Of all the things Patrick McKenzie has taught me, this one sticks out the most: There is going to be one far-and-away winner and then there is going to be a massive cliff separating them from second place.  Content creation on the Internet typically fits the bill pretty well — winners win, because why would […]

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How many pageviews does a Huffington Post article get?

Back in 2011, Nate Silver (yes, that Nate Silver) did some great analysis on HuffPo traffic. Here’s the best part: The average blog post got about 2,150 page views. This distribution, however, was highly inequitable. The top-performing blog post — one by the former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich — had received about 27,000 page views as […]

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