Rumble, the popular, free speech friendly video sharing platform, hit a record number of monthly visits in July and is now close to becoming one of the top 100 most visited websites in the US, according to data from web analytics service SimilarWeb.
SimilarWeb’s stats estimate that Rumble had over 143 million visits in August – a 24% increase compared with July and a 78% increase over the last six months.
Rumble was also the 128th most visited site in the US and the 367th most visited site in the world in August. This compares with it being the 158th most visited website in the US and the 480th most visited website in the world in July.
Rumble’s record traffic follows it breaking its live streaming viewership record in July and achieving 500,000 concurrent live viewers.
As Rumble continues to hit new traffic milestones, the world’s most visited video sharing platform YouTube continues to censor its users under its increasingly strict rules that target content YouTube deems to be “misinformation” or causing “harm.”
Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who recently joined Rumble and started posting his long-form documentary-style program the “System Update” to Rumble exclusively for two hours before it’s available on any other platforms, said his own experience at Rumble reflects the growth in traffic the platform is experiencing.
“After just a month, the audience size for my videos is as big as if not higher than on YouTube just as my Substack articles are read by 5x as many as at the Intercept,” Greenwald tweeted. “People want/trust platforms independent & censorship-free.”
The growth in Rumble’s traffic follows the platform continuously adding new features throughout 2021 including the live tipping feature Rumble Rants, subscriptions via a partnership with community generation platform Locals, live chat, and live stream archiving.