Talking-up Scotland / Thought Control Scotland makes top nine!

Thanks to all of you who have visited this site. Based on 59 000 visits in the last 30 days we are in 5th place of the top nine most popular ‘alternative’ Scottish news websites. I’m happy just to know that I’m not wasting my time. I’m especially pleased to see that there were not enough data to estimate the number of visits for Unionist websites Scotland In Union or These Islands. From the Indyref2 site which did the survey:


It’s interesting also to see the geographical spread of the visitors which WordPress provides:


The above map (yellow shading means at least one reader lives there) could make you mad – Why does no one in Bolivia like me?



32 thoughts on “Talking-up Scotland / Thought Control Scotland makes top nine!

  1. John July 27, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Onward and upwards John but could you decide which name you have please . I like Talking up Scotland , as that is what you do , but maybe people are now using the Thought Control Scotland name more to get on to your site , do you know ? .

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alex Montrose July 27, 2018 / 7:55 am

    great site, keep up the good work, I’m sure your visitor numbers will increase.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Zander July 27, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Best place to get facts and figures displayed in easy to,understand way, even for a dunder hied lik me

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Bryan Weir July 27, 2018 / 9:06 am

    John, I am not sure how these stats are collected but I seldom actually visit your website. I get your full articles via email meaning that there is no need for me to go there. I think that perhaps if you emailed your articles as a heading with a link to the website (as WoS does) then you would increase your website visits. Perhaps your potential visits are higher?

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      • Bryan Weir July 28, 2018 / 8:46 am

        I don’t use WordPress so I am not familiar with it but I would imagine there is an email setting that gives you the option. I get other emails from WP sites with a heading or synopsis and a link.


  5. Contrary July 27, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Very good, and it is good news for Scotland too if more people read your articles!

    You are NEVER wasting your time John, writing this blog, even if only ten of us were reading, it would be worthwhile. Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. James Waugh July 27, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Thanks for all your good work

    Liked by 1 person

  7. macgilleleabhar July 27, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Great news Dude. I lurk most of the time as “In Dude we trust” only venturing comments within my technical comfort zone.
    I suspect the total readership will be higher for the reason mentioned above and also that people may “Share ” your posts as I do.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. chasanderson200 July 27, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Well done John, the go to guy for facts, many thanks.👍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. scrandoonyeah July 27, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    so you have not ‘popped your clogs’ after all………thank Christ for that

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Gavin.c.Barrie July 27, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Well done with the visits, a good informative site.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. gavin July 28, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Excellent news, John. Your site is easily one of the best as it operates without spin, gives factual content and is supremely trustworthy.
    Keep it up and your audience will grow. The BEEB in Scotland goes ever downhill with its dubious remit of bias, omission and gloom, while we happy *thoughtcontrollers* seeking liberation, know that only the truth will set you free!

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    • gavin January 24, 2019 / 12:53 pm

      I would like to second that.
      The other GAVIN (no relation) has expressed my thoughts to a T.


  12. Scott July 28, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I’m happy just to know that I’m not wasting my time.Your quote

    As far as we are all concerned John your will never be wasting your time
    I often have a look at the time you gave the BBC a roasting regarding their bias in their reporting.


  13. Andy Anderson July 28, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Good for you. I have been using your site for ages. I use it to help the NO to YES conversion process. Thank you for your support for the cause.


  14. Alistair Robertson July 29, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Hi John,

    Glad I follow this site as I rarely seem to get notification of your disgracefully insurgent, rebellious views on Facepest anymore.

    Great to see that our alternative media is thriving and, looking at the list, that visitor volume follow the quality end of reportage and analysis, although I’m not decrying the ability or intent of others lower in the rankings. One of the aspects of your work which I value is the consistent linking to the original source material, which affirms the intentional integrity of the work. I also like the overwhelming positivity produced. There are plenty of good news stories out there being ignored, which you rightly bring to our attention as well as debunking the constant spurious spin and reporting that comes from alleged professional journalists.

    Mair power tae yer elbae Sir.


    • Contrary July 29, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Very much agree with you on this Alastair, John shows a level of integrity that makes all his work here a pleasure to read & gives us some amount of relief from the negative bombardment from other sources. I do hope more & more people read his blog, it can only make for a healthier and happier population!


  15. Ayeman July 29, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    John, I wish you well. Your popular site is vital to the independence movement. I have followed you since your earliest expose of BBC bias during the Independence Referendum. On many occasions I have referred to your site for clarification/truth following an MSM-led SNPbad claim, then used your information to put the record straight with family, friends, golfing associates etc. You are invaluable for debunking unionist propaganda, well done and keep up the good work.

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  16. AndyMak July 30, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Thank’s to you John, It’s good to know we are better than we are being telt.


  17. Jonathan Andrews July 31, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Don’t ever think your wasting your efforts here John, your stuff is gold dust, high quality and one of the few non indyref/yes branded sources of debunk information available to counter and inform arguments with. Remembering seeing you standing on a box at one of the BBC bias demos in 2014, I said to myself, there’s someone who’s got fire in his belly – a brave and smart man u are 🙂


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