Welcome to yet another round-up edition. Last week I talked about Keyword research. We bloggers, receive more than half of our traffic through search engine referrals. Putting our keywords in front of other, to be specific, putting our links on Google’s first search page requires a lot of work. The basis and the direction of that work is set by keyword research.
This week, let’s talk about some non personal finance blogs that attract most visitors compared to any other blogs. Click on the respective banner image to visit the blogs. Remember they are not exactly by the order of daily visits. I picked up a few of the largest in their respective categories.
The most followed blog (in any category) by daily unique visitors is The Huffington Post? This is not really a personal blog, rather an industry in itself. Read for anything from gossip to tech gadgets. A news papers in form of a blog. A close competitor is Business Insider.
Although not really at the top tier in terms of traffic, but, Zen Habits is by far the biggest blog run by a single person. The simplicity of this blog is amazing and soothing. Don’t bother to offer a guest post to Leo Babauta, he’ll karate chop you to death. This blog could make you a better human being, take my word!
Mashable is second largest blog by number of visits per day. This is leading tech blog focused on Web 2.0 and Social Networking news. I didn’t know there’s so many tech savvy people around the world to make a tech blog as the second largest blog.
Gothamist is the largest blog focussed on a single city. Quiet rightly it focuses on the biggest city of a country with world’s largest internet users base. Follow the blog if you happen to be a New Yorker.
The biggest blog on Hollywood gossip is TMZ, this is not always high on social activities like Tweets and FB sharing by readers, unlike any other top blogs. Which gives me a feeling that most of the visitors don’t want to let others know about their love for celebrity gossip.
The largest politics centered blog is Boing Boing. I haven’t yet become a fan of this blog, I don’t think I have that much interest in politics from a writer’s point of view.
The largest blog for automobile sector is Auto Blog if I am given choice between a subscription to Car & Driver and Auto Blog, I will go for the blog.
The biggest hit in physical sciences is Physorg, if rockets and equation fascinates you, you often ponder about another livable planet out there, this blog could be the best fit for you.
My recent favorite and world’s largest photo blog, The Big Picture. Amazing photo quality and the range of the coverage make this a must followed. We all know that a picture speaks a thousand words, who wants the words if pictures are so amazing?
At the last, the largest blog on dating and sex related discussion, it’s OK Trends. The blogger posts once a month but, each of his posts is spell binding, he uses math to make dating fascinating
I would encourage you to check out the above blogs, you’d love them. I often wonder, can I be as big as them? Millions of visitors and thousands of comments and Facebook sharing?
Sources : Technorati, Time, Forbes and Blog Rank.
Edward Antrobus says
I’ll admit I was hoping to see a few more categories. As a food blogger myself, I’m always interested in other food blogs, especially successful ones (to see what I’m doing wrong).
Perhaps I would put together a second list with the categories I missed. Food for sure, then travel, photography sports..many categories still needs to be covered. Thanks for pointing this out.
LaTisha @YoungAdultFinances says
Most interesting is the fact that I haven’t heard of a few of those. No surprise that TMZ readers don’t share that they read the gossip. They’d rather hide and talk about it in secret, or gossip about it. lol
Actually we are heavily PF focused. All the blogs have so many things to offer to the rest of the bloggers.
101 Centavos says
Interesting blog picks, SB. The one about Fukushima was both surreal and sad. And the OKCupid one is just plain funny. I can see how it’s got an Alexa score of 753.
Glad you liked them
I like to read The Huffington Post and Zen Habits. Some of them I’ve never even heard about (such as Boing Boing and Gothamist.) Will check them out.
Yeah, they are category leader in their respective categories, worth a look.
Interesting list. Any reason why you think they are the best in their categories?
I never said they are the best, they are just receive highest number of visitors per day. They are category leader in terms of visits. Thanks for your comment.
Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter says
Interesting list. I haven’t even heard of some of these. I will have to check them out.
Few of them were new to me as well. Believe me I fell for all of them. Superior quality of blogging for sure, something we all can learn.
My best blog pick is http://www.glossymoney.com
I use to read Money Saving Mom but she seems so high and mighty now that I have given up on her blog.
If you have more than a million visitors a month you really can’t allocate time for your individual readers. I think crystal is now gasping for free time. Checked out glossy money. Please remember always that there will be only one original and rest duplicates.
excellent list,,,very informative,,,i wish i was a blogger too,,,,
Never too late to start!