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The RationalWiki website lost a huge amount of web traffic in the latter part of 2019 and throughout most the first half of 2020 (see graphics below). According to the web traffic tracking company [[Alexa]], the website lost global market in the latter part of 2021 (see: [[RationalWiki and Alexa rankings]]).  
 
The RationalWiki website lost a huge amount of web traffic in the latter part of 2019 and throughout most the first half of 2020 (see graphics below). According to the web traffic tracking company [[Alexa]], the website lost global market in the latter part of 2021 (see: [[RationalWiki and Alexa rankings]]).  
 
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[[File:RationalWiki loss of Google traffic in January of 2022.JPG|thumbnail|center|1200px|According to SEMRush.org, RationalWiki.org was at 185,713 Google referral visits in the past 30 days. By January 22,2022, according to SEMRush.org, there was a drop in Google referral traffic for RationalWiki.org and RationalWiki was merely receiving 138,552 Google referral visits in the last 30 days. ]]
 
[[File:RationalWiki loss of Google traffic in January of 2022.JPG|thumbnail|center|1200px|According to SEMRush.org, RationalWiki.org was at 185,713 Google referral visits in the past 30 days. By January 22,2022, according to SEMRush.org, there was a drop in Google referral traffic for RationalWiki.org and RationalWiki was merely receiving 138,552 Google referral visits in the last 30 days. ]]

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RationalWiki.org is a politically left leaning website that skews towards atheism/agnosticism in terms of its worldview.

The RationalWiki website lost a huge amount of web traffic in the latter part of 2019 and throughout most the first half of 2020 (see graphics below). According to the web traffic tracking company Alexa, the website lost global market in the latter part of 2021 (see: RationalWiki and Alexa rankings).

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RationalWiki.org and loss of Google referral traffic in January 2022

See also: RationalWiki and Google referral traffic

File:RationalWiki loss of Google traffic in January of 2022.JPG
According to SEMRush.org, RationalWiki.org was at 185,713 Google referral visits in the past 30 days. By January 22,2022, according to SEMRush.org, there was a drop in Google referral traffic for RationalWiki.org and RationalWiki was merely receiving 138,552 Google referral visits in the last 30 days.

January 9, 2022: The current state of RationalWiki.org in terms of web traffic and web marketing metrics

SimilarWeb data for RationalWiki as of January 9, 2021: On January 9, 2022, SimilarWeb indicated that RataionalWiki.org was losing its ranking relative to other websites when it comes to web traffic.

On January 9, 2022, SimilarWeb indicated that RationalWiki.org was in decline relative to other websites in terms of web traffic.

Web marketing is often a relative strength game. Just because a website is gaining content or links does not mean that its competitors are not moving faster.

RationalWiki.org and its 2021 loss of Google referring traffic according to SEMRush.com. Also, as of January 9, 2022, RationalWiki.org is gaining a very small increase in web traffic

File:RationalWiki organic traffic 2021 and first week of 2022 SEMRush .jpg
In 2021, RationalWiki.org saw a significant loss of Google referral traffic according to SemRush.com. Also, as of January 9, 2022, RationalWiki.org is gaining a very small increase in web traffic (.7%) according to SEMRush.

RationalWiki.org 2021/2022: Referring domains and other backlink data

As of January 9, 2022, Link Research Tools shows RationalWiki has a high negative link velocity of -30% which is a very steep loss of domains linking to the website.

A website that has the interest and trust of the public has a steady inbound link growth from other websites.

According to LinkResearchTool.com: "Link Velocity describes the speed of link growth to a page or domain. Link Velocity can be measured in new links per month or new linking root domains per month."[1]

In addition, according to Link Research Tools: "A very negative link velocity trend (LVT) means that the web has lost interest in the page or domain."[2]

On July 17, 2021, according to Link Research Tools, RationalWiki.org had a -35% negative link velocity trend which is a very steep loss of domains linking to the website.

Link Research Tools is the Cadilac of link research tools in terms of showing websites: number of backlinks, number of referring backlink domains, quality of links linking to a website, competitor link data, link building opportunities, toxic backlinks, etc. It is also one of the most expensive backlink tools to use. It is more expensive than some of its competitors such as Ahrefs.com and SEMRush.com.
According to the SEMRush.com, RationalWiki.org saw a significant decrease in the number of referring domains linking to it in 2021 (The number of websites that link to RationalWiki).

However, according to SemRush in November of 2021, RationalWiki started to reverse that trend and as of January 9, 2022 and it is now seeing a very small increase in referring domains (+2%).

Similarweb.com: In terms of web traffic, RationalWiki's global and United States website ranking was dropping in July of 2021

As can be seen above, in terms of web traffic, RationalWiki's global and United States ranking was dropping in July of 2021 according to Similarweb.com.

Google searches for the term "RationalWiki" from 2007 to April of 2021. The number of searches for the term "RationalWiki" at Google is much lower than its peak in November of 2014

See also: Google trends - Atheism and agnosticism terms

File:RationalWiki searches - Google trends 2007 to April 2021.PNG
Google Trends reports the number of Google searches per month for a given search term.

Above the Google Trends graph for the search term "RationalWiki" and as you can see the number of searches for the term RationWiki at Google is much lower than its peak in November of 2014.

In 2021, there was a drop in Google searches for the term "RationalWiki"

In the beginning portion of 2021, RationalWiki had a score of 37 out of 100 at Google Trends for the number of searches for "RationalWiki". In the latter part of December, RationalWiki had a score of 20 out of 100 at Google Trends for the number of searches for "RationalWiki".

