Top 50 Web 2.0 Blogs

As a follow up to Top 60 Finance Blogs, I’ve put together this list of 50 Web 2.0 Blogs sorted by Alexa rank and Technorati (as of Feb 12, 2007).

What I’ve learned in making this list

Not surprisingly, high traffic blogs seem to be much better at getting the scoop on rumors and startups. Small traffic blogs seem to be more focussed on opinion and analysis. Reading through the list, you can almost link-track how information is announced in a popular blog, and then gradually filtered down and digested through the blog food chain.

I did find some surprisingly clever blogs that probably aren’t getting the attention they deserve. And I may blog about them, as I did with 10 Great Finance Blogs Flying Under the Radar. But generally speaking, the higher traffic sites blog several times a day, have inside access to industry events, and get the scoop first.

Alexa – What is it good for?

This list may set off a wave of Alexa-snarking. But while I fully admit that Alexa is not perfect, the new algorithm is much harder to game, and the mathematics of statistical probability sampling make Alexa far more accurate than bloggers like to admit.

So without further ado…

Top 50 Web 2.0 Blogs by Alexa Rank

1 Engadget.com/ TR: 5 (354,140 links from 25,951 blogs) A: 421
2 Techcrunch.com TR: 11 (65,483 links from 15,397 blogs) A: 473
3 Blogs.zdnet.com/ TR: 17 (41,858 links from 10,147 blogs) A: 681
4 Gizmodo.com/ TR: 9 (131,473 links from 15,695 blogs) A: 693
5 Seomoz.org/blog TR: A: 892
6 LifeHacker.com TR: 12 (58,452 links from 11,971 blogs) A: 976
7 Shoemoney.com TR: 98 (8,471 links from 3,646 blogs) A: 1,288
8 Radar.oreilly.com/tim/ TR: A: 2136
9 Problogger.net/ TR: 66 (14,170 links from 4,682 blogs) A: 2311
10 Mashable.com TR: 134 (16,015 links from 3,083 blogs) A: 2321
11 Valleywag.com TR: 116 (11,826 links from 3,325 blogs) A: 2914
12 Gigaom.com/ TR: 54 (21,142 links from 5,178 blogs) A: 3027
13 JohnChow.com TR: 500 (5,652 links from 1,733 blogs) A: 3,885
14 ReadWriteWeb.com TR: 82 (13,023 links from 4,156 blogs) A: 4273
15 Searchenginejournal.com/ TR: 459 (6,373 links from 1,812 blogs) A: 4365
16 SethGodin.typepad.com TR: 35 (17,888 links from 6,481 blogs) A: 5,138
17 Blog.guykawasaki.com/ TR: 60 (11,548 links from 4,977 blogs) A: 6106
18 Techdirt.com TR: 105 (18,487 links from 3,516 blogs) A: 6128
19 Tuaw.com TR: 93 (36,448 links from 3,857 blogs) A: 6570
20 Venturebeat.com TR: 955 (5,759 links from 1,274 blogs) A: 7001
21 Jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/ TR: 414 (3,786 links from 1,908 blogs) A: 7705
22 Calacanis.com/ TR: 390 (9,601 links from 1,975 blogs) A: 9346
23 Pronetadvertising.com/ TR: 343 (4,106 links from 2,095 blogs) A: 10214
24 Micropersuasion.com/ TR: 93 (11,374 links from 3,866 blogs) A: 11,017
25 Socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/ TR: A: 11064
26 CrunchNotes.com TR: 2,036 (2,037 links from 839 blogs) A: 20492
27 CenterNetworks.com TR: 6,453 (883 links from 416 blogs) A: 24828
28 Web2.wsj2.com/ TR: 2,349 (1,628 links from 773 blogs) A: 43,842
29 Go2web2.blogspot.com/ TR: 8,838 (771 links from 332 blogs) A: 49497
30 SomewhatFrank.com TR: 5,177 (984 links from 496 blogs) A: 52033
31 Opengardensblog.futuretext.com/ TR: 11,491 (623 links from 272 blogs) A: 77604
32 Texasvc.weblogswork.com/ TR: 24,753 (905 links from 138 blogs) A: 82833
33 Thelongtail.com/ TR: 971 (2,686 links from 1,262 blogs) A: 91828
34 Stephenfung.net/ TR: A: 93833
35 Web20workgroup.com/ TR: 16,262 (384 links from 201 blogs) A: 113295
36 Earlystagevc.typepad.com/ TR: 11,854 (515 links from 265 blogs) A: 142765
37 Straygeek.com/ TR: 404,407 (88 links from 10 blogs) A: 244185
38 Hackdiary.com/ TR: 15,825 (352 links from 207 blogs) A: 264498
39 Web2journal.com/ TR: 20,861 (2,538 links from 164 blogs) A: 272742
40 Ourfounder.typepad.com/ TR: A: 309143
41 Rolandtanglao.com/ TR: 23,443 (397 links from 146 blogs) A: 312538
42 Technosight.com/ TR: 36,803 (415 links from 95 blogs) A: 330216
43 Stevenberlinjohnson.com/ TR: 4,411 (1,301 links from 537 blogs) A: 341880
44 Whatsweb20.com/ TR: 117,864 (66 links from 32 blogs) A: 403481
45 Looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com/ TR: 56,404 (105 links from 63 blogs) A: 483135
46 Phaidon.philo.at/martin/ TR: 249,274 (33 links from 16 blogs) A: 491598
47 Troyangrignon.com/blog TR: 147,821 (85 links from 26 blogs) A: 578277
48 Alexbarnett.net/blog/ TR: 21,699 (4,725 links from 158 blogs) A: 585391
49 Planetweb20.com/ TR: 117,864 (84 links from 32 blogs) A: 827492
50 Jeremy.linuxbloggers.com/ TR: 66,837 (62 links from 54 blogs) A: 1411953

If I missed your Web 2.0 Blog, please add it to the comments! I am happy to update this list.

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5 Responses to Top 50 Web 2.0 Blogs

  1. Anthony says:

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