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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Law Prof Blog Rankings

Below are the updated quarterly traffic rankings (page views and visitors) of the Top 35 blogs edited by law professors with publicly available SiteMeters for the most recent 12-month period (Oct. 1, 2008 - Sept. 30, 2009).  In a new feature, I have included the percentage change in traffic from the prior 12-month period:

 

Blog

Page Views

Change

1

InstaPundit

131,797,851

+39.3%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

15,280,786

+8.6%

3

Althouse

13,027,558

+100.4%

4

Hugh Hewitt

12,205,544

-25.0%

5

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

3,779,106

+21.7%

6

TaxProf Blog

3,647,217

+27.8%

7

Patently-O

3,464,367

-4.2%

8

Jack Bog's Blog

2,506,306

+8.2%

9

Concurring Opinions

1,741,459

-10.7%

10

Sentencing Law & Policy

1,628,497

-2.0%

11

Balkanization

1,398,761

-28.7%

12

PrawfsBlawg

1,347,354

+3.6%

13

Legal Insurrection

1,314,949

n/a

14

Leiter's Law School Reports

1,282,155

+8.1%

15

The Faculty Lounge

657,954

n/a

16

Opinio Juris

652,102

+4.9%

17

Workplace Prof Blog

547,734

-3.6%

18

The Right Coast

504,022

+2.9%

19

Discourse.net

486,543

-23.1%

20

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

477,818

-19.0%

21

Conglomerate

436,147

-24.7%

22

ImmigrationProf Blog

386,794

+15.5%

23

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

386,731

+9.3%

24

Religion Clause

349,770

+26.8%

25

Sports Law Blog

343,756

-24.3%

26

Mirror of Justice

304,045

+70.0%

27

Election Law Blog

284,721

+20.5%

28

Legal History Blog

281,429

+41.5%

29

Dissenting Justice

279,633

n/a

30

Ideoblog

265,123

+5.8%

31

Legal Profession Blog

263,029

+28.8%

32

Legal Writing Prof Blog

253,006

+175.0%

33

CrimProf Blog

245,734

+4.1%

34

Chicago Faculty Blog

240,224

-8.5%

35

Antitrust & Competition Policy

235,022

+67.1%


 

Blog

Visitors

Change

1

InstaPundit

127,465,424

+42.1%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

11,258,376

+11.4%

3

Hugh Hewitt

10,032,180

-24.0%

4

Althouse

6,842,476

+85.0%

5

TaxProf Blog

2,805,176

+46.4%

6

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

2,307,771

+23.4%

7

Patently-O

1,784,076

+30.1%

8

Concurring Opinions

1,161,039

-10.0%

9

Jack Bog's Blog

1,088,062

+18.6%

10

Legal Insurrection

1,009,480

n/a

11

Sentencing Law & Policy

955,533

+3.6%

12

Leiter's Law School Reports

894,639

+7.1%

13

balkinization

810,948

-28.4%

14

PrawfsBlawg

757,612

-4.4%

15

The Faculty Lounge

392,727

 n/a

16

Workplace Prof Blog

388,449

-4.0%

17

Opinio Juris

383,095

+5.9%

18

Discourse.net

365,779

-22.1%

19

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

333,150

-16.1%

20

The Right Coast

325,011

-8.2%

21

Conglomerate

299,117

-25.5%

22

ImmigrationProf Blog

265,473

+16.2%

23

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

265,384

+7.3%

24

Religion Clause

240,917

+31.8%

25

Sports Law Blog

224,748

-17.1%

26

Dissenting Justice

203,611

 n/a

27

Legal History Blog

199,949

+58.8%

28

Mirror of Justice

198,916

+67.1%

29

Ideoblog

195,246

+9.4%

30

CrimProf Blog

184,037

-6.0%

31

Election Law Blog

182,404

+22.6%

32

Legal Profession Blog

173,569

+32.1%

33

Legal Writing Prof Blog

173,237

+193.6%

34

Chicago Faculty Blog

152,599

-11.0%

35

Antitrust & Competition Policy

146,318

+49.7%

 

Here are the largest percentage increases (page views and visitors) among the Top 35 blogs from the prior 12-month period:

 

 

Blog

Page Views

Blog

Visitors

1

Legal Writing Prof Blog

+175.0%

Legal Writing Prof Blog

+193.6%

2

Althouse

+100.4%

Althouse

+85.0%

3

Mirror of Justice

+70.0%

Mirror of Justice

+67.1%

4

Antitrust & Competition

+67.1%

Legal History Blog

+58.8%

5

Legal History Blog

+41.5%

Antitrust & Competition

+49.7%

6

InstaPundit

+39.3%

TaxProf Blog

+46.4%

7

Legal Profession Blog

+28.8%

InstaPundit

+42.1%

8

TaxProf Blog

+27.8%

Legal Profession Blog

+32.1%

9

Religion Clause

+26.8%

Religion Clause

+31.8%

10

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

+21.7%

Patently-O

+30.1%

 

In absolute terms, the Top 32 blogs with 2-year track records increased their traffic by 26.5% (page views) and 30.6% (visitors).  The mean changes were +16.1% (page views) and +18.3% (visitors); the median changes were +7.0% (page views) and +8.4% (visitors).

  • These Law Prof Blog Rankings are drawn from Dan Solove's Law Professor Blogger Census, as updated by Colin Miller' Legal Educator Blog 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 (235,023 page views and/or 146,319 visitors).  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 page views, two of the Top 10, four of the Top 20, and ten of the Top 35 blogs; and by visitors, one of the Top 10, four of the Top 20, and ten of the Top 35 blogs.
  • Members of our Law Professor Blogs Network comprise four of the ten fastest growing Law Prof Blog (including Legal Writing Prof Blog, the fasted growing blog by both page views and visitors).

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Comments

Paul,

You'll never catch Althouse unless you start dating your readers.

Posted by: Michael A. Livingston | Oct 13, 2009 1:37:38 PM

Michael, is that an offer?

Posted by: Paul Caron | Oct 13, 2009 1:44:04 PM

Only if it increases my readership.

Posted by: mike livingston | Oct 13, 2009 5:42:28 PM