Breitbart’s Successors Blow Up His Website, Lose Over 99% Of Site Traffic
Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 8, 2012
Yes, it’s true. All the direct links to old articles at all the “Big” sites are broken. They all redirect to the front page of Breitbart.com.
That means no one who’s searching for an article at one of their sites can get to it through Google or Yahoo or Bing or any other search engine. I wonder how long it will take the Breitbart brain trust to notice that their traffic to thousands and thousands of articles has suddenly completely stopped? (Probably not long, now that I’m posting this.)
It’s been this way all week. When they redesigned Breitbart.com (and got rid of its news feed services), they apparently changed their URL schema without even thinking about what would happen to the millions of existing links out there, and completely hosed all of their search results.
And it’s not just search engines; all links to their old articles at all websites are broken. Links at blogs, news sites, places like Digg and Reddit and LGF — all broken.
Know what’s even funnier? Johnson’s post went up at 9:59 am PST today. It’s five hours later, and the Breitbarties still haven’t fixed it.
Don’t tell me that Breitbart was the only one of the bunch that knew how to write code for the Web. Or has Breitbart’s sugar daddy (or daddies?) pulled the funding plug already?
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