Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thank you, friends! Readership for Legal Writing Prof Blog continues to grow.

Professor Paul Caron, co-owner of the Law Prof Blog network, published stats this morning on his Tax Prof Blog showing that among all blogs edited by law professors, with a publicly accessible site visitor meter, the Legal Writing Prof Blog ranks in the top 35 for page views (31st) and visitors (29th).  That's pretty good considering the specialized focus of our blog as well as some of the heavyweights we're competing with like The Volokh Conspiracy, InstaPundit and the Tax Prof Blog. 

We definitely deserve the award for "the little blog that could" because once again we're near the top of the list in terms of the percentage increase in readership from the previous year.  Last year, we were number one.  This year we were only bested by the Faculty Lounge blog.

Before reprinting the listings here, we want to say thanks again to our loyal readers for making us a success.

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). 

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

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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