Popularity, influence, and econoblogs…top 21 includes AB

Angry Bear made it to 21st on the list in popularity and influence this time around (I counted). I don’t really know how they determine this in detail, but next time Mrs. Rdan asks why I spend a lot of time blogging, I’ll use it.


A small number of blogs have a higher rank than before. Sometimes, such as in the case of The Becker-Posner Blog, the number and quality of citations account for an increased rank. However, most of the blogs that are ranked higher than before have received citations from more influential blogs. This is the case with Angry Bear, a blog that has the same level of Popularity but has more than doubled its Influence in the last months.

In our analysis, the data covers the period May 2011- November 2012.

(h/t rjs)