January 27, 2009

How does this Crap site have 5x the traffic that ours does? DailyOM vs. elephantjournal.com

Spiritual Materialism Alert.

Okay, okay, maybe we’re all on the same side—changing the world (and ourselves, along the way) for the better: but when your design sucks, your home page features chakra pillows and animal spirit guidance…well, I guess that tells me one thing.

Er, two things: that web traffic is all about 1) sending out a daily email to people, which they do and we don’t and 2) being around for more than a few months is good for your google search and rankings. Once elephantjournal.com turns 1 year old (we’ve only been live since June, and have only focused full-time on the site since, officially, Jan 1) such sites better watch out, ’cause objects in your rearview mirror are bigger than they appear, and we don’t love spiritual materialistic life-wasting bull.

~ Waylon “Agro Hippiester” Lewis

According to Google Analytics, elephantjournal.com is now at:



  • 57,766 
  • Visits



  • 95,821 
  • Pageviews



  • 1.66 
  • Pages/Visit


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