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iBankCoin Traffic Down 20%, Year Over Year

Many of you are discussing the traffic stats of CNBC, which were down 50% year over year, like small idiots with microscopic brains.

HELLO, ANYONE HOME?

Last year this time, the world was ending. Just so you know, when the world is in the process of literally ending, media does great. For example, the Godly folks at iBankCoin enjoyed record traffic in the fall of ’08. Year over year, despite killing this market like a small rat in a Bronx housing project, our traffic has dropped by 20%—like most big blogs in the financial genre.

So, the lesson for today, do not judge a book by its cover.

You may now continue the important discussion of “for vaccines and poisonous mercury” or “against modern medicine and its grande glory.”

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60 comments

  1. jg

    fig

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  2. TraderCaddy

    Need to cuss more (or start again).
    More cussing=more hits?

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  3. The Fly

    Nah. More end of the world=more traffic.

    Let the apocalypse begin!!

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  4. The Big LeBrownski
    The Big LeBrownski

    This is true, but it doesn’t change the fact that CNBC does in fact suck it.

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  5. The Fly

    Indeed. CNBC is the devil. Anyone who watches it is The Devil’s Advocate.

    Watch Accordingly.

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  6. tgarfield

    CNBC is like watching ESPN.
    CNBC reacts to the market it takes panic and greed and puts a round of steroids in it to make sure full fear is involved. Just in case people are not over come with panic and greed they remind you.

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  7. tgarfield

    I like your BGZ pick I bought it a couple days ago.

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  8. MOOBS

    The PPT is showing growth, no? Could be cannibalizing traffic.

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  9. The Fly

    Year over year traffic is down, no two ways around it.

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  10. henryfool

    This is true MOOBS. I alone with my incessant posting am probably responsible for 1% of the less traffic.

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  11. alf44

    …perhaps you should consider the possibility that your “schtick” has grown increasingly tiresome !

    Uhhh…by others…not by me…but…you know…by “others” !

    Just sayin’ !!!

    .

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    • The Fly

      Wow. I gather this concept of “end of world traffic spike” still escapes you.

      Try thinking it over for a few days then get back to me.

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      • alf44

        …uhhh…I repeat…“others” !

        Surely you didn’t think I was speakin’ about me…uhhh…personally !

        I mean…I think you are “fig”…or…well you git the idea !

        .

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    • This Just In

      Last I heard, banking coin rarely gets tiresome.

      PS Warning: Hand Sanitizers are now bad for you (when you drink them.) Teevee said the fat bored kids were drinking the stuff. 68% alcihol [sic]

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  12. TA

    When comparing valuable insight and winning plays vs traffic, I’ll take profits any day of the week.

    Easily the best blog site out there, bar none.

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  13. Baron Wrathchild

    But is iBC traffic above or below the 50 day moving average? That’s what really matters.

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  14. Scully

    ‘Brooksley Born top’ still intact. Stimulus 2 is around the corner…need 1020 for votes. Government Sach’s black box must reverse direction. TARP TWO will save the day!!!

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  15. This Just In

    Maybe traffic is down because Fly is too busy to pen / tell stories these days.
    http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2007/11/10/25/

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    • TA

      Wow, that’s an excellent story
      It seems I have truely missed the best of the Fly

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      • franky

        fucking fabulous post. enjoyed the hell out of it — even triggered anecdotes of my own which i’ll keep to myself…

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  16. JakeGint

    I’ll have you know I just received an hilarious certificate of ownership in the post.

    Suitable for framing, etc.

    “Senior Managing Director” or whatevah — nearly knocked me out of my chair with the laughter gales.

    Who knew J-man was the boss?

    ______

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    • Woodshedder

      lol…I didn’t notice that Jake. I see it now….

      Does this mean we can solicit J-man to change Fly’s header and shit when he pisses us off?

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      • JakeGint

        I think it means we bring all grievances against Jemmy.

        _______

        I also think it’s cool that the mouthpiece has the same name as Gargamel’s cat.

        _______

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        • admin

          Actually, the term is “Executive Managing Directeur [sic].”

          BTW, Jake, can you please take care of the iBC customer restroom? The toilet is backed up again.

