Here is a list of some of the news sites that are widely read in the Kansas City area, along with information about how they rank in terms of readership.
I will show the results from one site measurement system, through Alexa.com (owned by Amazon.com). I will emphasize that you should consider these to be unscientific estimates.
If you’re interested, you can also check out one Quantcast.com. On Quantcast.com where one sees the label “Quantified” can it be considered scientific (“Quantified” merely means that the news site’s owners have voluntarily installed a tracking code from Quantcast).
For both tracking systems, a #1 is the best rank, and the ranking includes all Web sites around the world (Web sites of all kinds and not limited to the topic of news).
- DrudgeReport.com 423
- TheOnion.com 1,733
- KansasCity.com (Kansas City Star) 3,479
- RedState.com 9,417
- KMBC.com 36,046
- Pitch.com 36,169
- Inkkc.com 81,861
- Fox4kc.com 82,682
- RedCounty.com (all nation-wide sections) 82,984
- Watchdog.org (all nation-wide sections) 246,729
- KansasCityKansan.com 251,540
- Kansan.com (Wichita Eagle) 280,242
- Clubforgrowth.org 347,475
- GardnerEdge.com 405,899
- TonysKansasCity.com 506,827
- Cashill.com (Jack Cashill) 916,965
- KCFreePress.com 1,032,242
- SunPublications.com 1,283,439
- Wolffiles.blogspot.com (Milton Wolf) 1,719,636
- IngramsOnline.com 3,031,853
- KansasMeadowlark.com 5,605,025
If you’d like to check the ranking of your favorite site, it’s as easy as typing in the Web address at Alexa.com and hitting “Enter.”
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).