Top 10 Blogs On Wordpress, Blogspot and Typepad Platforms
A First-Ever Look At The Top Blogger.com WordPress.com & Typepad.com Blogs
A First-Ever Look At The Top Blogger.com WordPress.com & Typepad.com Blogs
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Update August 10, 2016:

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My friends at Postrank unveiled yet another cool public tool this week. Postrank Labs now allows you to compare and contrast three separate websites based on their engagement scores. Consider it kind of a Compete.com view of a given blog or website’s engagement rather than traffic.

Something I noticed about Labs was that it also delineated out five subdomains within each website and scored their respective engagement score. This was the first I’d ever seen someone have the ability to determine differences between subdomains. Certainly, the information is there and accessible somehow (otherwise Postrank wouldn’t have it), but I’d not seen it yet.

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I’m sure some techy is going to make fun of me for not tapping into publicly available API data and cross-grid hexing some morpheous node to flip on the sphincter, but I don’t know how to do that, so put a sock in it and get back to your World of Warcraft, dork.

The division and comparison of subdomains is interesting, even exciting, because it gives public relations professionals, marketers and anyone else trying to determine which blogs are more important, impactful or influential the ability to do so within WordPress.com, Blogspot.com (Blogger.com) and Typepad.com blogs. If a blog is run from one of those services and is “hosted” or contained within the WordPress.com servers, for example, it appears as blogname.wordpress.com. When you typically run traffic or engagement reports on the domain, you get results for everything on WordPress.com which is essentially useless.

Being the general pain in the ass I can be, I asked Carol Leaman, Postrank’s lovely (and patient) CEO, if I might get my hands on the sub-domain data for the three services mentioned. She gave me that and then some. (So much so that I can’t possibly cover it in this post. Hint.)

Without further ado, here’s a listing of the top 10 blogs, based on cumulative Postrank engagement scores (look here to learn what that encompasses) for the last three months, of each of the three major blogging subdomains. To access more of the lists, you or your developer (provided they aren’t tied up with Lord of the Rings … heh) can apply for and access that data through Postrank’s API.

RankBlogger.comScoreAuthorTopic
1althouse.blogspot.com583664Ann AlthouseLegal
2http://www.simplystacie.net462474Stacie VaughanProduct Reviews
3https://mishtalk.com371812Mike ShedlockInvestments
4press-gr.blogspot.com329717Tolis VoskopoulosGreek Politics
5shakespearessister.blogspot.com298527Melissa McEwanPolitics/Pop Culture
6claycord.blogspot.com288925Mayor of ClaycordContra Costa Co. News
7googleblog.blogspot.com285463Google StaffOfficial Google Blog
8theimmoralminority.blogspot.com284178GryphenPolitics
9sbynews.blogspot.com271342Joe AlberoSalisbury (Md.) News
10spoilerslost.blogspot.com264054Dark UFOLost/TV/Pop Culture
RankWordPress.comScoreAuthorTopic
1citizenwells.wordpress.com206361Citizen WellsLegal/Current Events
2riverdaughter.wordpress.com171672RDPolitics/Current Events
3rebloggingns.wordpress.com166652Reblogging StaffPop Culture/Gay Issues
4aculturedleftfoot.wordpress.com166082Yogi’s WarriorArsenal Football Club (Soccer)
5educar.wordpress.com137065Paulo GuinotePortuguese Education
6ahestan.wordpress.com111565Omid HosainiMiddle Eastern Issues
7tennisplanet.wordpress.com85610Tennis Planet staffTennis
8theophylepoliteia.wordpress.com83526Not DeterminedRomanian Politics/Society
9panosz.wordpress.com80576PanosGreek Politics
10pequenosdelitos.wordpress.com77266PDPortuguese Adult/Pornography
Rank Typepad.comScoreAuthorTopic
1sethgodin.typepad.com274481Seth GodinMarketing
2economistsview.typepad.com179591Mark ThomaEconomics
3justoneminute.typepad.com140983Tom MacQuirePolitics
4daryllorettecafe.typepad.com118310Daryl LorettePersonal Blog/Issues
5failedmessiah.typepad.com93754Shmarya RosenbergOrthodox Judaism
6timesonline.typepad.com93562Daniel FinkelsteinLondon Times Columnist
7atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com85972Pamela GellerPolitics/Religion
8delong.typepad.com69298Bradford DeLongEconomics
9illinoisreview.typepad.com61757Dennis LaCombConservative Politics
10wilwheaton.typepad.com59339Wil WheatonCelebrity Blog/Writing

I found the lists interesting and have some thoughts that might bubble up, but I’m more interested in hearing your reactions. What do you think of the top blogs in each platform. Any surprises? Any anomalies? The comments are yours.

NOTE: Some of the blogs contain content that might be offensive or unsuitable for your tastes. Click through at your own risk.

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Jason Falls
Jason Falls is the founder of Social Media Explorer and one of the most notable and outspoken voices in the social media marketing industry. He is a noted marketing keynote speaker, author of two books and unapologetic bourbon aficionado. He can also be found at JasonFalls.com.

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