          Oh, and when you’re finished mopping up the mess, could you please take my hot air balloon to the car wash? Thanks, buddy.

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        • Woodshedder

          Is that how you pronounce that? It has been bugging me, thanks!

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  17. Homer

    Tell your users story without fucking them in the arse while you are doing it – you will see more traffic.

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  18. T MOE

    The traffic will pick up soon as the curtains are pulled on the “recovery” I mean cover up!
    Can’t you all see that this is so called recovery is nothing but a big lie!! Or you are too much of a sheeple to think for yourselves. If you dumbasses would open your eyes and think for yourselves and do the right research you will see that if you accumulate all the data it says COVER UP!!! not recovery.
    The whole economy is being held up by FAKE money, money printed out of THIN AIR, backed by NOTHING!
    But you dumbasses dismiss the facts and are too busy listening to the media and the government. You are taking the BIG LIE!!!!! hook line and sinker.

    Let me boil it down for you

    ” In the simplicity of their minds, people (I say sheeple) more readily fall victims to the big lie than
    the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be
    ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have such impudence. Even though the facts which
    prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and continue to think that there
    may be some other explanation” —- Adolph Hitler

    The data is there. Decisions need to be made independent of popular opinion, possibly sacrificing short term gain with an eye toward the long term outcome. Prepare now, prepare for the worst. The game will be financial survival. Having an opinion contrary to popular opinion is very hard and takes courage. Admitting that what you thought you knew may be wrong and acquiring the ability to consider views, analyses and facts that run counter to personal convictions takes even more courage.

    This is no recovery it is a lie a cover up a sham, the biggest shell game ever known. The dumbasses that did not even see the crisis coming are the same ones saying that this is a recovery and the recession is over and the sad thing is that the public believes them. Oh and you here from the liars that it is a “jobless recovery”. “The market looks ahead and job are a lagging indicator” is what we hear. Well then, what in the economy points to a future that would produce six new jobs for every one opening???? What about all the jobless young people???

    It must be understood that the governments goal ( it does not matter what country) is to retain or enhance its power! everything else is secondary including the common good. The financial sector’s goal is to maximize profits!!! It is always money and power. money and power period!!

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    • Timing is everything
      Timing is everything

      T,
      Many probably agree with your ultimate conclusion, but not with your timetable, intent of those involved or your reaction to it. Many politicians believe they are doing what is best. Shit can go on for a long time. Look at Russian communism – how long did that persist? Some southerners still think the South will rise again. Ain’t gonna happen. Get with the bank coin now program.

      The Fly’s strategy is fairly short term, usually a few days to a few weeks but sometimes less than a day to several months. Fly is focused on that period. Having a longer time horizon if fine, but it’s not the focus here.

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  19. Teahouse On The Tracks
    Teahouse On The Tracks

    So who are the Dennis Neale, Jim Cramer & Larry Kudlow of IBC tabbed bloggers?

    If CNBC is gunna cancel segments surely IBC must consider cutting some deadwood too …. no reference to Woodshedder intended.

    So who is off their game? Maybe one of those audience poles will help to light a flame under somebody’s ass … eh?

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  20. j

    Moe:

    What exactly is the cover up? Specifics and evidence please. And why the devildog-like obsession that people should believe you as after all you weren’t exactly around enjoying the 60% rally.

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  21. Teahouse On The Tracks
    Teahouse On The Tracks

    OEW Summary for Tues:

    “The decline from SPX 1101 increased to 40 points today when the OEW 1061 pivot was hit. This decline does look impulsive and the labeling remains: wave 1 SPX 1074, wave 2 SPX 1096 and wave 3 underway. Since this also can be counted as an ABC, the two pivots noted yesterday (SPX 1061 and NDX 1720) need to be penetrated to the downside to continue the downside momentum. The market, despite the decline, is not extremely oversold by any measure. Best to your trading!
    MEDIUM TERM: uptrend in jeopardy
    LONG TERM: bear market”

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  22. MX2101

    Media audience will always soar when the content is more important to the audience. Even if there is no change in the content.

    For example- news and talk content ratings go up during major election seasons. Weather sites serving the USA will show more traffic during Winter storms and when a Hurricane is bearing down. To modify the anecdote- when the cab driver brings up the subject of the stock market, financial web site traffic will be up.

