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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:57 PM

Top ranked sites on internet for Political content.. (DU is ranked by Alexa at no. 12)

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DU is no. 12 among political content sites.


http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Top/Society/Politics

(edited to put DailyKOS in there which I missed (!?). this changes DU to no. 12. very sorry for error.)....
(note I think these rankings are updated continuously and can change at any time)

site.................................. rank (U.S.)
NewsMax................................244
Slate......................................259
Salon.com...............................407
Weekly Standard......................299
WorldNetDaily..........................374
DailyKOS.................................381
TownHall.................................454
InfoWars.................................460
Gallup.....................................482
NationalReview online...............576
Free Republic...........................853
Democratic Underground....1,020


as you can see Conservative/Paranoia sites are well represented in the list above. But maybe as more people gravitate tothe web we'll see sites frequented by rational people gain in ranking (we can only hope).

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Reply Top ranked sites on internet for Political content.. (DU is ranked by Alexa at no. 12) (Original post)
Bill USA Nov 2012 OP
EC Nov 2012 #1
Bill USA Nov 2012 #2
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #3
Bill USA Nov 2012 #4
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #5
Bill USA Nov 2012 #8
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #12
Bill USA Nov 2012 #13
Bill USA Nov 2012 #14
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #15
Bill USA Nov 2012 #11
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #6
Bill USA Nov 2012 #7
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #9
Bill USA Nov 2012 #10

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:59 PM

1. Wow, freepers for political information? n/t

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Response to EC (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:15 PM

2. Note: IF DUers would go to Google and set up their own FREE web-site (no html knowledge required)

and link into DU articles/posts that would increase those posts weighting according to the Google search algorithm and raise those posts in a Google search - links list. This would increase DU's profile and lead to more hits on articles.

.... resulting in DU being more influential.

I think Skinner would be pleased.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. DU is the Nate Silver of political content sites, IMHO. eom

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:35 PM

4. interesting you should say that. I was on YouGov.com website just the other day and it said that

people who liked the fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ website also liked DemocraticUnderground..!!



YouGov Opigram fivethirtyeight.blog

People who like this website describe it as Intelligent, Important, Groundbreaking, Innovative, Interesting and Unpretentious. People who like this website tend to think it's particularly good for The 2012 Election and Elections.

People who like this website also tend to like other websites such as Talking Points Memo, The Raw Story, Electoral-Vote, Democratic Underground, Crooks and Liars, The Huffington Post, Google News, The Maddow Blog, Think Progress and Daily Kos.

Fans of this website are more likely than most to think of themselves as Opinionated.

People who like this website are more likely to identify themselves as a Strong Democrat.
(more)


http://today.yougov.com/opi/browse/277434

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:30 AM

5. InfoWars is #7 ... ?? You've got to be kidding me.

That site is so one-dimensional I can't believe it's even
on the list at all.

I seriously question the accuracy or motives of the source,
as in whoever "ranked" these sites.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:58 PM

8. Alexa monitoring of traffic on sites is totally automated. It is basis for advertizing charges by

various sites.

Re InfoWars ranking, I agree, it's depressing. That should shed some light on how 48% of population could vote for Rmoney.




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Response to Bill USA (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

12. Except that Alex Jones was not supporting Rmoney really

he's just a kind of generic nut-job, who hates the Bilderbergers
and Bohemian Grove crowd as much or more than any sane
Lefty.

He strikes me as a closet Libertarian, or maybe he's out of the
closet for all I know, but damn; it is sad how he can draw more
hits than DU.

Obviously, this automatic monitoring (Alexa) only counts warm
bodies, and doesn't reflect the QUALITY of the people behind the
keyboards, huh?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:58 PM

13. warm bodies only.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

14. I didn't mean there was any direct support, just that the amount of traffic to this site is an

indicator of how much paranoic thinking is going on out there. This would be an indication of how successful Rmoney's (or the entire GOP's) demogoguery would be at whipping up suckers.

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Response to Bill USA (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:35 PM

15. Yes. That sounds about Right. ~nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:28 PM

11. Frankly, Alexa categorization of DU seems out of whack. I searched for sites by category:

...."society, politics, chats and forums"... and it didn't even list DU but listed many with far lower ranking!!


http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category;0/Top/Society/Politics/Chats_and_Forums


"Debate Politics" leads the list and it has a ranking of 35673!!!


NOte to Skinner: Alexa says: "Did you know? You can enhance your Site Listing by displaying your Visitors and Pageviews. Find out how!"

this should lead to higher ad rates for DU!




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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. I can't see where your list comes from

but it doesn't include DailyKos, which is, according to Alexa, 382 of all sites in the US
http://www.alexa.com/search?q=dailykos.com&r=home_home&p=bigtop

The list at the Alexa page you give goes down to 25, and doesn't include Democratic Underground. But that would seem to be because it hasn't marked DU as 'politics' - it does have an international ranking better than FR (at #11) (though FR beats it in the US, just), and lewrockwell at #12.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. If you use link provided. You will find it. My (big) error was to let DailyKOS miss the list. It is


listed at the link provided. Daily KOS is now in there in its rightful place. No explanation for my error.
I had to search for Democaticunderground.com separately though. It was not included in the list at link provided. (Don't know why)

note these rankings are probably continuously updated as when you checked DailyKOS it was ranked 382. A minute ago when I looked it was 381. The maintenance of these figures in no doubt automated so they are being updated as we speak (or write).

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dailykos.com

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Response to Bill USA (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:02 PM

9. Strange - it still doesn't show DU for me

Screen shot:

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:11 PM

10. I had to search for democraticunderground.com separately (I added this to my previous cmnt after

realizing that I forgot to explain that. Here is link to DU's analysis. (note ranking keeps bouncing from 1012 to 1020 ... continuously updated0


http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/democraticunderground.com

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