I used to run Jetpack statistics but found these slow down the website. I’ve therefore shifted to Quantcast, which is super-accurate.
I took a minute to check last year’s data. It appears that I’ve now crossed 500,000 unique visits over the year.
Roughly half the visits are from India (blue area below), half from the rest of the world (grey). Visits have increased over the past few weeks given the interest in demonetisation, and should drop off to normal levels thereafter.
Unfortunately, my google ad earnings are on a steep decline. After at one stage nearly reaching $200AUD in a month, these are now tracking well below $100AUD per month. I suspect a lot of people are using ad blockers. Further, most ad earnings don’t come from sabhlokcity anyway (which is of interest only to Indians) but from a couple of my subdomains which contain information of interest to people from developed countries. These earnings are pivotal to my continued engagement with liberty in India. I have spent just too much of my own money for the past 20 years – with huge opportunity cost as well – and this drip feed of funds ensures I don’t continue to lose big money while engaging with reforms in India.
THE MORE I LOOK AT IT, FACEBOOK IS A FUNDAMENTALLY ETHICALLY COMPROMISED ORGANISATION.
Google pays you for the ads it posts on your blog or on your youtube channel. Your contents is monetised, allowing people to produce more content.
On Facebook, however, the more popular writers DON’T get any share of the ad revenue attributable to their content. And worse – Facebook allows youtube vidoes to be stolen and widely shared – WITHOUT providing the creators any revenue.
Given Facebook’s shameful behaviour, I now need to start making arrangements to ensure that my pages and groups don’t blank out the moment Facebook dictators decide whimsically to, once again, disable my account on any random pretext.
This is a starting point of this journey to recover and restore my intellectual property on Facebook. I do not trust this unethical organisation any more.