Weekend Fun – Domain Blog Rankings

September 14, 2008 · Print This Article

The well known and respected SEOMoz company has come out with a new tool to measure a blog’s popularity, known as the Trifecta.  According to SEOMoz, the Trifecta tool measures metrics to estimate the relative popularity and importance of a blog.  It does this by measuring factors such as the number of incoming links a blog has, how often a blog is mentioned on the web, and how much traffic a blog receives.

I thought it would be fun to apply this tool to domaining blogs and see what the results are.  So, I went through my list of blogs in the domainersphere and looked up the Trifecta score for each of them.

I thought the results were pretty interesting.  The top blog is, without much surprise, the DNJournal Lowdown.  A strong second place contender is The Frager Factor.

Also, when you look at the top scoring blogs, there is not really any surprise about which ones are in the top group.

A lot of blogs with lower scores are new blogs, and I am sure that their scores will improve rapidly over time.  The Namebio blog had a really low score, and I think this is because Justin changed the url over the last few days.

Obviously, the Trifecta tool is far from perfect and it has its limitations.

Without further ado, here are the rankings:

40 – 49
48 DNJournal
46 The Frager Factor

30 – 39
39 DomainTools Blog
37 DotSauce
36 CircleID
36 ICANN Blog
36 Inside Domaining
34 Domain News
34 dotMobi
34 Fractional Domaining
34 Logistik Labs
31 Domain Name News
30 Dot Ca Domains

20 – 29
27 Domain Name Dispute Blog
27 DNXpert
27 Elliot’s Blog
26 Seven Mile
26 The Domains
25 Whizzbang’s Blog
24 Anti-Cybersquatting Blog
23 Dev Mobi
23 Domain Bits
23 Rick’s Blog
23 Rick Latona
21 4 Letter Noob
21 Domain Flipper
20 Domainer’s Gazette
20 Dominik Mueller

10 – 19
19 Scott Fish
19 Domain Magnate
18 Direct Navigation
18 Dot Weekly
17 Simply Geo
16 Afternic DLS Blog
16 Dave Zan
16 FKA200
16 I Squatted Your EU
16 Names at Work
16 Success Click
16 Tia Wood
16 David Carter
15 Domain Pulse
15 Domainer SEO
15 Web Publishing Blog
14 Domainer Developer
14 Domaining Tips
14 Url Academy
13 Available Domain Names
13 Domain Parking Money
13 Domainer Pro
13 Is It Me Or Is Everyone Else Stupid?
13 The Hot Iron
13 Oz Domainer
12 DNZoom
12 DomainJunkies
12 Get Domains
12 Ms Domainer
12 Supernatural Agency
12 Good Url Bad Url
11 Domainer Income
11 DotMobiz
11 Green Taxi
11 Quad Letter Domains
10 Clicks and Bits
10 Come Domain
10 DN Cartoons
10 Jothan Frakes’ Weblog

1 – 9
9 Acro
9 Trend Domaining
8 DN Kitchen
8 Domain News 360
8 Domain Week
8 Predictive Domaining
8 Domaining
7 Domain Blog
7 Domain SEM
7 E3 Auction
7 Domaining UK
7 Electron
7 Mister.us
7 NNNNN Domains
6 Name Blog
6 The Critical Post
6 Unplain
5 MyID.ca
5 NameBait
2 Invest In Domains
2 Newfound Names
2 NameBio

Comments

16 Responses to “Weekend Fun – Domain Blog Rankings”

  1. Francois on September 14th, 2008 5:48 pm

    It’s funny, but I find it’s not very accurate of the popularity of the domaining bloggers.

    Let say we base the popularity in the number of clicks their headlines are getting in Domaining.com
    Then we get for the last 90 days, from the most popular to the less popular :

    The Domains
    DotWeekly
    Domain Name Wire
    Elliot Silver
    The Frager factor
    DNJournal
    Conceptualist
    URL Academy
    Domain Name News
    Rick Latona
    Domain Magnate
    DnExpert
    Trend Domaining
    Newfound Names
    David Carter
    DN Blogger
    Simply Geo
    NameBio
    Domainer Income
    Domain Flipper
    Rick Schwartz
    Julia Mackenzie
    Green Taxi
    Acro
    Dot Sauce
    Dominik Mueller
    Domain Bits
    YGrab
    Domainers Gazette
    Domainer Developer
    Michael Gilmour
    Bill Eisenmann
    Stephen Douglas
    Scott Fish
    4 Letter Noob
    Inside Domaining
    aeiou.com
    Domain Dispute
    Name Strategy
    Direct Navigation
    Anticybersquatting
    DNKitchen
    DN Cartoons
    Good URL Bad URL
    Quad Letter Domains
    Domain Columnist
    Domaining UK
    Afternic DLS
    eBusinessDomains
    NamesAtWork
    Mister US
    Fractional Domaining
    Dot CA Domains
    Domaining Tips
    Unplain
    fka200
    OzDomainer
    DomainWeek
    SEDO
    NameDrive
    Name.com
    NameWise
    Predictive Domaining
    WhyPark
    Dot Mobiz
    MyID
    DNZoom by BIDO
    Just Dropped
    Jothan Frakes
    The Critical Post
    IDN Focus
    IDN News
    TheBestBlogInTheWorld

