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    Amazing Traffic -- But how??
    From the Drudge Report - " THANKS FOR MAKING MAY 2010 THE LARGEST MAY IN DRUDGEREPORT'S 15 YEAR HISTORY! THE PAGE WAS VIEWED 784,621,221 TIMES [PASSING LAST MAY'S 600,973,530].."

    I believe them, but how do they do it? They only have headlines and the site design looks like something from 10 years ago. It sure baffles me, but I know they have a following. I just can't see why.
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    One reason is the main stream media is falling apart and fewer people trust them anymore.

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    Almost 785 million views?

    Must be a heck of a lot of people viewing the page over and over again.

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    One big reason: Drudgereport has been around since nearly the beginning of the modern internet era (1997). Having that kind of head start has given Matt Drudge's site a big advantage over other news sites in terms of back links.

    Second big reason: In the early-internet era, Drudge was known for breaking big (and controversial) stories (Monica Lewinsky) with exclusive scoops. And he broke these types of conservative-appeal stories at a most opportune time of the late 90's.

    So he hit the internet at the right time in the right way (no pun intended). He now has plenty of good competition, but his head-start sustains him to this day I think. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drudge_Report
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeann View Post
    They only have headlines and the site design looks like something from 10 years ago. It sure baffles me, but I know they have a following. I just can't see why.
    It just goes to show that site design means very little in a "content site" as long as there is clear and simple navigation. See http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites for another example.
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    Even at just $1 CPM (which is relatively easy on a content site), that's nearly a million dollars for the month. There's money in high-traffic content sites.
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