The site explains its full criteria here, and points out that the list does not include blogs which are part of larger companies “because the traffic of these properties is almost never broken out,” or blogs that do not have revenue (i.e. The Daily Beast “does not take advertising or sell products. In theory, it has little if any economic value at all.”).
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It’s no secret the book industry is in a free fall right now. And like every other industry that’s being hit by the economic tsunami rolling through the country the results have been shocking and painful. Of course the publishing industry (much like the newspaper and auto) has been on a slow decline for years, and there is no shortage of people ready to explain to you all the whys and wherefores and bad decisions that were made along the way. However, that’s not what we’re here for today! Today we are only interested in talking about good books! Because at the end of the day, regardless of the business that produces them, books are important. Language and stories are important. One might argue that there has never been a time in our history when we’ve been more surrounded by words, still, unlike the current media trend that has us all writing in the moment (often times in 140 characters or less) books allow us to step back, stretch our minds, take the long view, and stand outside of ourselves. They also require a commitment to thinking beyond the NOW, which for someone who lately is finding it a challenge to get through a Frank Rich column (lengthwise!) — let alone, say, the thoroughly fabulous 700+pp Nixonland — is proving to be a necessary exercise indeed!
Hey! Looking to increase traffic for your website? Try writing about the election (of course at this stage of the game, we’d be hard-pressed to name anyone not writing about the election). Anyway, looks like politics has paid huge dividends for both HuffPo and Politico, who, according to Comscore’s latest tally for stand-alone political blogs and news siteshave seen “explosive” growth over the past year.
HuffingtonPost.com led among a group of selected stand-alone political blogs and news sites with 4.5 million visitors in September, up 472 percent versus year ago, while Politico.com attracted 2.4 million visitors (up 344 percent) and DrudgeReport.com saw 2.1 million visitors (up 70 percent).
Time, which recently relaunched its website, has also seen a big increase reaching 7.2 million unique visitors for September (up 79 percent year over year). It’ll be interesting to see what happens to some of these sites after Nov. 4 when much of that traffic experiences some sort of severe political news hangover and looks to other subject matter. Or not. There is, we suppose, the small possibility that this election has radicalized the population enough that Barack Obama really is the new Britney Spears and will continue to enjoy high levels of attention (presuming he’s victorious), but we’re not holding our breath.