Thanks, NB Readers: 547% Growth Over Last Year
NewsBusters has seen the second most explosive growth -- 547 percent -- in total unique visitors among major "stand-alone political blogs and news sites," according to an October 22 news release by comScore, Inc. ComScore defines such stand-alones as "blogs unaffiliated with larger news properties," such as traditional media outlets like the New York Times or Time magazine.
Only the liberal TalkingPointsMemo had a larger percentage change in unique visitors from September 2007 to September of this year. RedState grew at a strong 514 percent while other conservative sites such as Michelle Malkin and Townhall also had healthy growth in Web traffic (h/t NewsBusters contributing writer Rusty Weiss):
The top conservative leaning blog, FreeRepublic.com, actually saw marginal declines versus year ago, though it still attracted nearly 1 million visitors in September. Other conservative blogs, such as Newsbusters.org (up 547 percent to 732,000 visitors), WorldNetDaily.com (up 55 percent to 636,000 visitors) and MichelleMalkin.com (up 140 percent to 247,000 visitors) saw strong gains.