New Tech sites are surging up the Alexa rankings following President Trump’s social media ban
Source: National File
New Tech sites are surging up the world website rankings, with Gab and Bitchute about to crack America’s top 500, and Parler maintaining its top 200 ranking despite it being forced offline by Amazon Web Services.
Following the protests on Capitol Hill, President Trump was deplatformed from the Big Tech social media giants, including most notably Twitter, who was the first to take action against the President and led the charge of his unpersoning.
As conservatives and supporters of the President saw the news, at least a million, or more, swarmed away from traditional social media towards New Tech sites, such as the encrypted messaging app Telegram, the video hosting sites Bitchute and Rumble, and the microblogging sites who are challenging Twitter, Gab and Parler.
Alexa, the Amazon-owned organization that tracks the rankings of websites, showed a massive boost in traffic for each of the New Tech sites, with their global and United States rankings each gaining a significant uptick. At the time of writing, the video sites Bitchute and Rumble rank 506 and 392 in the US respectively, with Rumble jumping ahead by around 8,000 places in the world rankings.
The microblogging New Tech alternatives saw specifically sharp upticks after President Trump’s ban, with users concerned about their free speech swapping over from Twitter. Parler now sits at 176 in the United States, while Gab trails a little behind at 647, but with a much faster growth raterepresented by a near-vertical meteoric rise in Alexa’s chart.
It’s no surprise that Gab has seen one of the biggest leaps of the bunch in recent days. Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, told Breitbart earlier this week that traffic had increased 750%, and in a tweet on Tuesday, revealed that the site garnered 46 million visits and 80 million page views this week, and 1 million sign ups to the site in the last 48 hours alone.
Parler has surprisingly continued to rise in the ranks over the last few days, despite the fact that the site is currently completely shut down, with Amazon Web Services kicking the site off of its servers early Monday morning. Parler is currently suing Amazon, claiming they are colluding with Twitter and therefore violating antitrust legislation.
National File reported on Monday that Gab has reportedly received thousands of resumes from Silicon Valley employees as stock prices for Facebook and Twitter plummet:
Gab further elaborated on the news in a follow-up tweet: “We are getting resumes from senior level employees at Big Tech companies. Hearing that many people are putting in their two weeks too. Internal civil war among staff and executives. Panic in Silicon Valley. The house of cards falls. The exodus has begun.”
Most recently, Gab revealed on Monday that the numbers of people seeking to leave their jobs in Big Tech and find employment at Gab had swelled into the thousands, stating “I think half of Silicon Valley just reached out looking for a job, I’m not joking. It’s thousands of people. Panic in the Valley! We will be hiring American citizens Will get back to folks as soon as we are able to.”