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Social Media Blogs Top 200

18/05/2009

100 Well, here it is… the Social Media Blogs Top 200. Forget the AdAge Power 150, forget BlogRank’s Top 100 Blogs, forget eCairn’s Top 150 Blogs, and forget WinningTheWeb IM Top Blogs. This is the real thing. The best list of social media blogs in the world.

Why is this the best list?

Ah, glad you asked…

  1. This Top 200 list makes use of better source data. Sure, I’ve included PageRank, FeedBurner, Alexa, and Technorati. But the calculations for this list even included the average number of comments on the blogs! Now who can beat me doing that?
  2. Unlike the other lists, this one does not include any blogs that failed to talk about “social media”. I mean, seriously, Bad Pitch Blog? AdFreak? Crenk? Search Engine Land? Why on earth are these blogs referred to by others as “social media blogs” when they fail to write about social media? If it doesn’t walk like a duck, swim like a duck, and quack like a duck, it’s not a duck.
  3. I’ve included many blogs that are not listed on competing lists. I mean, really… How is it possible to forget about Rough Type? Or Soshable? No list can be complete without blogs like those. And it seems like The Next Web is being boycotted by the other lists. Which is a real shame, because this blog has very high scores. And they’re Dutch, like me, which means they’re good…
  4. I’m sure the algorithms used for this list are superior to any others. In fact, I described them on this page: How to Make a Top Blog List. You can check and confirm it yourself.
  5. I’m also quite sure I didn’t make any stupid errors, like listing a number of the same blogs multiple times in the same list… [Hello eCairn, fixed your bug yet? :-) ]
  6. This list is not some thinly veiled scheme to put a frickin’ badge on your site. I have no badges. Hurray!!
  7. And last but not least: This list is bigger. And bigger is better. So there.

Oh, BTW: For some of the statistics I happily used the script that was kindly supplied by Steven Machtelinckx. This saved me a lot of time… Thanks Steven!

Here’s the top 100 part of the list. You can download the entire top 200 list here. It includes author names, statistics, and feeds, Enjoy!

Social media blogs top 200 short

Pos Blog Twitter PR Cm GL FB AR TA
1
Seth Godin’s Blog

thisissethsblog
7 1 1 7 3
2
Mashable

mashable
7 25 2 2 1 1
3
ProBlogger

problogger
6 6 8 6 4 4
4
Copyblogger

copyblogger
6 7 5 7 8 8
5
Scobleizer: bleeding edge technology talk

scobleizer
7 10 4 25 6
6
Dosh Dosh

doshdosh
6 3 6 10 12 12
7
ChrisBrogan

chrisbrogan
6 16 9 12 19 5
8
Micro Persuasion

steverubel
7 43 7 8 33 11
9
SEOmoz

seomoz
6 26 40 9 2 16
10
ReadWriteWeb

rww
8 113 3 3 3 2
11
Online Marketing Blog

leeodden
6 57 27 14 17 14
12
Duct Tape Marketing

ducttape
6 60 19 4 31
13
Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet
7 34 55
14
Internet Marketing News

andybeal
6 71 31 17 16 18
15
Daily Blog Tips
6 68 63 13 9 7
16
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

jowyang
5 57 10 11 22 9
17
Logic+Emotion

armano
6 43 39 19 58 15
18
Yoast – Tweaking Websites

yoast
7 8 91 43 5 13
19
The Next Web

thenextweb
6 45 53 31 18 17
20
Publishing 2.0

scottkarp
7 32 20 16 91 42
21
Groundswell
6 101 16 27
22
Chris Pirillo

chrispirillo
7 146 21 15 13 23
23
Web Ink Now

dmscott
6 53 38 69 24
24
MarketingProfs Daily Fix
6 65 32 24 47 34
25
Rough Type
7 89 13 81 22
26
Bokardo.com – Social Web Design

