Here's the standings for Week 101:
1 - Seth's Blog - 8,887 (+44)(LW - 1)
2 - CopyBlogger - 6,878 (LW - UR)
3 - Search Engine Guide - 1,835 (-48)(LW - 2)
4 - Chris Brogan - 1,543 (LW - UR)
5 - Duct Tape Marketing - 1,369 (+93)(LW - 4)
6 - Logic + Emotion - 1,348 (+57)(LW - 3)
7 - Daily Fix - 1,015 (-78)(LW - 5)
8 - Influential Marketing - 846 (+95)(LW - 7)
9 - Brand Autopsy - 790 (-24)(LW - 6)
10 - Drew's Marketing Minute - 720 (+52)(LW - 9)
11 - Jaffe Juice - 719 (-1)(LW - 8)
12 - What's Next - 668 (+19)(LW - 11)
13 - Church of the Customer - 661 (No Change)(LW - 10)
14 - Conversation Agent - 655 (+52)(LW - 12)
15 - Six Pixels of Separation - 648 (+90)(LW - 14)
16 - The Viral Garden - 568 (-12)(LW - 13)
16 - Diva Marketing - 568 (+43)(LW - 15)
18 - Converstations - 496 (+61)(LW - 17)
19 - Greg Verdino's Marketing Blog - 456 (+40)(LW - 18)
20 - The Engaging Brand - 455 (-26)(LW - 16)
21 - Every Dot Connects - 430 (+66)(LW - 21)
22 - CK's Blog - 428 (+53)(LW - 19)
23 - Servant of Chaos - 414 (+40)(LW - 20)
24 - Damn! I Wish I'd Thought of That! - 391 (LW - UR)
25 - Social Media Explorer - 336 (LW - UR)
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.
First, thanks to everyone that gave me their opinion of what the direction of the Top 25 Marketing Blogs should be, both here, via email, and in person at Blogger Social. Thanks especially to Andy Sernovitz and Sean Howard for their ideas.
Based on what everyone said, it was obvious that most bloggers either didn't want the list to continue, or wanted it changed to include social media blogs. Most of my regular readers wanted the list to continue as is, or add in social media blogs.
Since this list was always intended to be a resource for my readers, and since there's an increasing interest in how social media can effectively be incorporated into marketing plans, I've decided to continue the list, adding in social media blogs. This means that some excellent new blogs focusing on social media have been added, such as Chris Brogan's blog along with Social Media Explorer. I've also added a couple of blogs that cover both marketing and social media, including CopyBlogger and Damn! I Wish I'd Thought of That!
Adding Chris Brogan's blog and Copyblogger has instantly shuffled the top of the list, and for the first time ever, Seth's Blog has some semi-competition for the top spot, even though Copyblogger still trails by 2,000 links.
Several of the blogs in the Top 25 saw big gains this week (remember that it's been 3 weeks since the last list). At first I thought this was mostly due to bumps for Blogger Social attendees, but not everyone that attended (Hi!) saw their blog go up.
Experience Curve, Flooring the Customer, Customers Rock!, Movie Marketing Madness, and The Lonely Marketer all barely missed the cut.
Next update is next Wednesday.
The Viral Garden, Marketing, Top 25 Marketing Blogs