Website ranking

A couple years ago the Brady Campaign created a website called wearebetterthanthis.org. As you might expect it was anti-gun and very misleading if not outright lying about the issue. I decided I would “compete” with them in that information space and I purchased wearebetterthanthis.info. I never did anything with it beyond linking to that category on this blog.

Today I was looking at the websites I was hosting and wondered if I should do something with that domain. My impression is the Brady Campaign has been neglecting it after that meme failed. But is there analytic data to support that?

Of course there is. Website popularity is an important part of ecommerce and there are many people trying to quantify this sort of information. Hence I used the free data available from pagerankchecker.com and alexa.com to get my answer. But then I wanted to know more. I ended up building tables of various pro and anti gun websites then sorting them by various measures.

Alexa did not have a US traffic ranking for some sites. In those cases I multiplied the global rank by the average ratio from the sites that did have a US rank and used yellow for the field.

And yes, I checked with three different sources on the Page Rank of everytown.org. It is zero.

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777

Table 1. Sorted by Page Rank then by site name.

 

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840

Table 2. Sorted by Facebook Likes.

 

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840

Table 3. Sorted by Facebook Shares.

 

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688

Table 4. Sorted by Total Sites Linking In.

 

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840

Table 5. Sorted by Alexa Traffic Rank (Global).

 

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
calguns.net 4 557 637 516 18105 3428
nraila.org 5 9488 8392 2713 71316 14265
nra.org 6 72 805 4295 80103 16963
everytown.org 0 9394 5782 623 41424 20777
americansforresponsiblesolutions.org 5 66921 50271 285 300440 48213
booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com 5 98 128 629 306927 64541
saysuncle.com 5 26 46 756 406108 65222
jpfo.org 5 3863 7093 1077 417306 83616
wallsofthecity.net 4 24 28 283 411287 106908
gunowners.org 5 4348 7521 1631 290851 115772
momsdemandaction.org 5 7341 5624 570 260599 119338
csgv.org 6 2212 1111 453 691027 119813
pagunblog.com 5 38 69 410 313540 123459
alphecca.com 5 44 15 330 736033 128713
keepandbeararms.com 5 287 657 506 680137 133561
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com 4 1 6 242 773819 137601
bradycampaign.org 6 16040 8720 1107 483844 142719
saf.org 6 1974 2865 1147 1251186 176318
smallestminority.blogspot.com 5 31 58 566 900431 186124
vpc.org 5 114 303 814 844055 205051
corneredcat.com 4 981 1747 370 981174 210375
armsandthelaw.com 5 46 112 449 881622 214177
blog.joehuffman.org 4 9 12 291 1241731 221119
nationalgunrights.org 5 2631 8120 318 1086258 263890
blog.robballen.com 5 8 19 393 2480211 602530
ccrkba.org 5 719 1376 303 3465775 841958
wearebetterthanthis.org 5 8607 5307 37 5568102 1352688
weerdworld.com 4 0 4 226 8717717 2117840

Table 6. Sorted by Alexa Traffic Rank (US).

As you can see there is no point in me doing anything with wearebetterthanthis.info. The areas where I might have hope of success similar to this blog are in traffic and sites linking to it. But they are already pathetic in that regard. So what would be the point? They do have a lot of success with Facebook and Page Rank. But my domain is extremely unlikely to get that much attention from Facebook users and unless they are getting traffic based on it Page Rank does nothing for them.

What I find most interesting is Table 6. This is the Traffic Rank in the US. The pro-gun sites, calguns.net, nra.org and nraila.org dominate. And most of the anti-gun sites are dominated by a few hobbyist bloggers.

Another thing of great interest is how the anti-gun people dominate Facebook. Is this because of the shallow nature (at least I think it is shallow, am I wrong?) of Facebook?

I find SAF’s results a bit of a surprise. They have a lot of incoming links but not all that much traffic. I suspect their link campaign from nearly four years ago was successful but resulting in some distortion of the numbers compared to other organizations.

Any other interesting observations you would like to share about the data?

Are there other websites that I should include?

Update:

Ry suggested ar15.com and Chris from AK suggested appleseedinfo.org. I intended to stay more toward the political side but here they are:

Site Page Rank Facebook Likes Facebook Shares Total Sites Linking In Alexa Traffic Rank (Global) Alexa Traffic Rank (US)
ar15.com 5 589 1273 1693 7254 1511
appleseedinfo.org 4 4104 5499 453 1218729 296072

4 thoughts on “Website ranking

    • My intent was to stick with mostly the political side of the issue. But I’ll do an update with data for appleseedinfo.org and others that have been requested.

  1. Huh. My little site did far better than I would have thought. Beating out MDA, VPC, CSGV, and Brady Campaign on traffic made my day :).

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