Top analyst blogs

03Nov09

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Within the analyst world the past year has been a dichotomy in the land of blogging. Whereas we have seen a surge in the number of analysts that have taken to this medium, it is contrasted with a decrease from the recognised ‘leaders’ in the frequency of which they post.

This new ranking system has fundamentally evolved since the last version to take into account the seismic shifts in the way people communicate online. The key changes relate to inbound links such as from Twitter as well as well as a combined Yahoo  / Google (3-month date limited) approach.

Whenever these lists are published, there are several points that always get raised which I will address now…

  1. This blog is not from an analyst. The argument as to whom is an analyst or a consultant is becoming largely moot. In my opinion if someone is independent and directly influences technology procurement then they are an analyst. I know this will cause a huge amount of disagreement but as an outsider looking in this is the way I see the market. This is not to say that some analysts have different strengths over others, it is more a case that I think as an AR pro, I need to monitor the lot of you.
  2. The blog is written by multiple authors. Some blogs have several analysts writing them whereas others do not. The merits of a single blog author is something that I personally favour as this allows me to understand the tone of blog without having to understand the many personalities that are associated with it. Regardless, for this table, my view has not been to argue this but merely to present the data.
  3. It is irrelevant showing all the blogs as I am only interested in a specific topic – bingo, that is exactly right. My suggestion to all AR pros is to identify which of your analysts are on this and only look at those. This list compiled from the newly updated analyst blog directory on Tekrati does not see to micro-segment but merely to list all blogs regardless of their speciality.
  4. Hey – you have forgotten to include this blog. Please let me know the name and if I will include it as an edit.
  5. Isn’t this just like TweetLevel but for blogs? Yep, this algorthim is part of a larger project to fully understand infleunce and engagement on the web. This methodology is part of BlogLevel.
  6. Will you be producing a league table for those on Twitter? Yes, next week.

Without further ado, congrats to everyone who is included and especially those who have managed to make the top 50 – this is an outstanding achievement. Of course, a huge pat on the back to ex-Forrester and now Altimeter analyst, Jeremiah Owyang for showing everyone how to combine blogs and twitter to tremendous affect.

Edit: Since this blog was originally posted the following blogs have now been added. A special congreats to Denis for jumping in at #2.

Rank

Blog Name

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2 Denis Howlett 16.8 4.5 8.1 12.5 23.5 65.3
40 Esteban Kolsky 9.6 4.5 5.0 7.5 19.1 45.7
57 GartenBlog 12.0 4.2 6.2 14.1 5.8 42.3
215 In Full Bloom 2.4 3.4 0.0 8.7 11.4 25.9

 

