Ok, so one of the questions that’s asked most often is “Just how relevant is Conservapedia?” Is the conservative movement hanging on Andrew Schlafly’s every word, or are they (most likely) hanging their heads in embarrassment.The general impression is that the internet is laughing at Conservapedia… something that has been proven to a degree when scouring the web for comments on Ken DeMyer’s offerings on “Atheism” and “Evolution“.
However, it would be interesting to see just who is referring to CP and in what way. Luckily Alexa can tell me that a total of 1,217 sites link in to CP. It might sound like a lot, but when you consider that “evil” WikiPedia has 415,776 sites linking in and even tiny RationalWiki has 322, it doesn’t look that great for the “trustworthy” encyclopaedia.
Now, the next step, to be undertaken over the next few days and weeks, is to visit said 1,217 sites and see what exactly they’re saying about Andy’s little blog. I’ll keep a running score as we go and hopefully by the end we’ll have a fairly good idea of just how important Conservapedia is to the web community in general.
Watch this space.