Just how popular is slackbastard?*
Several years ago, I can remember reading in the Green Left Weekly how popular it is:
According to Alexa, the GLW site is currently ranked 72,949 of all web sites in the world, and 78,829 according to Trafficranking. The next ranked Australian political site is Labor Net, ranked 83,812 by Alexa and 276,983 by Trafficranking, then the Australian Conservation Foundation (133,010 by Alexa), the ALP (245,782), and the Greens (338,208).
Some other Alexa figures: Chaser, 354,008; the US Socialist Worker weekly, 226,004; the Socialist Workers Party in Britain, including its weekly paper, 518,524; the Communist Party of Australia and its paper, the Guardian, 1,681,599; the Australian International Socialist Organisation and its paper Socialist Worker, 1,739,049…
More recently (August 2005), GLW was ranked #94,600.
Currently, according to Alexa, greenleft.org.au is ranked #267,145. In Australia, #10,634. In other words, according to Alexa, slackbastard — in Australia — is more popular than Green Left.
As Johnny Cochrane might say: “That… does not… make… sense.” So if there are any geeks out there who can explain this to me, please feel free.
*Not counting death threats or baseball bat-wielding punk rockers with fascists in their hair.