Matt Drudge has lost his mind and his audience after descending into a morass of hate-filled, anti-Trumpism. Now his traffic numbers show that his hard-left turn is driving millions of his former fans away.
With the rise of Trump apparently comes the fall of the once powerful Matt Drudge and his traffic is showing a 40 percent drop in visitors in just the last year.
According to Hollywood news site The Wrap, Drudge’s unique visitor count has collapsed.
“According to Comscore data, the Drudge Report had 1.488 million unique visitors in July 2020 — the most recent month for which data is available. That’s down 38.0% from July 2019, when the site boasted 2.399 million unique visitors,” the site reported.
President Donald Trump celebrated the fact that Drudge’s hard-left turn has cost him dearly.
“Such an honor! Drudge is down 40% plus since he became Fake News,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Most importantly, he’s bleeding profusely, and is no longer “hot”. But others are! Lost ALL Trumpers.”
Such an honor! Drudge is down 40% plus since he became Fake News. Most importantly, he’s bleeding profusely, and is no longer “hot”. But others are! Lost ALL Trumpers. https://t.co/LdsYWKmgdL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
In a second tweet, Trump piled on saying, “Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened. Down 51%. @DRUDGE They like REVOLVER and others!”
Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened. Down 51%. @DRUDGE They like REVOLVER and others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
Indeed, the numbers should startle Drudge:
According to Similarweb, the Drudge Report had 63.22 million visits, or page views, in August 2020 — a slight drop of 3.26% from the previous month. But the site boasted as many as 96 million visits in July 2019.
The Drudge Report used to get one billion hits, but in July, it earned 800,000,000. Granted that is a very large audience, but it is a big loss from a billion!
With his anti-Trump turn, we here at Washington Sentinel urge you to stop going to Drudge.
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