There’s much talk of charts in the Blogging world at the moment, with Europundit having taken on the thankless task of compiling a weekly chart for people using SiteMeter. Tory bloggers Biased BBC have shot in at number two. Since 2002, they’ve been trying to prove the BBC is anti-Conservative. Typical accusations include that the BBC claimed the shooting of a rescued Italian hostage was deliberate. But they didn’t, of course, they reported that the hostage thought it was deliberate. Biased BBC: blogging continuously since 2002 and not one accusation substantiated.
Anyway. Rather strangely, they include two SiteMeter counters on each of their pages so I e-mailed SiteMeter’s webmaster, David Smith. He confirmed that it is ‘probably overcounting’. Oh dear. Never trust a Tory.
Meanwhile, check out BritBlog, where a rival chart is planned. This has the advantage of being automated and they plan to deploy a bot to fight cheats.