Wel­come to Watch­ing America!

After two years, Watch­ing Amer­ica is still the only place where Amer­i­cans can see them­selves, and the world, through the eyes of oth­ers. We are deter­mined to keep our ser­vice free, and not to beg. But we need your help to mul­ti­ply our daily hits by a fac­tor of ten to sur­vive and cover our costs.

You can help us with­out spend­ing a cent. “Us” is a team of around 30 vol­un­teers who work over 200 man-hours a week to fill the gap­ing niche left by the main­stream media.

Here are some ways to help us increase our traf­fic (and thereby attract unob­tru­sive adver­tis­ing and turn down the page refresh).

1. Visit us every day — even if you don’t have time to go through that day’s arti­cles. If every­one who vis­ited us in a month came daily, the sur­vival of WA would be ensured.

2. Set your home­page to Watch­ing Amer­ica. The one hit we get when you open your browser really helps us.

3. Peo­ple need to hear about a prod­uct between 7 to 14 times before they seri­ously check it out. Mail your friends links to var­i­ous arti­cles on Watch­ing Amer­ica. Most of our trans­lated con­tent is avail­able nowhere else, so it is always easy to find some­thing that is intriguing.

4. If you are a pro­fes­sor of polit­i­cal sci­ence, inter­na­tional affairs, jour­nal­ism or lan­guages, etc., use our work to help you with yours: get your stu­dents to read the site.

5. If you work for any insti­tu­tion where peo­ple would enjoy hear­ing about Watch­ing Amer­ica, and what the world has to say about var­i­ous events, we are glad to speak to your group, whether a uni­ver­sity, a high school, a pub­lic insti­tu­tion, a book­store, a pri­vate club, or the media. We guar­an­tee you’ll enjoy our unique per­spec­tives and any invi­ta­tion helps us to spread the word and thus helps grow Watch­ing America.

6. If you have a web­site, link to us reg­u­larly, and put us in your per­ma­nent blogroll. Reg­u­lar link­ing helps rein­force our name among the pub­lic by repetition.

These things cost you, the reader, noth­ing, and take no time… But if all our cur­rent vis­i­tors did one of them, we would mul­ti­ply our traf­fic by ten, which would make all the dif­fer­ence in the world to us.

Of course, we won’t say no to your finan­cial con­tri­bu­tion. If every vis­i­tor gave us just one dol­lar per year, Watch­ing America’s long-term sur­vival would be ensured. That is a lot of value for not a lot of money. If you have that to spare, hit the yel­low “Help WA with a Dona­tion” but­ton in the top right-hand cor­ner of the page.
If you want some­thing in your hand for your cash, buy one of our T-shirts! They’re cool and as gifts are a great way to spread the word.

Thank you! Come back fre­quently, not only to sup­port WA, but also because we update so often that you’ll miss out if you don’t.

Yours,

Robin Koerner

Co-Founder, Pub­lisher