Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Bloggers

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t discover an insightful blog post about social media or Internet marketing written by someone I’ve never heard of. How many people out there are blogging these topics? I checked our media research database, and found profiles for more than 300 such bloggers. Who has time to keep up with 300 blogs? A group like that can turn your RSS reader into a part-time job. So, I wondered whose blogs are the most influential. Web metrics nerd that I am, I gathered some data and ranked them.

Let me put a disclaimer here: there’s a limit to the effectiveness of using any sort of statistics to gauge a person’s influence on other people. Influence is a subjective thing by nature, and I’ve read lots of brilliant posts by people who didn’t make this list. Some of these bloggers wield more influence in social media education endeavors outside of their blogs, such as conferences, Webinars, podcasts and white papers. Nonetheless, I thought this list might be helpful for all of us faced with limited reading time. I chose two metrics to weigh equally in this analysis: Unique Visitors per Month as calculated by independent providers like Nielsen NetRatings, and Total Inbound Links, as provided by Google. Some of these blogs are more focused on the topics of social media and online marketing than others; some also place emphasis on the technology industry at large. For me, nearly all of the blogs that made this list are worth keeping tabs on, as are many more. Here are the results.

Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Bloggers

1. ReadWriteWeb
2. Mashable
3. Seth Godin’s Blog
4. Scobleizer
5. How to Change the World
6. ChrisBrogan.com
7. Micro Persuasion
8. Successful Blog
9. Marketing Pilgrim
10. Logic + Emotion
11. The Viral Garden
12. PR Squared
13. The Buzz Bin
14. Conversation Agent
15. gapingvoid
16. Anil Dash’s Blog
17. Tasty Blog Snack
18. Being Peter Kim
19. Publishing 2.0
20. Rain City Guide
21. A Shel of My Former Self
22. PRNewser
23. Social Media Today
24. The Social Media Marketing Blog
25. SEOmoz Blog
26. Daily Blog Tips
27. Conversation Marketing
28. bub.blicio.us
29. Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits can use Social Media
30. Stephan Spencer’s Scatterings
31. Global Neighbourhoods
32. ReveNews
33. ideasonideas
34. Dosh Dosh
35. ConverStations
36. Design, Marketing, Social Media & SEO Blog
37. Noah Brier
38. One Degree
39. The Social
40. Culture Buzz
41. Greg Reinacker’s Weblog
42. ParisLemon
43. Graywolf’s SEO Blog
44. WinExtra
45. Small Business SEM
46. The BrandBox
47. Personal Branding Blog
48. Groundswell
49. Jim Kukral
50. Influential Marketing Blog
51. hyku
52. MediaFuturist
53. acidlabs
54. CK’s Blog
55. Bill Hartzer
56. Church of the Customer
57. adverlicio.us
58. SEO Chicks
59. Web Strategy by Jeremiah
60. ShoeMoney
61. Social Media Marketing Strategy, Tactics, and Tools
62. Social Media Explorer
63. What’s Next Blog
64. davefleet.com
65. Sugarrae
66. My Name is Kate
67. aimClear Blog
68. NowSourcing
69. Inside the Marketers Studio
70. The Visible Enterprise
71. The WebMarketCentral Blog
72. RKG Blog
73. Max Gladwell
74. Marketing Nirvana
75. SEO Smarty
76. Enterprise 2.0 Blog
77. optimize and prophesize
78. Blogstorm
79. PR 2.0
80. Instigator Blog
81. Hitwise
82. techPresident Blog
83. Every Dot Connects
84. Techipedia
85. brentcsutoras
86. Marketing Profs Daily Fix
87. Buzz Networker
88. LepoLand
89. Search Marketing Gurus
90. Collective Thoughts
91. Techno//Marketer
92. Sample the Web
93. Stuart Henshall’s Blog
94. ExperienceCurve
95. Greg Verdino’s Marketing Blog
96. Threeminds
97. Taming the Beast
98. The Relationship Economy
99. Winning the Web
100. Modite



  • Nate Nead

    Nice list.

    I'm a follower of Mashable, Scobleizer, and Logic + Emotion. There are still quite a few that I don't know on that list. We need more aggregation tools out there to bring all the multitude of info together.

