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Virginia Political Blog Rankings for 7/17/2011

The Virginia Political Blog Rankings for 7/17/2011 are out!

Virginia Right! moved into the #1 slot for the first time. Yes, I do the rankings, but this is an average of 4 ranking sites, so the results are posted by each ranking engine. We simply average the results. The past few weeks have been very active on Virginia Right! with links on Politico, the 700 Club, and rense.com as well as featured links from Beforeitsnews.com and Freedom’s Phoenix. Fellow blogger Sandy Sanders has been busy exposing ICLEI which has caused quite a stir on the internet, as have the exposure of the Virginia SOL’s and their bias towards Islam. So we do expect Bearing Drift and Vivian Paige (All Politics is Local) to return to dominance soon (unless we have another Anthony Wiener episode to exploit expose).

I also made an adjustment to the “penalty” charged by not being listed on a ranking engine. As I have accumulated more data with the Blog Rank 2.0 version, the penalty has been reduced to reflect a ranking just below the worst ranking possible. The thought here is that a non-ranking will be just a bit lower than the lowest ranking. This penalty was too large and has been reduced which means that blogs not listed on two engines (ie – Compete AND Technorati) do not suffer more of a penalty than simply being ranked low by that particular outfit. Since the worst ranking on any engine is thrown out and not averaged, this change only effected the lowest ranked blogs. None of the higher ranked blogs were effected.

In addition, a second change was implemented based on the data compiled to date. It seems that some blogs are listed on some of the search engines without the “WWW” in front of the Blog URL. ProgressiveDem was one such blog. With the “WWW” in front, Compete did not find the Blog. But without the prefix, it ranks. I removed the “WWW” from ALL of the blogs in the lookup table and it helped a number of blogs with more complete data.

This week’s Most Improved Blog Award goes to ProgressiveDem  who is ironically “taking a break” for a couple of weeks. So it looks as though the vacation won’t hurt their rankings, so enjoy the break!

This week, 29 out of 45 Right Leaning Blogs improved (64%) while 12 out of 20 Left Leaning Blogs improved (60%). Overall, 41 out of 65 Virginia Blogs improved (63%). Note that the changes we made improved almost all of the blogs in the lower half of the rankings.

Barticles moved to a new home last month and I just noticed the announcement on the blog today, so the rapid drop of Barticle is due to the move. It may take a while for the ranking over there to recover.

Here are the new standings!

The Overall Standings:

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Right Leaning Blogs:

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Left 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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