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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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 (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010), as well as the percentage change in traffic from the prior 12-month period:

 

Blog

Page Views

Change

1

InstaPundit

152,674,600

32.8%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

14,935,286

0.9%

3

Althouse

14,769,900

20.2%

4

Hugh Hewitt

8,923,944

-44.2%

5

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

4,069,673

17.0%

6

TaxProf Blog

3,604,223

3.8%

7

Patently-O

3,462,353

-4.8%

8

Legal Insurrection

2,979,162

 n/a

9

Jack Bog's Blog

2,510,690

3.2%

10

Sentencing Law & Policy

1,675,550

4.6%

11

Concurring Opinions

1,399,585

-26.3%

12

PrawfsBlawg

1,398,962

-2.1%

13

Balkanization

1,201,717

-33.0%

14

Leiter's Law School Reports

1,196,991

-8.9%

15

The Faculty Lounge

837,589

124.5%

16

Opinio Juris

719,343

16.9%

17

The Right Coast

515,083

0.0%

18

Workplace Prof Blog

454,545

-27.3%

19

Conglomerate

409,358

-27.1%

20

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

407,955

5.0%

21

Discourse.net

399,473

-31.6%

22

ImmigrationProf Blog

367,807

-6.2%

23

Religion Clause

358,072

4.7%

24

Sports Law Blog

357,721

0.7%

25

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

357,006

-38.5%

26

Mirror of Justice

336,492

21.5%

27

Legal History Blog

314,992

28.1%

28

Election Law Blog

262,482

-4.9%

29

Antitrust & Competition Policy

260,027

30.3%

30

Ideoblog

256,961

2.1%

31

Legal Writing Prof Blog

255,028

57.5%

32

Legal Profession Blog

254,591

-3.9%

33

Harvard Law  Corp Gov

253,060

n/a

34

Dissenting Justice

223,576

n/a

35

CrimProf Blog

217,740

-26.0%

 

Blog

Visitors

Change

1

InstaPundit

148,450,470

34.7%

2

Volokh Conspiracy

10,920,879

0.3%

3

Althouse

8,082,115

19.4%

4

Hugh Hewitt

6,872,034

-47.8%

5

TaxProf Blog

2,789,969

8.8%

6

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

2,580,552

22.6%

7

Legal Insurrection

2,316,738

n/a

8

Patently-O

1,812,820

-1.6%

9

Jack Bog's Blog

1,073,737

6.7%

10

Sentencing Law & Policy

976,184

4.7%

11

Concurring Opinions

946,989

-24.6%

12

Leiter's Law School Reports

830,552

-10.4%

13

PrawfsBlawg

756,534

-8.4%

14

balkinization

726,475

-27.7%

15

The Faculty Lounge

489,039

119.8%

16

Opinio Juris

430,384

21.0%

17

The Right Coast

326,876

-8.0%

18

Workplace Prof Blog

313,820

-29.7%

19

Discourse.net

297,918

-32.2%

20

Conglomerate

281,749

-28.4%

21

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

273,021

0.4%

22

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

261,189

-32.0%

23

ImmigrationProf Blog

254,269

-4.5%

24

Religion Clause

240,649

3.7%

25

Sports Law Blog

238,430

6.5%

26

Mirror of Justice

215,690

18.9%

27

Legal History Blog

213,995

23.3%

28

Ideoblog

192,793

6.5%

29

Legal Writing Prof Blog

175,206

62.0%

30

Election Law Blog

171,465

-2.0%

31

Legal Profession Blog

168,497

-2.9%

32

Antitrust & Competition Policy

159,373

23.9%

33

CrimProf Blog

159,077

-30.3%

34

Dissenting Justice

153,863

n/a

35

Harvard Law Corp. Gov.

152,580

n/a

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

The Faculty Lounge

124.5%

The Faculty Lounge

119.8%

2

Legal Writing Prof Blog

57.5%

Legal Writing Prof Blog

62.0%

3

InstaPundit

32.8%

InstaPundit

34.7%

4

Antitrust & Comp. Policy

30.3%

Antitrust & Comp. Policy

23.9%

5

Legal History Blog

28.1%

Legal History Blog

23.3%

6

Mirror of Justice

21.5%

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

22.6%

7

Althouse

20.2%

Opinio Juris

21.0%

8

Leiter Reports: Philosophy

17.0%

Althouse

19.4%

9

Opinio Juris

16.9%

Mirror of Justice

18.9%

10

Wills, Trusts & Est. Prof Blog

5.0%

TaxProf Blog

8.8%

In absolute terms, the Top 32 blogs with 2-year track records increased their traffic by 17.6% (page views) and 21.0% (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 (217,741 page views and/or 152,581 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, two of the Top 10, three 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.

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Comments

I'm glad to see these rankings. Glen Reynolds is awesome and has really made a huge impact. Seeing you, Ann, the folks at Volokh and Legal Insurrection doing well is awesome (I have parused some of the other ones but the ones I mention are the main ones I read). You all work hard and really put out great material - it's well deserved cred for some really great (and entertaining) thinkers

Posted by: Bill | Apr 13, 2010 9:44:58 AM

Instapundit is to legal blogs as John Stockton is to career assists.

Posted by: pchuck | Apr 13, 2010 12:04:03 PM

In other news, US News Rankings are in the hands of Deans... look for leaks soon.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 13, 2010 2:23:23 PM