Friday, January 2, 2015

 
THE NUMBERS GAME
 
Like I said I can play with my google numbers to show I get a million hits a day - all of the stat counts are designed to allow the user to manipulate them.  This is why they are worthless.  Only the BV has been honest about this reality.
 
The issue is not the number, but who are your readers?  So you as a reader must decide - who will get joy out of reading endless vulgarities and homophobic language?  If this is you then you know where to go for that - and it is your right.
 
But if you are a politician and want intelligent readers who do not want the smut, vulgarities and homophobia you have choices.
 
America is not watching the news or really reading the blogs.  The numbers when compared to total population is nearly non-existent and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar.  And like I said - I can manipulate my numbers to show a million hits a day.
 
CONSIDER THIS ON FOX NEWS - THE NUMBER ONE WATCHED NEWS SHOW IN THE US

"Fox News is also down in the coveted 25-54 age demographic, though not sharply. Fox News averaged 160,000 of those viewers in a week, compared to 175,000 from the same week last year."

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From the same story consider these numbers for all viewers regardless of age group for CNN MSNBC

"Fox News is still on top. In terms of total primetime viewers for the week, CNN averaged 484,000 and MSNBC averaged 402,000. Fox News has been and continues to be the most-watched cable news network for 13 straight years."

The U.S. has an estimated population of 320 million.  When you consider our population are these news services actually bringing news to anyone but a very, very small part of the U.S. population?

The key is simple - the advertisers consider based on the news content who is watching which news program and advertise accordingly.  Those seeking election for city commission better do the same.  Ask yourself - based on your views and the type people you believe will actually vote - where should you spend your advertising dollars.

The readership is small considering the population of Brownsville - but in a small election like municipal elections - blog advertising and policy statements can make a difference - it is just for you as the candidate to decide where your dollar will get the best response.

Some candidates will want to go with mudslinging - which is fine - their money and the blogging market provides for that.  Others will want to go with a message and the blogging market provides for that.  Just make your choice based on your goals

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Monitor posted a story on Sylvia Garza Perez . The headline reads "Cameron County Clerk elect still in jail " If you go to the comments Emma Trevino apologizes for the error .

BobbyWC said...

Now you know why when you consider percentages no one reads the papers, watches the news, or reads the blogs - based on overall percentage

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

You read the papers, who are you kidding?

BobbyWC said...

What do you think this means?

"Now you know why when you consider percentages no one reads the papers, watches the news, or reads the blogs - based on overall percentage"

My real readers understand it and all you do is prove to them how desperate you are - I love comments like yours because for the information readers they always backfire on the poster