Liberal blog traffic up 18% from last week. Conservative blog traffic up 16%

traffic statsLiberal blogs saw an 18% increase in traffic this week compared to last week while conservative blogs saw an increase of 16%.

The survey of 10 liberal blogs and 10 conservative blogs found that liberal blogs experienced an increase of 1,634,933 page views this week and conservative blogs showed an increase of 1,761,430. The increase in part could be due to reported heavy internet traffic during the presidential inauguration.

For consistency, only blogs that openly displayed their traffic statistics through Sitemeter were surveyed. The number of page views does not represent the number of unique visitors to a site, but rather the number of times a page was loaded.

Althouse.blogspot.com saw the sharpest increase, with 37%. Gatewaypundit.blogspot.com was the only blog that saw a decrease in traffic, with a drop of 5%.

Complete traffic stats below:

Liberal Blogs:

http://dailykos.com/

last week: 5,552,953
this week: 6,640,874
Change: An increase of 1,087,921, or 20%6

http://crooksandliars.com/

last week: 1,268,953
this week: 1,370,516
Change: An increase of 101,563, or 7%

http://firedoglake.com

last week 628,761
this week: 741,328
Change: An increase of 112,567, or 18%

http://www.eschatonblog.com

last week: 524,818
this week: 574,641
Change: An increase of 49,823, or 9%

http://americablog.blogspot.com/

last week: 390,950
this week: 445,725
Change: An increase of 54,775, or 14%

http://washingtonmonthly.com/

last week: 341,747
this week: 442,442
Change: An increase of 100,695, or 29%

http://www.mydd.com/

last week: 176,932
this week: 199,731
Change: An increase of 22,799, or 13%

http://www.talkleft.com/

last week: 188,384
this week: 235,284
Change: An increase of 46,900, or 25%

http://openleft.com/

last week: 158,550
this week: 187,908
Change: An increase of 29,358, or 19%

http://www.sadlyno.com/

last week: 104,412
this week: 132,944
Change: An increase of 28,532, or 27%

Total last week: 9,336,460
Total This week: 10,971,393
Change: An increase of 1,634,933, or 18%

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Conservative Blogs:

http://hotair.com/

last week: 3,567,088
this week: 4,252,906
Change: An increase of 685,818, or 20%

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/

last week: 2,408,938
this week: 2,577,372
Change: An increase of 168,434, or 7%

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/

last week: 1,380,442
this week: 1,670,823
Change: An increase of 290,381, or 21%

http://michellemalkin.com/

last week: 1,937,467
this week: 2,232,251
Change: An increase of 294,784, or 15%

http://www.ace.mu.nu/

last week: 535,585
this week: 650,258
Change: An increase of 114,673, or 21%

http://www.redstate.com/

last week: 451,878
this week: 543,431
Change: An increase of 91,553, or 20%

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/

last week: 275,583
this week: 261,191
Change: A decrease of 14,392, or 5%

http://althouse.blogspot.com/

last week: 256,984
this week: 351,316
Change: An increase of 94,332, or 37%

http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog

last week: 181,104
this week: 209,440
Change: An increase of 28,336, or 16%

http://patterico.com/

last week: 84,175
this week: 91,686
Change: An increase of 7,511, or 9%

Total last week: 11,079,244
Total this week: 12,840,674
Change: An increase of 1,761,430, or 16%