Under assault for liberal bias, Politico’s traffic dives

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    Dec 04, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/02/under-assault-for-liberal-bias-politicos-traffic-dives/

    Internet traffic and Web search measurement tools from several sources indicate that despite massive promotion efforts on MSNBC and in other venues, Politico.com is rapidly losing readers, especially outside of Washington, D.C.

    Measurements of U.S. Web traffic provided to The Daily Caller by Compete, Inc. indicate that the number of total monthly visits to Politico.com dropped by 31.8 percent during the 18-month period that ended on October 31.

    During that same period, and perhaps not coincidentally, Politico has come under sustained criticism from many observers, including Fox News Channel anchors and several prominent radio hosts, for exhibiting liberal bias in its news stories.

    Other third-party traffic measurements also indicate a recent traffic decline for Politico.

    Yet a glowing review of the news outlet published Wednesday by the American Journalism Review, a project of the University of Maryland Foundation, claimed it “receives nearly 60 million pageviews per month from between 8 million and 11 million unique visitors.”

    Jodi Enda, the article’s author, wrote that she relied on Politico’s “internal tracking” for those numbers.
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    Dec 04, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    This is coming from a conservative site like Daily Caller? Better check the stats.
    http://www.quantcast.com/politico.com
    http://siteanalytics.compete.com/politico.com

    For comparison:

    http://www.quantcast.com/politifact.com
    http://siteanalytics.compete.com/politifact.com/

    All I'm saying is, politics is seasonal. The trend since 2009 show spikes of traffic with a steady baseline.

    Have you voted yet for Lie of the Year? (The candidates are evenly split among liberal and conservative sources)icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 04, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    Politico isn't a liberal or left wing site. It's probably center-right by any real estimate.
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidPolitico isn't a liberal or left wing site. It's probably center-right by any real estimate.


    no no no. fact checking is clear evidence of liberal bias.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 05, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    From the source:

    "About Us

    Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 20-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Cheney,"