Did you get excited about the table which showed Technorati rankings? Technorati ranks on the basis of links to sites, whereas Alexa can give you a much more accurate picture of who goes where. The Alexa traffic rank lets us know on a day to day basis who is reading what. The lower the value, the further up the table a site gets.
And this gives a different picture to the previous table….
|Blog||Alexa Traffic Rank
|Stand Firm in Faith||194,238|
|Episcopal Church Official Site||197,222|
|Titus One Nine||299,087|
|Ruth Gledhill – Articles of Faith||321,192|
|Perpetua of Carthage||370,959|
|MidWest Conservative Journal||564,978|
|Bishop Alan Wilson||814,519|
|An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy||1,049,767|
|Northern Plains Anglicans||1,057,283|
|The Ugley Vicar||3,073,343|
Wow! What a difference. Almost all the top sites in terms of where people are going (as opposed to who is being linked to) are conservative. Thinking Anglicans for example is four times further down the list than Stand Firm.
Looking at the two lists together, what they are indicating is that the liberal sites tend to get lots of people eagerly linking to them, but they don’t generate close to the traffic that the conservative sites do. Why do we think that is?
I think this is a better list, because it shows where people are actually going, not just where they want people to go. What do you think? Any more names to add? I’ll pop any on the list that have an Alexa ranking less than 10 million.
As an egotistical aside, there are now five sites on the list that are written from an explicitly gay or post-gay perspective. Guess who comes top of those? Guess how far down the others come…