Here's the standings for Week 12, and these will be updated again next Monday.
1 - Seth's Blog - 5,910 (LW - 1)(+252)
2 - Gaping Void - 17,242 (LW - 2)(+239)
3 - Duct Tape Marketing - 18,086 (LW - 3)(+335)
4 - Creating Passionate Users - 18,444 (LW - 4)(+9)
5 - Marketing Shift - 44,012 (LW - 5)(-1,394)
6 - HorsePigCow - 48,444 (LW - 6)(+239)
7 - Coolzor - 64,293 (LW - 7)(+1,346)
8 - The Viral Garden - 73,041 (LW - 8)(+8,677)
9 - Church of the Customer - 81,932 (LW - 10)(+3,760)
10 - What's Next - 82,397 (LW - 9)(+209)
11 - Emergence Marketing - 89,528 (LW - 12)(+1,089)
12 - Brand Autopsy - 90,120 (LW - 11)(+280)
13 - Jaffe Juice - 104,737 (LW - 14)(+919)
14 - Diva Marketing - 112,306 (LW - 16)(+6,449)
15 - Beyond Madison Avenue - 115,038 (LW - 15)(-773)
16 - New School of Network Marketing - 155,671 (LW - 18)(+20,656)
17 - Marketing Headhunter - 171,469 (LW - 17)(-6,540)
18 - Logic + Emotion - 188,594 (LW - 22)(+36,194)
19 - What's Your Brand Mantra? - 194,329 (LW - 19)(-3,679)
20 - Pro Hip-Hip - Hip-Hop Marketing - 217,287 (LW- 20)(-3,711)
21 - Marketing Roadmaps - 235,539 (LW - 21)(-16,068)
22 - WonderBranding - 249,094 (LW - 24)(+4,956)
23 - The Origin of Brands - 260,232 (LW - UR)
24 - Movie Marketing Madness - 277,017 (LW - UR)
25 - Johnnie Moore's Weblog - 306,175 (LW - UR)
First of all, I've decided to pull FutureLab from the rankings. This is something I've been thinking about for a while, but the main reason why, is I don't it's fair to have individual bloggers that are posting original material, competing against a group blog that's cross-posting entries that were originally posted on its member blogs. If FutureLab wants to start featuring original material from its contributors, I'll be happy to add them back, but until that happens, we don't really have a 'level' playing field if they are allowed to stay in. Looking back, I probably should have made this rule up front, but you blog and learn.
In the Top 8, the first 8 spots stayed put, with Church of the Customer having a nice week to move up to #9. Coolz0r and The Viral Garden also had good weeks. Outside the Top 10, Logic + Emotion scored the biggest move of the week, shooting up over 36,000 spots in the Alexa rankings, and 3 spots in the Top 25. Kim Klaver's newly-named New School of Network Marketing had a big week, as did Diva Marketing and WonderBranding.
Attack of the niche blogs! Movie Marketing Madness, IMO the best niche marketing blog on the internet, has FINALLY cracked the Top 25. Long overdue, and I'm sure this is just the start of a nice run for MMM. But another niche marketing blog is making big waves outside the Top 25. Studio UES, the music marketing blog that has only been live for a few weeks, has already seen its Alexa ranking shoot up to almost 500,000. At this rate Tricia could be in the Top 25 by the end of the summer, if not sooner.
Keep in mind that in order to be included, or remain in the Top 25 Marketing blogs, a significant portion of your blog's content must deal with traditional marketing commentary. You can focus on selling, on customer service, on network marketing, even on advertising, but if I have to hunt back through 2-3 weeks of postings before I find anything directly related to marketing, you're probably not going to make the cut.
As always, next update is next Monday.