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Virginia Blog Rankings for 3-13-2011

Here are this week’s Virginia Political Blog Rankings.

New feature added this week!

Instead of just an up or down trend, we now calculate the percentage of increase or decrease based on the same blog’s ranking the previous week. This percentage will vary a great deal the lower the blog ranks, and not very much in the higher rankings. As such, they are only a measure of how well a blog trended upward (or downward) compared to the previous week. Not sure how significant this measure is, but we added it nonetheless.

Please note that the up or down trend refers to the score for each blog this week vs. last week. As such, it is a measure of how the blog did this week as opposed to the previous week in relation only to itself. The last column shows the standing in relation to the other blogs. While most that moved up a spot from last week also had an upward trend for the week, there are others that trended downward yet still improved in this week’s standing. That simply means the trend down was less than the downward trend of closely ranked blogs.

Overall, the Most Improved Virginia Blog for the Week winner is:

Tertium Quids rising 21 slots overall, but that is mostly due to the fact that the site moved, and I just updated the link. My bad!

 

The Overall Standings:

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Left Leaning Blogs:

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Right Leaning Blogs:

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

8 Responses to “Virginia Blog Rankings for 3-13-2011”

  1. I hope we didn’t fall so far in the rankings in one week that we fell off the rolls!

    • Tom White says:

      Brian;

      Glad you noticed. Not sure why Nova Common Sense got dropped. It is actually the last one in my database listing which is listed in no particular order. I may be that the automatic routine I wrote to gather the statistics bombed out on the next to the last one and I didn’t notice.

      I came into my office this morning to a blue screen on my Windows 7 machine. It seems that I was hit with a nasty root kit and spent most of the day cleaning that stuff off.

      I reran the listing manually and your blog is actually up to #13 from #16 last week.

      Sorry about that! You were up almost 10% in the average scoring from your standing last week.

      Just for that, I’ll see to it that you are #1 next week! (Just kidding – that’s up to you!)

      Tom

  2. Thanks Tom. I hadn’t had a chance to get over here yet today, but one of my buddies emailed me to ask what happened!

    Hope you guys are doing well. Sorry about the blue screen of death – hate those.

  3. I always love checking this on Sunday nights.

    Do you consider the Technorati rankings, and, if so , how do they factor on?

    • Tom White says:

      Unfortunately, most of the political blogs have no ranking on Technorati so it would be impossible to use their rankings to try to rank 75 or so Virginia blogs. But the ranking services I use DO consider things like Technorati and Google rankings and others as well. Another problem I ran into initially was the fact that some rankings actually rate on the entire site for places like WordPress.com and others that offer free bloging sites. Whit I do is use a number of sites that rank by a number of things and I compile an average. Sort of like RealClearPolitics except I use the same “polls” week after week. When looking at how to rank blogs, it was clear fairly quickly that it would be impossible for me to improve on things that Alexa and Compete do – their bots comb the world and look at things like links and mentions that go into their calculations. I could never hope to recreate that level of detail on any project that I could do. So, I leave the ranking gathering details to the professionals. I simply average them and report them.

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