Are these the 30 most popular blogs in the world today?

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top_30_blog_list.gifAccording to one research firm, other blog popularity-ranking services are flawed because they only use one or two measurements to calculate the most popular blogs.

They, on the other hand, use a schmorgasboard of statistics including inbound links from the likes of Yahoo and Google, Alexa (does anyone normal actually use their toolbar?), plus US unique monthly visitor data.

Spotting a fundamental flaw in this already?

Or, in other words, how many of those blogs are not US-based?

Admittedly, a lot of the biggest and most popular blogs according to most ranking services are American, and the usual suspects are at the top of the list. You know the ones: Gizmodo, TMZ, Engadget, LifeHacker, and The Huffington Post.

eBizMBA aren’t giving much away about exactly how they’ve mashed those numbers together to achieve the overall ranking, but I doubt Gizmodo will be complaining too much about being number one.

Yes, I know Tech Digest isn’t on there. You’re shocked, I can tell.

Maybe it’s time to compile a more up-to-date list of British A-list blogs.

The complete top 30 list is as follows:

1. Gizmodo.com
2. TMZ.com
3. engadget.com
4. LifeHacker.com
5. HuffingtonPost.com
6. PerezHilton.com
7. Gawker.com
8. Kotaku.com
9. treehugger.com
10. arstechnica.com
11. boingboing.net
12. TechCrunch.com
13. AlterNet.org
14. AutoBlog.com
15. DailyKos.com
16. Defamer.com
17. Wonkette.com
18. Mashable.com
19. joystiq.com
20. searchengineland.com
21. icanhascheezburger.com
22. downloadsquad.com
23. CrooksandLiars.com
24. GigaOM.com
25. SmashingMagazine.com
26. postsecret.blogspot.com
27. AListapart.com
28. littlegreenfootballs.com
29. ReadWriteWeb.com
30. dumblittleman.com

eBizMBA’s 30 Most Popular Blogs, August 2007

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