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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Law Prof Blog Rankings

Below are the updated quarterly traffic rankings (visitors and page views) of the Top 35 blogs edited by law professors with publicly available SiteMeters for the most recent 12-month period (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009):

 

 

Visitors

 

Page Views

1

InstaPundit

120,920,620

InstaPundit

125,495,827

2

Hugh Hewitt

12,270,165

Volokh Conspiracy

15,467,726

3

Volokh Conspiracy

11,427,028

Hugh Hewitt

14,836,132

4

Althouse

6,984,017

Althouse

13,079,260

5

TaxProf Blog

2,777,292

TaxProf Blog

3,683,047

6

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

2,197,064

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

3,611,730

7

Patently-O

1,810,131

Patently-O

3,532,889

8

Concurring Opinions

1,245,154

Jack Bog's Blog

2,519,341

9

Jack Bog's Blog

1,064,055

Concurring Opinions

1,887,558

10

Sentencing Law & Policy

935,378

Sentencing Law & Policy

1,590,752

11

Leiter's Law School Reports

906,937

Balkinization

1,563,694

12

Balkinization

888,625

PrawfsBlawg

1,358,322

13

PrawfsBlawg

781,735

Leiter's Law School Reports

1,290,732

14

Workplace Prof Blog

413,874

Opinio Juris

652,449

15

Discourse.net

405,150

Workplace Prof Blog

580,175

16

The Right Coast

385,240

The Right Coast

574,310

17

Opinio Juris

373,464

Discourse.net

541,133

18

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

362,926

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

532,591

19

Conglomerate

354,292

Conglomerate

509,989

20

The Faculty Lounge

281,606

The Faculty Lounge

477,125

21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof

264,798

ImmigrationProf Blog

388,386

22

ImmigrationProf Blog

262,768

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof

381,115

23

Religion Clause

250,742

Religion Clause

362,803

24

Sports Law Blog

225,235

Sports Law Blog

347,837

25

CrimProf Blog

199,751

Mirror of Justice

293,247

26

Mirror of Justice

194,838

Election Law Blog

293,092

27

Legal History Blog

189,068

Legal Profession Blog

270,366

28

Election Law Blog

187,223

Legal History Blog

268,227

29

Ideoblog

183,979

CrimProf Blog

263,583

30

Legal Profession Blog

178,618

Ideoblog

254,574

31

Chicago Faculty Blog

159,399

Chicago Faculty Blog

251,473

32

Empirical Legal Studies

156,736

Legal Writing Prof Blog

229,400

33

Legal Writing Prof Blog

154,953

Empirical Legal Studies

225,529

34

MoneyLaw

153,373

Antitrust & Competition

219,583

35

Antitrust & Competition

136,966

MoneyLaw

200,899

  • These Law Prof Blog Rankings are drawn from Dan Solove's comprehensive Law Professor Blogger Census.  They include all blogs edited by law professors -- both law-related and non law-related.
  • Please email me the names of any Law Prof Blogs with traffic over the past twelve months that would qualify for inclusion on the lists (136,966 visitors and/or 200,899 page views).  If necessary, I will re-publish the list to include all qualifying blogs.
  • Several popular Law Prof Blogs do not have publicly available SiteMeters and thus are not included on the list:  e.g., BlackProf, California Appellate Report, Credit Slips, The Deal Professor, Dorf on Law, Feminist Law Professors, Legal Theory, Point of Law, ProfessorBainbridge.com. 
  • These rankings cover only those blogs edited by law professors.  Other law-related blogs edited by practitioners, librarians, non-law school academics, and journalists are not included on this list:  e.g., Above the Law, How Appealing, Law Librarian Blog, Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
  • Members of our Law Professor Blogs Network comprise, by visitors, two of the Top 10, four of the Top 20, and ten of the Top 35 blogs; and by page views, two of the Top 10, four of the Top 20, and ten of the Top 35 blogs.
  • These rankings reflect 6.7% growth in visitors (169,683,200 v. 159,028,769) and 5.7% growth in page views (197,833,997 v. 187,177,399) from the last quarterly rankings (April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009).

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Comments

Very interesting that in a liberal conformist culture the most popular blogs are libertarian in nature (InstaPundit), iconoclastic (Althouse), or just plain conservative (Volokh). Maybe people are more free-spirited than they let on. Or maybe it's not lawyers reading them . . .

Posted by: mike livingston | Jul 15, 2009 7:46:51 PM

The higher-ranked blogs on this list have almost nothing to do with law. They're merely lumped into the "law blogs" category to boost the supposed visitors' stats to all law blogs. Caron does this regularly, it's quite a fraud.

Posted by: Mister Snitch | Jul 16, 2009 4:14:27 PM

Well, remember that the most popular among them consistently post on non-legal matters as well. Now, what really would have helped many of us would have been to link to the blogs, since I haven't even heard of or read 3/4 of them. But of course, it's easy to appropriate someone else's time. Thanks for the list.

Posted by: Joshua Sharf | Jul 16, 2009 5:04:12 PM

Mike Livingston,

Of course. You virtually never find engaged discussion in leftist circles against the opposition. They scream and shout others down if they deign to disagree. That's why so many are attracted to the libertarian blogs - they seek an intellectual environment that they themselves do not foster.

Posted by: Billare | Jul 18, 2009 6:22:17 AM