by Rupert Insider
This is a short but revealing note from ALEXA stats today. For several months, the main source of hits for Koptalk.com has been the UK – usually in the 35-38% range. This is significantly less than most UK based LFC sites and demonstrates Koptalk’s lack of credibility among LFC supporters in the UK.
I had noticed it dropping sharply in the last week to the mid-teens. Today it reached 9.8%
Ireland has dropped from about 10% to 4.5% Singapore is the top territory a 12.7%
The USA and Canada, which is Oldham’s new target market into which he has poured more than £10,000 on promotional trips this year and a new web site, and where he has a resident moderator who logs into Koptalk for much of the UK night, was down to 1.6% for the USA from its previous average of about 2.5% and Canada is down to less than 0.4%.
So I guess Tom Hicks and George Gillett can breathe more easily in the knowledge that all Koptalk’s negative spin on them is not being read in their home territories or, indeed, in the UK.
Why the sudden drop in UK usage?
Because most of the original 35% came from Oldham’s own computers working 7 x 24 churning pages.
There are at least seven of them in the Koptalk Kult properties in the Wallsend not to mention Katie’s. But this last week Oldham has been in Spain. Katie and Steve have been packing his stuff and generally acting as his gofers.
It has provided a unique opportunity to measure the extent to which he has been gerrymandeirng the ALEX stats to give a false impression of a solid UK based usage. Clearly he relies on ensnaring unsuspecting surfers from overseas.
Koptalk.com users come from these countries: