Category: Housekeeping

TTAG Reaches New Page View Milestone

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In days gone by, TTAG’s biggest readership days always happened during the SHOT Show. It was like clockwork. Members of the Armed Intelligentsia huddled around their screens, wearing out their F5 keys for the skinny on the latest and greatest products soon to be hitting their local gun stores. But those were the olden days. Now, when gun-related news breaks, TTAG’s the place a lot of people jump to for instant analysis. So when President Obama announced on Tuesday afternoon that enhanced sanctions against Russia would prevent the import of certain firearms, we had to throw a few more gerbils on the wheels to keep the servers cooled. And that traffic spike carried over into yesterday, powering us to a new, largest-ever single day page view total of 363,440. So thank you, dear readers, for your continued patronage. As always, we’re humbled and flattered.

TTAG Reader Survey 2014: Results

The Truth About Guns is the most popular firearms blog on the planet. The reason for our popularity is simple: we publish no-holds-barred firearms-flavored news, reviews and editorials, and lots of ‘em. And we listen to our readers. We constantly monitor your comments and read hundreds of emails per day to give you what you really, really want. To keep faith with the people who put food on our table and give advertisers insight into our clientele, every year we invite readers to fill-out a short online survey. [Click here for 2012 and here for 2013.] Ladies (both of you) and gentlemen, here are the results for 2014 . . .

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Housekeeping: Is TTAG [Still] Picking on Cops?

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Once again, TTAG’s taken some heat for featuring more than a few police officers in our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day feature. Some commentators feel that law enforcement officers are over-represented, indicating an anti-cop bias. I’ve already admitted that I view police officers with suspicion. Not only do most top cops actively support gun control, but LEOs at the sharp end are often careless with firearms and, worse, unaccountable for their safety violations. Not to mention lethal SWAT-mania (as above) and unnecessary dog shootings. Despite all that, is TTAG unfairly portraying police firearms malfeasance? Nope. And John Lott has the stats to prove it . . .

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The Truth About TTAG: 2014 Q2

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Every quarter we like to give readers an idea of how TTAG is doing in terms of readership and pageviews by throwing the books wide open and showing you the raw stats for the site. It’s probably not very interesting to most of you, but advertisers are naturally interested and that in turn keeps the doors open. If we had doors, that is. Most websites don’t share this kind of data, choosing instead to keep it confidential. We believe in openness and transparency, and in that spirit present the following accounting of TTAG’s performance . . .

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Housekeeping: Last Chance for the TTAG Survey [CLOSED!]

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Today is the last day to fill out the TTAG reader survey. We already have enough responses to be statistically significant, but just like any good statistician more responses can only mean good things. Go ahead and click that link to take the survey, and if you give us your email address at the end we will enter you into a drawing to win a night vision monocular (pictured). The survey will close whenever I get around to clicking the button this afternoon.

[UPDATE] We now have enough responses for a 99% confidence level with a 2 degree spread. Thanks for your help, the survey is closed!