Rank

Blog Name

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1 Web Strategy by Jeremiah 14.4 5.7 12.0 24.0 27.5 83.6
2 Compete Blog 14.4 4.8 9.3 19.4 14.7 62.7
3 Workplace Learning Today 12.0 4.1 7.5 14.0 24.9 62.4
4 James Governor’s MonkChips 14.4 5.1 7.7 17.5 13.8 58.4
5 Virtually Speaking 16.8 4.4 6.6 8.7 21.7 58.3
6 Service-Oriented Architecture 16.8 4.8 8.7 14.2 13.7 58.2
7 StorageMojo 12.0 5.2 8.7 14.0 17.2 57.1
8 Storage Bits 16.8 4.4 9.6 0.0 26.4 57.1
9 Greenmonk Associates 14.4 4.5 6.9 13.1 16.7 55.6
10 Customer Experience Matters 12.0 4.5 8.0 17.5 13.4 55.3
11 People Over Process 14.4 4.6 7.3 16.4 11.4 54.1
12 Chilmark Research 12.0 4.1 7.7 14.4 15.9 54.1
13 Collaborative Thinking 14.4 4.7 7.5 14.1 13.3 53.9
14 Column 2 by Sandy Kemsley 12.0 4.4 9.1 12.4 15.4 53.3
15 DBMS2 – DataBase Management System Services 12.0 4.3 7.2 15.3 14.5 53.2
16 Dean Bubley’s Disruptive Wireless 12.0 4.3 6.5 15.8 13.8 52.4
17 A Software Insider’s Point of View 12.0 4.3 8.0 15.1 13.0 52.3
18 CMS Watch Trends and Features 14.4 3.4 3.2 20.0 10.4 51.4
19 James Bach’s Blog 9.6 4.5 7.7 17.4 11.1 50.2
20 Hitwise Intelligence 14.4 4.9 0.0 16.4 14.5 50.1
21 Deal Architect 12.0 3.9 10.2 11.8 12.2 50.0
22 GoMo News 12.0 4.8 10.3 11.1 11.3 49.5
23 IDC eXchange 14.4 3.8 5.5 14.7 11.0 49.4
24 Message 12.0 4.4 9.6 16.3 6.4 48.7
25 Identity and Privacy Strategies Blog 12.0 3.9 7.7 12.4 12.5 48.5
26 Outside Innovation 12.0 4.4 1.6 19.5 11.0 48.5
27 Forrester’s Interactive Marketing Blog 12.0 4.8 10.4 16.4 4.7 48.2
28 451 CAOS Theory 14.4 4.6 9.7 14.0 5.3 47.8
29 Gartner – Jim Sinur 12.0 3.2 5.0 11.8 15.8 47.8
30 Music Industry Blog 12.0 3.2 4.5 12.7 15.1 47.5
31 Enterprise 2.0 Blog 14.4 5.9 8.4 13.6 5.2 47.4
32 Brandon Hall Analyst Blog – Janet Clarey 12.0 4.7 5.0 14.2 11.3 47.2
33 Local Onliner 12.0 4.6 5.7 12.8 11.9 47.0
34 Securosis Blog 12.0 3.6 9.5 14.2 7.7 46.9
35 Forrester Blog For Information andKM Professionals 12.0 4.7 6.8 13.4 9.4 46.2
36 Forrester Blog for Consumer Product Strategy Professionals 12.0 3.6 9.5 10.8 10.3 46.2
37 Gartner – John Pescatore 12.0 3.4 6.6 11.8 12.3 46.1
38 Business Process and Applications Commentary 12.0 3.8 7.8 11.1 11.2 45.9
39 Local Media Blog 12.0 4.4 8.0 14.4 6.8 45.7
40 Always On Real-Time Access 9.6 4.4 6.4 14.7 10.5 45.5
41 Enterprise Anti-Matter 12.0 3.9 4.8 12.4 12.3 45.4
42 George F. Colony’s Blog: Counterintuitive 12.0 4.0 5.9 13.0 10.4 45.3
43 Vendorprisey 12.0 4.7 4.5 16.4 7.7 45.2
44 VideoNuze 12.0 4.3 8.2 13.2 7.4 45.0
45 Forrester Product Management Blog 12.0 4.1 6.1 13.4 9.5 45.0
46 Collaboration and Content Strategies Blog 12.0 2.7 7.4 12.0 10.6 44.7
47 Gartner – Allen Weiner 12.0 3.0 5.3 10.4 13.7 44.4
48 ThreatChaos 9.6 4.1 6.1 13.4 11.2 44.3
49 isen.blog 14.4 5.0 5.7 7.8 11.1 44.0
50 Market Strategies for IT Suppliers 9.6 3.9 4.8 9.1 16.5 43.8
51 Application Platform Strategies Blog 12.0 0.0 7.3 13.1 11.4 43.8
52 Gartner – Andrea Di Maio 12.0 3.0 9.3 11.4 7.4 43.2
53 Bryan Chapman 12.0 3.8 3.2 10.9 12.8 42.7
54 Data Center Strategies Blog 12.0 3.0 5.9 12.3 9.4 42.5
55 Gartner – Nick Jones 12.0 3.7 5.3 10.6 10.9 42.4
56 Contentblogger 14.4 4.0 4.8 12.7 6.5 42.3
57 Contentblogger(TM) – News Commentary 14.4 4.0 4.8 12.7 6.5 42.3
58 ThinkBalm – Immersive Internet Insights and Expertise 12.0 3.4 6.9 4.3 15.5 41.9
59 Gartner – Jeffrey Mann 12.0 2.3 0.0 9.9 17.4 41.5
60 tecosystems 14.4 4.2 0.0 17.0 5.8 41.4
61 Text Technologies 12.0 4.1 2.5 13.6 9.3 41.4
62 Yankee Group Blog 12.0 3.8 5.7 12.9 7.0 41.4
63 Gartner – Kristin Moyer 12.0 3.1 3.2 10.1 13.0 41.3
64 IT Infrastructure and Operations 12.0 4.0 4.8 11.3 9.1 41.2
65 Web Globalization Blog 12.0 3.9 3.2 11.3 10.6 40.9
66 New Communications Review 12.0 4.1 2.5 11.8 10.5 40.8
67 Forrester – The Future Of Agencies Blog 12.0 3.7 4.5 11.4 9.2 40.8
68 Cutter Blog 12.0 3.5 4.8 15.9 4.6 40.7
69 Gartner – Tom Bittman 12.0 3.7 6.6 13.0 5.5 40.7
70 Local Mobile Search 7.2 3.2 8.5 12.8 9.0 40.6
