a day. Keep up the good work.
Jun 12, 2009 at 3:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterriddler
Thanks Riddler.
Jun 12, 2009 at 3:18 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Infrequent poster, but avid Cubs fan, full of hope. We get up every day with hope, and a penchant for action to influence the world around us.

We'll be using our Cubs tickets tomorrow to throw a few brewski's back for the Cubs, The Daily Bail, for taxpayers taking on the banking and political oligarchy.

Thanks for the great content and concise wit that we read daily. Here's to the Daily Bail, and a Cubs win!
Jun 12, 2009 at 4:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterThink4aChange
Yo DB.

Always around but never post. You da man.
Jun 12, 2009 at 4:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterKansas is fucked
Chalk me up as another optimistic Cubs fan. I have faith in Pinella and faith in my fellow man. I thank you for everything you are doing to get people together and show them how they can make change. Call Washington, please. Make sure your voice is heard.

Jun 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterPuzo
Jun 12, 2009 at 4:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAngry Jones
Also a Cub fan who checks your site twice a day. Believe yours was the 1st site to showcase walstreetpro2, as well as 1st to post Grayson's slaughter of Coleman with working audio. Outstanding, DB, that'll get you a case of beer.
Jun 12, 2009 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered Commentercatullus
Frequent visitor - first time poster. Way to go DB!
Jun 12, 2009 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered Commenteroldmantebe
I have posted before and have bookmarked you. I check your stories every single day at least 5 times a day. keep up the great work!!
Jun 12, 2009 at 6:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrasco
Love your site and drop your name whenever I can. Don't know anything about the Cubs, but your bailout articles definitely rock!
Jun 12, 2009 at 11:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSonic Ninja Kitty
You're nailing it. Love the site and have from the beginning. I sent the video of Eliz. Coleman and Grayson to 400 people in my email book. Nice traffic. Good work on behalf of what is right. Kudos all the way around. Let me suggest you add an email subscription option to get your content.
Jun 13, 2009 at 2:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterBig Macke
I posted once a long time ago. I still stop by about twice a week to see what is being talked about here. I have 7 grandkids so I appreciate that what you are doing from that point of view.
Jun 13, 2009 at 2:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterSummer Of '62
I just want to thank you for your hard work in compiling this site and for writing very intelligent articles. It's hard to find a place to turn to that you can trust. Thanks!
Jun 13, 2009 at 2:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichele in Austin
I'm still around. Ever since the redneck rant video. That's still my favorite thing I've ever seen here. Lotsa other good stuff, don't get me wrong. But it is a special tape. And voila, here it is. Your search function works really well by the way, better than most websites.

Jun 13, 2009 at 7:41 AM | Unregistered Commenter12 cent mudpies
OMG! You heave really done it DB. Just a few weeks ago I wished you 25K daily uniques and now you are already getting 39K. I tell everyone I can about this blog and the very fresh perspective and style you bring to the discussion. It's hilarious and educational. Well, everything exept those Geithner and Bernanke videos, unless you count me choking up food through my nose as entertaining. The nausea and vomiting from time to time are part of the experince I guess. ;p

Congratulations DB.
Jun 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM | Unregistered Commenterspideydouble
"Well, everything exept those Geithner and Bernanke videos, unless you count me choking up food through my nose as entertaining. The nausea and vomiting from time to time are part of the experince I guess. ;p"

Well played, Spidey. Well played indeed.

We shall see if the traffic figures remain constant, head higher or recede a bit in the next few weeks.

But we're pretty damn happy with 39k uniques per day from last week. Yowza.
Jun 14, 2009 at 4:57 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Way to go Daily Bail!! Try to fit a round of golf in every now and then. A little fresh air is probably much needed when reading the hundreds of depressing stories you read each day. I try to visit "Daily" and get your feeds. Keep up the great work!!
Jun 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterInWestor
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Keep helping the cause by spreading our stories. Our only chance of stopping the heist will come from more general awareness of all the topics we cover here regularly. Thanks again for all your support.
Jun 16, 2009 at 5:30 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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