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  • David Berkowitz

    I’ve scanned this and quite a few of my favorite bloggers on this list, so it’s a pleasure to be among them.

  • Kate Trgovac

    Thanks for pulling this list together! There is so much info to follow out there – good stuff! And, of course, am delighted (and no doubt biased) that One Degree and MyNameIsKate made the list :) Thank you!

  • Karl Long

    yes, popularity is not a great metric, but I don’t have a better one. In the end influence depends on WHO is reading your content, and not how many people are reading your content. Ironically popularity is the antithesis of how social media works, because social media favors niches not masses. That being said i’m glad to be on the list :) Cheers!

    http://twitter.com/karllong

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      I agree that popularity isn't the better metric, but in Social Meida it's hard to find another way to measure the effectiveness of a person.

  • Valeria Maltoni

    Check out that Conversation Agent blog. It might have a pulse :)

  • Matt V

    Great list, many familiar sites and a number of new ones to check out.

    Cheers,

    Matt
    @emailkarma

  • Dmitri Eroshenko, Relenta

    John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing must be on this list even if it was reduced to Top 10.

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  • http://us.cision.com Jay Krall

    Valeria, my apologies that your blog was inadvertently left off our list. I’ve added it in its rightful place. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  • Rebecca at Modite

    Thanks so much for including me on this list. I’m so pleased to be included with other great bloggers and look forward to discovering those I didn’t know before.

  • Brian Wallace

    Much appreciated for listing both NowSourcing and Collective Thoughts, we’re in good company here! I’m sure you would get some extra mileage on this post by creating blog widgets, just a suggestion.

  • Laurie Ruettimann

    This is a great list. Thanks for doing the work (I know it’s not easy) and helping us to expand our horizons!

  • Tom Pick

    It’s quite an honor to be in the same neighborhood with Shoemoney, Ann Smarty and Marty Weintraub among others – thanks! This is a great list to bookmark and share.

  • Stephen Collins

    Thanks very much for including me on this list. I do appreciate it and really hope I keep adding the value you expect from me.

  • Max Gladwell

    It’s great to be here. Thanks for including us.

  • Jay Deragon

    I was honored to find my blog included in your list along with a host of distinguished people of authority. Thank you very much.

  • Ashley K. Edwards

    Great list! What’s fantastic, too, is that along with being influencers and thought leaders in this space, many are great people.

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  • Dan Richards

    I follow many of the blogs on this list, but was surprised that the N2growth Blog didn’t make the list. You should check it out at http://www.n2growth.com/blog

  • michael atkinson

    Great list, thank you. I have also discovered a lot of good social media perspectives in newsletters, not just at destination sites. Is there a way to source newsletters and create another good list?

  • Gareth plummer

    Great list!!! Just what I needed.

  • Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach

    Excellent list! I’ll be checking this out one by one for my morning relaxation and adding them to my feed – thanks!

    Barbara

  • Barbara Rozgonyi

    Interesting how results vary by measurement from list to list. Although many top blog lists include Google inbound links as a metric, I think this is the first ranking I’ve seen that also includes NielsenNet Ratings. Thanks Jay!
    @wiredprworks on twitter.com

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    Is there a way to source newsletters and create another good list?

  • http://us.cision.com Jay Krall

    By researching traditional Web metrics like Unique Visitors per Month, along with social metrics like inbound links, you can create a list like this on any topic.

  • omchef

    excellent list!

  • http://us.cision.com Jay Krall

    Footnote: Joseph Jaffe's blog, http://jaffejuice.com, deserves inclusion here too, it's a great source of information on social media and new marketing.

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  • Paul McEnany

    I find this list to be not credible because I am not on it. :)

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    Great work! What is discuss here is one side of the coin, what about social media, isnt it a challenge to google

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  • Jay Deragon

    It is an honor to be considered for your list. Thank you for considering my post as worthy of being on the list with the others.

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    The problem with social media is… there are more people writing it than reading it. That isn't very social, huh?

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

    You're right jamesmn. More and more people are creating their own social media blogs. And the competition intensifies as new competitions join the crowd. But if you think about it, those bloggers gets to read each other's social media blog hoping to learn from one another.. And that's definitely very social.

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