Reason Online's Successful Surge!

I'm happy to announce that reason online once again broke another traffic record in July; we've busted our previous highs in each of the past five months. In July we pulled 3,016,469 visits, which represents a 69 percent increase over the same period last year and a boost up from June's (then-record-setting) 2.6 million visits.

Thanks to all of our readers and commenters for helping to make the site a hit. And please keep voting up our articles on reddit and digg--it's bringing in new readers every day.

Thanks also to all the bloggers and other sites who consistently link to our stuff, especially Instapundit, Arts & Letters Daily, Fark, and RealClearPolitics, who were among our top referrers last month.

We also want to give a shout-out to PJ Doland Web Design, the folks who built this version of our site and who are constantly working to make it even better. Since launching the new version of reason online last October, those server squirrels that bedeviled the site have gone extinct.

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  • Bull Moose Party (8:16 pm)||

    those server squirrels that bedeviled the site have gone extinct.

  • ||

    Did Ron Paul win the debate this morn or what?
    Let's get down to business here!

  • ||

    You're welcome, Nick. I make sure to hit the refresh button every 10 seconds or so.

    Ruthless,

    Ron Paul won the debate by a 10:1 margin, according to the ABC Internet poll. Considering what a mess the ABC website is, though, I think a lot of the oldsters got lost looking for the link to vote at.

  • ||

    Yes! I knew that running around naked at the playground with the Hit&Run URL tattooed on my penis would help you guys out!

    ...even if that's not why I was doing it.

  • Edward||

    You're welcome!

  • ||

    It's unwise to mock the squirrels, Nick.

  • ||

    Reason is garnering the acclaim it deserves.

  • ||

    We'll be back!

    Chitterchitterchitter.

  • SIV||

    Thanks to all of our readers and commenters

    You're welcome

  • thoreau||

    Special thanks to joe and John, whose duels contributed 30% of those hits!

    :)

  • D. Greene||

    Many of the elderly people trying to vote in the ABC News poll ended up voting for Pat Buchanan.

  • ||

    Special thanks to joe and John, whose duels contributed 30% of those hits!

    QFT. I guess the Blue Team vs. Red Team stuff is good for something!

  • helping to make the site a hit||

    It's "Trolly this" an' "Trolly that"
    An' "Chuck'im out, the brute,"
    But it's "Savior of'is website,"
    When the guns begin to shoot.


    [Do you like Kipling? / I don't know. I never kippled.]

  • Underzog||

    And don't for get to thank me for my help you Ernst Rhoem wannabes. Without my commentary things would've been real dull and hardly anyone would challenge the political anilingus that "Reason Magazine" displays toward Islam.

    Maybe you should pay me.

    "There's no need to fear; Underzog is here!" (and don't foget the "Underzog" movie that just came out)

  • Jason||

    Props.

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    thoreau,

    And they did it without having any abortion or gay marriage threads in a long, long time. Of course, now that I'm filtered out by many of my debate opponents, it might not work like it used to.

  • ||

    And don't for get to thank me for my help you Ernst Rhoem wannabes.

    Screw you, you Little Eichman(tm).

  • zeiner the lurker||

    I'm happy to announce that reason online once again broke another traffic record in July; we've busted our previous highs in each of the past five months.

    Thanks to all of our readers and commenters for helping to make the site a hit.





    #!/bin/bash
    while :
    do
    ping reason.com
    done



    You're welcome :)

  • ||

    [Do you like Kipling? / I don't know. I never kippled.]

    That joke is so old you must have resurrected it from one of the zombie threads.

  • ||

    Special thanks to joe and John, whose duels contributed 30% of those hits!

    Not to mention about 65% of the verbiage.

    Also, special mention has to go to Dan T., whose trolling elicited 75% of the flames.

  • Rhywun||

    Don't forget Juanita and/or Jane. I've been seeing a lot of newcomers getting reeled in by his/her/their fake trolling lately.

  • Bhh||

    "69 percent increase" woa nelly

    When's the IPO?

  • autokrator||

    The first time I read the phrase "server squirrels" I had a delightful little mental image of a squirrel in a little tuxedo going around serving drinks and snacks.