bokardo
6 12 62 62 61
27
Chrisg.com

chrisgarrett
6 14 126 18 30 45
28
PR 2.0

briansolis
6 137 22 45 20
29
PR-Squared

tdefren
6 29 35 44 78 40
30
Technosailor

technosailor
7 19 113 63 47
31
TwiTip

problogger
5 33 116 28 11 10
32
Six Pixels of Separation

mitchjoel
6 82 30 36 65 37
33
HorsePigCow

missrogue
6 37 42 112 67
34
Conversation Agent

conversationage
6 101 26 42 67 36
35
Pronet Advertising

neilpatel
6 61 81 29 37 79
36
Adverblog

realadverblog
6 187 14 21 53 35
37
Influential Marketing
Blog

rohitbhargava
6 89 97 26 56 41
38
Global Neighbourhoods

shelisrael
6 65 28 146 44
39
Church of the Customer Blog
6 59 11 5 208 63
40
Social Media Explorer

jasonfalls
5 51 56 46 64 39
41
louisgray.com

louisgray
6 131 89 38 42 29
42
The Viral Garden

mackcollier
5 67 29 50 86 57
43
Search Engine Guide

seguide
4 97 52 20 14 32
44
/Message

stoweboyd
6 97 55 39 111 62
45
Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

kanter
6 194 45 33 79 24
46
Drew’s Marketing Minute

drewmclellan
5 71 46 35 99 76
47
John Chow dot Com

johnchow
3 11 51 6 19
48
Get Elastic: The Ecommerce Blog

roxyyo
5 76 131 27 69
49
Brand Autopsy
6 113 78 25 142 52
50
Andy Beard – Internet Business Systems

andybeard
5 15 141 47 28 112
51
The Buzz Bin

geoffliving
6 120 49 89 117
52
Sugarrae

sugarrae
5 13 171 59 35 60
53
HubSpot’s Inbound Internet Marketing Blog
5 126 135 23 26
54
Blogstorm

patrickaltoft
6 137 188 41 21 51
55
Marketing & Strategy Innovation Blog
6 286 41 27 52 50
56
The Harte of Marketing Blog

bethharte
5 20 137 109 84
57
Davefleet.com

davefleet
6 20 121 84 107 64
58
Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

andrew_chen
5 64 154 34 66
59
Personal Branding Blog

danschawbel
5 120 110 49 59 53
60
Whatsnextblog

whatsnext
6 180 36 52 123 70
61
CenterNetworks

centernetworks
6 304 87 40 31 30
62
Social Times

allnick
6 168 126 61 87
63
The Blog Herald

blogherald
4 214 17 24 21
64
Being Peter Kim

peterkim
6 270 63 51 72 33
65
Jaffe Juice

jaffejuice
6 228 24 45 152 47
66
Talent Imitates, Genius Steals

faris
5 74 37 57 199 66
67
Many-to-Many
4 39 17 137
68
The BrandBuilder Blog

thebrandbuilder
5 61 143 120 95
69
Friday Traffic Report

bendtheweb
4 56 191 30 23 79
70
Altitude Branding

ambercadabra
5 71 121 80 116 58
71
Bruce Clay, Inc.

bruceclayinc
5 131 168 20 118
72
Diva Marketing Blog

tobydiva
5 187 22 175 55
73
The Forrester Blog

forrester
5 131 129 82
74
Christopher S. Penn’s Awaken Your Superhero

cspenn
6 85 155 128 133
75
Strategic Public Relations

prblog
5 109 50 37 203 110
76
10e20
5 18 267 40 125
77
a shel of my former self

shel
6 304 25 115 68
78
Greg Verdino

gregverdino
5 109 48 71 168 85
79
PRBlogger

stedavies
5 85 95 61 161 99
80
The Social Media Marketing Blog

scottmonty
3 36 56 62 104 38
81
Techno//Marketer

mattdickman
5 113 71 68 162 86
82
Smart Mobs
7 304 12 150 73
83
The Jeff Pulver Blog

jeffpulver
5 85 47 131 98 75
84
Damn! I Wish I’d Thought of That!

