Cision Announces Top 100 Social Media, Internet Marketing and SEO Blogs of 2011
CHICAGO, April 15, 2011 Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry, announced 2011 s Top 100 Social Media, Internet Marketing and SEO Blogs.
The list was developed by Cision and social media expert Sarah Evans of Sevans Strategy, and based on the comprehensive Cision Media Database. The Top 100 is headed by Social Media Examiner, followed by Ignite Social Media, and last year s No. 1, Mashable.
The social media universe is still expanding and evolving, said Peter Granat, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cision North America. The bloggers and influencers who are the most powerful agents of change are not immune from this evolution. This year s Top 100 includes SEO blogs for the first time because of the convergence of online marketing, social media and SEO paid, earned and owned media. You can t talk about one without talking about the others.
Granat also noted that the Cision Top 100 is based on four distinct metrics from CisionPoint and Compete.com:
- Average unique visitors per month
- Average page views per month per unique visitor
- Average time (in seconds) per month per unique visitor
- Average visits per month per unique visitor
Our Top 100 measures more than unique visitors, he said. It takes into account the quality of the dialogue that s taking place and the relationships that are being formed to determine the most trusted influencers and the most engaged communities.
The Top 100 list can be seen in its entirety on CisionBlog. The top ten sites:
- Social Media Examiner
- Ignite Social Media
- Search Engine Land
- SEOMoz Blog
- Local SEO Guide
- Hubspot Internet Marketing Blog
- Occam s Razor
- Find and Convert
People can easily follow all Twitter conversations involving the Top 100 by clicking on Cision s Top 100 Twitter list.
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.