71 Gartner – Jim Holincheck 12.0 2.2 2.5 9.6 13.9 40.2
72 Deborah Schultz 12.0 4.0 3.7 12.4 8.0 40.1
73 Supply Chain Matters 9.6 4.3 3.2 10.5 12.4 40.0
74 BlogERP – Jim Holincheck’s HCM Software Blog 12.0 3.1 2.5 11.6 10.7 39.9
75 Gilbane Group Blog 14.4 4.2 1.6 11.8 7.8 39.8
76 Groundswell 0.0 5.1 0.0 17.0 17.7 39.8
77 Brandon Hall Analyst Blog – Gary Woodill 12.0 2.8 2.5 10.5 11.9 39.7
78 Forrester Blog for Customer Intelligence Professionals 0.0 2.5 3.2 17.9 16.1 39.7
79 Greg’s Storage IO Blog 9.6 3.3 3.2 11.0 12.5 39.6
80 Global Watchtower 12.0 3.9 5.9 12.6 5.1 39.5
81 Gartner – Neil MacDonald 12.0 2.9 5.0 10.3 9.2 39.4
82 Gartner – Thomas Otter 12.0 3.1 2.5 10.5 11.0 39.1
83 VisionMobile blog 12.0 3.8 6.1 12.5 4.7 39.1
84 Analytics Evolution 9.6 3.3 1.6 10.0 14.6 39.1
85 Gartner – Ray Valdes 12.0 2.0 0.0 9.9 15.1 39.0
86 HDTV Almanac 9.6 6.0 10.5 6.9 6.0 39.0
87 Gartner – Mark McDonald 12.0 2.4 4.1 9.5 10.9 38.9
88 The Enterprise System Spectator 12.0 4.5 4.5 12.2 5.5 38.8
89 BuddeBlog 12.0 3.6 2.5 8.9 11.6 38.6
90 Gartner – Greg Young 12.0 2.6 3.2 11.2 9.4 38.4
91 Gartner – Kathy Harris 12.0 2.2 1.6 9.7 12.9 38.4
92 Travel Technology 9.6 4.0 0.0 13.0 11.7 38.2
93 IT Blog Watch 14.4 5.0 0.0 12.4 6.1 37.9
94 Gartner Blog by Mike McGuire 12.0 2.1 1.6 9.2 12.9 37.8
95 The Future of Enterprise Software 12.0 4.1 3.2 9.5 8.9 37.6
96 View from Forrester 16.8 3.8 5.0 7.1 4.8 37.5
97 BriefingsDirect Transcripts 12.0 3.9 8.7 8.1 4.9 37.5
98 Gartner – French Caldwell 12.0 1.9 2.5 8.8 12.2 37.4
99 451 Take on information management, Too much information 14.4 3.4 1.6 13.1 4.9 37.3
100 Javelin Strategy and Research 14.4 3.6 0.0 13.6 5.7 37.3
101 Forrester: Application Dev & Prog Man. Profs 12.0 3.7 4.8 9.7 7.2 37.3
102 Judith Hurwitz’ Weblog 9.6 3.5 0.0 12.5 11.6 37.2
103 Gartner – Mark Driver 12.0 2.1 0.0 10.0 12.9 37.0
104 Gartner – Lydia Leong 12.0 3.3 3.2 10.7 7.6 36.8
105 Teblog 9.6 4.2 0.0 9.9 13.2 36.8
106 Gartner – Anthony Bradley 12.0 2.5 4.1 11.2 6.8 36.6
107 Opus Research 9.6 2.1 4.5 7.5 13.0 36.6
108 NPD Group Blog 14.4 3.7 4.1 10.4 4.1 36.6
109 Security and Risk Management Strategies Blog 12.0 0.0 3.7 11.2 9.7 36.5
110 The Guidewire 12.0 3.5 1.6 10.3 9.0 36.4
111 Kelsey Group Blogs 12.0 0.0 1.6 14.3 8.5 36.4
112 Spire Security Viewpoint 12.0 3.5 2.5 14.3 4.0 36.3
113 The Brampton Factor 14.4 1.0 0.0 18.2 2.8 36.3
114 Tech – Surf – Blog 9.6 3.8 6.2 10.6 6.0 36.2
115 The Hot Aisle 9.6 4.6 2.5 11.0 8.5 36.2
116 Gartner – Whit Andrews 12.0 3.2 1.6 10.2 9.2 36.1
117 The Outsourcing Blog Horses for Sources 14.4 5.0 0.0 11.5 5.3 36.0
118 Peter O’Kelly’s Reality Check 12.0 4.5 0.0 11.4 8.1 36.0
119 Gartner – Jim Lundy 12.0 1.9 0.0 8.8 13.3 36.0
120 Altimeter Group 0.0 3.0 6.9 13.7 12.3 35.9
121 Gartner – Tom Austin 12.0 1.8 2.5 9.4 10.1 35.8
122 Gartner – Mark Raskino 12.0 1.9 0.0 9.1 12.6 35.6
123 Forrester Blog For Enterprise Architecture Professionals 12.0 2.8 2.5 10.0 8.3 35.5
124 Gartner – Jeff Roster 12.0 2.1 0.0 9.2 12.2 35.4
125 Out of the Box 7.2 4.0 0.0 9.6 14.6 35.4
126 DisplaySearch Blog 12.0 3.7 3.7 11.2 4.6 35.2
127 THINK IT Services 12.0 3.8 3.7 9.7 5.9 35.0
128 kirkk.com 7.2 2.9 7.3 13.3 4.1 34.8
129 Parks Associates 12.0 4.0 0.0 12.6 6.3 34.8
130 Pattern Finder 9.6 3.8 1.6 10.4 9.4 34.8
131 Health Content Advisors 9.6 2.4 5.3 8.5 8.7 34.4
132 Gartner – Andrew White 12.0 1.8 1.6 10.5 8.5 34.4
133 Forrester: eBusiness & Channel Strategy Pros 12.0 3.2 4.8 9.8 4.5 34.3
134 Ron Shevlin’s Marketing Whims 12.0 4.5 0.0 15.1 2.6 34.2
135 Gartner – Brian Prentice 12.0 2.4 6.1 9.7 4.0 34.1
136 The Pervasive Datacenter 14.4 2.5 0.0 10.5 6.6 34.0
137 Gartner – Michael Maoz 12.0 4.2 1.6 0.0 16.0 33.8
138 Gil Yehuda’s Enterprise 2.0 Blog 7.2 4.1 6.4 3.3 12.9 33.8
139 Z Trek – The Alan Zeichick Weblog 9.6 3.9 3.7 10.9 5.7 33.8
140 The TEC Blog 9.6 3.5 3.7 10.9 6.1 33.8
141 Enterprise Search Blog 14.4 4.0 0.0 10.6 4.7 33.8
142 Gartner – Nick Gall 12.0 2.4 0.0 10.6 8.7 33.7
