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Internet atheism was still moving down the information superhighway and then the coronavirus pandemic hit it.

Please see: Internet atheism and the coronavirus pandemic

For additional information, please see: Internet evangelism: Christians vs. atheists.

The coronavirus pandemic started in atheist-controlled, communist China that allowed thousands of COVID-19 infected people to leave China during the early stage of the pandemic when the world was not aware of it.[1] China has state atheism. In terms of world's countries, China has the largest atheist population in the world (see: Atheism and China). Most of the world's atheists are East Asians (see: Asian atheism and Global atheism).

As can be seen below, several atheist websites did very poorly during the coronavirus pandemic and lost a large amount of their traffic since the early part of 2020 (See: Internet atheism and the coronavirus pandemic).

Many atheist organizations have poor fiscal management so they may not have had reserves built up before the pandemic in terms of their web marketing budgets (see: Atheist organizations and financial mismanagement). For example, the website RationalWiki lost an enormous amount of web traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 29, 2022, one of the founders of the RationalWiki website indicated "Currently the donations we get are sparse... We have not done a donation drive in a long time and have not been self-supporting for over a year....".[2] Rationalwiki has not complied with non-profit reporting requirements for 7 consecutive years.[3]

David Gorski at Scienceblogs wrote about atheist/skeptic organizations and financial mismanagement:

In any case, this makes me wonder: What is it about rationalist/skeptic groups that make them seemingly have such a hard time running their organizations well from a financial standpoint? After all, just a couple of months ago the Center for Inquiry (CFI) sent out letters desperately begging for more contributions. The reason was that CFI had one large benefactor whose yearly contribution funded approximately 20-25% of the yearly CFI budget. As clueless as I may be about finances, even I know that you don’t use such donations to run the operating expenses of an organization, because you can’t count on them from year to year and it’s too big a chunk. You use this money for special short-term projects and a rainy day fund. Not surprisingly, when this mysterious donor stopped donating earlier this year, suddently CFI was in deep doo-doo from a financial standpoint, prompting the desperate plea for donations and deep budget cuts. I realize that the down economy has played havoc with many nonprofit and charitable organizations, but these issues with skeptical organizations seem to go beyond just that.[4]


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Sam Harris' websites loss of Google referral web traffic

Sam Harris' website lost a significant amount of its referral traffic from Google since January 2020.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

RationalWiki and its large drop in Google referral traffic since October 2019 and during/after 2020

See also: RationalWiki and the coronavirus pandemic and RationalWiki and web traffic and RationalWiki

Since October 2019, the RationalWiki website lost a huge amount of its Google referral traffic according to the leading web marketing company SEMRush. The website also lost a tremendous amount of traffic during 2020 when the pandemic was at its peak.

As you can see in the above graph, Google has downgraded its estimation of RationalWiki in terms of the quality of its website and RationalWiki is getting less Google traffic.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Indications that RationalWiki lacked funds during the pandemic

See also: RationalWiki and the coronavirus pandemic

On May 29, 2022, one of the founders of the RationalWiki website indicated "Currently the donations we get are sparse... We have not done a donation drive in a long time and have not been self-supporting for over a year....".[5] Rationalwiki has not complied with non-profit reporting requirements for 7 consecutive years.[6] See also: Atheist organizations and fundraising and Atheist fundraising vs. religious fundraising

Indications that RationalWiki had poor leadership during the pandemic

See also: RationalWiki and its poor leadership during the pandemic and Atheism and leadership

There are indications that RationalWiki had poor leadership during the coronavirus pandemic (see: RationalWiki and its poor leadership during the pandemic).

American Atheists website and its loss of Google referral traffic

See also: American Atheists

According to the leading web marketing website, the American Atheists's peak Google traffic was in March 2019.

