Top 25 Blogs About Blogging

Daniel Scocco

The “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging” list ranks blogs according to their Google Pagerank, Alexa rank, number of Bloglines subscribers and Technorati authority.

Each of the four factors range from 0 to 10, where 10 is the best score. The maximum total score for each blog, therefore, is 40. There will be monthly updates. Below the table you will find the details about the algorithm (check also the Top 25 SEO Blogs).

#1 Problogger 6 10 10 10 36
#2 Copyblogger 6 9 10 10 35
#3 John Chow 6 10 6 10 32
#4 Quick Online Tips 6 8 10 6 30
#5 Daily Blog Tips 5 8 7 9 29
#6 Lorelle on WordPress 6 8 6 9 29
#7 Dosh Dosh 4 9 5 9 27
#8 Performancing 7 8 1 10 26
#9 Weblog Tools Collection 6 9 5 6 26
#10 Blog Herald 6 7 4 9 26
#11 Blogging Pro 6 7 4 8 25
#12 Successful-Blog 6 6 4 8 24
#13 JohnTP 6 8 3 7 24
#14 Engtech 6 6 2 7 21
#15 Bloggers Blog 6 3 6 5 20
#16 Andy Beard 5 7 2 6 20
#17 ChrisG 5 6 4 4 19
#18 Converstations 5 3 5 6 19
#19 The Wrong Advices 5 4 1 5 15
#20 Business Blog Wire 6 2 2 4 14
#21 Alister Cameron 5 4 1 4 14
#22 Blog About Your Blog 4 5 1 4 14
#23 Blogtrepreneur 5 3 1 4 13
#24 I Help You Blog 4 3 2 2 12
#25 Blogging Book 6 1 3 1 11

Blogs considered: the list considers only blogs that have a high percentage of blogging-related content. Topics might range from blogging tips to monetization, from news to building communities or business blogs.

Google Pagerank (0 to 10): the actual Pagerank was used on the algorithm.

Alexa Rank (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on the Alexa Rank (i.e., 150k and up, 150k-100k, 100k-75k, 75k-50k) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

Bloglines Subscribers (0 to 10): Subscriber ranges were determined (i.e., 1-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

Technorati Authority (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on Technorati’s Authority rank(i.e., 1-100, 100-200, 200-400,400-600) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

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217 Responses to “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging”

  • Daniel

    Chan, Amit deals with a many different topics on the “Digital Inspiration” blog, that is why he was not considered for the list. (I love his blog, but the list needed to be objective and not subjective :)).

  • Fred Zelders

    Thank You Daniel!

    Question: Do you consider to serve a “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging” Reading List (OPML) in the near future?
    (OPML updated as your list updates?)

  • Thilak

    Gili: One thing i like about Everton’s blog is that he writes what he wants to write. I mean… his blog is like his mind, he writes whatever useful to him, which is pretty cool because we get to learn a lot from him.

  • Moses Francis

    Interesting list, thanks for compiling.

  • Thilak

    Thanks for adding me on the list, although, I didn’t expect it.

  • CHAN

    Haven’t seen labnol.blogspot.com why?

  • Ravi

    Nice Post

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  • Daniel

    Gili, I consulted Everton before publishing the list, and we were not sure if we could consider his blog a “blogging blog”. Sure it has very useful blogging tips, but that is like 25% of the content, he also deals with lots of different stuff.

  • gili

    What about Connected Internet?
    I believe Everton offered many useful blogging tips, and no doubt he deservers a place in the list.

    Gili

  • Stephen Welton

    Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

  • Darren

    no worries Daniel. Glad to be of assistance. There’s a couple of nice blogs in that list that I hadn’t seen before.

  • Daniel

    Darren thanks for clarifying, I will switch to your biggest feed on Bloglines now.

  • Darren

    also on the PR thing that Matt pointed out – Problogger’s PR seems to go up and down from 6 to 7 each time google updates – it must be sitting right on the edge between the two.

  • Darren

    Couple of comments – firstly on bloglines.

    I have different counts for different feeds. ie for one of my feeds I have 1250 or so subscribers, another 775, another 100 or so.

