Drilling down, it’s especially interesting that most of these visitors arrive on my website from Google in one of its many permutations worldwide. (Hello to new visitors from Canada, India, Britain, and Australia!) This strongly implies that viewers of America Unearthed are going online to try to learn more about the program and Scott Wolter (and indeed the blog comments and emails anecdotally support this conclusion) and then are disappointed by H2’s paltry offerings and Wolter’s inexplicable decision not to have a personal website. Depending on your Google personalization settings, my website is one of the top matches for Scott Wolter’s name, just as it is for Giorgio Tsoukalos’s. I presume this is not the ideal outcome for either.
(Incidentally: Wolter’s new book, Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers, is still not shipping, more than six weeks after its alleged publication date. I had hoped to review it this summer.)
I’ve gotten tired of trying to dig up the links to my various America Unearthed reviews, so yesterday I put up a new index page, which is linked here and in the Articles section of my site, as well as on the right hand blog information column. And now to forestall any more angry emails for people claiming I am obsessed with the show, I’ve also put up an index page to my Ancient Aliens reviews. At three times the number of my America Unearthed reviews, I think you can see that despite the wild popularity of my America Unearthed coverage, it’s hardly the overwhelming obsession so many readers—who see nothing but those reviews—think it is.