RationalWiki now gets far less Google referral traffic than in the past

See also: Internet atheism

The Google search engine has a number of quality indicators in terms of how it ranks websites for various words/phrases.

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 (Please click the graphic above to enlarge it).
Accordimg to SEMRush.com, RationalWiki received about 185,000 monthly referral visits from Google desktop computer users in December as of December 27, 2021 and the monthly web visitors saw about a 5.8% loss.

Key point: If you click on the graphic below, you will see that RationalWiki was receiving 300,000+ monthly referral visits from Google desktop computer users in April 2021. So RationalWiki lost a large amount of its Google referral traffic in 2021. Specifically, RationalWiki lost 115,000 Google monthly referral visits from Google desktop computer users from April 2021 to December 2021.
RationalWiki lost a massive amount of Google referral traffic in 2019/2020 (Please click graphic above to enlarge it).

1,300+ websites delinked from RationalWiki.org from May of 2021 to July 15, 2021

Semrush offers solutions for SEO, PPC, content, social media and competitive research. Semrush is trusted by over 7,000,000 marketers worldwide.

In May of 2021, there were 22,394 domains linking to RationalWiki.org according to Semrush.

On July 15, 2021, there were 21,090 domains linking to RationalWiki.org according to Semrush.

From May of 2021 to July 15, 2021, RationalWiki lost 1,304 domains linking to it.

That's about a loss of 1,300+ websites linking to RationalWiki.org in a few months.

Two of the leading website marketing analytics websites indicate that the link velocity rate of RationalWiki is negative, not positive (SEMRush and Link Research Tools).

According to Link Research Tools: "A very negative link velocity trend (LVT) means that the web has lost interest in the page or domain."[3]

SimilarWeb.com indicates RationalWiki lost traffic in 2021 and that it is currently losing web traffic.[4]

Semrush offers solutions for SEO, PPC, content, social media and competitive research. Semrush is trusted by over 7,000,000 marketers worldwide.

In May of 2021, there were 22,394 domains linking to RationalWiki.org according to Semrush.

On July 15, 2021, there were 21,090 domains linking to RationalWiki.org according to Semrush.

From May of 2021 to June 15, 2021, RationalWiki lost 1,304 domains linking to it.

RationalWiki.org has a negative link velocity. When a website loses interest with the online public, it often has a negative link velocity. A negative link velocity means that the number
A website that has the interest and trust of the public has a steady inbound link growth from other websites.

According to LinkResearchTool.com: "Link Velocity describes the speed of link growth to a page or domain. Link Velocity can be measured in new links per month or new linking root domains per month."[5]

In addition, according to Link Research Tools: "A very negative link velocity trend (LVT) means that the web has lost interest in the page or domain."[6]

On July 17, 2021, according to Link Research Tools, RationalWiki.org had a -35% negative link velocity trend which is a very steep loss of domains linking to the website.

In December of 2021, RationalWiki was experiencing a high negative link velocity

On December 25, 2025, according to Link Research Tools, RationalWiki.org had a -31% negative link velocity trend which is a very steep loss of domains linking to the website.

RationalWiki and its Alexa rankings

See also: RationalWiki and Alexa rankings

On January 16, 2022, the web traffic tracking company Alexa ranked RationalWiki the 113,799th most popular website in the world. As can be seen above, in 2021 RationalWiki experienced a dramatic fall in terms of its global popularity.

According to Alexa, on November 26, 2021, the average website visitor to the RationalWiki website was spending 3 minutes and 10 seconds on the RationalWiki website. But as can be seen above, on January 16, 2022, website visitors to the RationalWiki website were merely spending on average 2 minutes and 37 seconds on the website.
On December 17, 2021, the web traffic tracking company Alexa ranked RationalWiki the 111,433th most popular website in the world. As can be seen above, in 2021 RationalWiki experienced a dramatic fall in terms of its global popularity.
On November 26, 2021, the web traffic tracking company Alexa ranked RationalWiki the 110,759th most popular website in the world. As can be seen above, in 2021 RationalWiki experienced a dramatic fall in terms of its global popularity.

On October 23, 2021, RationalWiki fell below the top 100,000 most popular websites on the worldwide web according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa

RationalWiki (RW) is a politically left leaning website that skews towards atheism/agnosticism in terms of its worldview.

On October 23, 2021, RationalWiki fell below the top 100,000 most popular websites on the worldwide web according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa. Specifically, on October 23, 2021, RationalWiki was ranked the 100,814th most popular website in the world.

On October 23, 2021, RationalWiki's website indicates: "Also since 2013, RW's Alexa rank (a measure accurate only in a broad sense) has hovered between 15,000th and 25,000th most popular website on the entire Internet...".[7] One again, atheists engage in deceit! See: Atheism and deception

However, on October 23, 2021, RationalWiki did correctly point out that RationalWiki was more popular than skeptic websites such as Freethought Blogs and Skeptoid which currently rank the 111,152th and 468,630th most popular websites in the world by Alexa.[8]

See also

References

  1. Link Velocity Trends (LVT)
  2. What are typical uses of Link Velocity Trends?, Link Research Tools website
  3. What are typical uses of Link Velocity Trends?, Link Research Tools website
  4. SimilarWeb.com - RationalWiki
  5. Link Velocity Trends (LVT)
  6. What are typical uses of Link Velocity Trends?, Link Research Tools website
  7. RationalWiki article at RationalWki
  8. RationalWiki article at RationalWki