Top 10 Political Bloggers

So I think I spent over 5 hours researching political blog posts!  There are so many; I couldn’t even believe the sheer number of them scattered across the internet.

Here at Viralogy, we focus on the individual and not the company.  Therefore, all company political blogs were automatically out, and I also decided to exclude any group blogs or those with multiple writer and editors.  I did not let party affiliation affect my rankings at all.  To narrow down the field further, I started selecting only blogs that had a Twitter account attached to their blog.  I did this for a while until I realized that many political bloggers don’t have a Twitter account.  I decided to include bloggers with or without Twitter account so that I could rank the best possible content up against each other.

In the end, I was left with 40 political blogs that went through the Viralogy algorithm.  The following are the Top Ten Political Bloggers that survived the rigorous Viralogy treatment. There were some amazing bloggers like Michelle Malkin from http://MichelleMalkin.com that were excluded from the list because her blog just eclipsed everyone elses.  You should definitely check out her blog though.

If you feel your political blog should be mentioned, and you are a solo blog with a Twitter account, then message me in the comment section and I’ll consider putting you in a revised version of this post.  Enjoy!

1. Oliver Willis – http://www.oliverwillis.com/

Total Score: 1,636

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,400
  • Average comments per post: 11
  • Compete traffic: 44,501
  • Twitter followers: 1,485
  • Following/Followers ratio: 2
  • Retweets in the past month: 98

2. Jeff Goldstein – http://proteinwisdom.com/

Total Score: 1,467

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,500
  • Average comments per post: 97
  • Compete traffic: 22,005
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

3. Scott Ott – http://www.scrappleface.com/

Total Score: 1,402

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,800
  • Average comments per post: 38
  • Compete traffic: 16,646
  • Twitter followers: 591
  • Following/Followers ratio: 296
  • Retweets in the past month: 0

4. Sistertoldjah – http://sistertoldjah.com/

Total Score: 774

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 5,940
  • Average comments per post: 3
  • Compete traffic: 15,914
  • Twitter followers: 351
  • Following/Followers ratio: 5
  • Retweets in the past month: 0

5. Jules Crittenden – http://www.julescrittenden.com/

Total Score: 733

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 5,100
  • Average comments per post: 5
  • Compete traffic: 20,647
  • Twitter followers: 1,107
  • Following/Followers ratio: .8
  • Retweets in the past month: 19

6. Neocon – http://neoneocon.com/

Total Score: 577

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 4,700
  • Average comments per post: 34
  • Compete traffic: 7,301
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

7. AKMuckracker – http://www.themudflats.net

Total Score: 560

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 1,410
  • Average comments per post: 103
  • Compete traffic: 29,949
  • Twitter followers: 418
  • Following/Followers ratio: 38
  • Retweets in the past month: 7

8. William Teach – http://www.thepiratescove.us/

Total Score: 397

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 3,390
  • Average comments per post: 2
  • Compete traffic: 5,526
  • Twitter followers: 72
  • Following/Followers ratio: 1.4
  • Retweets in the past month: 1

9. Eric Florak – http://bitsblog.florack.us/

Total Score: 148

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 941
  • Average comments per post: 1
  • Compete traffic: 5,333
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

10. Nisha Chittal – http://politicoholic.com/

Total Score: 91

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 224
  • Average comments per post: 13
  • Compete traffic: 2,632
  • Twitter followers: 1,256
  • Following/Followers ratio: 1.8
  • Retweets in the past month: 70