Jan 23, 2009

Top Legal Blogs, Ranked by Traffic

8 Comments · Posted by Robert Ambrogi in General

In response to various competitions and rankings of the best legal blogs, the Avvo Blog has created an auto-updating list of the top 300 legal blogs, ordered by their traffic rankings as shown by Web information company Alexa. Because the list is regularly updated, the rankings vary. At the moment, this blog, LawSites, is ranked at #30 and a blog I co-author, Legal Blog Watch, is ranked #24. The two top-ranked blogs are Above the Law and The Volokh Conspiracy.

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  • technolawyer · January 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    This list has two problems.

    First, garbage in, garbage out. The rankings are based on Alexa, which attracted a certain type of person in its heyday — and is now long past its heyday.

    http://www.dailyblogtips.com/alexa-is-becomeing-completely-worthless/

    Second, the list claims to be transparent, but someone made a call about which blogs to include. How was this decision made?

    I welcome all new lists, but I don’t see much transparency here (no pun intended).

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  • Lynette · September 21, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    its very easy to agree with technolawyer's comment. if web traffic is the deciding factor, anyone can buy web traffic…

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  • With My Blog’s Move, My Alexa Ranking is Confused · Robert Ambrogi's LawSites · June 8, 2010 at 1:22 am

    [...] got me wondering where I stood. It’s been over a year since I last checked, at which time this blog ranked #30. When I checked today, my ranking had dropped to [...]

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  • Caveat Emptor ranked #50 out of the top legal blogs · June 24, 2010 at 3:25 am

    [...] Bob Ambrogi just posted a link to the Avvo Blog’s list of the top 300 legal blogs on the internet. Caveat Emptor made it to #50 as of today. Looking good! [...]

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  • Cates - Illinois Injury Lawyer · June 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    alexa becoming irrelevant – not yet.

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  • John · October 5, 2011 at 2:45 am

    its very easy to agree with technolawyer’s comment. if web traffic is the deciding factor, anyone can buy web traffic…

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  • Arizona legal representation · February 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    yes thats true anyone can buy web traffic. you have black hat technology and people who do things the legal way. I’ve learned a lot about SEO over the last year and having knowledge in this area is crucial to running a business. There are certain things a lot of people do that get them banned from search engines without them even realizing it and this will really have an impact on the traffic to your website.

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  • Jake Martin · September 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    “Second, the list claims to be transparent, but someone made a call about which blogs to include. How was this decision made?”

    The blogs were originally manually curated, but since, we (Avvo) has included a “submission” request form.

    And yes, we absolutely agree that Alexa is not an all inclusive metric. We are working on expanding the metrics used to evaluate the blogs!

    Thanks for the feedback!

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