A big thank you to all our members who have contributed to creating a bona-fied phenomenon.
For anyone who as been watching our Quantcast ranking
, our steady rise in prominence and
popularity will be no big surprise. Each week, our traffic rank been inching forward -- sometimes in big jumps, other times in small steps -- in a
steady rise into the company of major mainstream web sites.
(Quantcast is an increasingly popular open web site ranking service used
more and more for accurate comparisons between
Today, our traffic rank surpassed (admittedly by one point) an Internet legend of high traffic, SlashDot.org
For those who may be unfamiliar with SlashDot, its popularity in technology circles is so intense, that sites linked from their home page are often so
overwhelmed form the resulting traffic, that they crash within hours (sometimes minutes) of appearing... this is otherwise known as the "SlashDot
effect." Well, as of today, the "ATS Effect" will now be known.
We're also getting within 100-150 points of highly-popular mainstream destinations such as:
This is a clear indication that together, we are being successful in working to educate the broader online audience about the topics we feel are
important. More people are learning about your opinions on:
The global and US financial crisis
Important UFO and disclosure topics
Political issues and scandals
Conspiracy theories and 9/11 questions
Secret government projects
Concerns about a New World Order and police state
Misinformation & Disinformation in media and education
And much, much more
We're clearly the most popular "alternative topics" website on the Internet. And of all the other sites in our genre that could have become more
popular than us, the Internet audience has spoken, they want to know what the crowd of members at ATS has to say on these subjects. Not anyone one
person, not any group of people, not any other crowd of people... more than any other, they want to know our opinions.
[edit on 28-9-2008 by SkepticOverlord]