14.8.07

e-biz about blawgs

I'm always interested in what, according to the so called experts, are the most popular blogs. eBizMBA, instead of just link popularity, combined Inbound Links from Yahoo Site Explore , Alexa Rank, and Compete and Quantcast U.S. Unique Monthly visitor data to come up with their Top 30 for August 2007...

1 | Gizmodo.com
8,501,344 - Inbound Links | 1,501,526 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 4,469,847 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 757 - Alexa Ranking.

2 | TMZ.com
4,093,656 - Inbound Links | 3,806,178 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,200,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 827 - Alexa Ranking.

3 | engadget.com
6,582,567 - Inbound Links | 855,052 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 547,327 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 592 - Alexa Ranking.

4 | LifeHacker.com
3,905,798 - Inbound Links | 1,046,181 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 2,344,131 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,070 - Alexa Ranking.

5 | HuffingtonPost.com
3,525,415 - Inbound Links | 773,290 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,306,486 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,824 - Alexa Ranking.

6 | PerezHilton.com
1,328,151 - Inbound Links | 1,543,378 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 537,607 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 897 - Alexa Ranking.

7 | Gawker.com
3,889,455 - Inbound Links | 558,858 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,320,937 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,837 - Alexa Ranking.

8 | Kotaku.com
2,698,567 - Inbound Links | 626,423 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,852,105 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,226 - Alexa Ranking.

9 | treehugger.com
1,201,672 - Inbound Links | 444,893 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,175,146 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,356 - Alexa Ranking.

10 | ars technica.com
1,726,704 - Inbound Links | 688,327 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 348,177 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,789 - Alexa Ranking.

11 | boingboing.net
4,047,978 - Inbound Links | 623,153 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 292,342 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,311 - Alexa Ranking.

12 | TechCrunch.com
2,328,006 - Inbound Links | 218,585 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 115,730 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 635 - Alexa Ranking.

13 | AlterNet.org
1,386,452 - Inbound Links | 361,811 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 965,772 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 8,512 - Alexa Ranking.

14 | AutoBlog.com
4,238,315 - Inbound Links | 697,067 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 349,316 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,341 - Alexa Ranking.

15 | DailyKos.com
3,417,148 - Inbound Links | 424,596 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 209,145 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,844 - Alexa Ranking.

16 | Defamer.com
3,121,444 - Inbound Links | 345,548 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 754,615 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 13,239 - Alexa Ranking.

17 | Wonkette.com
3,632,830 - Inbound Links | 165,023 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 538,106 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 21,547 - Alexa Ranking.

18 | Mashable.com
760,020 - Inbound Links | 481,981 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 231,930 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,378 - Alexa Ranking.

19 | joystiq.com
4,091,050 - Inbound Links | 452,639 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 183,035 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 3,963 - Alexa Ranking.

20 | searchengineland.com
293,032 - Inbound Links | 258,892 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 200,018 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,132 - Alexa Ranking.

21 | icanhascheezburger.com
213,727 - Inbound Links | 256,481 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 74,476 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,160 - Alexa Ranking.

22 | downloadsquad.com
3,837,986 - Inbound Links | 261,171 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 42,275 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 7,507 - Alexa Ranking.

23 | CrooksandLiars.com
1,858,034 - Inbound Links | 266,979 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 82,800 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 6,091 - Alexa Ranking.

24 | GigaOM.com
1,480,159 - Inbound Links | 54,159 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 287,344 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,428 - Alexa Ranking.

25 | SmashingMagazine.com
291,420 - Inbound Links | 210,845 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 17,099 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,892 - Alexa Ranking.

26 | postsecret.blogspot.com
795,970 - Inbound Links | NA - Compete Monthly Visitors | 172,028 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 15,884 - Alexa Ranking.

27 | AListapart.com
932,275 - Inbound Links | 77,175 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 16,869 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,840 - Alexa Ranking.

28 | littlegreenfootballs.com
3,605,440 - Inbound Links | 87,268 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 47,863 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 21,187 - Alexa Ranking.

29 | ReadWriteWeb.com
759,794 - Inbound Links | 45,436 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 15,738 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,542 - Alexa Ranking.

30 | dumblittleman.com
31,846 - Inbound Links | 135,991 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 21,611 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 24,227 - Alexa Ranking.

Some of these I haven't visited yet, so that's what I'm going to do now.

7 comments:

The Swearing Lady said...

Lies and slander! Why amn't I in that list, eh? EH?

This your new home then, Mr. Scribe?

CyberScribe said...

Yup Sweary. I was thinking of one called 'the arse end of Ulster' ;-)

Alan in Belfast said...

Not again!!!

I feel like we should organise a house-warming to help you settle into your new --home-- blog.

Still sticking to Blogger?

PS: HTML comments aren't enabled so I couldn't do [s]blog[/s]

CyberScribe said...

Alan, I've to stick at this one for a year cause I splashed and rented/bought CyberScroll.Com for a while.I like using blogger and couldn't be bothered trying out typepad, wordpress or any others. I'm getting too old for all that, when you reach 35 you'll see ;-)

Thanks for mentioning html comments -I'll try and sort it

CyberScribe said...

just testing

Anonymous said...

The ranking in alexa shows the total traffic being generated in your website. There are various steps involved in improving ranking in alexa. First of all it is suggested to download the alexa toolbar. Then the content, which is written, should include write-ups on alexa search engine. But a low ranking on Alexa does not indicate that the traffic is not being generated on Google, Yahoo and MSN search engines. Given the fact that Alexa ranking for a site is calculated on the basis of how many visitors with the Alexa toolbar installed have visited that particular site, the results can be inaccurate most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Alexa.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. The Alexa rank is measured according to the amount of users who’ve visited a website with the Alexa toolbar installed. Alexa toolbar is an application developed by Alexa Internet. Its primary use is to measure website statistics. This toolbar collects as well as gives some valuable information. Once you install it, the Alexa toolbar monitors all your surfing and collects information about what domains you visit. They use this data to rank web sites. The traffic rank they assign to websites is based on 3 months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of other users and is a combined measure of page views and users. Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks use your blog’s Alexa rank as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If you depend on link or site selling as a form of monetization you’ll definitely want to increase your Alexa rank, because it’ll increase your bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing.