«

»

Circulation

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

I used to work at a local weekly newspaper.  Nobody special, as a matter of fact about the lowest guy on the totem pole.  Among my jobs were keeping the back issue catalog, News Stand sales, and picking up ad copy.

Still I did learn a thing or two and one of them is that we charged for ads based on our circulation.

While my newspaper’s circulation was monitored by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, here on the blogs there are various methods of measuring eyeballs most of which require either constant attention or money to track.

Fortunately I’ve stumbled on a way to measure impact that doesn’t need either of those.

As you may have noticed in the extreme right column of DocuDharma, beneath our donation bowl, is the ad from the Advertise Liberaly Blog Ads Network.

I happened to notice it when I was surfing one of the usual suspects and much to my surprise mishima’s Random Japan turned up as one of the sponsors.

I asked mishima how that happened and evidently he’s as puzzled as I still am but by clicking the more link I got to the page where you can order ads on various liberal blogs including ours and I thought I’d share with you their listing of impressions per week as of today- 8/28/09.

1 DailyKos 6,817,312 2 Raw Story 2,217,643
3 *Talkingpointsmemo 2,019,484 4 AlterNet 1,605,417
5 Democratic Underground 1,584,096 6 *Crooks and Liars 1,378,614
7 Wonkette 868,150 8 Drudge Retort 455,539
9 *Eschaton (Atrios) 428,967 10 Feministing 428,825
11 The Washington Monthly 392,929 12 MotherJones.com 359,050
13 *Balloon Juice 354,679 14 Truthdig 303,324
15 *AMERICAblog 297,452 16 BartCop.com 268,366
17 The Agonist 255,943 18 News Hounds 227,897
19 *Hullabaloo (digby) 218,787 20 *TalkLeft 183,292
21 *Pandagon 165,188 22 *Oliver Willis 155,040
23 The Smirking Chimp 137,820 24 Pam’s House Blend 128,781
25 OpEdNews 126,413 26 The Young Turks 125,273
27 Politics1 122,168 28 *The American Prospect 120,661
29 Sadly, No! 116,677 30 *MyDD 104,393
31 Rod 2.0 103,991
32 Feministe 94,821 33 Electoral-vote.com 94,251
34 *Juan Cole 75,208 35 *Swing State Project 74,447
36 Brad Blog 59,964 37 Democrats.com 56,177
38 The Political Carnival 55,537 39 *Lawyers, Guns and Money 54,550
40 *This Modern World 52,145 41 *Jack and Jill Politics 50,500
42 The Rude Pundit 46,197 43 Booman Tribune 45,360
44 *Jesus’ General 44,819 45 Blue Mass. Group 44,410
46 Jack Bog’s Blog 44,034 47 The Bilerico Project 43,154
48 onegoodmove 40,319 49 BlueOregon 38,942
50 Washington Note 37,065 51 HorsesAss.org 33,382
52 *Calitics 30,504 53 Project Censored 30,496
54 The Hollywood Liberal 29,516 55 *Burnt Orange Report 28,700
56 My Left Wing 26,376 57 Docudharma 26,207
58 *Blue Hampshire 25,360 59 BAGnewsNotes 25,040
60 Empire Burlesque 24,926 61 KnoxViews 23,608
62 Rhode Island’s Future 21,470 63 The California Progress Report 21,276
64 Fired Up! Missouri 19,996 65 PageOneQ 18,752
66 blogACTIVE 18,558 67 Scholars and Rogues 16,890
68 *BlueNC 16,409 69 Cursor.org 16,287
70 Majikthise 16,041 71 Suburban Guerrilla (Susie Madrak) 15,205
72 Susie Bright’s Journal 15,133 73 *Blue Jersey 14,982
74 First Draft 14,802 75 Greta Christina’s Blog 14,135
76 *The Left Coaster 14,032 77 Young Philly Politics 13,643
78 Left In Alabama 13,543 79 *The Albany Project 12,891
80 DemConWatch 12,821 81 SistersTalk 12,287
82 La Vida Locavore 11,668 83 EdCone.com 11,610
84 Green Mountain Daily 11,254 85 Minnesota Progressive Project 10,516
86 The Newshoggers 10,017
87 Big Head DC 9,942 88 My Left Nutmeg 9,757
89 Michigan Liberal 9,212 90 DovBear 8,714
91 News Corpse 8,624 92 Hoffmania 8,125
93 West Virginia Blue 7,540 94 Kick! Making Politics Fun 7,514
95 War and Piece 7,428 96 The Satirical Political Report 7,282
97 Las Vegas Gleaner 7,028 98 skippy the bush kangaroo 6,936
99 The Reaction 6,880 100 CultureKitchen 6,722
101 *SquareState 6,699 102 Senate Guru 6,628
103 The Daily Gotham 5,854 104 Bleeding Heartland 5,701
105 LiberalOasis 5,572 106 All Spin Zone 5,350
107 CLAY CANE 5,113 108 *Congress Matters 5,104
109 The Seminal (pre-FDL) 4,965 110 Barefoot and Progressive 4,965
111 Search and Destroy 4,892 112 The Democratic Daily 4,506
113 The Locust Fork News and Journal 4,233 114 Blue Indiana 4,155
115 American Street 3,896 116 The Republic of T. 3,746
117 Seeing the Forest 3,214 118 PrairieStateBlue 3,166
119 TexasKaos 3,092 120 Town Called Dobson 2,994
121 ISOU 2,930 122 mediagirl 2,556
123 FRAMESHOP (Jeffrey Feldman) 2,487 124 Make Them Accountable 2,357
125 Is That Legal? 2,235 126 Jon Swift 2,094
127 *Needlenose 2,092 128 Comments From Left Field 2,031
129 The Talent Show 1,876 130 Reno and Its Discontents 1,854
131 BobGeiger 1,829 132 Tondee’s Tavern 1,658
133 Washblog 1,524 134 ArchPundit 1,288
135 Atlantic Free Press 1,146 136 Loaded Orygun 1,003
137 Capitol Annex 880

Groups broken by magnitude.  Millions, Hundreds of Thousands, Tens of Thousands, Thousands.

* == On Daily Kos Blogroll

Somehow I missed Mahablog yesterday which at 13,893 impressions per week (as of today the 29th) would have ranked 77th.

___________________________

Any blogs on that list you recognize?

Actually I’d urge you to click on the links because it’s very instructive to see what other people are doing in terms of presentation and what they are talking about in terms of topics.  Also how active they are in comparison to us, Cursor.org (#69) shut its doors in October 2008.

It’s not an inclusive blogroll (no Greenwald or Firedog Lake for instance) but it does cover a fairly wide swath of the lefty blogosphere.

I’ll remind you again that these numbers and rankings were sampled Friday, August 28th, because they bounce around a bit, especially in the middle.  I’m sorry, but this is a complicated table that took me two days to prepare.

But it’s not really so much a matter of who’s is bigger as it is how big you are.

I sometimes get discouraged when I see an essay slide off uncommented and unrecced.  Not so much that I’ll personally intervene mind you because I also have strong opinions about perceptions of favoratism and the proper role of Admins, but I do worry that the Author will think their work was totally ignored.

Not true.  I read every essay (though not every comment).

What is really significant for me is not our 57th out of 138 ranking but our 26 thousand impressions a week.

As my Dad points out, that’s just as large as the circulation of the newspaper I used to work at.

We are approaching our second anniversary as a blog and I’m quite proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.  15.7K Essays.  238K Comments.

Not only that, but in my Google Impact DocuDharma consistently outweighs my Daily Kos presence.

I never talk with buhdy about the money and I’m not in a position to contribute any more than I do, but if you have a product, service, or position you’d care to promote our rates are quite reasonable compared to some and we’d love to have your business.

And never doubt your impact.

YELL LOUDER!

14 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. ek hornbeck

    Well, I wish this had been done yesterday because it basically ruined my weekend.

    As it turns out there was some stray code in the Crooks and Liars cell that it took a long time to isolate.

  2. ek hornbeck

    Late Night Karoke is up now.

    mishima has all the luck.

  3. Lasthorseman

    of the most undefined kind.

    I think it’s very sad state of affairs when dailykos, the well defined “left leaning division of evil globalist gatekeepers is number one.

    Above that ranking however are the far more popular celebrity outlets, mindless self centered social destruction, pure and simple.

    http://www.ebizmba.com/article

    A zero order culture/species.

  4. RiaD

    thanks for putting this together.

    ♥~

  5. Heather

    when I’m not working.

  6. Casual Wednesday

    I, too, used to work at a newspaper and their circulation would barely crack the top 90.

    OTOH: my “home on the net” has become Congress Matters which has fewer hits than the paper’s circulation and doesn’t pay well at all. At least we know that some Hill Folk read us, which is kind of the point.

Comments have been disabled.