Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Top 150 Conservative Websites

Using Alexa's traffic rankings, the following represents a tabular view of the top 150 conservatively focused news and blog sites. Each column can be sorted by clicking the column header. And click on the site-name to open a new window and visit the website if it's new to you.

Rank Alexa Rank Website
1202wsj.com
22057realclearpolitics.com
33789hotair.com
45281townhall.com
55570dailycaller.com
65610thehill.com
75644nationalreview.com
85732investors.com
96875pajamasmedia.com
107899rushlimbaugh.com
118055washingtonexaminer.com
1210709americanthinker.com
1310731newsbusters.org
1411272michellemalkin.com
1511319reason.com
1611992redstate.com
1712401mises.org
1812799biggovernment.com
1914184weeklystandard.com
2015734stratfor.com
2115865ace.mu.nu (confederate yankee, jawa, etc.)
2216391humanevents.com
2317392cnsnews.com
2417582wattsupwiththat.com
2519555gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com
2619759theatlanticwire.com
2720584blog.heritage.org
2820839globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com
2921005spectator.org
3027562newsrealblog.com
3128514powerlineblog.com
3229946bigjournalism.com
3332602rollcall.com
3432653thenewamerican.com
3534166realclearmarkets.com
3634547rightpundits.com
3736050jihadwatch.org
3836787atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com
3937399althouse.blogspot.com
4039744boortz.com
4141505memeorandum.com
4244380commentarymagazine.com
4344630therightscoop.com
4445200volokh.com
4547945blogs.dailymail.com (Don Surber, et. al.)
4648240weaselzippers.us
4751547freedomworks.org
4851679bigpeace.com
4952356anncoulter.com
5055022rightwingnews.com
5155382marklevinshow.com
5258908mrc.org
5361640outsidethebeltway.com
5466371firstthings.com
5566719hannity.com
5666960legalinsurrection.blogspot.com
5770920danielpipes.org
5876769climateaudit.org
5976856theothermccain.com
6078807sayanythingblog.com
6179001moonbattery.com
6280262hillbuzz.org
6382510conservatives4palin.com
6484078armytimes.com
6589769wizbangblog.com
6691152directorblue.blogspot.com
6795235jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com
68102417hughhewitt.com
69103070city-journal.org
70103690patterico.com
71107277redcounty.com
72107999iowntheworld.com
73108365defensetech.org
74117926atr.org
75123104thepeoplescube.com
76125486proteinwisdom.com
77131504aei.org
78131649cato-at-liberty.org
79137935patdollard.com
80147750riehlworldview.com
81148705the-american-interest.com
82150080gatesofvienna.blogspot.com
83156767nicedeb.wordpress.com
84162130steynonline.com
85163451blackfive.net
86167166polipundit.com
87167338floppingaces.net
88167681iowahawk.typepad.com
89172574bostonreview.net
90176192lonelyconservative.com
91176905memri.org
92179314judicialwatch.org
93180063cafehayek.com
94186356yidwithlid.blogspot.com
95190701tammybruce.com
96197602verumserum.com
97204844libertypundits.net
98210865smalldeadanimals.com
99210931bobmccarty.com
100217335americanpowerblog.blogspot.com
101217735imao.us
102230614dennisprager.com
103233355allamericanblogger.com
104234991zombietime.com
105251678cubachi.com
106251762noquarterusa.net
107271383politicsandfinance.blogspot.com
108271434americandigest.org
109276974creepingsharia.wordpress.com
110301231justoneminute.typepad.com
111304925dailypundit.com
112310475scaredmonkeys.com
113321577hyscience.com
114322481theblogprof.blogspot.com
115324584noisyroom.net
116331083deceiver.com
117345456investigativeproject.org
118356687babalublog.com
119369348sweetness-light.com
120370569dougpowers.com
121382313qando.net
122446022chicagoboyz.net
123483752radioequalizer.blogspot.com
124519804punditandpundette.com
125528888islamineurope.blogspot.com
126561339gaypatriot.net
127575328moelane.com
128599910strata-sphere.com
129614278thepiratescove.us
130645915tigerhawk.blogspot.com
131675020ashbrook.org
132687462radicalislam.org
133695989claremont.org
134696144stoptheaclu.com
135839444astuteblogger.blogspot.com
136848083sondrak.com
137884674thedanashow.wordpress.com
138889774pointsandfigures.com
139938967curmudgeonlyskeptical.blogspot.com
1401026867parkwayreststop.com
1411148949doubleplusundead.com
1421204865joshuapundit.blogspot.com
1431206177larryelder.com
1441390699coldfury.com
1452643483formerspook.blogspot.com
1462685358bsfootprint.com
1475049763primordialslack.com
1485441551bighollywood.com
1497841185jpattitude.com
15010936745jewishodysseus.blogspot.com