    If the stock market goes to sleep and doesn’t move, but real estate turns into a hot game, traffic will go to ifliphomes or something like that.

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  23. j

    Moe is taking to quoting Hitler as some sort of inspiration to short the markets.

    Moe, let me remind you that you weren’t exactly the minority in March when the market took off and rallied 60%. You were in fact standing head to shoulder with all the other bears talking the same old crap. You weren’t exactly courageous then and I don’t really think you’re that courageous now either as all you seem to be doing is talking your ideological bias.

    I still recall you telling people to go short GS at $49 as it was heading to zero.

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  24. MX2101

    more- overall audience size and resulting traffic drives advertiser interest and total dollars for the category.
    From a content programming standpoint, what is more important is the relative ratings between sites. The share of the available audience is what matters (provided the total pie can support the players)

    For example, even if the TV evening news audience is a fraction of where it was 20 years ago, the current players compete fiercely for today’s available audience.

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  25. needle dick the bug fucker
    needle dick the bug fucker

    Le Fly’s traffic is a lagging indicator.

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  26. Generational BOTTOM Picker
    Generational BOTTOM Picker

    Traffic is down because there are not enough people giving sensible thoughts on market direction, along with the reasons for their thinking.

    The place teems with clowns making jokes and posting stupid U-Tube links and bashing other financial sites and CNBC and Obama, and pushing short term trades in never-heard-of stocks (talking their book) – bullshit stuff we don’t give a shit about. Even your subsidized bloggers give only charts and ideology (Hear me, Jake!) for their reasoning. We need MORE.

    SOME shtik is what makes this place charming. ALL shtik makes it a waste of time.

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  27. Cash-N-Guns

    CNBC is pure bullish retarded govt shills…if Cramer was my neighbor i would kick his ass every morning…then take a piss on his babbling fucking face.

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  28. TraderCaddy

    What just happened?

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    • TraderCaddy

      Apparently human error on the NDX plunge.
      If my fingers were fast enough and I wasn’t stunned…
      They would have busted the trade anyway.

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  29. GM

    State Lifts Limit on Mercury Preservative in Swine-Flu Shots

    Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the U.S., but it will be added to the bulk of the swine-flu vaccine being produced

    {Sure, be careful not to eat too much tuna while you are pregnant because of the harmful mercury levels, but be sure to get in line really fast for this vaccine. Ugh.}

    September 25, 2009
    By Sandi Doughton
    Seattle Times science reporter

    In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, Washington’s Health Department on Thursday temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3.

    Photo: A nurse fills syringes with influenza virus vaccine before the start of a drive-thru flu shot clinic October 2, 2009 in Napa, California. The County of Napa Public Health Department held the one of eight scheduled drive-thru flu shot clinics where seasonal flu shots will be given for free to anyone who attends in an effort to vaccinate as many people in Napa County as possible before the start of the flu season. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

    The preservative, thimerosal, has never been linked to any health problems, said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. But a vocal minority believes the compound could be linked to autism. The state Legislature adopted the limit in 2006.

    Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the United States, but it will be added to the bulk of the swine-flu vaccine being produced to stem a pandemic that health officials estimate could sicken more than a third of the state’s residents.

    Pregnant women and young children are considered at high risk for swine flu, and lifting the mercury limits will give them quicker access to the vaccine, Selecky said.

    “It’s vital that everyone in a high-risk group has the choice to be vaccinated when swine-flu vaccine becomes available,” she said.

    About 15 percent of the vaccine supply will be mercury-free, but people may have to wait longer for it to become available.

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that 6 million to 7 million doses of the vaccine will be available the first week in October, mainly in the form of a nasal spray called FluMist.

    About 40 million flu shots should be ready by the middle of October, with an additional 10 million to 20 million doses rolling off the assembly lines every week after that for a total of 250 million doses.

    “We will have enough vaccine to immunize every American who wants to be immunized,” Sebelius said in a briefing. “But it won’t all be available at the same time.”

    The vaccine itself will be free, Sebelius said, but health-care providers can charge to administer it.

    Thimerosal will be added to the vaccine because it is being produced in vials that contain enough medication for 10 shots. The mercury compound kills bacteria, lowering the risk that the drug will be contaminated by needles used to withdraw separate doses.

