I just made a change to the website rankings that allows websites for which there is no data on their web traffic to be hidden from the rankings. The websites are still in the database and will be displayed again as soon as they receive enough traffic to again have data. My thought process is that if Compete or Alexa doesn’t have any data on a website, then there is nothing for me to rank and therefore no reason to include that website in the rankings.
Over at GaryNorth.com:
When I join a membership site, I want to get feedback from people who have experience, and who have had enough success in life that they feel they can afford a few dollars a month to belong to a membership site. They will not waste my time. I am far more likely to get practical, cost-effective information from participants on a forum that is located behind a membership wall.
Because I publish at least 20 articles a week on my Tea Party Economist site, plus two or three articles on Lew Rockwell’s site, a lot of people see my materials. Rockwell’s site is the number-one site in terms of traffic in the libertarian movement. The Tea Party Economist is number nine. So, a lot of people see my articles. These are in addition to whatever free articles I publish on this site.
A percentage of these people feel internally compelled to share their opinions with me. A percentage of these, perhaps half, want to show me that I do not know what I’m talking about.
I just wanted to clarify that whether or not LRC really is the website with the most trafficked site in the libertarian movement. The term can be used to reference any number of measures of a website’s visitors including unique visitors, page views or even the amount of data they download. For what it is worth, it appears from the data that we have available from Compete and Alexa that it is likely that LRC gets the most unique visitors, but the Daily Paul actually gets the most page views because it has more page views per visitor.
The Alexa traffic rankings are a mix of both statistics and hence why the Daily Paul holds the top spot in the Top Libertarian Alexa rankings while LewRockwell.com is at the top of the Compete rankings which only take into account unique visitors.
No, not the Top Libertarian Blogs, though that ranking my be coming soon, the Top Libertarian Blog.
I have felt for a little while now that the website needed a forum to announce changes, highlight mentions of the site on other websites, and seek feedback about potential additions or changes to the site. Plus, it creates perhaps the ideal place for some of my own commentary on the rankings. My other blog, the Capital Free Press, never quite seemed right since I moved the rankings over to the new domain.