From:   Gabriel Johnson <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:07:02 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Analytics report - good news we can all use!

What he said; other thing, I think definitely more "Facebook attack"

than "twitter and email the media" attack; there has been quite a bit

of backlash against our supporters complaining about the relative lack

of media coverage, media coverage which frankly, given our numbers, we

don't deserve (and a pretty big mistake was made in the whole initial

call for 20,000 thing).




On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 5:11 PM, Harrison Schultz <> wrote:

> Comrades,


> The situation on at Liberty square is obviously somewhat precarious,

> however it's a something of a relief to report that things have never

> looked better in cyberspace!


> We reached a high water mark in terms of visits and awareness on the

> 17th!!!

> We had 56,356 total visits - we were at 12,283 the day before this is

> an astounding 359% increase!  The number fell a down to 43,308

> yesterday however this is still far higher than any other day we've

> seen since before the 17th - feel proud!


> The number of total unique visitors has followed the same trend -

> there was another astounding 343% increase between the 16th and

> 17th.


> We saw a nice spike in the NYC region as well although it was "only"

> an 89% increase due to the fact local awareness typically seems to be

> a bit higher than outside NYC.


> It is also critical to report that most visits to

> come from direct traffic searches mostly on google however facebook

> has become the number one referral site to  Total

> visits from Facebook have increased by a whopping 457%.


> Want more good news?

> Unlike the other measures I've discussed in this report, visits from

> Facebook have only been increasing by a very solid 36% over the past

> few days since the 17th.  Bear in mind that facebook is currently only

> responsible for sending us just under 11% of our total traffic in

> spite of these huge increases, suggesting that there is huge potential

> to make the movement grow by using Facebook.


> It's also important to keep in mind that our comrade Bill/radleft

> who's been working with us remotely from Tennessee has been hooking

> many of us up with lots of radio air time - which I unfortunately have

> no way to measure but which will no doubt help swell our ranks.  He

> informed me yesterday that he personally suspects that we'll see a

> huge turnout over the weekend.  Adbusters has also called for more

> reinforcements.


> I hope that the take away lesson from all of this is clear -  our

> strategy has been working! - so dig deep and HOLD YOUR GROUND!!!


> I also received a report from Grim Woman who began picking up some

> negative feedback on the phone lines after a somewhat grim report was

> listed on  I strongly urge individuals in this

> movement to avoid posting images that could be considered "riot porn"

> for the time being, at least until our numbers on the ground cycle

> back up.  I also suggest avoiding civil disobedience and any

> unnecessary arrests that might thin our ranks for the moment as well.

> Let's play some defense on the square for a little while.


> If you're on the ground and you've been on the ground for too long -

> thank you, you're sacrifices and actions have not been in vain, expect

> relief this coming weekend.


> I also propose an unrestrained "content attack" on Facebook - let's

> flood it with our photos, updates, and youtube clip postings.  Let's

> individually "friend" as many people as possible on the sight and

> recycle and redistribute our content over and over again by "sharing

> it"  it'll push our individual messages to the top of the news feeds

> and it will make a difference.


> I'm on my way back to try and help defend our new home, I look forward

> to sleeping in the rain with all of you this evening!


> Love and rage comrades!


> Harrison Tesoura Schultz