MEDIA WATCH: Substance Web site continues record growth with more than 12,000 Unique Visitors and more than 600,000 Hits in January 2011

January 2011 statistics for traffic at reached record numbers in virtually all categories measured by the "Site Stats" provided with the Substance web hosting program. January 2011 saw reaching a total of 12,389 Unique Visitors, with 22,673 Visits, 58,829 Pages, and a total of 603,168 Hits. Bandwidth in January 2011 reached 23.46 GB.

The contrast with January of each of the previous years since Substance migrated its web site from the "old" site ( is stark. January 2010 had seen reach a total of 3,275 Unique Visitors, with 9,666 Visits, 43,475 Pages, and a total of 375,895 Hits. Bandwidth in January 2010 reached 14.53 GB.

January 2009 had seen reach a total of 2,519 Unique Visitors, with 3,461 Visits, 14,167 Pages, and a total of 39,298 Hits. Bandwidth in January 2009 reached 1.4 GB.

There are no Site Stats for January 2008. Between May and November 2008, Substance was testing a new website at the new address. Cost considerations did not permit Substance to migrate the entire "old" website ( to the new site. Readers who wish to read older content can navigate at, which includes the content of every print edition of Substance between March 2002 and April 2008. No comparable Site Stats were available for the old Substance site.

Substance staff will meet as usual on the third Saturday of the month (this month, February 19) at the Substance office. One of the agenda items will be to establish a standard rate for Web advertising, both in conjunction with print advertising and independent of the monthly print edition, which comes out ten times per year. Subscribers to the print edition get additional content that is not published on the Web each month.

On January 1, 2011, the subscription price of the Substance print edition went up from $16 per year (ten issues) to $25 per year (ten issues, monthly except July and August). The Substance print edition is mailed to all paid subscribers during the first ten days of the month. Every month, the Substance print edition publishes unique content which is not available -- ever -- on the Web. For February 2011, Substance is publishing the Dissent magazine article on the use of billionaires' money to mislead the debate over public "school reform" in the USA.


February 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM

By: bob


Crossing Over

Well cyber friends, and cyber foes, I have officially retired today.

I was a teacher in the Chicago Public High schools for 41 years, and 4,

months. I had intended t keep going until I dropped which almost happened.

On December 28th the pnomunea from which I thought I was suffering turned

Out to be conjunctive heart failure. The doctors said I should live a normal

Life after the quadruple by -pass surgery but my career was over. I can still teach but

Any blow to my chest will mean curtains. Even then I was going to return to Bogan

But just being in the halls with 2,000 kids is a true risk. Actually I don’t owe anyone

A thing and let somebody else take my place as is normal in nature.

I will still comment and intend to pursue my retirement goal ,to teach old

People how to use a computer.

February 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM

By: bob


It should be pneumonia

February 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

By: Mary

Re: Bob

I don't know you, Bob, and you don't know me, but I have so enjoyed reading your comments on various blogs for several years. Strange, but I feel like you are an old friend. God speed on your recovering health and a joyous retirement to you. I know you deserve it.

February 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM

By: Jay Rehak

Substance = counterbalance

Thanks to Substance there is a counterweight to the well funded, pervasive corporate media. We are fortunate this publication exists to present educational issues in a way that is not driven by a corporate agenda. I hope your newspaper (paid subscriptions) and electronic readership continues to climb.

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