Monday, September 20, 2010

The Top 50 UK Political Blogs

Today, Total Politics announces the top 50 political blogs.

You can see 51-100 HERE.

Here's the full list:

1 (1) Guido Fawkes
2 (2) Iain Dale
3 Left Foot Forward
4 (4) Conservative Home
5 (3) Spectator Coffee House
6 (15) Labour List
7 (10) Daniel Hannan MEP
8 (6) Dizzy Thinks
9 (8) Tom Harris MP
10 (14) Hopi Sen
11 (7) Paul Waugh
12 (5) Political Betting
13 Liberal Conspiracy
14 (13) John Redwood MP
15 (32) Next Left
16 Iain Martin
17 (20) Alastair Campbell
18 (103) FT Westminster Blog
19 Norman Tebbit
20 (74) James Delingpole
21 (16) Old Holborn
22 (9) Devil's Knife
23 Political Scrapbook
24 (27) Nick Robinson
25 (19) Obnoxio the Clown
26 (23) Charlotte Gore
27 (30) LibDem Voice
28 (113) Anna Raccoon
29 (11) Tory Bear
30 (28) EU Referendum
31 (17) Douglas Carswell MP
32 (35) Underdogs Bite Upwards
33 (25) SNP Tactical Voting
34 (49) Mark Reckons
35 (26) Luke Akehurst
36 The Staggers
37 (157) John Rentoul
38 (64) Working Class Tory
39 (45) Biased BBC
40 (39) Tim Worstall
41 (22) Burning our Money
42 (78) Dick Puddlecote
43 (53) Blog Menai
44 (67) Caron's Musings
45 Labour Uncut
46 (76) Penny Red
47 (136) Guardian Politics Blog (Andrew Sparrow)
48 (18) Ben Brogan
49 (12) Archbishop Cranmer
50 (40) UK Polling Report

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This list is the result of more than 2,200 people who voted in the Total Politics Annual Blog Poll during the second half of July.

Click on the name of any blog to visit their site.

All these lists, together with articles from leading blog commentators, will be published in the TOTAL POLITICS GUIDE TO POLITICAL BLOGGING, in association with APCO Worldwide. It will be published in October at £14.99. You can pre-order your copy HERE

5 comments:

Terence said...

A bit more science, using Alexa traffic ranks. Sorry lefties you are still wee off the pace with your blinkered politics of envy.

5 (3) Spectator Coffee House 43805
1 (1) Guido Fawkes 51,758
4 (4) Conservative Home 121562
2 (2) Iain Dale 140128
3 Left Foot Forward 210333
6 (15) Labour List 226662
8 (6) Dizzy Thinks 401240
9 (8) Tom Harris MP 662913

The Grim Reaper said...

Never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually very surprised at the way this has turned out! It appears that the Left-wing blogs have started upping their game. There's a lot more of them in the top 20 than beforehand. And people claim this poll is biased because you're hosting it? Hmm... that claim doesn't hold as much water anymore, methinks!

Either way, Old Holborn is not going to be a happy man when he sees this. Expect a very sweary post about it in the next few hours. Probably.

Terence said...

Sorry Grim Reaper, the true picture comes from traffic stats. The left wing blogs are still nowhere.

In my view I question these results. If you look at how LFF manipulates its number of comments with dubious re-tweeting (are those tweeters real) and the mismatch between its traffic rank and score here I seriously doubt this result is representative. I could not get the figures for Dan Hannan. I can understand Iain getting the advantage as he runs the poll, moving him from his traffic rank to number 2.

Iain, in my humble opinion you have a problem.

Idle Pen Pusher said...

Congratulations on such a high place!

Idle Pen Pusher said...

Congratulations on the high ranking!