WEBLOG TRAFFIC RANKINGS II
Bear has provided the actual Excel file with the information to follow up on yesterday’s post. Based on the current scan, here’s the info:
*Command Post shows up as #13, 14 and 15 because of duplicate listings. I only count it once. I suspect there are other duplicates further down the list that I didn’t weed out. Doing so would likely increase the robustness of the results.
Update (1313): One thing that occurs to me is that, given the overwhelming traffic disparity of the top handful of sites vs all the rest is that the traffic ratings of the “second tier” blogs are likely *highly* volatile based on linkage by one of the top blogs. For example, a site regularly getting 250 visitors would just to well over 1000 visitors (weekly average) with a good InstaLanche. My own traffic was averaging in the 500s for quite some time but is now over 800 thanks to several links by higher traffic blogs, notably Kevin Drum’s CalPundit and Don Sensing’s One Hand Clapping.
And, of course, to reiterate the point made by Kevin in the comments of the original post, several of the most prominent blogs, including Andrew Sullivan’s, are missing from this dataset since they don’t use SiteMeter. If they were included, the trend would almost certainly be much more pronounced, as they’d likely nearly double the number of 10,000+ visitor blogs and nearly triple the number of 20,000+ visitor blogs.