The Viral Garden's Top 25 Marketing & Social Media Blogs - Week 119

Here's the standings for Week 119:

1 - Seth's Blog - 8,344 (-136)(LW - 1)
2 - CopyBlogger - 5,206 (-357)(LW - 2)
3 - Chris Brogan - 2,646 (+226)(LW - 3)
4 - Logic + Emotion - 1,160 (-9)(LW - 5)
5 - Search Engine Guide - 1,085 (-103)(LW - 4)
6 - Influential Marketing - 830 (+12)(LW - 7)
7 - Duct Tape Marketing - 811 (-25)(LW - 6)
8 - Church of the Customer - 661 (No Change)(LW - 8)
9 - Six Pixels of Separation - 630 (+4)(LW - 9)
10 - Daily Fix - 591 (-27)(LW - 10)
11 - Brand Autopsy - 589 (+1)(LW - 11)
12 - Conversation Agent - 546 (-2)(LW - 12)
13 - Techipedia - 495 (-24)(LW - 13)
14 - Jaffe Juice - 473 (-13)(LW - 14)
15 - Drew's Marketing Minute - 461 (-5)(LW - 15)
16 - Damn! I Wish I'd Thought of That! - 435 (-9)(LW - 16)
17 - Diva Marketing - 417 (-2)(LW - 17)
18 - Social Media Explorer - 415 (+7)(LW - 18)
19 - The Social Media Marketing Blog - 388 (-11)(LW - 19)
19 - Converstations - 388 (+2)(LW - 20)
21 - Every Dot Connects - 367 (-13)(LW - 21)
22 - Techno Marketer - 366 (+1)(LW - 23)
23 - What's Next - 361 (-3)(LW - 24)
24 - Greg Verdino's Marketing Blog - 354 (-13)(LW - 22)
25 - The Viral Garden - 353 (+8)(LW - 25)


A reminder that the Top 25 Marketing & Social Media Blogs are ranked according to the number of sites/blogs linking to each, according to Technorati. The number you see after the blog name is how many sites/blogs Technorati claims have linked to the blog in the last 6 months. After that number is a positive or negative number, and this represents how many links the blog gained or lost from last week's Top 25. The final stat tells you what position the blog held in the Top 25 Last Week (LW). If you see this; (LW - UR), it means the blog wasn't ranked last week.

Eight blogs were up this week, with sixteen down. Which is actually a 'good' week for the Top 25, given recent performance. I started to make this move last week, but as of next week, the Top 25 will begin using Feedburner subscriber counts as its metric of choice. I believe 17 of the current Top 25 blogs have their subscriber numbers clearly posted on their blog. If your blog is one of the eight that doesn't, all you need to do is add the Feedburner subscriber chicklet to your blog to be considered.

The main reason for wanting to move away from using Technorati to rank the blogs is that increasingly, linking behavior is moving away from blogs, and onto other social sites such as Twitter and Plurk. But unfortunately, Technorati doesn't include these links, and only counts links from one blog to another. Which means the link count for each blog is becoming increasingly inaccurate. Hopefully, moving to Feedburner's subscriber counts will give us a more accurate snapshot of the top marketing and social media blogs.

Otherwise, there are new blogs this week, and the next update is next Wednesday.





Next update is next Wednesday.


posted by Mack Collier @ 9:21 AM,

2 Comments:

At 4:55 AM, Blogger Chris Brogan said...

You know, you just brought up an interesting point. Technorati doesn't count Twitter unique links, etc. Why not?

Quick. I'm blogging it! : )

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous threebillion said...

Dude, you should slice and dice the rankings up a little more. Biggest movers, different countries, new blogs, etc...

The current list means that the big keep on getting bigger which is really the antithesis of what blogging is truly about.

 

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