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Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Blogs

By Jay Krall

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 Blogs

  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

 

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