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As Drudge Report falters
amid anti-Trump shift,
rivals on right gain ground

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/27/2019 4:54:45 AM

The Drudge Report is still the king of conservative aggregator websites, but its rivals are gaining ground. Five right-tilting upstarts — Whatfinger News, Liberty Daily, Rantingly, NewsAmmo and Gab Trends — increased their average monthly traffic and engagement, as measured by average visit duration and average pages per visit, from September-October 2018 to 2019, according to SimilarWeb, which shared its data with The Washington Times. At the same time, the marketing-intelligence company found traffic to the Drudge Report during that period declined by 15%. From July to October, Drudge dropped from 96 million total visits to 77 million, prompting recent headlines such as True Pundit’s “Drudge Bleeds Out as Conservatives Flee.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nosillod 11/27/2019 5:07:49 AM (No. 246685)
Count me as one who no longer visits Drudge. Before Trump he would have a left wing story and the right wing counter story on his page. Now it is all Trump bashing. I took him off of my start page and off of my bookmarks.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Captleemo 11/27/2019 5:27:02 AM (No. 246687)
I noticed the shift leftward too so I no longer go to the Drudge Report although I still like his dads website refdesk.com. I have been going to Breitbart but will start checking out these 5 other conservative sites.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 11/27/2019 5:28:06 AM (No. 246688)
Ditto. Makes one curious what could have caused such a shift......Blackmail?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 11/27/2019 5:40:32 AM (No. 246691)
I dropped Drudge over a year ago. It became like another Mother Jones or Huffpost.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man 11/27/2019 5:45:48 AM (No. 246692)
I occasionally glance at Drudge just to see what the opposition is up to and/or to see how bad it is. But I definitely limit my visits to minimize traffic. I absolutely do not want to encourage that crap.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2 11/27/2019 6:11:19 AM (No. 246699)
Like so many others, I have not clicked on Drudge in months. I have deleted his home screen icon on my devices and until he gets right, I won’t visit his site again. Actions have consequences.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BirdsNest 11/27/2019 6:13:10 AM (No. 246701)
I find that at least once a visit, the site seems to reset itself. Nothing new has been added. Does that count as a new visitor to the site? Is he bumping up his numbers doing that? When it happens I click off and go elsewhere. His site is not my favorite any longer. I check here numerous times per day.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley 11/27/2019 6:14:59 AM (No. 246703)
I like Liberty Daily. With the exception of the name, it looks just like the old Drudge of twenty years ago. Back then I would look at it after skimming Lucianne...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BRADCRO 11/27/2019 6:31:09 AM (No. 246705)
I still look at Drudge but do not click on any of the anti Trump stories.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/27/2019 7:03:45 AM (No. 246735)
Drudge has his hat on far too tight...seems it's squeezed his brain into Stupid Mode!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lazyman 11/27/2019 7:08:40 AM (No. 246737)
I didn't leave Drudge he left me.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: George R. 11/27/2019 7:22:54 AM (No. 246748)
Matt's father sold The Drudge Report to Google! that is the reason it is no longer welcoming of conservative thought.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter 11/27/2019 7:56:28 AM (No. 246775)
Years ago, I was an avid devotee of both Drudge and Limbaugh. I don't know if I changed or they changed, but neither of them interests me now.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/27/2019 8:19:27 AM (No. 246793)
I remember where I was sitting when I clicked on Drudge more than 20 years ago and saw the Blue Dress story breaking front and center. Until this year, I've been a loyal, daily/hourly visitor. As is so well expressed above, Drudge has become nothing more than HuffPost under a 1990's style template. Haven't been there in months. I'm happy to read opposing viewpoints. But I will not support with my clicks when Leftist propaganda is shouted from the rooftops as gospel with no balance.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/27/2019 8:33:07 AM (No. 246809)
Just Drudgexit. He'll soon be as quaint as MySpace.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/27/2019 9:05:01 AM (No. 246845)
I ditched Matt in 1997 after finding this salon. Dropped in on him occasionally the next year or so but still found it too cluttered and People-ish. Haven't checked back in for at least a decade.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: sw penn 11/27/2019 9:32:46 AM (No. 246868)
Everyone here already knows the best news aggregator, right?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 11/27/2019 9:39:25 AM (No. 246877)
#3, maybe Matt has a new boyfriend who is a rabid leftist and is influencing him. I quit going to Drudge several years ago when his site started to look like a British tabloid. Liberty Daily is my new go-to, after Lucianne.com which has been my number one news site since the Monica scandal.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 11/27/2019 9:45:23 AM (No. 246884)
I can't believe anyone who would consider themselves "a conservative" would go to Drudge any more. I haven't visited in about a year, and it was my home page for 20 years.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pat26.2 11/27/2019 10:36:22 AM (No. 246948)
We dropped Drudge long ago. Besides Lucianne, we like https://www.politipage.us/.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 11/27/2019 10:55:30 AM (No. 246980)
When I as fairly new to the internet, the links at Drudge lead me to Lucianne and a few other sites I still visit. His choice of stories to feature? Not much interest. I left him long ago.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 11/27/2019 11:34:48 AM (No. 247044)
I can't imagine a conservative who would want to waste time there.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 11/28/2019 12:45:52 AM (No. 247448)
#3, one story I have heard, unverified AFAIK, is that Drudge sold the site and bailed out, it is now run by leftists. That fits, but don't know if true or not.
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