Having visited Nate’s site a few times – the first word the springs to mind is “weird”. For example the main story right now is “Yelp And Michelin Have The Same Taste In New York Restaurants”.. not very clickable.
And the sidebar with strange colors on the journalists..
And the strange fonts too…
It might be worth remembering.. that all he ever did on 538 was to aggregate polling data and weigh things according to past performance.. but also giving some good commentary..
Inside ESPN, there has been a lot of talk about the struggles of Nate Silver’s 538 website. It hasn’t even been online for a year yet, but from lack of revenue to lack of traffic to lack of advertising, it is already being billed as a “disaster” by some at the network.