Editorial – Amazon’s Web information company Alexa.com ranks KansasProgress.com in top 75,000 of US sites

(From our Email May 16, 2011.)

We’re pleased to report that Amazon.com’s Web Information Company, Alexa.com, has ranked KansasProgress.com at 72,636 among US Web sites.

To be clear, Alexa.com’s methods are not scientific (best results would be obtained from large numbers of private owners voluntarily releasing internal information, something that is difficult to achieve).  Results should be considered as estimates.  Nonetheless, we are pleased with the results.

Number 1 is the best rank.  In comparison, The Johnson County Sun’sWeb Site (kccommunitynews.com) is ranked at #115,727.  The Gardner News is ranked at #296,213.  KCConfidential.com, owned by Hearne Christopher (who reportedly had the #1 column in The Kansas City Star before being hit by the frequent budget cuts at the leftist Kansas City Star), is ranked at #384,061 in the United States.

Due to both technology, and because the mainstream media have chosen to align itself with government (as opposed to reporting fairly, serving as a check on government), more and more Americans every day move online to get their news.

Also, the process is making traditional news sources re-shape their news products, in order to compete.  

Matt Drudge, who broke the Monica Lewinsky scandal 12 years ago, runs DrudgeReport.com, a center-right news page viewed 20 million times a day.
This month, the Pew Research Center released a stunning study, showing that the Drudge Report is the original source for 15% of The Washington Post’s online traffic.  The Drudge Report is responsible for 10% of the total traffic of Fox News and The Boston Herald.  See the graph at right for more (click to enlarge).

The traffic to these sites from the Drudge Report is larger than the combined traffic directed from Facebook and Twitter.

To compare KansasProgres.com to stronger sites, The Lawrence Journal-World is ranked at #9,479 in the US.  RedState.com, a leading conservative opinion site, is ranked at #3,031.

Thank you to readers of KansasProgress.com.  As we write on our “about” page:  “Our hope for The Kansas Progress is for it to inform, to connect, and to motivate. We hope to promote policies that encourage government to be: limited in size, effective, efficient, and accountable to the people.

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