Tracking HuffPo's Opening Weeks

I was curious to see if I could gage the traffic and impact of The Huffington Post on this the 10 day anniversary of their launch. Clearly plenty of “buzz” has been generated, but what about readers?

Using Alexa data, Site Meter statistics (Actually a combination of Alexa stats and SiteMeter stats for DailyKos and InstaPundit), and a little guestimation here’s what I’ve come up with…

The Huffington Post

Week 1 [5/9-5/15] Average Daily visitors (range) – 550,000 to 700,000
Week 2 [5/16-5/22] Average Daily visitors (range)- 250,000 to 400,000

I’ll throw into my guesstimate that there was probably a million visitor day in the first week, perhaps May 10th. Also, I’d bet my SWAG numbers are at least in the ballpark of reality…

Of course I could have just asked Arianna Huffington or Andrew Breitbart what the actual traffic number were (assuming they’d part with that information), but where’s the fun in that?

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