Recently (about a month ago or so), Google Trends included Flat Earth in the Topic category. Flat Earth was, up until a month ago, in the Search Term category, even if it surpassed a lot of other topics. Google tried everything possible to minimize the impact of Flat Earth on the society, using different algorithms, banning YouTube channels left and right, rehashing search algorithms, etc.
But, also recently, a YouGov survey showed that the number of Flat Earthers is actually far bigger than (almost) anyone could imagine. For then last year, I studied and analyzed Flat Earth data, anywhere I could find it, trying to figure out how many of us are out there. Many surveys, in the last 2 years, pointed out that flat earthers made up about 10% of the adult population, worldwide, and the YouGov survey did nothing, but to confirm that percentage.
I wrote a number of articles regarding the number of flat earthers, all can be found on this blog, and everything I predicted for the middle of this year, not only that it was confirmed by the surveys, but my numbers were proven to be conservative. I predicted a 10% of adult population to be a flat earther by mid-2018, while that 10% was reached at the end of 2017.
Based on the trends and cumulative data, the percentage will most likely reach 16% of the adult population by mid-2018, and this is something nobody can ignore or mock any longer.
Google reaction to latest surveys? Downsizing the number of Flat Earth Topic searches.It is not going to work, the same way nothing that was used against Flat Earth worked in the past (ignoring, mocking, trolling, artificial topics – simulated reality, Mandela Effect, resurgence of Nibiru, algorithm changes, bans, mass media manipulation, etc.).
How can the Flat Earth, on Google Trends, look like this (down for the last 3 weeks, from a 45 index to a 33 index) :
YouTube searches for Flat Earth :
Both Web searches and YouTube searches, on Google Trends show that Flat Earth is “dying”. But, is it so?
One explanation, for both Web and YouTube searches might be that most flat earthers already have bookmarked their sites and YouTube channels, hence, they no longer need to do an actual search. Not only that, but the newer flat earthers, today, like most Internet users, are using direct links, and do not bother with typing key words in the search engines.
Sure, this might be a reasonable explanation, but such explanations can only be guessed, and not found on the Google Trend site, and a graph that shows a slowdown, followed by a downward line, “proves” that a certain topic is basically becoming less popular and is “dying”.
In the article above (which is a very long one), published on January 2018, among a number of data, there is a comparison between May 19th 2017 and December 13th 2017 of the most popular YouTube Flat Earth channels :
1.Eric Dubay :
May 9th, 2017 – 100,671 subscribers – 22,553,367 views. December 13th, 2017 – 136,000 subscribers – almost 30 million views. 36% increase in subscribers and almost 40% increase in views.
2.Rob Skiba :
May 9th, 2017 – 81,231 subscribers – 9,273,381 views. January 10th, 2017 – 117,627 subscribers – 14,741,479 views. 44.8% increase in subscribers and 58,96% increase in views.
3.Flat Earth 101 :
May 9th, 2017 – 70,783 subscribers – 8,531,707 views. January 10th, 2017 – 120,283 subscribers – 12,970,667 views. 69.93% increase in subscribers and 52.02% increase in views.
May 9th, 2017 – 67,052 subscribers – 10,529,717 views. January 10th, 2017 – 86,659 subscribers – 14,862,315 views. 29.24% increase in subscribers and 41.14% increase in views.
5.ODD Reality :
May 9th, 2017 – 54,248 subscribers – 5,172,066 views. January 10th, 2017 – 114,842 subscribers – 9,899,300 views. 111.69% increase in subscribers and 91.4% increase in views.
May 9th, 2017 – 33,891 subscribers – 6,483,215 views. January 10th, 2017 – 47,035 subscribers – 10,217,260 views. 38.78% increase in subscribers and 57.6% increase in views.
7.Celebrate Truth :
May 9th, 2017 – 33,056 subscribers – 3,752,734 views. January 10th, 2017 – 51,223 subscribers – 6,520,112 views. 54.95% increase in subscribers and 73.74% increase in views.
May 9th, 2017 – 31,371 subscribers – 6,863,791 views. january 10th, 2017 – 40,501 subscribers – 8,797,581 views. 29.1% increase in subscribers and 28.17% increase in views.
The median increase in subscribers of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 51,81%, and the median increase in views of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 55,37%.
Now, since Eric’s channel was deleted, I will not consider it for the next comparison, which will be found on a new article, that I will post later this week, probably on Saturday. All I can say is that all of the above channels (minus Eric’s) show a very healthy increase in numbers and views.
Statistically speaking, there is NO WAY in hell that Flat Earth, as a topic, can be on a downward trend, since for the last 3 years was on constant rising. Even with most people using direct links and bookmarked sites and channel, instead typing key words on search engines, Flat Earth cannot be on a downward trend. It is just statistically impossible, especially since there was NOTHING NEW that might hinder Flat Earth. Every anti-Flat Earther is using the same lame bullshit crap : boats over the curvature, it will always be daylight all over the world, gravity is doing this and that, etc.
I also wrote an article about 2018 being the year when Flat Earth will win or lose the “war” against the Globe Cult. Even with Google manipulating Flat Earth data, the Globe Cult will lose this ‘war”. But, they have to try everything they can to win it. Since nothing worked in the past, they bring in the “big” guns : TV and radio shows with “astronauts”, conventions and conferences where Flat Earth is mocked, and now, Google, the Internet mammoth.
Flat Earth Education.