Frank Report Surpasses One Million Views in 2020

There are one or two snide commenters who clearly have an agenda to discredit Frank Report.

Here is a comment from one of them, posted no doubt to mislead people as to the popularity of Frank Report.

“What is your definition of “tons. If Frank actually had ‘tons’ of different readers, he would publicize the number of unique visitors to his site per day or month, rather than the bogus ‘page views’ which are grossly inflated by the likes of Scott, Omar, Anonymaker, and a few others commenting incessantly. Even the number of unique visitors would be inflated by most people logging in using VPNs

“But Frank isn’t manly enough to share how few readers are actually left reading his conspiracy right wing shit and recycled stories. Although the paltry number of comments for each piece of dreck generated by him and his tiny cast of loony toons should indicate to even the dimmest among you the dwindling readership and interest in what he’s pooping out.

“BTW, [Olivia] Cheng’s last tweet generated more likes than any Frank Report tweet. Maybe if people like Mark Vicente, Sarah Edmondson, Catherine Oxenberg, and any of the real journalists covering NXIVM weren’t so embarrassed or repulsed by Frank and supported him publicly by retweeting or even following the FrankReport account, this site would be doing better.”


Actually, for a blog, Frank Report is not doing badly. It competes favorably with some media outlets with a bigger staff.

Alexa ranks Frank Report at #53,675 in the USA, which compares favorably to most blogs in America.

Ironically, also – even though Keith Raniere and his codefendants were all convicted more than 10 months ago – Frank Report continues to enjoy a consistent audience.

From January 1 to April 25, 2020, page views are 1,177,765.

While this is behind the mean monthly average for last year, when Frank Report had 5.8 million views – with a spike during the trial of Raniere – it is on track for about 3.5-4 million views this year.

In fact, it may be more, since Frank Report is about on average or a little ahead of the two previous years when we had 4.9 million [2018] and 5.8 million [2020].

Raniere and his codefendants were arrested in 2018 and the trial was in 2020, and there were spikes in views during critical events in the case.

But the fact that Frank Report continues to enjoy a base of around 300,000 views per month shows the audience is consistent and, in fact, may be growing a little.

Graph of monthly page views, Jan.1-April 25, 2020
Graph for each week in 2020. The week of April 20 does not include April 26. It shows a fairly consistent and steady readership throughout the year so far.

The US makes up most of our readership, with people from numerous other countries also viewing.

Here is the list of the top 10 countries with views from January 1- April 25.

In the past, I have published page views on Frank Report and have done so at least four times per year. I do not have the time to do it daily, as the commenter above suggests.

Actually, I do not know of any other website that publishes their page views. I have never seen the NY Times, CNN, or any big media outlet ever do so.

The reason I have published page views over the last few years is not to rebut commenters who seek to discredit Frank Report for whatever reason, and who seem to want to make it appear that there are few or no readers, but because I like transparency and find some happiness that there are readers who seem to enjoy Frank Report.

For a little blog, with no paid staff, it is doing fairly well.



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Frank Parlato

Frank Report’s founder and lead writer Frank Parlato is one of the internet’s most acclaimed investigative journalists. His writing and investigations have helped expose major criminal organizations and scandals.

Frank’s work has been cited in major publications all over the world, including The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CNN, Rolling Stone, and more.

He is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.


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  • This site is viewed by a lot of people with strong interest in current events, and deeper investigations than many major papers make.
    NXIVM, Roger Stone, Chloroquine, The Maxwells, the Epsteins (including the lesser known brother, Mark), quinine/chinchona, first hand reports from NYC on the corona virus including eyewitness accounts from the subways, hospitals etc., Tammany Hall, Cuomo (Andrew, and his well known brother Chris), the Humpty Dumpty Congressmen, Bolivian politics (more on the other site) – PR China/MSS, The New Right aka the London Forum, and of course much on Trump with unique insights into his NYC supporters, NYC politics including AOC and her main challenger Miguel Hernandez, etc., etc.
    But no, it is not the main site in the US. After google that title belongs to
    Quantity will grow I predict, as quality is already here, with unique reporting not found anywhere else.

  • Frank,


    You work hard providing readers with excellent content, intriguing perspectives, and important stories other news outlets fail to cover.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!

  • Nothing little about this blog Frank! Keep up the good work!!!

    As for CNN, that is shitertainment. Not journalism

  • The fact is that most people who read blogs don’t write comments. There are people who do write comments and shouldn’t, because it exposes how abjectly STUPID they are, take NiceGuy666, Fred, Mr. Shadow, and AnonyMaker for example.

    • Scott,

      Why don’t you lump yourself into the stupid group?

      I forgot you’re not stupid…..

      ….You’re retarded.

  • Those commenters were in response to one of the ghosts of Scott, thinking that “followers” is the same thing as “views.” It’s not. The former is fanboys and fangirls, who at one time signed up to follow someone on Twitter, but many of them no longer read the tweets. They grew up from their childish fascinations. The latter is real eyeballs. Whoever made those comments, they are as stupid as a rock. I’ll bet they are laying in a field somewhere, neighbors of NiceGuy666. LOL

  • I’d like an explanation on how a handful of people could result in that many visitors. Even all of the ghosts of Scott (aka the people who post as “Anonymous”) together. LOL

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About Frank Parlato

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in major publications all over the world, including The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CNN, Fox News, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, and more.

Frank Parlato was the lead investigator and coordinating producer of Investigation Discovery's 2 hour blockbuster special 'The Lost Women of NXIVM.'

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