The 25 Newspapers Google Likes Best

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There are various metrics by which to gauge a newspaper’s online influence and authority.

Pageviews is one of them. Monthly online visitors is another.

But as Jeremy Porter suggests in a post on Journalistics, “Few metrics illustrate true authority on the Web more than Google’s PageRank,” which calculates the importance of a website by counting the amount of times it is linked to by other sites. In other words, the more a website is linked to, the higher its PageRank score, and the more authority it has.

Porters broke down the top 25 US newspapers by their PageRanks.

The New York Post

PageRank: 5/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The Oakland Tribune

PageRank: 5/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The San Jose Mercury News

PageRank: 5/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The Seattle Times

PageRank: 6/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The Petersburg Times

PageRank: 6/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

PageRank: 6/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The Dallas Morning News

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The Chicago Sun Times

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


Detroit Free Press

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


Houston Chronicle

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.


The Arizona Republic

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The Oregonian

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The Star Ledger (New Jersey)

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

Newsday (Long Island)

PageRank: 7/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The Wall Street Journal

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

Los Angeles Times

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

Washington Post

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

USA Today

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

Chicago Tribune

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

NY Daily News

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

Philadelphia Inquirer

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

San Francisco Chronicle

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

StarTribune (Minneapolis)

PageRank: 8/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

The New York Times

PageRank: 9/10

Note: Google PageRank calculates the importance of a website on a 1-10 scale based on the number of in-bound links it gets.

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