jjoyce wrote:Technorati ranks Althouse a Top 100 blog, which is certainly the big leagues, particularly because so many of the others at that level are supported by media companies. Unless she's using Google Analytics (much more accurate than Sitemeter, in my opinion), it's very hard to know how many people in Madison are reading her blog vs. how many listen to WIBA.
Those who rely on markets to determine the relative value of goods and services might point out that the cost for advertising on a WIBA radio show is not the same as advertising on a blog.
Althouse Google Analytics for today:
Pageviews last month
I'm not seeing the numbers for unique visitors but when it shows up, I'll let you know. Advertisers rely on pageviews, not unique visitors. Do you know exactly which numbers are used by radio advertisers? That's not a rhetorical question - I honestly don't know but I would like to know (and, of course, Detritus demands to know).
When I get around to it I'll drill down and see if I can find the numbers for Althouse pageviews that are specific to Madison
but it would not surprise me to learn her Madison audience exceeds Stu's + Mitch's X10. It's not only that new media continue to kick old media' asses, it's that Althouse is a compelling interesting writer - something for which there continues to be a growing demand - and, quite frankly, Stu's radio show is parochial, slow, and boring. He needs to raise his game. As he knows, the 60's are over and his old road is rapidly aging.