17 Oct 2010, 10:25pm


Objectivism Index – September 2010

In follow up to my original post Who’s Actually Getting Read in Objectivism (Online) I’ve created a new list based on the September 2010 Compete.com data about websites related to Objectivism.  As I’ve mentioned before, there are several shortcomings to Compete.com data and I realize these numbers may not be representative of actually unique visitors.  To learn about how they collect their data, I recommend reading the Compete.com Data Methodology.  One major downside of Compete.com is that it only captures US based traffic.

To summarize, both local records from the website owner’s server and Google Analytics have upsides and downsides when it comes to tracking unique visitors.  This image below from Compete.com summarizes to some extent.  I realize this is not ideal, and while I welcome data reports from publishers/editors I will not be using these to change rankings, only to annotate the list (for now).  It has been suggested that I should provide a snippet of Javascript which can be embedded into sites for those editors/publishers who wish to provide reliable data.

I present to you the list of individuals, organizations, blogs, and others who discuss, spread, and explore the ideas of Objectivism.  Please understand that I am not concerned with whether or not the authors are considered Objectivists or in support of the Ayn Rand Institute.  Instead, the focus here is on who is effective in making these ideas mainstream. For reference to previous rankings, please see the August 2010 list.

Objectivism Index – September 2010

Rank Website Unique Visitors (Compete.com) Last Month’s Rank
1 Rational Mind by David Veksler 56264
2 Capitalism Magazine 30460 2
3 Ayn Rand Institute 30268 1
4 Ayn Rand Novels 22200
5 Noodle Food by Diana Hsieh 15628 4
6 Geek Press by Paul Hsieh 14458 15
7 Ayn Rand Lexicon 10914 7
8 Ayn Rand Education 7395
9 The Atlasphere 7206 11
10 Sense of Life Objectivists 7029 5
11 Ayn Rand Bookstore 7017 10
12 Objectivism Online 6732 12
13 AtlasShrugged.com 6584
14 The Atlas Society 6381 8
15 Noble Soul 6335 6
16 The Objective Standard 6075 3
17 Coalition for Secular Government 5792
18 Save the Humans 4660
19 Rebirth of Reason 4625 9
20 Free Colorado by Ari Armstrong 4486 26
21 Mudita Journal 4376 16
22 John Galt Gifts 4274
23 Nathaniel Branden 4262 22
24 Forum for Ayn Rand Fans 3925 13
25 Leonard Peikoff 3818 14
26 Strong Brains 3639
27 Lee Sandstead 3415
28 The Ayn Rand Center 2947 19
29 Erosophia by Jason Stotts 2908 24
30 WhoIsJohnGalt.com 2093
31 Andrew Bernstein 1856
32 Ellen Kenner 1804
33 The Intellectual Activist 1788 27
34 ARI Watch 1450
35 Danielle Morrill (this site) 1305 29
36 Cordair Fine Art Galley 1289
37 VanDamme Academy 1286
38 Objectivist Living 1280 17
39 Ada Byron on Objectivism and Liberalism 1253
40 Robert Tracy 1063
41 Bryan Larsen 1010
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25 Oct 2010, 1:17am
by Ultraupper


I can see why David Veksler’s Rational Mind would still get more unique hits than ARI despite being dead since July 31st, but Cap Mag should be doing better.

Off topic…but why are you going to Liberia!?

Well, it is Liberia, Costa Rica — so probably not quite as interesting as Liberia itself. I’m attending the wedding of two of my friends.

Oh, I was in Liberia Costa Rica for a wedding



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