Friday, June 5, 2009

A Blogger's Who’s Who: Wikio's Top 100 Political Blogs

Allahpundit's a little pissed he didn't make the cut at Wikio's latest top political blog rankings. Patterico is sympathetic, "There’s something farcical about a list that omits Hot Air and Ace of Spades, but includes Oliver Willis." Maybe. Patterico's #46 so who's to complain? Others are noticing Wikio, in any case. Here's the scoop, at The Note, "Who’s Who in the Political Blogosphere?" American Power is #71:

It’s crowded out there in the political blogosphere -- and there are as many ways to judge influence as there bloggers who stand ready to judge politicians.

But here’s an interesting tool I recently came across: From, it’s a ranking of political blogs -- emanating from everywhere from living rooms, mainstream media organizations, and the White House.

The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs -- with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog rolls aren’t taken into account, so only fresh postings impact the rankings.
Wikio: About Us

One of the intriguing aspects of this list is that it puts everyone in the same pot. The list has mainstream media blogs -- from ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, and others -- alongside well-known partisan bloggers -- Michelle Malkin, FireDogLake -- and even government-run bloggers, like’s.

We got a sneak peek at the latest rankings -- due to be published Friday -- below. It’s a fun list to analyze:
Huffington Post has the top spot, with the liberal Center for American Progress’ Think Progress and the conservative National Review’s The Corner right behind ...

Here’s the Top 100:

1The Huffington Post
2Think Progress
3The Corner
4Political Ticker - CNN
5The Daily Dish
6Political Punch
7Michelle Malkin
9Talking Points Memo
10Political Animal
12Daily Kos
13Crooks and Liars
16The Caucus - New York Times blog
17Gateway Pundit
18Power Line
19White Blog Feed
20Michael Goldfarb - The Blog - The Weekly Standard
21The Plank
23Reason Magazine - Hit & Run
24The Volokh Conspiracy
25Balloon Juice
26Washington Wire -
27Marginal Revolution
29Glenn Greenwald
30The Note
31Atlas Shrugs
35Political Wire
36Jihad Watch
37Lynn Sweet
38The Jawa Report
39George's Bottom Line
40Political Radar - ABC Blog
41The Next Right
42forward movement
43Don Surber
46Patterico's Pontifications
48The Blog
49Stop the ACLU
50Redstate - Conservative News and Community
52FP Passport
53The Washington Note
56Ross Douthat
57Outside the Beltway
58Sweetness & Light
59The Nation Blogs
60Riehl World View
62Flopping Aces
63Oliver Willis
64Gay Patriot
65The Buzz Florida Politics
66Global Voices Online
67Michael J. Totten
69Roger L. Simon
71American Power
73Capitol confidential
75The Brad Blog
76YID With LID
77Debbie Schlussel
78Confederate Yankee
79The Club for Growth
80The Belmont Club
82Soccer Dad
83Say Anything
84News Hounds
85Founding Bloggers
86the albany project
87The Liberty Papers
88The Anonymous Liberal
89Mother, May I Sleep with Treacher?
90Jack and Jill Politics
91Burnt Orange Report
93The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney
94Obama HQ
95The LRC Blog
97Sister Toldjah
98The Strata-Sphere
99The Sideshow
100Naked Politics

Ranking by Wikio.


Mark Harvey said...

MOVIN' ON UP!! It will take a while I am sure but I just registered my place. After 30 days I will be 4 months old at the new place and I had BETTER be #1! LOL!

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Mark!

jill said...

Congratulations, Donald! You deserve to be on the list!

Right Truth said...

I used to stay in the 70's, around 76 most of the time. Then suddenly I dropped to 120. Today according to my WIKIO Widget in the sidebar, Right Truth is 112, but if you go to WIKIO and do a search for Right Truth you get a ranking of 700 something. Go figure. I don't dwell on any of these ranking sites. There are people who do though.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

AmPowerBlog said...

Just having a little fun, Pundette!

AmPowerBlog said...

Debbie: It goes up and down every month. Who knows how reliable Wikio's rankings are? I'd be a lot more happy if I got Hot Air's traffice numbers!

smitty1e said...

For your presense: 'grats.
For ToM's absence: rats!
Life goes on.

AmPowerBlog said...

Life does go on, Smitty!

Dennis said...

Kudos Donald. A well written blog that is thought provoking. Keep up the good work.

Chris Wysocki said...

Congrats on making the list. That's pretty cool.

Deuce Geary said...

Congrats, American Neocon!

As for The Corner . . . can someone explain to me the trick for following actual exchanges in that damn thing? Every time a writer posts a response to another, I go crazy looking for the post to which he's responding, and the problem multiplies the more individual posts are in that "thread," if you can call it that.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Dennis ... I'm just doing my thing.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thank you Chris. It's fun, but not that big of a deal ...

AmPowerBlog said...

Ha Duece!

National Review is hard to navigate!

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Good job on making the list. Not bad for a 9th tier blogger Dr. D...

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

Dang! I feel privileged to know someone in the Top 100! Great posts. Congrats!

Dave said...

Congratulations, Dr. Douglas.

Yeah, I was a little surprised HotAir didn't make it.

Great to see NewsBusters nipping at the heels of the Kostards, though. :-)


AmPowerBlog said...

I'm still 9th tier, Vegas Guy!

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks SWAC Girl!

Obi's Sister said...

Congrats! One day, when I grow up, I'll be on that list, too!

AmPowerBlog said...

Hi Obi's Sis!

I just keep plugging away, actually. Didn't even know I went up to #71!

The blogprof said...

Great news, Donald! But HA not on the list???

dave in boca said...

You, JustOneMinute & NewsBusters are my go-to sites, and I also can't understand why Ace & Hot Air [600K hits a day, I read recently?!] aren't there. Jake Tapper on Twitter is also very good, as are Riehl, Gateway, & Surber.

There are no good blogs on the Middle East except Totten, and he is sometimes a bit cock-eyed----although I like Belmont Place, come to think of it. & I do agree with some pro-Izzy bloggers, but the Ezra guy in Canada should be on the list too. Plus Canuckistan. And No Pasaran!

AmPowerBlog said...

It's gotta be a fluke, Blog Prof. Like I said above, I'll take the traffic at Hot Air!

AmPowerBlog said...

All good blogs, Dave! Thanks for checking it out!

Rusty Walker said...

Proud of you!!! And you will always be my go-to blog for info!

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Rusty!