sernovitz
5 204 77 127 74
85
Econsultancy – Digital Marketing Blog
6 204 186 45
86
Winning the Web

gyutae
4 23 227 68 36 55
87
The Future Buzz

adamsinger
4 46 205 66 51 49
88
Buzz Marketing for
Technology

pauldunay
5 120 134 74 126 83
89
Bloggers Blog

bloggersblog
5 187 65 65 92 142
90
NevilleHobson.com

jangles
5 304 32 64 105 54
91
Todd And…

toddand
5 89 112 169 141
92
ViralBlog

viralblog
5 146 150 77 75 103
93
Techipedia

tamar
3 2 164 58 84 58
94
Brent Csutoras

brentcsutoras
5 69 244 57 151
95
Dan Zarrella

danzarrella
5 180 199 86 41 43
96
360 Digital Influence – Fresh Influence
5 204 123 82 119
97
Brains on Fire
5 172 101 147 114
98
POP! PR Jots

jspepper
5 22 68 269 170
99
‘Cross The Breeze

crossthebreeze
5 78 144 250 64
100
Somewhat Frank

frankgruber
6 304 100 32 110 136

Note: The last five columns (Cm .. TA) show the relative score of a blog in a particular category. For example: Dosh Dosh was the 10th ranking blog when sorted on FeedBurner subscriber count. (Only the PR column shows the actual Google’s Page Rank.)

Legend

PR = Google Page Rank
Cm = Comments on blog
GL = Google search links
FB = FeedBurner count
AR = Alexa Rank
TA = Technorati Authority


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  • http://socialmediarockstar.com Brett Borders

    Jurgen,
    Awesome list, a lot of blogs on here I didn’t know about.
    I publish a social media blog that is gaining a huge amount of buzz recently. I try to keep the signal high, and filler & noise to a minimum:
    http://socialmediarockstar.com
    Please check it out if you’ve got a couple seconds.
    Thanks!

  • http://thelostjacket.com Stuart Foster

    Great list. Looks like a who’s who of my RSS feed. Definitely a few on there that I haven’t checked out before though. Oh and Brett’s blog (above) kicks a lot of ass.
    Thanks :)

  • Los Ter

    Doesn’t it strike you how reflexive this whole area of the web is… so many of the top blogs are about how to publish on the web?? Like you do better by creating the tips and tools for publishing (and publishing that) than actually publishing content…. bizarre.

  • http://greggrouppublishing.com greg group

    This is a great list with sites I have not tyhe pleasure yet. Thanks for sharing with the world. Soon, I will be on the list.
    http://greggrouppublishing.com

  • http://blog.andrewkinnear.com/ Andrew Kinnear

    Great List! Thanks Jurgen!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jurgenappelo Jurgen Appelo

    I got a question from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (from The Next Web) about the score for Techcrunch UK: http://uk.techcrunch.com/
    Apparently, I missed that blog. Techcrunch UK would have been #20 in the list. So people at The Next Web can be pleased… ;-)
    There are probably others I missed as well. I hope you will let me know!

  • http://thenextweb.com Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Thanks! Looking forward to the next list…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/peterkim Peter Kim

    Interesting use of metrics – I like that you incorporated comments as part of the evaluation.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/Freshspot David Meerman Scott

    Great work. I like your methodology, especially the inclusion of comments in the mix.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/clairecelsi Claire Celsi

    How can a “blog” without comments be first on your list? WOW.