143 Jon Arnold’s Blog 12.0 4.7 3.7 7.4 5.9 33.6
144 All Aboard 12.0 2.8 0.0 12.2 6.6 33.6
145 Business Continuity – Pandemic Threat 14.4 4.1 1.6 7.9 5.6 33.5
146 James Kobielus’ Blog 12.0 3.6 5.0 8.2 4.3 33.2
147 Enterprise Mobility Matters 9.6 3.8 5.7 9.0 4.7 32.9
148 Security and Risk Management 12.0 4.0 0.0 11.3 5.5 32.8
149 Gartner – Frank Kenney 12.0 2.9 0.0 10.4 7.5 32.7
150 Analyst Xpress 12.0 2.5 3.2 10.8 4.3 32.7
151 Michael Fauscette 9.6 3.5 2.5 7.1 10.0 32.7
152 Laurie McCabe’s Blog 9.6 3.2 2.5 6.7 10.5 32.6
153 Plausible Deniability 12.0 3.3 2.5 11.4 3.4 32.6
154 Supernova Hub 12.0 4.3 7.1 3.8 5.3 32.5
155 Osterman Research Blog 9.6 3.9 0.0 10.0 8.8 32.4
156 Richi Blog 7.2 4.0 0.0 12.2 8.9 32.2
157 Executive Advisory Blog 12.0 2.6 2.5 8.0 6.8 32.0
158 Corporate Integrity, LLC 12.0 3.6 3.2 9.7 3.3 31.8
159 The Real Truth about Technology and IT 9.6 2.3 4.1 9.0 6.6 31.6
160 Ceci N’est Pas Un Bob 12.0 4.0 2.5 11.1 1.8 31.4
161 IDEAS Insights 9.6 2.9 5.0 8.8 4.8 31.1
162 Gartner – Andrew Frank 12.0 2.8 2.5 10.6 3.1 31.1
163 KnowledgeForward 7.2 2.9 4.8 11.1 5.1 31.0
164 Karen Hobert’s Connecting Dots 12.0 3.8 3.7 7.6 3.9 30.9
165 Forrester: Sourcing and Vendor Management Pros 12.0 3.5 0.0 8.2 7.2 30.9
166 Werblog 14.4 4.8 0.0 11.6 0.0 30.8
167 Gartner – Daryl Plummer 12.0 3.7 0.0 12.6 2.5 30.8
168 XML Technologies and Content Strategies 12.0 2.6 3.2 10.5 2.4 30.7
169 Gartner – David M. Smith 12.0 2.1 0.0 8.3 8.1 30.6
170 Gartner – Cameron Haight 12.0 2.8 0.0 9.9 5.9 30.6
171 Supply Chain Reaction 12.0 3.8 2.5 6.4 5.8 30.5
172 Brandon Hall Analyst Blog – Richard Nantel 12.0 3.8 0.0 11.1 3.6 30.5
173 Forrester Blog for IT Leaders in Asia Pacific 12.0 2.5 0.0 8.2 7.5 30.2
174 Attic Dust 12.0 0.0 4.8 3.8 9.6 30.2
175 Robin Bloor’s Blog: have Mac will blog 9.6 3.2 0.0 10.5 6.8 30.0
176 Gartner – Debbie Wilson 12.0 3.8 0.0 10.0 4.2 30.0
177 Irwin Lazar’s Real-time Blog 12.0 4.3 1.6 7.7 4.2 29.9
178 Gartner – Scott Nelson 12.0 2.0 0.0 3.8 11.8 29.7
179 Ferris Research 9.6 3.4 0.0 9.5 7.1 29.5
180 Richard Nantel 12.0 3.8 0.0 11.1 2.6 29.5
181 BriefingsDirect 12.0 4.1 8.4 0.0 4.7 29.2
182 Click 12.0 3.1 3.2 10.0 1.0 29.2
183 Consider the Source 12.0 3.5 1.6 7.4 4.8 29.2
184 Globalization Blog 12.0 3.7 0.0 9.1 4.4 29.2
185 Unified-View 12.0 4.3 0.0 8.7 3.8 28.7
186 Brandon Hall Analyst Blog – Tom Werner 12.0 2.8 0.0 7.9 6.0 28.6
187 Unified Communications Strategies 12.0 3.2 0.0 9.2 4.1 28.4
188 RedMonk Radio Podcast 12.0 2.6 0.0 8.7 5.1 28.4
189 INPUT Blog 9.6 1.8 0.0 9.1 7.9 28.3
190 Forrester Blog For CIOs 12.0 2.7 0.0 10.2 3.3 28.1
191 Blog Mike Ferguson 9.6 4.2 4.1 3.3 6.9 28.0
192 Network and Telecom Strategies Blog 12.0 2.0 0.0 8.4 5.5 27.9
193 Forrester Blog For Consumer Market Research Professionals 0.0 2.5 5.7 8.2 11.4 27.9
194 Fuld’s Competitive Musings 12.0 3.0 1.6 9.5 1.8 27.8
195 Amy Wohl’s Opinions 9.6 3.8 0.0 10.7 3.6 27.7
196 The Monash Report 12.0 3.8 0.0 9.4 2.4 27.6
197 Nucleus Research 14.4 2.3 0.0 7.5 3.4 27.6
198 Fern Halper’s data makes the world go round 9.6 3.2 1.6 10.2 2.9 27.5
199 Gartner – David McCoy 12.0 2.3 0.0 10.0 3.3 27.5
200 Gartner – Wes Rishel 12.0 2.4 0.0 9.5 3.5 27.4
201 Amy Wohl’s Opinions on SaaS 12.0 3.8 0.0 0.0 11.5 27.3
202 Celent Banking Blog 9.6 2.3 0.0 10.5 4.7 27.1
203 E-Communications and Community 12.0 3.7 0.0 8.1 3.3 27.1
204 Binstock on Software 12.0 0.0 0.0 13.0 2.0 27.0
205 CCS Insight Blog 7.2 2.6 0.0 10.1 7.0 26.9
206 Lux Populi 12.0 1.2 0.0 8.4 5.3 26.9
207 Thinking Global 12.0 3.4 0.0 7.2 4.1 26.7
208 Forrester Research – Customer Experience in Japan 12.0 3.3 0.0 9.9 1.4 26.6
209 Ironick 9.6 3.6 0.0 9.3 3.9 26.4
210 Lower (Carbon) Footprint 0.0 2.8 0.0 22.2 1.4 26.3
211 Gartner – Dan Sholler 12.0 2.0 0.0 6.4 5.8 26.1
212 elemental links 7.2 3.8 2.5 9.1 3.5 26.1
213 First Thing Monday 12.0 3.5 0.0 9.5 0.8 25.7
214 Gartner – Toby Bell 12.0 2.0 0.0 9.4 2.2 25.6
215 Data Management Strategies 12.0 2.6 0.0 6.7 4.1 25.4
