I haven’t gotten around to reading Crashing the Gate yet, which is the new book by prominent liberal bloggers Marko Moulitsas (Daily Kos) and Jerome Armstrong (MyDD). But I did check out an extended review in the New York Review of Books. It looks like a good read. However, this quote from the review really jumped out at me:

“Kos says he gets fifty times the number of visits received by the entire right wing ‘blogosphere,’ where his biggest competitor is probably a site called Instapundit.com.”

Now there is no denying the juggernaut that is the DailyKos – it is the most popular political blog on the Internet by a wide margin. But “fifty times the number of visits received by the entire right wing blogosphere?” That seems impossible. Below is a Alexa chart comparing DailyKos to Instapundit in terms of daily reach, which is the metric I would associate with “visits”:

Looks to me like DailyKos gets twice as many visits as one conservative blog, Instapundit. Impressive, but something less than fifty times the visits of the entire right wing blogosphere. I know Alexa data is far from perfect, but am I missing something here?

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Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.