Partisan, Political Blogosphere Traffic Rankings: Spring Slump Hits Conservatives Hardest

Here is another in my occasional traffic ranking updates. Using the blogad traffic rankings as my source (since these involve money, as far as I am concerned no other ranking system matters), I have produced a list of the fifty most trafficked partisan, political blogs that can be considered part of a larger leftist or rightist network. In other words, in order to be included in these rankings, a blog must meet all of the following criteria:
  • The main focus of the blog must be related to politics (thus, sites such as Blogcritics are not included).
  • The blog must have a blogroll, or at least frequently quote from other political blogs, or else it is not considered to be participating within a larger network (thus, sites such as Metafilter and Roger Simon are not included).
  • The blog must be partisan in favor of either one major party or the other. This can be determined by either the content of the site or the links on a blog roll. (This eliminates sites such as Wonkette, considering their bipartisan blogroll, and Hit and Run, considering their preference for the Libertarian Party).
Of the top fifty blogs that met the above listed criteria, twenty-six were on the left (up two from February), and twenty-four were on the right (down two from February). These twenty-six left-wing blogs combined for 7,082,117 page views per week (down 10.5%), while the twenty-four right-wing blogs combined for around 4,700,783 page views per week (down 22.7%). Overall, this is a roughly a three to two margin in favor of the lefty blogs, which is larger than the four to three margin found in both September and February. The rankings are in the extended entry.
Weekly Traffic Rankings (In Page Views)
  • 1. Dailykos: 2,633,757
  • 2. Instapundit: 900,166
  • 3. Eschaton: 703,057
  • 4. Little Green Footballs: 676,374
  • 5. Talking Points Memo: 537,867
  • 6. Powerline: 503,760
  • 7. Smirking Chimp: 458,161
  • 8. Raw Story: 387,814
  • 9. Americablog: 349,620
  • 10. Michelle Malkin: 335,782
  • 11. Political Animal: 279,464
  • 12. Andrew Sullivan: 247,705
  • 13. Kim Du Toit: 245,836
  • 14. Captain's Quarters: 206,368
  • 15. Hugh Hewitt: 187,062
  • 16. Drudge Retort: 154,099
  • 17. PoliPundit: 152,498
  • 18. MyDD: 143,612
  • 19. Wizbang: 137,427
  • 20. Informed Comment: 133,377
  • 21. Political Wire: 131,796
  • 22. Mathew Yglesias: 123,323
  • 23. Day by Day Cartoon: 122,268
  • 24. Crooks and Liars: 114,278
  • 25. This Modern World: 105,777
  • 26. Liberty News Forum: 103,905
  • 27. Talk Left: 101,973
  • 28. Cursor.org: 101,350
  • 29. Politics1: 97,158
  • 30. Outside the Beltway: 94,292
  • 31. Tim Blair: 91,744
  • 32: Men's News Daily: 89,899
  • 33. Right Thoughts: 85,950
  • 34. Ace of Spades HQ: 78,838
  • 35. Rantburg: 78,822
  • 36. Sound Politics: 67,046
  • 37. Blackfive: 64,396
  • 38. Brad Blog: 63,541
  • 39. Steve Gillard: 63,060
  • 40. The Agonist: 62,252
  • 41. Jesus' General: 62,028
  • 42. TAPPED: 61,288
  • 43. Jawa Report: 60,664
  • 44. Right Wing News: 60,205
  • 45. How Appealing: 58,099
  • 46. Electrolite: 55,925
  • 47. Democrats.com: 54,581
  • 48. Oliver Willis: 53,122
  • 49. IMAO: 51,677
  • 50. Pandagon: 49,847
Obviously, some blogs such as The Left Coaster and The Belmont Club are not listed because they do not run Blogads. Political Wire and Politics1 not only self-identify as partisan Democratic blogs, but link to lefty blogs far more often than they link right wing blogs. Many institutional blogs, such as Altercation, are also not listed.

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DailyKos bigger than top 4 ConBlogs Combined
And:

-- Kos and Eschaton together are bigger than the top six ConBlogs.

-- The top ten blog rankings are mostly LeftyBlogs: #1, #3, #5, #7, #8, and #9.  Together, they get more clicks than all the ConBlogs in the top ten AND the top twenty.

This despite getting far less coverage (and far less FAVORABLE coverage) in the Corporate "Liberal" Media.

This should tell us all something.

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