[There is a updated version of this post: Top Ranked Blogs: April 2007.]
Each time I put together this list it bets better. This time around I have taken the feedback from all of you and evolved the ranking and consideration process slightly (after all this blog is a active advocate for Voice of Customer!).
To be considered for the top blog rankings each blog should primarily be on the topic of Web Analytics (50% of greater number of posts) as judged by a qualitative review (by me) over the last couple of months and the blog should have regular posts during the same time period (the criteria is loose but atleast four to six posts so lots of wiggle room).
If you feel your blog should be on this list but is not please email me (blog at kaushik dot net), especially if you are a non-English blog (we want worldwide representation no matter what language you write in).
Here are the top web analytics blogs:
|Rank||Blog||Jan '07||Sept '06||Jul '06|
|1||Google Analytics Blog
by Jeff Gills
by Avinash Kaushik
|3||Web Metrics Guru
by Marshall Sponder
|4||Web Analytics World
by Manoj Jasra
|5||Eric Peterson's Analytics Weblog
by Eric Peterson
|6||Unofficial Google Analytics Blog
by Michael Harrison
|7||Increasing your website's conversion rate
by Robbin Steif
|8||Lies, Damned Lies…
by Ian Thomas
by Clint Ivy
by AurÃ©lie Pols
- To be on the list this time around you would have needed atleast 44 unique blogs to link to you, to be ranked #1 you would have needed 588 unique blogs to link to you in the last six month period.
- Mr. Thomas charges into the list at a respectable # 8 with his excellent blog Lies, Damned Lies. Welcome Ian.
- I am personally pleased that atleast one international blog on the list, the OX2 blog (but we request RenÃ© and AurÃ©lie to keep their valuable contributions coming!!).
- There are some impressive movers on the list as you can see.
Personal Best Blogs Ranking:
As I have done in the past I would like to present my own personal ranking of the best web analytics blogs in the last few months (using the criteria that they “Eat like a bird, and poop like an elephant”). I value their contributions because their add value by teaching all of us by sharing their wisdom.
#1: Commerce 360 Blog – Craig Danuloff
(Craig makes a repeat appearance on this list, this time as #1. I love reading Craig’s blog, his recent series on SEO, Search Engine Optimization, and SEM, Search Engine Marketing, is full of valuable wisdom. If you have a blog please link to Craig’s so that we can get him on the Top 10 ranking list!)
#2: Tracking Techniques – Chris Furlong
(I wish Chris posted a lot more because even from his few posts it is clear that he has tons of practical wisdom to share, as in his latest post: Reporting For Start Ups – Getting it right from the get go. I hope showing up here will be a small encouragement for Chris! :)).
#3: Immeria – StÃ©phane Hamel
(StÃ©phane’s blog provides another international, Canadian, perspective on Web Analytics. I am very impressed with his posts such as: Box plot and whisker plots in Excel 2007. Keep ‘em coming Mr. Hamel.)
Please read these blogs, sign up for their RSS feeds, and generally encourage the bloggers (it is a tough slog to keep a blog going with everything else in their lives and I am sure a word here and a word there is motivation enough to sustain all bloggers).
So what do you all think? What are your absolute favorite blogs? Who should be on the list but is not? Please share your feedback via comments.
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