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The Continuing Worthlessness of Blog Rankings

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Virginia Right has been posting "rankings" for Virginia political blogs. What I've always found weird about attempts at ranking blogs is how little they have to do with actual postings & traffic. Just cherry-picking a few of the alleged big movers among the lefty blogs:

  • Armchair Generalist, who hasn't posted since May 2nd, is up 9% this week
  • Mosquito Blog, who hasn't posted since May 31st, is up 17% this week
  • And somehow the rankings have X Curmudgeon, who hasn't posted since May 11th, improving an amazing 27% this week

Meanwhile, that big loser Progressive Dem, who clearly ruined the blog by doing 12 fresh posts in the last week alone, is down 33% this week.

If you want to know how many people are reading your favorite blogs, check out their Sitemeter rankings, which sites like Blue Virginia, Not Larry SabatoThe Green MilesNOVA CommonSenseMoonhowlings & Bearing Drift happily share publicly.