216 Strategic Messaging 12.0 3.7 0.0 7.7 1.9 25.4
217 The Geo Factor 12.0 3.7 0.0 9.7 0.0 25.3
218 Gartner – Gene Alvarez 12.0 1.7 0.0 8.9 2.7 25.3
219 TelcoTV-View 9.6 2.4 0.0 11.2 2.0 25.3
220 Gartner – Adam Hils 12.0 1.8 0.0 6.4 5.0 25.2
221 Adam’s Heart Valve Surgery Blog 7.2 3.7 4.5 2.6 7.0 25.0
222 Gartner – Eric Goodness 12.0 1.7 0.0 9.6 1.7 24.9
223 Gilbane Events Blog 12.0 2.3 0.0 6.4 4.2 24.9
224 Home Theater View 7.2 3.6 10.5 0.0 3.7 24.9
225 eurotechnology.japan.blog 9.6 3.8 0.0 9.4 2.2 24.9
226 Software Memories 12.0 3.7 0.0 7.4 1.7 24.7
227 Mostly Enterprise Architecture 7.2 2.4 0.0 4.9 10.1 24.7
228 Connections 9.6 3.8 0.0 6.7 4.5 24.6
229 IT Depends 9.6 3.5 0.0 3.3 8.1 24.6
230 Gartner – Brian Gammage 12.0 1.7 1.6 4.6 4.6 24.5
231 Gartner – Dave Cappuccio 12.0 2.6 0.0 7.0 2.8 24.5
232 Insecure about Security 9.6 3.8 0.0 7.1 3.9 24.4
233 comScore Voices 16.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 3.9 24.4
234 doingITbetter 9.6 4.0 0.0 8.8 2.0 24.4
235 Gartner – Roberta Witty 12.0 2.0 0.0 6.4 3.8 24.2
236 MacehiterWard-Dutton 9.6 4.1 1.6 3.8 4.9 24.0
237 Celent Insurance Blog 9.6 3.2 0.0 7.6 3.7 24.0
238 Freeform Comment 9.6 3.5 0.0 8.4 2.5 23.9
239 Content Nation 9.6 2.2 0.0 7.7 4.3 23.8
240 The InfoCommerce Blog 9.6 3.8 0.0 7.2 3.1 23.7
241 NanoMarkets TOP Blog 9.6 3.6 0.0 9.3 1.2 23.6
242 fasol.blog 9.6 2.9 0.0 9.1 1.9 23.4
243 Gartner – David Norton 12.0 1.7 0.0 6.6 2.8 23.1
244 Gartner – Eric Knipp 12.0 2.0 0.0 5.7 3.3 23.0
245 Gartner – Debra Logan 12.0 2.1 0.0 7.5 1.3 22.8
246 Tom Raftery’s Social Media 9.6 2.7 0.0 0.0 10.5 22.8
247 Gartner – Richard Fouts 12.0 1.8 0.0 5.7 3.2 22.7
248 Cote’s Weblog 12.0 3.2 0.0 1.6 5.9 22.7
249 billtrippe 12.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 4.2 22.6
250 The Bourne Report 9.6 3.0 0.0 7.7 2.1 22.4
251 Gartner – Bruce Robertson 12.0 1.6 1.6 4.6 2.5 22.3
252 Gartner – Benoit Lheureux 12.0 1.6 0.0 5.5 3.2 22.3
253 NewMediaWise 9.6 3.4 0.0 9.2 0.0 22.1
254 Leadership Drives Business 0.0 2.9 0.0 12.2 7.0 22.1
255 IT BULLETins 12.0 3.9 0.0 4.6 1.5 22.0
256 Beagle Research 12.0 0.0 0.0 9.9 0.0 21.9
257 The Business of Talent 0.0 2.9 0.0 12.2 6.8 21.9
258 Berlecon Analyst Weblog 12.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 2.7 21.9
259 IT Services and Outsourcing 12.0 2.5 0.0 7.4 0.0 21.8
260 Gartner – Carol Rozwell 12.0 1.6 0.0 5.2 3.0 21.8
261 TeleGeography News and Analysis 14.4 2.6 0.0 2.6 2.0 21.7
262 Andy on Enterprise Software 9.6 2.7 0.0 6.7 2.6 21.6
263 Pike Research Blog 9.6 1.6 0.0 4.9 5.3 21.5
264 Localization Industry 411 7.2 3.4 0.0 10.0 0.9 21.5
265 Optimal Friction 7.2 3.2 0.0 7.1 3.4 20.9
266 Gartner – Donna Fitzgerald 12.0 1.9 0.0 3.8 3.2 20.8
267 Gartner – Michael Blechar 12.0 1.8 0.0 5.5 1.4 20.7
268 Blogging at Zinnov 4.8 0.5 0.0 7.0 8.4 20.7
269 Liquefying IT 12.0 3.8 0.0 0.0 4.9 20.7
270 iLocus 7.2 3.2 0.0 8.3 1.7 20.5
271 Gartner Voice 14.4 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.5 20.3
272 Contentblogger(TM) – Industry Events 9.6 1.9 0.0 7.7 0.9 20.1
273 Got Tannins? 9.6 4.1 0.0 4.9 1.5 20.0
274 Thinking Out Loud 12.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 19.9
275 Gartner – Phillip Redman 12.0 1.8 0.0 3.3 2.7 19.8
276 Chipworks Blog 9.6 2.9 1.6 0.0 5.6 19.7
277 Security Architect 9.6 2.7 0.0 4.6 2.7 19.6
278 what’s next? 9.6 2.8 0.0 4.6 2.5 19.5
279 Gartner – Van Baker 12.0 1.7 0.0 3.3 2.5 19.4
280 Thus Prate the IT Pundit 7.2 3.2 0.0 6.4 2.6 19.4
281 Open Reasoning 9.6 2.3 0.0 4.9 2.5 19.3
282 Technology Marketing Blog 7.2 3.0 0.0 6.1 3.0 19.3
283 Forrester Blog for Technology Sales Enablement Professionals 0.0 2.1 3.2 5.7 8.3 19.3
284 John Katsaros 7.2 0.7 0.0 6.7 4.5 19.2
285 Joel Orr’s World 7.2 0.7 0.0 6.7 4.5 19.2
286 Techaisle 7.2 1.9 2.5 4.3 3.2 19.1
287 The Bigger Truth 0.0 2.2 0.0 11.2 5.5 18.9
288 Gartner – Rob DeSisto 12.0 1.6 0.0 1.6 3.6 18.8
289 The Future of Publishing 9.6 3.2 2.5 0.0 3.5 18.8