  • http://www.socialmediamashup.blogspot.com Rob Murray

    I’m not so sure Seth Godin is about ‘social media’ in particular. More of a marketing generalist.
    Great list all the same. Actually I can’t see Scott Monty anywhere? One of the highest regard social media type out there.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jurgenappelo Jurgen Appelo

    Hi everyone, thanks for the kind comments!
    @Claire: I think a blog _about_ social media doesn’t need to be a social community itself. Like a blog about software development doesn’t have to involve live programming.
    @Rob: Scott Monty is at #80.
    Jurgen

  • http://www.whatsyourplace.com Tobias

    I agree – this IS the real thing. Well done! Will tweet and link back to it.

  • http://www.newintel.co.nz James Stewart – New Intel

    I’ve met the 7th and 10th top Social Media bloggers in the world!!
    @chrisbrogan
    @rww
    Huge fan on @mashable
    Great list dude and love the links to their twitters – would be great to see the amount of traffic you get from this!

  • http://marketingtechblog.com Douglas Karr

    Thanks for the recognition! I’ve worked hard for a long time to provide quality content for other marketers looking to break-through in social media. This feels great! I’m definitely in the company of masters!

  • http://www.jeffdwyatt.com Jeff D Wyatt

    Jurgen, I definitely second this one… social media rockstar is one of my only must reads these days.
    -Jeff
    @jeffdwyatt

  • http://uptownuncorked.com Leslie Poston

    Interesting analytics :) I agree with Peter that the incorporation of comments is interesting here.

  • http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com olivier blanchard

    Great list! Well done. :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jurgenappelo Jurgen Appelo

    Actually, I *did* include SocialMediaRockstar in the calculations. Unfortunately it ended up at #202, just outside the main list.
    Maybe better next time?

  • http://webmarketcentral.blogspot.com Tom

    Excellent list! Out of curiosity, did you consider the WebMarketCentral blog for the list?

  • http://www.theharteofmarketing.com Beth Harte

    Great job Jurgen! Along with everyone else, I love the addition of comments…I think they are a great indicator of community and the power of social media.
    I guess we’ll just need to give Seth a pass. Although I consider him just a great marketer, he’s not really engaged in social media (the concept, not the tools).

  • http://bashfoo.org Michael McDermott

    Nice list. While Seth gets the points, Chris Brogan is my pick for SM leadership through words and action.
    The next blog to get on this list:
    http://bashfoo.org

  • http://www.innovativemediapr.com Tom Cosentino

    An invaluable and informative tool. Thanks for providing.

  • http://brightfields.blogspot.com mike

    I enjoyed the list, and I think there is one other massive omission: scripting news (scripting.com). Dave Winer is the creator of rss and weblogs!

  • http://www.vijayinfo.in web design india

    Thanks u r information

  • http://uk.techcrunch.com/ Mike Butcher

    TechCrunch Europe is not bothered about social media consultants, FYI.

  • http://www.webartsense.com Website Design Company

    Great List!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jurgenappelo Jurgen Appelo

    NOTE FOR EVERYONE:
    The OPML file, which includes all the feeds of this list, is now available here:
    http://www.noop.nl/2009/07/top-200-development-and-social-media-blogs-opml.html
    You can use it to import the feeds in your favorite blog reader.

  • http://shaunjudy.com shaun judy

    This is a great list….I think I will bookamrk this in Firefox so I can surf my 100 blogs a day right from here.
    Shaun

  • http://www.contributemedia.com marcia stepanek

    Great list. Check out Cause Global: Social Media for Social Change, at http://causeglobal.blogspot.com

  • andreas

    Thanks for the list. Very good information..
    Two Voices | Two Guys

  • http://www.planetwebfoot.com Cheryl Hughes

    Great list, thanks for taking the time to put this all together, there are almost 30 on there I had never heard of but am looking forward to checking out!

  • http://www.myatabenefits.com/ American Trade Association

    This Blog is really nice and helpful. We hope our post will be useful for all visitors of this prestigious blog. Thanks….
    American Trade Association

  • http://www.encuentratujob.com.mx Alquma

    wow nice info.

