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DanielPipes.org received about 10,000 unique visitors a month from its opening in December 2000 until 9/11. After 9/11, the number of visitors jumped to about 50,000 a month. The readership has continued to grow and has reached over 300,000 unique visitors a month. The number of page views per month increased from about 50,000 to over a million. In all, the site has received 66 million page visits. (Source: internal tracking.)
The largest number of readers come from the United States, followed by Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany, Israel, France, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. At the other end of the spectrum, a single visitor has come from each of Reunion, the Falkland Islands, the Central African Republic, and something called the "French Southern Territories." Three visitors from Antartica have dropped by. (Source: ExtremeTracking.com)
The website peaked in February 2006 with the 15,273rd largest readership on the world wide web. (Source: Alexa.com)
The site is linked to by nearly 300,000 other pages (with the most readers coming from WorldNetDaily.com FrontPageMag.com, and LittleGreenFootballs.com).
The site has been found through the search of 220,000 different words. The most common of them are, in descending order, "Islam/Muslim/Islamic," "sex," "Obama," "jihad," "Arab," "war," "America," "Israel," and "Saudi."(Source: ExtremeTracking.com)
The articles on Barack Obama's having been raised a Muslim, listed at "Bibliography – My Writings on Barack Obama's Early Years as a Muslim." have an aggregate readership of nearly 800,000. Interestingly, they had on the order of 50 times more readers in 2008 than in 2012.
The number of readers at one time on the site usually ranges between 30 and 100. The highest number at one time was 450, in May 2003.
Most-read pages (source: internal tracking) include:
One curiosity: Although Mr. Pipes rarely writes about sex, this subject dominates the readership totals in all three of his formats: articles ("Arabian Sex Tourism"), blogs ("Strange Sex Stories from the Muslim World"), and comments ("Arab Sex"). In addition, the nearly 11,000 readers' comments at "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men" are by far the largest in number. It appears that sex really does sell.
The blog amounts to 1,200,000 words as of July 2012.
Readers from 236 countries and domains have visited the website.
There are three different ways to search for contents on DanielPipes.org.
The site contains translations of Mr. Pipes's writings into 36 languages. Of these, 15 have their own homepages. Here are the URLs of those language sites, their inauguration dates, and the average monthly unique visitors (source: internal tracking).
Please note: Translators for other languages are encouraged to contact Mr. Pipes about their availability.
DanielPipes.org (and all of the Middle East Forum's four websites) can be turned into apps on the iPhone.
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The weblog (or blog) at DanielPipes.org was started in February 2003 and took full shape by mid-2003. The goal of the weblog is provide a way for Mr. Pipes, the author of twelve books and a weekly columnist, to do several things:
This weblog has two main features that make it distinct from other blogs.
Mr. Pipes sees the weblog as a fast way to comment on many topics. He therefore frequently quotes and paraphrases his sources. Those sources may contain errrors, which he does not take responsibility for. .
Out of 41,000 weblogs monitored by DayPop.com (and out of an estimated 10 million weblogs in all), DanielPipes.org has ranked 271st highest in terms of the number of links from other weblogs and as high as 110th highest in terms of over-all readership. (Source: DayPop.com)
Inevitably, some links go dead over time and links no longer can be accessed. We do not attempt to fix these for the work would be overwhelming.
A comments section on Daniel Pipes's articles was opened in April 2002 and over 100,000 comments by readers have been posted, or about 40 a day. About 60 percent come from the United States, with the next largest number from Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia.
The comments section intends to offer an opportunity for readers from many vantage points to express their views and.interact among themselves and with Mr. Pipes. Mr. Pipes reads many but not all the comments and on occasion responds to them, usually to specific questions. The most noteworthy comments, mostly judged by adding new information, are listed at "Outstanding Reader Comments."
The largest number of reader's comments, over 10,000 of them, are posted at "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men", a unique self-help page that has taken on a life of its own. (Click here for a testimonial to its utility.) The next highest number is 2,000 at "How the West Could Lose."
Requests to alter or delete already-posted comments: The website regularly receives requests of this nature. Our policy is not to alter or delete the comments themselves, for they are part of the record, but to extend the courtesy of abbreviating part of the commentator's name so as to render it less visible to search engines. If you are making such a request, send the URL of the comment to email@example.com with a suggested change to your name.
Comments are moderated, meaning that an editor vets them before posting. This text accompanies each comment submission:
On occasion, offending sections of comments are deleted and the remainder posted. In such cases, the editors exclude what they find unacceptable and replace it with ellipses (...) to indicate editing has taken place. In brief, the editors of DanielPipes.org and Mr. Pipes do their best to permit wide-ranging views while maintaining standards of civility and intelligence.
About one in twenty comments does not get posted because of objectionable contents.
The Danish cartoon controversy of February 2006 somewhat changed the rules, for this issue heightened emotions and rhetoric concerning free speech, religion, insults, and blasphemy. The cartoon issue prompted the editors to permit a wider range of impassioned statements so as to reflect the tone of the debate. For further comments on the legitimate scope of the current debate, see "Talking Freely about the Enemy."
For an attempt at "gotcha" by monitoring comments on a website, and Mr. Pipes's response, see the discussion of CAIR and Robert Spencer.
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DPlist began in July 1999, in response to an e-mail campaign initiated against Mr. Pipes by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on publication of his article, "It Matters What Kind of Islam Prevails," so that he would have a list of people to respond to its calumnies. In fact, a request for support was made only one time, later in 1999. Since then, the list has grown substantially and in March 2007 exceeded 25,000 subscribers.
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