290 Gartner – Brian Burke 12.0 1.7 0.0 3.8 1.2 18.7
291 Total Immersion 7.2 2.8 0.0 7.7 0.9 18.6
292 Mark My Words 9.6 3.5 0.0 0.0 5.4 18.5
293 No Jitter Weblog – Melanie Turek 12.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 4.6 18.5
294 No Jitter Weblog – Michael Finneran 12.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 4.6 18.4
295 Global Trends and Benchmarks 0.0 1.0 0.0 12.2 5.3 18.4
296 No Jitter Weblog – Irwin Lazar 12.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 4.8 18.2
297 No Jitter Weblog – Zeus Kerravala 12.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 3.5 18.1
298 Identerati 9.6 2.4 0.0 6.1 0.0 18.0
299 The Technology Garden 7.2 2.2 0.0 8.6 0.0 17.9
300 Steve’s IT Rants 4.8 0.6 0.0 12.5 0.0 17.9
301 Geosophical technologies 7.2 2.6 0.0 6.4 1.7 17.9
302 Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes 12.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 4.0 17.8
303 Jon Peddie Blogs 9.6 1.1 0.0 3.8 3.2 17.7
304 JPR Staff Blogs 9.6 1.1 0.0 3.8 3.2 17.7
305 No Jitter Weblog – Sheila McGee-Smith 12.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 4.5 17.6
306 Burton Group Inflection Point 7.2 3.5 0.0 4.3 2.6 17.6
307 Craig Mathias’s Blog 0.0 3.6 0.0 9.1 4.9 17.6
308 ABI Research Analyst Blogs 12.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 3.8 17.5
309 Learning on the Leading Edge 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.2 5.3 17.5
310 Mobile Insight and Search 7.2 3.3 0.0 6.6 0.0 17.1
311 No Jitter Weblog – Tom Nolle 12.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 17.0
312 Gene Phifer’s Personal Blog 7.2 1.2 0.0 8.7 0.0 17.0
313 Nothing to Declare 4.8 3.5 0.0 6.4 2.2 16.9
314 bit blue blog 7.2 3.3 0.0 6.4 0.0 16.9
315 Gartner – Frank Ridder 12.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 3.3 16.9
316 No Jitter Weblog – Brian Riggs 12.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 3.6 16.6
317 Keeping IT Grounded 9.6 1.7 0.0 5.2 0.0 16.5
318 Connecting the Dots 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 8.5 16.3
319 BPMS Watch 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 16.3
320 Communication Innovations 12.0 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.9 16.1
321 Gap Intelligence 4.8 2.7 0.0 0.0 8.6 16.1
322 Peter Christy 7.2 1.8 0.0 4.6 2.4 16.0
323 Jen McClure’s Ruminations 9.6 1.3 0.0 4.3 0.8 16.0
324 Gartner – Tole Hart 12.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 2.2 16.0
325 Gartner – Martin Reynolds 12.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.0 15.7
326 Gartner – Earl Perkins 0.0 1.9 1.6 8.0 3.8 15.3
327 Gilbane Publishing Technology Blog 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 15.2
328 The Analyst View 9.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 15.1
329 Shosteck Group Insights 9.6 1.0 0.0 3.3 1.0 14.9
330 Technology Pundits – Rob Enderle 9.6 3.3 0.0 0.0 1.9 14.7
331 Gartner – Donald Feinberg 9.6 1.6 0.0 0.0 3.5 14.7
332 The Saltworks 7.2 1.5 0.0 3.3 2.2 14.2
333 Compass Intelligence 7.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 3.3 13.9
334 Wicked Flavory 4.8 2.2 0.0 6.9 0.0 13.9
335 Marcia Kaufman’s Weblog 9.6 1.1 0.0 3.3 -0.2 13.7
336 On Target Embedded Systems 7.2 3.1 0.0 0.0 3.4 13.7
337 Rabkin’s ROI 0.0 1.5 0.0 3.8 8.3 13.6
338 Forrester Blog for B2B Market Research Professionals 0.0 2.3 0.0 5.2 6.0 13.5
339 Foro Empresarial 0.0 2.6 0.0 5.9 4.9 13.4
340 joygantic 4.8 2.3 0.0 5.5 0.8 13.4
341 Andreas Antonopoulos’s blog 9.6 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 13.3
342 WirelessView 7.2 1.1 0.0 4.9 0.0 13.2
343 IMHO 0.0 0.5 0.0 8.9 3.7 13.1
344 GigaOM Pro Blog 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.9 6.9 13.1
345 Innovating Government 0.0 3.2 0.0 8.7 1.1 13.0
346 Commvine 2.4 1.2 0.0 6.4 2.9 12.9
347 On Taget: Embedded Systems 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 5.3 12.9
348 TV Strategies 4.8 2.8 0.0 5.2 0.0 12.8
