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30 Most Popular Blogs | December 2008

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There are many blog popularity-ranking services on the web, but unfortunately, they all rely on only one piece of data for their rankings. Either link popularity, RSS feeds or some sort of traffic-ranking service. We at eBizMBA have decided that in order to get a more accurate picture we needed to combine data from multiple sources. So here, we offer the 30 Most Popular Blogs ranked by a combination of Inbound Links from Yahoo Site Explore (entire site not including internal pages), Alexa Rank, and Compete and Quantcast U.S. Unique Monthly visitor data. Blogs that are only a part of a non-Blog site are not included (i.e. Google Blogs).




1 | Gizmodo.com

8,501,344 – Inbound Links | 1,501,526 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 4,469,847 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 757 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




2 | TMZ.com

4,093,656 – Inbound Links | 3,806,178 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,200,000 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 827 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




3 | engadget.com

6,582,567 – Inbound Links | 855,052 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 547,327 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 592 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




4 | LifeHacker.com

3,905,798 – Inbound Links | 1,046,181 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 2,344,131 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,070 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




5 | HuffingtonPost.com

3,525,415 – Inbound Links | 773,290 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,306,486 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,824 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




6 | PerezHilton.com

1,328,151 – Inbound Links | 1,543,378 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 537,607 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 897 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




7 | Gawker.com

3,889,455 – Inbound Links | 558,858 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,320,937 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,837 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




8 | Kotaku.com

2,698,567 – Inbound Links | 626,423 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,852,105 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,226 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




9 | treehugger.com

1,201,672 – Inbound Links | 444,893 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 1,175,146 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,356 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




10 | ars technica.com

1,726,704 – Inbound Links | 688,327 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 348,177 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,789 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




11 | boingboing.net

4,047,978 – Inbound Links | 623,153 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 292,342 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,311 – Alexa Ranking.
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12 | TechCrunch.com

2,328,006 – Inbound Links | 218,585 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 115,730 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 635 – Alexa Ranking.
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13 | AlterNet.org

1,386,452 – Inbound Links | 361,811 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 965,772 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 8,512 – Alexa Ranking.
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14 | AutoBlog.com

4,238,315 – Inbound Links | 697,067 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 349,316 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,341 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




15 | DailyKos.com

3,417,148 – Inbound Links | 424,596 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 209,145 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,844 – Alexa Ranking.
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16 | Defamer.com

3,121,444 – Inbound Links | 345,548 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 754,615 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 13,239 – Alexa Ranking.
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17 | Wonkette.com

3,632,830 – Inbound Links | 165,023 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 538,106 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 21,547 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




18 | Mashable.com

760,020 – Inbound Links | 481,981 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 231,930 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,378 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




19 | joystiq.com

4,091,050 – Inbound Links | 452,639 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 183,035 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 3,963 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




20 | searchengineland.com

293,032 – Inbound Links | 258,892 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 200,018 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,132 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




21 | icanhascheezburger.com

213,727 – Inbound Links | 256,481 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 74,476 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,160 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




22 | downloadsquad.com

3,837,986 – Inbound Links | 261,171 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 42,275 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 7,507 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




23 | CrooksandLiars.com

1,858,034 – Inbound Links | 266,979 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 82,800 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 6,091 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




24 | GigaOM.com

1,480,159 – Inbound Links | 54,159 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 287,344 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,428 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




25 | SmashingMagazine.com

291,420 – Inbound Links | 210,845 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 17,099 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,892 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




26 | postsecret.blogspot.com

795,970 – Inbound Links | NA – Compete Monthly Visitors | 172,028 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 15,884 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




27 | AListapart.com

932,275 – Inbound Links | 77,175 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 16,869 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,840 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




28 | littlegreenfootballs.com

3,605,440 – Inbound Links | 87,268 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 47,863 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 21,187
– Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




29 | ReadWriteWeb.com

759,794 – Inbound Links | 45,436 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 15,738 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,542 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA




30 | dumblittleman.com

31,846 – Inbound Links | 135,991 – Compete Monthly Visitors | 21,611 – Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 24,227 – Alexa Ranking.
30 Most Popular Blogs | Posted 12/01/2008 | eBizMBA


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