Almightydad Top Dad Blog List – Updated
There is a new Top Dad Blogs List! Follow the link and you’ll find the list. We picked, from hundreds, the top 125. We’re sorry if we missed a worthy candidate. It’s difficult to aggregate this information, and we think we were quite accurate — nevertheless…
Also, stay tuned for the Top Mom Blogs list as well! That will be coming in the next few months (takes a long time to compile).
We have painstakingly graded 125 of the Top Dad Blogs, using publicly available 3rd party data:
• #1 on the list is Geek Dad from Wired Magazine with 234,522 points. The PageRank 8 and power of the Wired audience helps.
• #2 is Dads Divorce, pulling a score of 175,921, largely due to the 144,000 pages that Google sees for his site.
• #3 is Republic of T, coming in at 144,441 because of the 300,560 pages that link to his site– more than anyone else in the list.
Your score is a direct measure of how much power your site has with the search engines– and therefore, how much traffic potential you have. So a score of 60,000 is twice as strong as a score of 30,000. Notice we mentioned traffic potential as opposed to actual traffic. Some sites have a lot of power, but get little traffic because they don’t blog frequently enough, have usability issues, or otherwise are not making the most of what they have.
In creating this ranking, we used 10 public measures of link authority and traffic (see chart below). 60% of the score is due to linking factors such as PageRank and inbound links reported by Google and Yahoo!. The latest SEO experts survey by SEOmoz shows that 60-70% of ranking factors are due to off-site (not on your blogs) variables, so we wanted to approximate this. We chose to favor Google’s indexed numbers over Yahoo!’s, as Google is harder to game.
Because of sampling bias, sites that have low traffic will either not show up or have slightly different traffic measurements between competing rating services. For example:
• Yahoo! tends to report more pages indexed than Google and neither engine discloses the true number of pages they have indexed.
• The Google Toolbar PageRank is not updated often and is sometimes not a true measure of search power.
• Alexa is the most popular traffic measurement tool, but is highly skewed towards technology-focused sites. To keep ratings fair, we’ve divided your Alexa ranking into 30 million, which is about the number of sites worldwide that are being tracked by this service.
• Compete.com shows the traffic rankings for the entire domain, so blogs hosted at blogspot.com and typepad.com would otherwise have that entire site’s traffic counted as theirs. Compete.com shows blogspot as having 50.7 million visitors per month, so we’ve chosen to replace that figure with another ranking service when the Dad blog is on a shared blog platform.
So congratulations to the folks who made this list! It took us days of effort over a few weeks to assemble the data and provide this list to you. If you are not on the list, but would like to be added, please let us know. And if you are on the list, display your achievement proudly with a badge of honor! Get one here.
Here is the chart with the complete score information. Look for your numbers based on your ranking placement.