The cost of success: ExpelledExposed experiences ‘high traffic’

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expelled movie exposedThe ExpelledExposed website reads “The full ExpelledExposed.com site is experiencing particularly high traffic at the moment. We are working to resolve this problem as quickly as possible”

Such is the cost of success that the site could not handle the bandwidth needed to serve all the interested parties.

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I hope that’s the reason. Perhaps conspiracy mongering like this isn’t helpful, but I find myself wondering if there might be a group of people working together to hammer the site and slow it down, perhaps with the help of some zombie machines.

I think this kind of activity would be in keeping with the behavior of the people behind Expelled and their track record of dealing with information contrary to the movie’s message.

Let me stress, this is pure speculation with no factual basis, merely a recognizing of a pattern of behavior and noting that this sort of monkey business would fit right in.

It is certainly positive thing that the Expelled Exposed is climbing in google ranks but I find it a little non-effective to give the page only a title “Expelled Exposed” and nothing more..

This is because some random visitor may be picking the words “Intelligence”, “Allowed” and/or “Ben Stein”; these are clearly given in producers pagetitle, and are therefore most clearly visible at first look. So my suggestion would be to modify expelledexposed page code to have title such as “Expelled Exposed; what Ben Stein is not telling you”. This is pretty much the same content that is shown in EE top banner.

Nomad, if it’s not helpful, then don’t do it.

Let me know if you need money for more bandwidth.

Rich

This is good news. I agree with Reinis: don’t speculate about any conspiracy to take down the site unless you have evidence. Such speculation is a distraction.

Better to use your energy to promote www.expelledexposed.com as widely as possible - most especially to science & history teachers. The teachers that I’ve communicated with about this where I work have responded favorably to the NCSE website.

Keep fighting the good fight!

Richardthughes:

Let me know if you need money for more bandwidth.

Rich

Donate to NCSE at http://ncseweb.org/membership.asp

Some traffice numbers would be interesting if you have them.

MattusMaximus:

Richardthughes:

Let me know if you need money for more bandwidth.

Rich

Donate to NCSE at http://ncseweb.org/membership.asp

Just a tip … the PayPal link (asking for your credit card information) doesn’t come up until you submit your other information at the link above. So yes, you can donate online!

It looks like the site is back up.

“I find myself wondering if there might be a group of people working together to hammer the site and slow it down, perhaps with the help of some zombie machines.”

It’s plausible that some religiously-motivated skr1pt k1dd1ez decided to DoS the web site, but I’d want to see some evidence first. I suspect the NCSE would notice if they were getting thousands of hits a second from a specific set of IPs.

Just a point of note folks. If you’re looking to link on a blog in order to get the NCSE Expelled Exposed website a higher Google ranking, you should heed this advice…

http://forums.randi.org/showpost.ph[…]postcount=10

Bottom Line:

Do not use “Expelled Exposed” as your anchor text! (The anchor text is the visible text in a link). We need to get it moved higher in the Google rankings for when people search for the the movie. That means searches that have “expelled” in them but not “exposed”.

So, for example, like this: Expelled :)

Back to your regularly scheduled thread…

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