As of July 28, 2022, the Google referral traffic going to the American Atheists website is significantly lower than it was at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic according to SEMRush's data.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Richard Dawkins' website and loss of Google referral traffic

Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins declared "Christianity may actually be our best defence against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world".[7][8] See also: Richard Dawkins and Islam

See also: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science website

Richard Dawkins' website lost a very large proportion of its Google referral traffic since November 2017 according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Skeptoid.com's Loss of Google referral web traffic

See also: Skeptoid

Since December of 2018, the website Skeptoid has lost a high proportion of its Google referral traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Atheist Republic's loss of Google referral web traffic

See also: Atheist Republic

Since May 2019, the Atheist Republic website lost a large majority of its Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Atheist Alliance International website: Loss of Google referral traffic

See also: Atheist Alliance International

The Atheist Alliance International website lost a very large proportion of its Google referral traffic since its peak amount of Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Secular Web's website: Loss of Google referral traffic

See also: Secular Web

Since 2011, the Secular Web's website lost a high proportion of its Google referral web traffic.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

The Orbit: Loss of Google referral traffic

In 2018, The Orbit website lost a considerable amount of its global market share according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa. On December 24, 2018, Alexa ranked The Orbit the 661,244th most popular website in the world.

See also: The Orbit

Since March 2017, The Orbit website lost a large portion of its Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Atheist Ireland website: Loss of Google referral traffic

See also: Michael Nugent

The Atheist Ireland website lost a very large proportion of its Google referral traffic since its peak amount of Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

The Atheist Revolution website: Loss of Google referral traffic

See also: Internet atheism

The Atheist Revolution website lost a very large proportion of its Google referral traffic since its peak amount of Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

John W. Loftus' Debunking Christianity website: Loss of Google referral traffic

See also: John W. Loftus

John W. Loftus' Debunking Christianity website lost a very large proportion of its Google referral traffic since its peak amount of Google referral web traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Christian websites and the pandemic

See also: Internet evangelism: Christians vs. atheists

A number of major Christian websites, such as Christianity.com and Gotquestions.org, saw significant increases in their Google referral traffic during the difficult coronavirus pandemic time period.

Christianity.com and Google referral traffic

The amount of Google referral traffic to Christianity.com has gone up 600% since 2018 according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush and the website's Google referral traffic increased during the pandemic. SEMRush says the website is getting 6,000,000 monthly referral visits from Google in July 2022.

Got Questions Ministries and Google referral traffic

See also: Got Questions Ministries

In December of 2020, the Christian internet ministry Got Questions Ministries saw a very large increase in its Google referral traffic according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush.

According to the article 1,000+ Winners and Losers of the December 2020 Google Core Algorithm Update the website Gotquestions.org saw the 7th biggest increase in Google referral traffic as far as the 50 domains that saw the greatest percent gain in Google visibility.[9]

Google uses over 200 factors to evaluate the quality and the relevance of a website to various topics.

Atheist webmaster dodged the atheist movement dying, but he couldn't dodge the coronavirus pandemic

The atheist webmaster dodged the atheist movement dying, but he was not able to dodge the coronavirus pandemic's effects on him and his website.

For more information, Internet atheism and the coronavirus pandemic

During the pandemic, the webmaster of the destitute atheist organization was desperately searching for a very inexpensive web marketing agency that does excellent work

During the coronavirus pandemic, the webmaster of the destitute atheist organization was desperately searching for a very inexpensive web marketing agency that does excellent work.

For more information, please see: Internet atheism and the coronavirus pandemic

Atheist websites continue to have problems retaining digital marketing agencies

See: Atheism and leadership and Atheism and social skills

The employees of the web marketing agency that the atheist organization hired decided that it was better to go to Hell than continue to having to deal with the atheist organization's leadership team.

For more information, please see: Atheism and social skills

RationalWikians were cruising down the information superhighway and then the coronavirus pandemic hit

See also: RationalWiki and the coronavirus pandemic

RationalWikians were cruising down the information superhighway and then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

For more information, please see: RationalWiki and the coronavirus pandemic.

Christian websites and the pandemic

The amount of Google referral traffic to Christianity.com has gone up 600% since 2018 according to the leading web marketing website SEMRush and the website's Google referral traffic increased during the pandemic. SEMRush says the website is getting 6,000,000 monthly referral visits from Google in July 2022. See also: Internet evangelism: Christians vs. atheists.

Public service announcement to internet, militant atheists

Internet, militant atheists, you can start panicking now!

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