We have added historical snapshots of the most popular blawgs on a monthly basis since we released BlawgSearch in October of 2006. For each month we have listed the 200 most popular blawgs overall, as well as the top 20 blawgs in each category.
You can check out the monthly historical snapshots here and the overall leaders since the beginning of (BlawgSearch) time here. And note: the Justia BlawgSearch legal blog directory allows you to sort blawgs by popularity on a daily, weekly, monthly or all time basis as well as alphabetically or by last post date.
We rank the blawgs based on the number of visits or podcast plays the blawg receives from the BlawgSearch.com and Blawgs.FM sites. We also include any visits that comes from the AJAX or iframe search results being used by others on their sites (more on that tomorrow :). We have some protections in place to guard against rankings click fraud and we have slightly discounted our own Blawgs (no Justia team clicks :). There are different weights depending on where the clicks occur, but basically if people see your blawg on BlawgSearch and decide to visit your Blawg, your blawg is ranked higher.
You might want to compare the category rankings we have with those on Blawg.com (the highly respected and well known directory and search engine of legal blawgs).
And the most “popular”? Above the Law. AtL has been leading now for a number of months and seems to be at or near the top everyday.
In this blog’s category… the most popular legal marketing blawg of “all time“? a blog by some guy named Kevin who works at LexBlog but Professor Eric Goldman is starting to catch up. Check out the current and past leaders in any of the hundred plus categories from law professors to technology.