    The other thing is that I suspect older blogs will be ranked higher with this because of bloglines. These days more people use google reader so new blogs will have less people signing up with bloglines whereas a year or two back more people signed up with bloglines.

  • Matt Wardman

    I’m interested in the PR6 for Problogger. That was 7 previously

    In the last update a couple of the top UK political blogs were also downgraded from 7 to 6. There are now no UK Political Blogs above 6 as far as I know.

    Is Google rebalancing?

    btw. Could you publish your full algorithm.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • engtech @ internet duct tape

    @Daniel: thanks for the add! I’m not surprised to see you as #6… you did a very good job of targeting your blog as a niche and executing flawlessly.

    One interesting things about Bloglines numbers.. I think they’re skewed towards a blog’s age. If a blog was popular before Google Reader they’ll have more Bloglines subscribers. Google must have decimated that company.

  • Daniel

    Thanks Cory, I was surprised to see DBT in #6. I do recognize that some blogs below me are far better :), guess I was lucky with a good number of subscribers in Bloglines and a good Alexa.

  • Cory OBrien

    Great list! This will definitely be helpful on my search for new blogs.

    Congrats on making it to #6. You’re in good company.

  • Daniel

    Adnan, yeah I am using Bloglines because they report the numbers publicly.

    Engtech, just added your blog, I was not sure if we could consider it a “blogging blog” since you cover a lot of topics, but most of them are related to blogging in one way or another so there you go.

  • Adnan

    Hey Daniel

    Good post and thanks for adding Blogtrepreneur to the list.
    I think though that it should be Google Reader’s RSS which should be counted. I know there’s not a good way to measure these which is probably why you use Bloglines, but I only have a handful of Bloglines subscribers, whereas over 50% of my subs are Google Reader/Homepage.

    But great idea anyway.
    Adnan

  • engtech @ internet duct tape

    engtech.wordpress.com (now internetducttape.com)

    PR 6
    Alexa 6-7 (38,629)
    Technorati Authority 10 (1240-1290)
    Bloglines 2 (143 = 52+87+4, yay having three split feeds)

    = 24-25

  • Daniel

    Andy, yeah I am using the internal Bloglines number. For your blog it is 99. As soon as you reach 101 you will jump to another range.

    I guess that Firefox SEO API is quite outdated. Looks like is the same used by
    http://www.text-link-ads.com/blog_juice/.
    There I also have 183 Bloglines subscribers, and you have 52.

  • Andy Beard

    Trying a test that has just set my feed count to zero internally, but it will be interesting. Just need to write it up now

  • Andy Beard

    Maybe there is a different API call, but not every blog suffers from the same problem, and it might well be affecting you.

    I just checked, internally Bloglines are today reporting 99 subscribers.

    You are listed internally on bloglines as having 345 subscribers. SEO for Firefox is reporting 183, and that is most likely using the same API calls as your script, and the various monetization services.

  • Daniel

    Melissa, yeah I was surprised about Problogger not coming first also. It is mainly because of the (surprisingly) low number of Bloglines subscribers.

    Problogger has 25k total subscribers, but apparently only 750 are coming from Bloglines. Mightbe a mistake on Bloglines reporting, I will check with Darren.

  • Melissa

    I think this is the first time Problogger wasn’t listed first! Awesome list, lots of stuff I never knew about and some I’ve had bookmarked for a long time! I added the new ones to my bloglines.

    Another good one is About Weblogs. She hasn’t been around as long as some of the others but has some useful content.

  • Daniel

    Andy, for Bloglines I am using the number reported directly by Bloglines above each feed.

    My feedburner also reports a different number for Bloglines subscribers of DBT, but I can not access that number for all the blogs.

  • Andy Beard

    There is something wrong with your Bloglines script, because it is probably not handling merged feeds correctly.

    Feedburner currently lists me as having 106 Bloglines subscribers (yeah they are hard to come by), though many scripts report me as having only 52 for the last 4 months.

    Until Technorati stop counting links from theme publishers (they just kick them out of search results currently), lots of things are too easy to game.

  • Matej

    Dude that will rock you blog in terms of traffic 🙂
    Greta analysis, and i found some blog which i didn’t know about
    Thanks!

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