Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, October 3, 2016
As many of you know, fundraising is one of my responsibilities at American Renaissance. Naturally, something I hear all of the time is: “I’d love to help American Renaissance. You guys are great, but I’m broke.” That’s fine, but so you know, there is something quite helpful you can do for free. Send us web traffic.
The more web traffic we get, the better. American Renaissance is in the business of changing minds, and new traffic means new minds. How can you send us new minds? Link to us.
There are two effective ways to do that: In the comments threads of other websites and by Twitter.
Just today I was looking at where our traffic was coming from and noticed some new visitors trickling in from Alabama.com’s story, “President Obama hopes national anthem protests ‘spark’ discussion on race, other concerns.” What happened? Someone in the comments thread linked to “The Color of Crime,” and suggested that it be included in any national discussion on race. Some people clicked on the link and landed on our site. My guess is that most of those people were new to our site.
That happens a lot, but we wish it happened more often. If you link to us in the comments threads of other websites, we’d certainly appreciate it. Specifically, link to us on local news websites; they censor the least. A liberal website such as Vox or The Guardian will delete your comment almost immediately, so that’s probably a waste of time. When your local paper reports on crime or immigration, go to their website, and link to us in their comments. You might just open some minds.
Twitter is even better than comments. In the last 90 days, almost 20,000 people have arrived at our site because of links to our website posted to Twitter. Our critics know that Twitter is an important weapon of dissent and they hate it. Heidi Beirich of the SPLC complains about Twitter, as do many prominent media personalities. If you are on Twitter, and linking to us, thank you. We are seeing the benefits.
If you are not on Twitter, I’d like to ask you to join. You can use a fake name; plenty of people do. If you want to be especially careful, you can even create a new email address that uses a fake name, and register for Twitter through that email address. Twitter is completely free and very easy to use, and no one is too old to figure it out. Even Jared Taylor tweets!
Once you are on Twitter, follow a variety of people. Not just people in our movement but celebrities, journalists, athletes, and liberals. You’ll get a feel for how Twitter works, and when it feels right link to AmRen.com. We will get new readers, and it won’t cost you a dime.
Of course, no matter what you choose to do, we appreciate your encouragement and support.