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Don’t blink

Don’t blink

Or you will miss the images below.

I treat Technorati’s rating of “authority” in the blogsphere the way I treat polls.  When the rating is good for me, it’s science.  When the rating is bad for me, it’s witchcraft.

Today it is good.

For the first time ever, Legal Insurrection has broken into the top 10 in both Politics:

and U.S. Politics:

and the top 50 Overall:

Thinking that LI has the reach and influence of these bigger blogs is, of course, ridiculous.  We are crushed by comparison in terms of traffic.

But however Technorati is measuring things today, it’s science!

But don’t blink, because by tomorrow it will be back to witchcraft.

(Doug Ross also just published his list of the 150 most popular “conservative” websites — not limited to blogs and including some major “moderate” newspapers — based on traffic, and LI came in at No. 58.)


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This is my first comment at LI, despite having followed for months.

I just registered to say: You quickly rose to my #1 conservative news/opinion site. First read on the list. Keep up the good work.

GREAT work is rewarded. This is a huge development. Congratulations! I look forward to joining you one day with my blog in the top 10 of Technorati’s rating of “authority” Signed your blog groupie.

Henry Hawkins | October 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Great reward for excellent work. My hat is off to you.

Agree with asdf, this is my first read of the day. Congrats, Professor!


JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

LI makes up in quality anything it lacks in size 🙂

Congratulations to my FAVE Conservative blogger from deep in flyover country!

Congrats, Professor! Please keep up the good work.

Congrats, Professor J! Bloggers like you are doing the work the MSM isn’t doing. I’d hate to think where we’d be without you.

Dear Professor

Mazal tov on breaking top 5

Keep it coming

Congratulations! You’re already in my Top 10!

Major dittos, everyone above. The only blog that ever induced me to register and regularly comment. So I am not surprised.

For it’s a jolly good blog,
It’s a jolly good blog,
It’s a jolly good blog,
That nobody can deny. (not even Liz “BlowingSmoke” Warren)
(Applause) Cheers!

I lurked on this website for nearly two years before I finally registered to comment a couple of months ago.

Legal Insurrection has been doing fine work for a long time — but the hard work and the dedicated efforts of Professor Jacobson and Legal Insurrection in this 2012 election season has been absolutely superb.

I reside in So. California — but the ongoing Elizabeth Warren saga has enthralled me to no end. I almost feel as though I am as emotionally invested in the outcome of the Brown/Warren election as if I were a member of the constituency. I can scarcely believe that Warren isn’t being absolutely decimated in the polls given the work just this one website has done — much less the conglomeration of the entire Brown campaign — to expose the truths about that deluded reprobate and scandalous equivocator, Elizabeth Warren.

Congratulations on your success(es), Professor Jacobson, and may you be here for many more years to come.

Henry Hawkins | October 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Um, professor, me and some of the other regular posters were talking around the water cooler and we kind of think maybe it’s time to renegotiate our contract?

I quit blinking when I started watching Doctor Who. 🙂 Congrats Prof! You deserve all the alcolades.

but No surprise

After all look at the quality of the comments? 🙂

TrooperJohnSmith | October 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

“Build it, and they will come!” — Seymour Butts, in ‘Under the Stands’

Congrats, P’fessor. That guy on Gilligan’s Island had nuthin’ on you! I mean it, sincere, too!!1

Just found your website a few weeks ago. My day begins with Drudge, Breitbart and Legal Insurrection. Well done!

The ancients, Romans that is, had a slave following behind person receiving the triumph and whispering: “Thou are art but mortal!” Consider this comment my whisper to you!

LE & “The Prof” have long earned a special place on my “favorites” bar:

* Keen selection of issues which are weighty, but not well addressed, or addressed at all, by the “big guys”
* “Core conservative values” ALWAYS ON DISPLAY
* Honorable analyses–no cheap shots.
* Never any “rush to judgment” BALANCED BY candid opinions and conclusions when the same are supported by “competent evidence”.
* Highly capable legal analysis–so rarely seen in many bogs, yet CRUCIAL to the resolution of many issues.
* Far more latitude allowed in comments, in terms of both length and subject matter, than MOST OTHER CONSERVATIVE BLOGS.

Here’s my highest commendation: There is a UNIQUE collaboration among the regulars whereby we “build upon each other’s experience and analysis”. STEP BY STEP, WE WORK TOWARDS HONEST AND VALUABLE CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WEIGHTY ISSUES. This is the only blog known to me in which this uncommon combination of virtues can be found.

HAIL TO THE PROF! [And sign up for monthly contributions–even if it’s just a little, little bits add up. This is a very expensive endeavor.]