I recently discovered a feature of Google that allows the user to filter searches by "reading level." Apparently this feature has been around for years, but I hadn't seen it before. Invariably whenever I see something like this, my first thought is: how can I use this feature to rank something? And as a blogger, I immediately thought of ranking law professor blogs. So, drawing on the websites listed in Paul Caron's blog traffic rankings on TaxProf Blog, plus a few choices of my own, I produced the following ranking.
So how do the blog traffic rankings stack up against reading level?