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Virginia Political Blog Rankings for 6/26/2011

The Virginia Political Blog Rankings for 6/26/2011 are out!

This is the second week for Blog Rank 2.0 so comparisons to last week’s rankings will be more accurate.

We have also created a Blog Rank Frequently Asked Questions page which should answer all of your questions about how the blogs are ranked and what you can do to improve your ranking. This FAQ has also been added as a menu item below the logo above.

You will also notice a new menu item called BlogRank which links to all of the previous rankings.

A new addition this week is Dem Rulz which debuts at #23. This blog has been around for a while, but was not listed here. I received a request from the owner to add the blog, and it looks to be a pretty popular site among the left leaning blogs coming in at #7 among the lefties.

You will also notice a number of sites that list a ‘-1’ score in one or more columns. That means that the site is not listed on that particular site. If the blog is on one of the mass fre blogging websites like TypePad, BlogSpot or the others, Compete does not rank them, so their score is absent. There is a penalty for this, but since the worst ranking is discarded, and only the top 3 averaged, as long as the blog is listed in the other 3 ranking engines, the penalty is negated.

However, there are also blogs that are not listed in 2 or more engines, and the penalty is substantial. Please visit the FAQ and find out how to resolve this. It is one of the easiest things you can do to drive more traffic to your blog. And of you follow the instructions linked in the FAQ, you will see the improvement in this ranking very quickly.


It would appear that the week to week rankings are far less volatile, meaning the large up and down movement – often over 100% – are far smaller now, no doubt due to the addition of more ranking engine data.

We will see how this progresses week to week, but smaller variances week to week indicate that his algorithm was a step in the right direction, as stability in rankings week to week are a good thing. I believe one reason for this stability is that some of the additional ranking data places more weight on long term trends as opposed to day to day outlier behavior.

This week From On High had an improvement of 18% over the last week, making this our Most Improved Virginia Political Blog of the Week. Although this did not translate to a change in ranking status, remaining at #29, it does show an upward movement. (But there was an upward trend among Righty Blogs as From on High moved up from #20 to #19.

This week, 9 out of 20 Lefty Blogs improved (45%) and 12 out of 45 Righty Blogs improved (27%).

Overall, 21 out of 65 Virginia Blogs improved (32%).

Here are the rankings, and as always feel free to Contact me with comments, questions or suggestions.


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.

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