Update: I've missed at least two sites that deserve to be on the list: Fausta's Blog and Uncoverage.net.


Linked by: Don Surber. Thanks!

40 comments:

Buddahfan said...

The first three listed are not Conservative.

WSJ and RealClear are more center and HotAir is right of center but not conservative despite Morrissey

directorblue said...

@Buddahfan - I've included sites that feature conservative news and punditry on a daily basis.

Buddahfan said...

Clearly whoever made up the list is clueless about the difference between Center, Right of Center, Conservative and Libertarian.

Unfortunately there are still a lot of politically ignorant folks out there that think think that Libertarian is Conservative or Right Wing.

A number of sights listed are Libertarian and should not be a list of Conservative websites.

Worse yet you published the list as is without editing out the Libertarian websites.

Buddahfan said...

The Daily Kos, Huffington Post etc feature Conservative news all the time.

Your argument is weak.

directorblue said...

@Buddahfan - Don't let the blog's door hit you on the ass on your way out.

MRPKW said...

Congrats on your ranking !!

vanderleun said...

Buddafan,

Your tinfoil plated drool cup awaits your chin.

nicedeb said...

I made the list, woohoo!

The Tundra PA said...

Great list, thanks! Many are already on my daily blogrun, but there are quite a few I'm interested to check out. I was a little surprised not to find Lucianne.com on the list. And I would nominate Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog (michellesmirror.com).

jill said...

Thanks for posting this, Doug! Congrats to you and Deb!

Reliapundit said...

135.

not bad for a blogger who uses ALL CAPS a lot and gets linkage from only a few other special bloggers!

Larry Sheldon said...

I too question the definition of "conservative" here but the list does include a lot of my daily must read list.

But there are some that I don't read if I catch the link reference early enough.

And of course there are the AssOfSqazzHQ sites that have banned me for complaining about her blind-linking to leftist sites.

Jimmie said...

Does Alexa have blog categories? I only ask because you left mine off the list. Sure, it's not in the top 50, but it'd slip right in thee in the mid 120s, under Moe Lane. :)

Joan of Argghh! said...

Wha. . . ? I made a list? Any list?

w00t!

Thanks for noticing.

:o)

directorblue said...

Jimmie, what's the URL (Sundries Shack?)... I definitely could have missed some, I tried to collect as many as I could.

I'll include it next time.

Thx

Frodus said...

Frodus gives u Deep-bow/grats my Brother.Impressive!

nicedeb said...

Here's Jimmie's URL:

http://www.sundriesshack.com/

Anonymous said...

What, no Rottweiler?

www.nicedoggie.com

Sinful!!!

Slingblade9119 said...

Congrats on the strong showing! I have a few more to add to my daily reading list. I agree that some of these are simply right of center - but that was the point anyway.

Brad

RobbieC said...

Hmmmm...thought my Alexa Rank was higher...though it still would have put me in at #150 on your list.

UrbanGrounds.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats man, your site is fabulous-you can leave that picture up of Sarah leaving AF1 as long as you like.
MM

maybe PS Col West right behind her

nicedeb said...

Hey, where's the Blaze? I would think it would rank high, too.

FrankS said...

...and if you get banned by Google, like The New Media Journal and Borderfire Report, your Alexa rankings drop like a rock...so, this list needs as asterisks.

Jeff Schreiber said...

According to Alexa, America's Right should be in there at No. 144.

Given that I've been sorely lacking in terms of putting out new material recently, I'm VERY surprised.

Nevertheless, I'm sad that AR didn't make the list. If AR isn't a conservative-focused site, I don't know what it is!