    I'll miss those little guys :(

  • Edward||

    I hope some Reseanoid blogs on this:

    From Art and Letters Daily--

    American prisons employ more people than Ford, G.M., and Wal-Mart combined. With 5% of the world population, the U.S. has 25% of its prisoners...

  • D. B.||

    What on earth is a "server squirrel?"

  • Retronomicon||

    And thank YOU, Reason Online, for teaching us how to laugh about love... again.

  • ||

    True enough edward.

    How many are victims of the WOD?

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    Edward:

    http://www.reason.com/blog/show/121101.html

    Apparently, you're so concerned with trolling that you forgot about this thread just over a month ago that you yourself commented in.

  • x,y||

    Nick,

    Was that 3 million figure of unique visits (from different IP addresses)?

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    Nick,

    Was that 3 million figure of unique visits (from different IP addresses)?


    Breakdown

    joe: 522,000+/-
    john: 465,000+/-
    Other Reasonoids: 1,200,000+/-
    Dan T. flames 432,000+/-
    Dave Weigel flames 227,000+/-
    "For a mag/site/blog called Reason" flames: 117,000+/-
    "Drink": 117,000+/-
    URKOBOLD: 57,000+/-

    The remainder were normal people.

  • ||

    This place is too popular; that's why nobody comes here anymore.

  • M||

    What on earth is a "server squirrel?"



    No place like a blog to expose one's ignorance, so here goes:

    Server = host computer, eg Hit and Run's website.

    Squirrel = rodent, either on staff, like a hamster on treadmill, to produce the energy on which said server operates, and/or vagrantly/parasitically self-employed to subvert said server's operations, on the model of Scientology's squirrels.

    The mammalian equivalents of gremlins, server squirrels were blamed here for screen-freezes, unpredictable delays between hitting Send and seeing one's witty remark publicized, posts disappearing, posts appearing multiple times, parts of posts deleted, and all manner of glitch.

    The conceit of reason.com's rebellious server squirrels, ie its recalcitrant collective engine capriciously failing to facilitate the imperious ambitions of soi-disant mavericks, became a handy vehicle of self-irony. It lent an accessible handle to express oblique views on labor conditions, animal rights claims, a Heideggerean gloss on technology's alienation from Nature, and rueful indulgence in sensuality, as squirrels are at once winningly cuddly and ferociously punitive.

    In the good tradition of discipline-by-negative-reinforcement, I stand ready to be shamed by wiser heads castigating me for omitting learned semiotic borrowings about squirrels qua servers from the likes of Heinlein, Jefferson, Bart Simpson, Janet Jackson, Bill Gates, and Ayn Rand, which enlightenment I will receive eagerly, suppressing any reflex to think, let alone respond with something like, say, Nuts to you.

  • Urkobold&trade||

    SERVER SQUIRRELS MAKE FOR GOOD EATING!

  • thoreau||

    I blame the server squirrels for ED.

  • Edward||

    Edward:

    http://www.reason.com/blog/show/121101.html

    Apparently, you're so concerned with trolling that you forgot about this thread just over a month ago that you yourself commented in.

    jf

    Are you trying to tell me H&R never covers the same issue twice?

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    For as often as Reason gets linked on Fark, they really need to have a REASON image tag, like they do for other publications and the state of Florida.

    Do you have to make one and submit it?

  • Goldthwait||

    If you want a really great way to boost the number of visits this site gets, you should take a page from the DailyKos and lie about getting 500,000 hits a day. Not only will the media ceaselessly parrot the bogus statistic, thus giving Reason much needed exposure, you will also have morons like Christopher Dodd claiming it imbues this site with absolute moral authority. Its a win-win situation for you.

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    Edward | August 6, 2007, 1:59am | #
    I hope some Reseanoid blogs on this:

    From Art and Letters Daily--

    American prisons employ more people than Ford, G.M., and Wal-Mart combined. With 5% of the world population, the U.S. has 25% of its prisoners...


    What can I say... Fuck Off?
    Did you email this to Nick? If not, then quityerbitchin. If you did, well you may want to email him about an "attaboy".

  • Cameron Bailey||

    Congratulations and more importantly Thank You to everyone at Reason who is supporting the continued growth, I've enjoyed the magazine for many years, receive foundation publications at work, and make this my first site my first read every morning.

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