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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2009 Law Prof Blog Rankings

Below are the 2009 traffic rankings (page views and visitors) of the Top 35 blogs edited by law professors with publicly available SiteMeters, as well as the percentage change in traffic from 2008: 

 

Blog

Page Views

Change

1

InstaPundit

140,929,193

+36.2%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

15,280,872

+6.7%

3

Althouse

14,101,170

+27.6%

4

Hugh Hewitt

9,273,872

-48.2%

5

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

4,056,118

+29.2%

6

TaxProf Blog

3,466,809

+2.9%

7

Patently-O

3,421,330

-4.2%

8

Jack Bog's Blog

2,502,302

+8.0%

9

Legal Insurrection

1,914,160

 n/a

10

Sentencing Law & Policy

1,683,246

+4.4%

11

Concurring Opinions

1,527,250

-23.0%

12

PrawfsBlawg

1,391,782

-1.7%

13

Leiter's Law School Reports

1,265,175

+5.3%

14

Balkanization

1,245,880

-35.6%

15

The Faculty Lounge

778,620

n/a

16

Opinio Juris

702,916

+15.4%

17

Workplace Prof Blog

492,992

-19.1%

18

The Right Coast

491,046

+3.1%

19

Discourse.net

432,616

-30.9%

20

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

408,109

-33.6%

21

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

404,949

+8.7%

22

Conglomerate

397,621

-31.5%

23

ImmigrationProf Blog

378,441

+2.8%

24

Religion Clause

356,408

+16.8%

25

Sports Law Blog

348,268

-12.5%

26

Mirror of Justice

311,217

+24.2%

27

Legal History Blog

300,494

+38.3%

28

Dissenting Justice

293,953

 n/a

29

Ideoblog

266,723

+3.5%

30

Legal Writing Prof Blog

266,700

+139.8%

31

Legal Profession Blog

263,218

+10.2%

32

Antitrust & Competition Policy

247,880

+48.2%

33

Election Law Blog

246,075

-10.5%

34

CrimProf Blog

226,343

-19.7%

35

Chicago Faculty Blog

195,111

-25.0%

 

 

Blog

Visitors

Change

1

InstaPundit

136,702,947

+38.4%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

11,193,721

+7.0%

3

Althouse

7,456,778

+19.4%

4

Hugh Hewitt

7,208,602

-51.3%

5

TaxProf Blog

2,666,285

+10.9%

6

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

2,488,923

+29.4%

7

Patently-O

1,787,245

-1.3%

8

Legal Insurrection

1,464,356

 n/a

9

Jack Bog's Blog

1,069,990

+13.6%

10

Concurring Opinions

1,025,861

-23.1%

11

Sentencing Law & Policy

978,283

+5.1%

12

Leiter's Law School Reports

872,468

+2.4%

13

PrawfsBlawg

761,596

-8.1%

14

balkinization

746,886

-30.4%

15

The Faculty Lounge

461,120

n/a

16

Opinio Juris

416,252

+18.5%

17

Workplace Prof Blog

342,547

-21.4%

18

Discourse.net

321,525

-31.7%

19

The Right Coast

311,477

-6.9%

20

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

291,219

-28.1%

21

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

273,115

+4.3%

22

Conglomerate

268,096

-33.8%

23

ImmigrationProf Blog

261,368

+4.4%

24

Religion Clause

241,731

+17.5%

25

Sports Law Blog

231,740

-4.4%

26

Dissenting Justice

214,622

 n/a

27

Legal History Blog

208,934

+35.4%

28

Mirror of Justice

202,037

+21.2%

29

Ideoblog

198,534

+7.0%

30

Legal Writing Prof Blog

182,735

+158.2%

31

Legal Profession Blog

173,463

+11.3%

32

CrimProf Blog

167,797

-25.5%

33

Election Law Blog

161,818

-6.6%

34

Antitrust & Competition Policy

153,755

+37.3%

35

Chicago Faculty Blog

124,997

-26.2%

 

Here are the largest percentage increases (page views and visitors) among the Top 35 blogs from 2008:

 

 

Blog

Page Views

Blog

Visitors

1

Legal Writing Prof Blog

+139.8%

Legal Writing Prof Blog

+158.2%

2

Antitrust & Competition

+48.2%

InstaPundit

+38.4%

3

Legal History Blog

+38.3%

Antitrust & Competition

+37.3%

4

InstaPundit

+36.2%

Legal History Blog

+35.4%

5

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

+29.2%

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

+29.4%

6

Althouse

+27.6%

Mirror of Justice

+21.2%

7

Mirror of Justice

+24.2%

Althouse

+19.4%

8

Religion Clause

+16.2%

Opinio Juris

+18.5%

9

Opinio Juris

+15.4%

Religion Clause

+17.5%

10

Legal Profession Blog

+10.2%

Jack Bog's Blog

+13.6%

 

In absolute terms, the Top 32 blogs with 2-year track records increased their traffic by 18.7% (page views) and 22.0% (visitors).  The mean changes were +4.3% (page views) and +4.4% (visitors); the median changes were +3.9% (page views) and +4.4% (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 (195,112 page views and/or 124,998 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 three of the ten fastest growing Law Prof Blog by page views, and two of the of the ten fastest growing Law Prof Blog by visitors (including Legal Writing Prof Blog, the fasted growing blog by both page views and visitors).

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