All the smart kids know not to bother worrying about accuracy on compete.com’s stat’s at our level of traffic (pushing 10K a month now, which is magnificent considering the daily post rate is severely diminished from 2006′s explosive peak). But while we fill a stadium’s worth of libertarians and curious onlookers every month, it’s always good to consider the big picture of the libertarian web.
We want to congratulate Lew Rockwell at #1, kicking ass and take names on libertarian’s behalf with all their articulate goodness. Bless them for waving the keyboards at The Fed with admirable consistency. They pull an eye-popping 790K people every month, which is more than the entire population of Austin, Texas and gaining on San Francisco.
The next nine sites in the top ten are a who’s who of liberty movement evangelists: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Ron Paul 2012 Official Campaign Website, Reason Magazine, Daily Paul, The Cato Institute, Ludwig von Mises Institute, AntiWar.com, RonPaul.com and The Tea Party Economist. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of that last site until this list, then I realized it was the great Gary North.
An interesting aspect about this head-to-head match up of powerful libertarian platforms is that the EFF (363K) and the official freaking campaign website of Ron Paul (305K) combined wouldn’t match Lew Rockwell. Time will tell whether this list will ultimately prove the “winner take all” effect is really a measurable success them here, but it’s compelling data in its favor.
For all you upstarts out there: get hopping on WordPress and try to knock us off that #80 pedestal already!