    “Every time you introduce a needle, you run a risk of introducing a potential contaminant,” said Dr. Tony Marfin, state epidemiologist for infectious disease.

    Mercury-free vaccine will be produced in single-dose vials. Nasal sprays do not contain mercury but are not recommended for children under the age of 2 and pregnant women, because they contain live, weakened virus.

    An analysis published Thursday also found that the nasal spray is less effective than shots in adults under 50.

    Selecky said the law limiting the mercury preservative will be suspended for six months and applies only to the swine-flu vaccines.

    Once common in vaccines, thimerosal has been largely phased out in most wealthy nations. Children’s vaccines in the United States are almost exclusively mercury-free, single-dose injections.

    However, numerous studies have found no link between thimerosal and disorders in children.

    Early results with the new vaccine against swine flu, technically known as H1N1, show it quickly induces a strong immune response, and most people over the age of 10 will require only a single dose.

    The rate of side effects also appears to be low. Out of nearly 44,000 people inoculated in China, 14 “adverse events” have been reported, all very mild, said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Initiative for Vaccine Research.

    WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will carefully monitor side effects, she said.

    After 1976’s mass vaccination against a different swine-flu strain, about 500 people developed a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), and some died.

    Scientists still haven’t figured out why, but there has never again been a connection between flu vaccine and GBS, Marfin said.

    Americans are often blasé about flu, with less than half of people — including health-care workers — bothering to get annual shots.

    One reason may be that flu shots are not as effective as many other vaccines, offering about 60 to 70 percent protection against the seasonal virus. That’s largely because scientists have to guess which strains will be circulating each year.

    With swine flu, they know exactly which strain is involved, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, chief health officer for the CDC’s H1N1 response. “We would expect the vaccine to be very effective against the disease we are seeing.”

    But will it be ready in time?

    “Right now we’re in a race with the virus and the vaccine,” she said.

    Flu usually peaks in Washington in February and March, but the new swine-flu strain is already hitting the region. Both Washington State University and the University of Washington have reported outbreaks, and absenteeism exceeds 10 percent at some local schools.

    The state is working with clinics, doctors, hospitals and others to set up inoculation programs — and bracing for crowds.

    “We are expecting high interest,” Selecky said.

    Sandi Doughton: 206-464-2491 or [email protected]

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2009938638_vaccine25m.html

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    • Generational BOTTOM Picker
      Generational BOTTOM Picker

      What does this bullshit have to do with the stock market? Please explain.

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  30. j

    Generational bottom,

    You’re a fine one to say that. The only shit that comes off your key board is pure nonsense. Link to anything you’ve said that could be considered half decent and I’ll apologize. You’re mostly always outraged.

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    • Generational BOTTOM Picker
      Generational BOTTOM Picker

      Do YOU care to answer what the bullshit he posted has to do with the stock market?

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      • j

        I was actually referring to the other crap you posted… your outraged comment on why everyone else is crap but leaving aside your own blemished and not so hot record. Sorry for the confusion. You care to answer that or you’re going to sulk off like you normally do like a big cry baby?

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        • Generational BOTTOM Picker
          Generational BOTTOM Picker

          YOU answer and then I’LL answer. Actually, I’ll go first: I have posted many times – my Generational calls and WHY: Market bottom, Oil TOP, Oil BOTTOM, etc. And I gave the reasons. These are relevant to a stock BB.

          Now answer MY question, Dipshitz.

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          • j

            Answer what question, you doofus? I already told you I wasn’t referring to that comment you made but the earlier one. Keep up with the class.

            let’s be clear here. We’re talking about the period since the site and other have fallen off 20%.

            The last calls I remember you making were those telling us that the market hadn’t bottomed (at total odds with you moniker) back in March/April and since then all you’ve ever said the few times you’ve shown up was to whine about something or someone’s comment.

            You’re just outraged you made the bad call. Get over it.

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  31. Budda

    Tim Knight misses huge with his prediction…

    http://noxtrends.blogspot.com/2009/10/tim-knight-misses-big.html

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  32. DEVILDOG

    Your traffic and cnbc’s are down because you’re both full of bull shit. S&P 150.

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