349 Burton Group Weblog 9.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.7
350 The Collaboration Blog 7.2 3.1 0.0 0.0 2.4 12.7
351 Chip Hatchery 7.2 1.1 0.0 0.0 4.4 12.6
352 Technology Pundits – Richard Doherty 7.2 3.3 0.0 0.0 2.0 12.5
353 iGR Weekly Blog 0.0 1.6 0.0 9.5 1.3 12.4
354 The Naked Chief Blog 7.2 0.5 0.0 1.6 3.0 12.3
355 The Innovation Zone 9.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.4 12.1
356 Cannell.org 0.0 3.4 0.0 4.6 3.9 12.0
357 Technology Pundits – Tim Bajarin 7.2 3.3 0.0 0.0 1.5 12.0
358 Open Source Unleashed – All Bets Off 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 11.9
359 MavBlog 7.2 0.6 0.0 1.6 2.0 11.5
360 Ted Ritter’s blog 9.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.6 11.5
361 Sageza Says 0.0 1.2 0.0 5.9 4.1 11.3
362 Digital Consumer 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.6 4.6 11.2
363 Strategy Analytisc – Digital Consumer 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.6 4.3 10.9
364 Enterprise Advocates 0.0 3.5 3.2 0.0 4.0 10.7
365 Jeff and Hennie’s Stuff 0.0 1.8 0.0 7.7 0.9 10.5
366 Retail PLM and Sourcing 4.8 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.1 10.5
367 Ben’s Tech Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1 4.3 10.4
368 NRG TechView research and analysis 7.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.5 10.3
369 Johna Till Johnson’s blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9 5.3 10.3
370 Lopez Research Blog 7.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.8 10.2
371 John Burke’s blog 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.6
372 Digital Media Bulletin 0.0 2.6 0.0 5.7 1.1 9.4
373 A Springboard to Services 7.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 9.2
374 alvear.com 4.8 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.7 9.1
375 DVR Bulletin 7.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
376 Views from the Bridge 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 3.2 8.5
377 Collaboration service news 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 7.9 8.4
378 Amy’s Food Adventures 0.0 1.9 0.0 3.8 2.5 8.3
379 JapanStrategy-Blog 0.0 2.6 0.0 4.3 1.2 8.1
380 Carl Gressum’s blog 0.0 1.0 0.0 4.3 2.5 7.7
381 Government IT Infrastructure Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 5.8 7.4
382 Product Value Management 4.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 7.3
383 Application Delivery 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 2.6 7.3
384 Gartner – Michael Hanford 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.6 2.9 7.0
385 MetaMurph’s Metasphere 4.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.5
386 Technology Pundits – Roger Kay 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 6.5
387 I of Innovation 0.0 1.7 0.0 3.8 0.6 6.2
388 Green IT Sourcing 4.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9
389 Cloud Computing Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 3.1 5.7
390 Annoying Design 4.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3
391 Thoughts From a Software IT Analyst 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.6 2.5 5.1
392 Key Analysis Research and Consulting – Blog 0.0 0.5 0.0 3.3 1.2 5.0
393 HealthTech Industry Perspectives 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9 4.9
394 Internet2Go – An Opus RAS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6
395 JBB Research Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6
396 Software Delivery news 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 3.8 4.6
397 The Changing Life Sciences Value Chain Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5
398 Executive Blog 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5
399 Health Plan Business and Technology Views 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 3.8 4.2
400 Big Picture 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 3.8