  • http://tips-trik-blogger-wordpress.blogspot.com tips trik blogger wordpress
  • http://www.shopmail.com.br Joao Paulo Martins

    Hi, i am from Brazil, i want to say thanks, because here has a lot of interesting information, and i can learn.
    http://www.shopmail.com.br

  • http://www.fnseo.com noor

    Hi,
    Good work. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://inetseed.com John

    Tom. Yes This list is very informative when you want to see top ranks for blog sites. I will put this on good use for my site. Thanks
    Regards,
    John @ http://www.inetseed.com

  • http://masv.ru Lighting Designer

    Thanks a the presentation file!
    Such a great research!

  • john

    bvn

  • http://netasbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/ Nnetta

    This was very useful, especially because I’m just doing my MA in PR and I’m working on my dissertation and need lots of debates and contemporary info i can find on these blogs :)
    Have look also at my blog and my last post:
    Social Media Means of Life and video with Social Media and its impact on brands.
    http://netasbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/
    Thanx :)

  • http://agus-mustofa.com Dhar

    Great blogs on top of that, my blog, no nothing when competing with the blogs

  • http://www.cashinonsocialmedia.com Andy

    Awsome list, I wish someone would do this for every niche I’m interested in. Perhaps thats a job for after lunch.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Solar-Power-Brisbane solar power brisbane

    Thanks for the list guys

  • http://www.trinacle.com/services/social-media-management/ social media management

    That’s a great list of social media blog and amongst these I am huge fan of socialtimes as it keep on updating recent information.

  • http://www.offroadobsessions.co.uk Daniel

    I commented about this pointon blog a few weeks ago, they also are the ones about SEO too. its crazey realy. but i guess they are the ones that have been sat on the web fementing. some excellent blogs in this article though and some real genuine ones.

  • http://www.inkatechnology.co.uk Facebook Apps

    Wow, thanks for the recognition, and for introducing me to some new blogs to check out. Honored just to be considered. Thanks a bunch!

  • http://www.decoranding.com Tom

    Hé Jurgen,
    Very nice list dude! Appreciate the work and gonna make full use of it to update my email subscriptions ;-)
    One thing off-topic though…
    At the end of the day I seem to have this nasty mental bug to actually click links in stead of right-clicking – open in new tab…
    It would (imho) be a nice touch from your site (and imo an improvement to your very nice blog) to simply implement in the html of your outbound links the code target=”_blank” (f.e. [a href="http://www.[...].com”] target=”_blank”] ) so all these outbound links open in a new tab (you’ll probably lose less traffic aas well this way since people now on clicking automatically open tabs whilst being able to keep on scrolling through your page…)
    Just that, nothing more :-P Keep up the good work, got a new subscriber here.

  • http://www.angelagiles.com/ Angela Giles

    Seth’s Blog is definitely good. I’ve read a random post just now after browsing through the list and I’m stuck on it. Very interesting posts. No wonder it became number 1.
    -Angela Giles
    Social Media and Publicity DIVA
    Yes, I am giving away my 3rd edition Twitter Blueprint FREE, no strings attached. http://bit.ly/eQCkOk

  • http://www.conferencessoftware.com Joel

    Thanks for the list. That is awesome. :-)

  • http://www.soccermastermind.com Tommy

    WOW, what a great list….pitty I’ve found this in 2011. Still alot of hidden gems in this list.

  • http://www.obatbaubadan.com obat bau badan

    First time i visit blog. I found very interesting stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep update stuff regualry.

  • http://www.meg.com/social-media-marketing.html Social Media Strategy

    Excellent Collection of Blogs ! Thanks for providing this list, Its really very helpful for me. Keep it up..

  • JOSEPH RAFAEL

    How is online reputation different from SEO somebody from Internet Reputation Management company contacted me. Sounded like they are just a few SEO experts..

  • http://www.cygnismedia.com/ Parker

    this list have great site for seo
    thanks for giving this usefull list

  • mony