Perusing feeds for search marketing blogs this evening I noticed a claim/post by Rand about one million links to seomoz.org and that is indeed what Yahoo Site Explorer reports. The posts goes on to explain how to achieve such “linkableness” and ends with a collection of search marketing blogs and the number of inbound links for comparison.
Since Online Marketing Blog was not included in the list, I thought I’d throw up that same list with OMB included. You’ll see us sandwiched between John Battelle’s Searchblog and Search Engine Roundtable. Not a bad showing by any standard. Thank you to all the sites that have linked to us and especially our many new and long time readers!
- SEOBook.com – 1.7 million links
- SearchEngineWatch – 1.3 million links
- SEOmoz – 1.13 million links
- SEOChat – 955K links
- Battelle’s Searchblog – 606K links
- Online Marketing Blog – 522k links
- SERoundtable – 403K links
- SearchEngineLand – 300K links
- MattCutts – 371K links
- SearchEngineJournal – 332K links
- MarketingPilgrim.com – 181K links
- SearchEngineGuide – 176K links
- DaveN – 134K links
- Official Google Webmasters Blog – 105K links
- Shoemoney – 102K links
- HighRankings – 88K links
- Bruce Clay – 85K links
If you’re into lists and rankings of marketing oriented blogs, then be sure to check out these resources:
- Search Marketing Blogs by RSS Subscribers
- Todd And’s Power 150 Top Marketing Blogs
- Technorati Most “Favorited” blogs
- Technorati Most “Popular” blogs
- SEOmoz Ranking of 50 Top Search Marketing Blogs
- WDFM Best Search Marketing Blogs
No matter what list a blog is on, it really doesn’t matter after the first interaction readers have with the content. If the content isn’t doing it’s job to satisfy reader interests, then they move on. Lists are only useful for standing out to new readers looking for additional resources, not for retaining them.
It can be a challenging task to stay consistent with content creation and perform company responsibilities, but if the topic is of sincere interest it will show and subscribers remain loyal.