I sometimes take a look at the Amazon Alexa website rankings for scientology sites vs this blog and Tony Ortega's. You can see one example here from earlier: This topic came up in a recent interview, (in fact, the podcast episode for next week) so I checked in again. I was somewhat surprised to see scientology.org ranking steadily climbing. It makes no sense. Nothing in the world of scientology would indicate any increased interest in the subject.... Obviously things had been left adrift, as 90 days ago the site was ranked … [Read more...]
Scientology.org Not To Be Trusted
Scientology has invested tens of millions of dollars in creating and promoting their website scientology.org. They have a huge volume of content there -- all their hype videos of org openings, VM activities, education efforts etc etc as well as links to every other scientology related website and anything else they can find. A huge amount of effort has been expended to make this a success in this online age. (Though you will note the "Scientology News" second item is the last ribbon yanking ceremony they held -- more than a year ago, there is a not a whole lot of "news"). They are failing … [Read more...]
Scientology.TV: Hit or Miss?
They are promoting "Season 4" of scientology.tv. Of course, their "seasons" consist of a few episodes of the same shows they have been airing since the launch of the "network". Meet a scientologist. Visit a city where a scientology org is. Wisdom from Ron. There are no audience figures available as the "network" has no advertisers and is not monitored by any normal tv audience monitoring system. So they claim it’s a roaring success. Like they know what the actual statistics of every ideal org is but because they keep those stats secret they simply claim they are all “expanding 10X” … [Read more...]
Curious About Scientology TV Rankings?
There is some mystery surrounding how many people watch scientologyTV. Of course, there are no numbers available from normal audience tracking services as they are not selling ads, so they're not subscribing. It's convenient, as no doubt the numbers would be appalling. But two things make this of interest. They are spending a LOT of money to promote their "TV channel" with ads on the Super Bowl and Grammies and billboards plugging it (it is literally the ONLY thing the ad tells people to do -- visit scientology.tv). Every one of the thousands of remaining scientologist on earth are … [Read more...]