Methodology

I have taken the feedback I have received from the previous research and modified the methodology.

Scores are now calculated as follows:

Google PageRankGoogle PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that interprets web links and assigns a numerical weighting (0 to 10) to each site. High-quality sites receive a higher PageRank. The ranking uses the actual PageRank as part of its algorithm.

Yahoo Inbound Links [date unlimited]Yahoo counts the total number of inbound links that go directly to a blog. Each number was assigned to a range which was then used as part of the algorithm.

Google Inbound Links [3 months date limited]Google allows people to search the number of inbound links to a specific blog but limit this to a predefined date period. Similar to how Technorati only looks at six months of data, this method was used in combination with the Yahoo Inbound Link count to assess which blogs were considered to be important due to the number of links that came to them, but also currently relevant as measured by the limitations on the timescale. Each number was assigned to a range which was then used as part of the algorithm.

Google Reader SubscribersGoogle reader lists the total number of subscribers to a blog. I believe this is a more realistic number to that which Bloglines provides. Mihai Parparita confirms that “these numbers include subscribers across all Google services”. To account for people using other readers (e.g. Newsgator) it has been suggested that this number is multiplied by 3. Subscriber ranges were determined (i.e. more than 20, more than 30, etc.) and each range was assigned a number that was used as part of the algorithm.

Frequency of Posts – Updating relevant and interesting content frequently onto a blog will naturally cause more people to find this blog important. This score is established via Google Reader to understand the precise number of posts per week that the blogger makes. Frequency numbers were determined and assigned to a range that was used as part of the algorithm.

Date Last Blog Post Published – Working in combination with ‘Frequency of Posts’, this score mitigates against blogs that were once popular but haven’t been updated for a long time. The number of days since the last blog post was calculated and assigned to a range which was used as part of the algorithm.

Comments – A simple way to judge how valuable a blog is to other people is through the number of comments (where this is enabled) that visitors make. In a similar way to linking and subscribing this user requested service shows a significant value. The number of comments made over the last five posts were calculated and assigned to a range which was used as part of the algorithm.

Twitter Inbound Links – There are various online tools available to count the number of links inbound to a blog from Twitter. Backtype was used to count the number of these occurrences over the past five blog posts. The number of times this happened was calculated and assigned a range which was used as part of the algorithm.

Weighting – Each specific variable listed above was given a standard score out of 10. Using a weighting scale I varied the importance of the each metric to establish a blogs total score.

 

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