To whom do I direct my grievance?

Jeff Schreiber said...

@directorblue -- By the way, I'm kidding about the grievance.

Seriously.

Please consider AR for future lists, though, but only if I've been putting forth the effort (ever since taking a hiatus for Bar Exam prep, I've been averaging less than one new piece daily ... clearly not enough!).

directorblue said...

Jeff, what's the URL? I'm trying to catch all of the ones I missed for next time. Thx

Jeff Schreiber said...

http://www.americasright.com

Woo-hoo! There's a next time! There was once a time when I'd have been higher on that list ... now that I know there's a next time, I'd better get my arse in gear.

Thanks for keeping AR in consideration, sir.

Jeff

Lightfinger said...

Where is FreeRepublic.com on this list?

Where is The Blaze on this list?

Why are WSJ, RealClearPolitics, and TheHill on this list, as all three split focus on both sides of the aisle?

Michael Haltman said...

That's for the list Doug. I linked to you here:

http://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com/2011/04/list-of-top-150-conservative-blogs-and.html

BS Footprint said...

Movin' on up... much better than being on a 'bottom 150 sites' list :D

Thanks again, Doug!

cosmo said...

Can't believe no one here has ever heard of Ricochet. Mark Steyn, Peter Robinson, Rob Long, Victor Davis Hanson, James Lileks, Andrew Klavan, Claire Berlinksi, and Andrew Klavan are all contributors there. The podcasts they produce are amazing.

Michael Haltman said...

I belong to Ricochet. I don't post there that much but maybe I should.

conservativeBC said...

Conservative Blogs Central

http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com

Alexa Traffic Rank: 588,604
United States Flag Traffic Rank in US: 166,847

Anonymous said...

www.personalliberty.com. According to Alexa (Rank # 36,480), it falls right about the mid-30s.

Dymphna said...

gosh, this sure was a lotta work. I hope you have a research assistant??

I'm surprised Gates of Vienna made the list. After all, we're that racist, crypto-Nazi Eurotrash-focused blog (ask Charles Johnson) that some people think really does originate in Austria instead of where we really live: the piedmont of the Blue Ridge Mtns in VA...just like I once thought Don Surber was in the U.K. Daily Mail -- U.K., West Virginia, whatever. Back then, I was amazed that he 'got' America so well.

BTW, someone told me we're the #3 blog in Denmark. That only happened because we return their admiration. After talking to our donors and commenters and guest posters from all over, here's an observation: for some reason Danes, Aussies, and Texans are all quite similar in their world view. Guess that's why they all often top out in so-called "Happiness Index" ratings.

A small quibble: The Atlantic is so leftish it looks more like a lemming all the time. I mean, James Fallows?? Sheesh. That aside, thanks for such a useful list. It was fun perusing it.

PS @ Buddhafan: your point is well-taken in some respects. However, the 'Right' side of the cultural divide is coming more and more to seem an alignment of "The Rest Against the Left". Thus, despite where one might place himself on the political or cultural spectrum, surely the sites listed here are read regularly by the endlessly fissioning Right?

As for the putative "Center" I agree with Yeats (and not just because I'm Irish ;-))

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity
.

IOW, we're a doughnut; there ain't no center.

Anonymous said...

Was not aware of this list, #112 ... SM. Although we post on many topics when it comes to politics we are certainly conservative.

I would have thought that Gateway Pundit much higher.

R

J.P. Travis said...

Thanks for putting me on the list. I'm honored. One below BigHollywood... watch out Brietbart, I'm movin' up and you're in the way! I'm gonna link back to this, because I consider it bragworthy.

PierreLegrand said...

Great list but along the lines of the lines of the battle becoming clearer you might want to consider Survival Blog next time.

http://www.survivalblog.com/
World Wide Ranking of 28,376
US Ranking of 5,214
Sites linking in 551

I also think that the battle lines are drawn between the left and everyone else. There is enough common ground between the Libertarians, social conservatives, conservatives and neo cons to do business with.

Reliapundit said...

COOL. THANKS FOR THE EFFORT!

JR Elliott said...

Tea Party Brief would rank around #96!

http://teapartybrief.com