Avalanche’s Top 25 SEO / SEM Blogs – Week 1

Posted by Ben Wiese on October 16th, 2006

Looking to Keep up with the ever-changing world of Search Engine Marketing and Optimization? Each week we will post the “Top 25” SEO/SEM blogs, giving a nod to Viral Garden’s ever-changing rankings of the top 25 Marketing blogs for the idea.

  • Inclusion – somewhat subjective, since some blogs cover a variety of subject matter. Basically, we’re looking for the proponderance of the posts to be about SEO/SEM-related matters, regular posts, and a reader base that actively comments (promotes some discussion/controversy)
  • Distortion – Since our rankings are based purely on their Alexa rankings, we must note that some sites have tools, forums, etc. that may boost their Alexa rankings beyond the traffic coming for blog posts. We looked at Alexa’s “Where do people go on domain.com” for those subdomains where possible and made a judgement call. After all, building useful content to draw repeat traffic is a key of successful SEM so it is often difficult to separate what makes a brand popular.

Since this is week #1, there is a high probability that we looked over a few due to our own bias :( and the incestual nature of linking within the “inner circle” of top SEO blogs. We were a bit surprised doing the initial research as to the popularity of a few blogs (at least according to Alexa) that we don’t even read. Be sure make your case in the comment section for any SEO/SEM blogs we missed.

Top 25 SEO Blogs – Week #1

  1. Search Engine Watch Blog – 718
  2. SEOMoz – 1,071
  3. SEO Book – 1,138
  4. Matt Cutts Blog – 1,336
  5. Abakus – 1,491
  6. Shoemoney – 2,141
  7. Search Engine Roundtable – 2,336
  8. Treadwatch – 2,447
  9. SEO Black Hat – 3,250
  10. John Battelle – 5,654
  11. Text Link Blog – 6,239
  12. Graywolf – 11,900
  13. StuntDubl – 12,565
  14. Link Building Blog – 13,857
  15. Jim Boykin’s Blog – 14,507
  16. Marketing Pilgrim (Andy Beal) – 17,738
  17. David Naylor – 19,851
  18. Greg Boser’s Web Guerrilla – 29,635
  19. SEO Scoop – 29,900
  20. SEO by the SEA – 39,970
  21. Beanstalk SEO Blog – 52,302
  22. Stepforth SEO Blog – 53,181
  23. SEO Speed Wagon – 76,126
  24. Kim Krause – 89,737
  25. FishSEO – 113,462
  26. ——————————— Knocking on the Door ———————————
  27. TopRank SEO Blog – 145,153
  28. MartiniBuster – 147,012
  29. Search Engine War – 269,835

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