The Viral Garden's Top 25 Marketing blogs - Week 4
Monday, May 15, 2006
Here's the standings for Week 4, and these will be updated again next Monday.
1 - Seth's Blog - 9,653 (LW - 1)(+502)
2 - Guy Kawasaki - 12,475 (LW - 2)(+573)
3 - Creating Passionate Users - 17,396 (LW - 3)(+1,049)
4 - Gaping Void - 18,295 (LW - 4)(+261)
5 - Duct Tape Marketing - 18,987 (LW - 5)(-330)
6 - Marketing Shift - 47,215 (LW - 6)(+165)
7 - HorsePigCow - 51,509 (LW - 7)(+401)
8 - What's Next - 88,221 (LW - 9)(+2,059)
9 - Church of the Customer - 88,895 (LW - 8)(+261)
10 - Coolzor - 91,107 (LW - 11)(+1,550)
11 - Brand Autopsy - 91,896 (LW - 10)(-1,293)
12 - Emergence Marketing - 113,007 (LW - 12)(+433)
13 - Jaffe Juice - 133,732 (LW - 13)(+2,162)
14 - Beyond Madison Avenue - 134,743 (LW - 14)(+2,290)
15 - Marketing Roadmaps - 143,557 (LW - 15)(+1,009)
16 - Diva Marketing - 155,259 (LW - 16)(+8,951)
17 - Marketing Headhunter - 189,522 (LW - 18)(+7,687)
18 - What's Your Brand Mantra - 190,948 (LW - 17)(-4,859)
19 - The Viral Garden - 219,611 (LW - 24)(+32,888)
20 - Marketing Begins At Home - 224,700 (LW - 21)(+16,980)
21 - Jack Yan - 238,580 (LW - 19)(-24,305)
22 - Pro Hip-Hip - Hip-Hop Marketing - 252,441 (LW- 23)(+2,199)
23 - Johnnie Moore's Weblog - 256,588 (LW - 20)(-14,908)
24 - B2Blog - 259,379 (LW - 22)(-16,642)
25 - FutureLab's Blog - 279,428 (LW - UR)
Kathy Sierra's Creating Passionate Users had another strong week, will be interesting to see if she can pull away from Gaping Void and Duct Tape Marketing, or if John and Hugh can keep the pace. Coolzor has been quietly moving up, and this week cracks the Top 10. Diva Marketing had a nice rebound week, and Marketing Headhunter has another big move. The Viral Garden has the week's biggest jump, and FutureLab's Blog is the week's new entry at #25. The 'Hard Luck' award has to go to Michelle Miller's WonderBranding blog, which was #26 for the 2nd week in a row.
And a shameless plug for my new gig at MarketingProfs, writers from 5 of the Top 25 Marketing blogs are now writing for Daily Fix, so it must be good stuff ;)
posted by Mack Collier @ 8:09 AM,
- At 12:40 AM, Eric Kintz said...
Congrats to Alain for making the top 25!
Mack - thought you would enjoy my post today
- At 1:14 AM, said...
What about Dutch blogs like http://www.marketingfacts.nl with an alexa traffic rank of 11,148?
- At 7:11 AM, Mack Collier said...
I did see that Eric, thanks again! Also thought it was a good move how you were replying and encouraging feedback on HP's new campaign for their PCs.
- At 2:05 AM, Nedra Weinreich said...
I found out about the Viral Garden from MarketingProfs and just wanted to let you know that this week's Carnival of Marketing is up at
Hope you'll check it out and maybe submit something for next week!
- At 2:07 AM, Nedra Weinreich said...
Yikes! That URL got cut off. Here's another version:
- At 7:43 AM, Jack Yan said...
Thanks, Mack. Not great news for me with another two-position slip, but still a good gauge of where I am—thank you again for taking the time!
- At 10:26 AM, Mack Collier said...
Jack in your case I know what happened, you spent too much time getting on tv and jumping on couches ;)
- At 10:27 AM, Mack Collier said...
Nedra thanks for the link, I will add it in a post I leave here later! And thanks for stopping by!
- At 10:22 AM, Jennifer Rice said...
hey, I just discovered this list... thanks for doing this. I now feel that competitive spirit urging me on to update my blog a bit more frequently!
- At 1:11 PM, Mack Collier said...
Jennifer that's the only thing I don't like about your's and Laura Ries' blog, you don't post enough! Guess less time for blogging is an unfortunate side-affect of having a real J-O-B ;)
- At 2:03 AM, Ohad Gliksman said...
Is alexa the right medium by which to measure traffic? It only measures traffic of people who installed their toolbar. I have been working with it for a while but when I saw how fast one of my sites climbed up the list just because I was visiting it on a daily basis I gave it up.
Is there any other measure that can be applied?
- At 8:17 AM, said...
Great list, thanks! My newsreader will be groaning under the strain of new feeds later today.
- At 9:48 AM, Mack Collier said...
"Is alexa the right medium by which to measure traffic? It only measures traffic of people who installed their toolbar. I have been working with it for a while but when I saw how fast one of my sites climbed up the list just because I was visiting it on a daily basis I gave it up.
Is there any other measure that can be applied?"
Ohad you are exactly right, Alexa isn't perfect, and I've tried to make this clear from the get-go. You should use the rankings as a guide, and look at how your blog tracks over time. I think when you do that, and track trends, then it can be useful.
- At 12:04 PM, TopRank said...
Great list of blogs Mack. I see a lot of friends there.
If Online Marketing Blog at www.toprankblog.com meets your criteria, please consider.
Based on the current Alexa info it would be #6 on the list.
- At 3:58 PM, Nancy Sagar said...
Greetings! Great idea to publish this each week -- you've got a talented and competitive group here. Looking forward to the comments on the rankings in weeks to come.
For your consideration, I publish a marketing blog that focuses on very specific "how-tos" -- a nice complement to the content already on this list. We'd be honored to join your list.
Alexa ranking today is 48,128.