    But this is not a good measure of popularity, some bloggers only create a post per week while other create several per day, so let do another data extraction and this time let’s rank by count(posts) / clicks.
    For the last 90 days we get:

    Rick Schwartz
    Rick Latona
    Stephen Douglas
    Newfound Names
    Elliot Silver
    Domaining Tips
    Julia Mackenzie
    DNJournal
    Domain Bits
    Acro
    Domainers Gazette
    Domain Flipper
    Name Strategy
    Conceptualist
    David Carter
    DN Cartoons
    YGrab
    OzDomainer
    Bill Eisenmann
    DotWeekly
    Michael Gilmour
    WhyPark
    Domain Name Wire
    Domainer Developer
    Unplain
    The Domains
    Simply Geo
    NameBio
    DNZoom by BIDO
    Inside Domaining
    eBusinessDomains
    DomainWeek
    aeiou.com
    Just Dropped
    4 Letter Noob
    Trend Domaining
    Jothan Frakes
    Domain Columnist
    Domain Magnate
    DN Blogger
    Afternic DLS
    DNKitchen
    Fractional Domaining
    The Critical Post
    Direct Navigation
    fka200
    Dot Sauce
    Dominik Mueller
    Anticybersquatting
    Quad Letter Domains
    URL Academy
    The Frager factor
    Mister US
    Name.com
    Domainer Income
    Predictive Domaining
    Domain Name News
    Domaining UK
    Domain Dispute
    DnExpert
    Scott Fish
    Green Taxi
    NamesAtWork
    SEDO
    Dot CA Domains
    NameWise
    NameDrive
    Dot Mobiz
    Good URL Bad URL
    MyID
    IDN Focus
    IDN News
    TheBestBlogInTheWorld

    And this one is so true and outlines so well what is happening.
    As I commented recently to a new blogger, what ever post the bloggers in the top of this list create you can be sure they will get hundreds clicks immediately while very interesting posts by no popular bloggers are often simply ignored. It’s hard to make a reputation, so easy to lost it!

  2. David J Castello on September 14th, 2008 6:42 pm

    DNJournal should be at the top of that list.

  3. admin on September 14th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Thanks Francois – very interesting stats!

  4. admin on September 14th, 2008 7:22 pm

    David, of course you’re right. Not sure how I managed to leave them off the list. I’ve amended that.

  5. admin on September 14th, 2008 7:35 pm

    Added in Url Academy as well.

  6. Ms Domainer on September 14th, 2008 7:46 pm

    *

    “DNJournal should be at the top of that list.”

    I agree. No one works harder than Ron Jackson in bringing to us the VERY BEST domaining info. His weekly sales report is a must-read for all domainers.

    *

  7. Mark Fulton on September 15th, 2008 1:31 am

    It’s nice to see all my favorite websites being promoted, even the lowest ranked websites on this list are regulars for me with great content.

    It looks like DotSauce scored fourth highest with 37! It is misplaced a little bit lower on the list. Still an honor to be included and a part of domaining.

    Here’s to Domain Bits getting bumped up!

  8. David on September 15th, 2008 7:55 am

    Hmm…interesting, to say the least. 🙂

  9. admin on September 15th, 2008 8:21 am

    Sorry about that Mark – fixed it.

  10. Seyi on September 15th, 2008 10:36 am

    If you have to fix a lot of errors in this post after publishing, why did you rank these blogs at all?….. I have a ‘ranking ticker’ my screen, there are lot of things that are not accurate in this post. Maybe I am missing something. I even found it more ridiculous that you rated everyone but your blog. This kind of misinformation is not fair to the hard working bloggers …you gotta give credit to whom it is due.. I must tell you, bro you better off not doing this ranking at all.

  11. admin on September 15th, 2008 10:54 am

    Thanks Seyi.

    I did in fact include my blog in the rankings.

    There were some errors, but I’m not a politician, and don’t have a problem with admitting mistakes and correcting them.

    Also, you should double check the title – the article is called “Weekend Fun”

  12. Conor Neu on September 16th, 2008 12:48 pm

    Very interesting post. I enjoyed Francois’ follow up as well. I’m sorry to see GreenTaxi fall when it goes to clicks/post, but it only inspires me to write better quality domain articles.

    Thank you for the encouragement guys!

  13. Chad on September 16th, 2008 2:55 pm

    Seyi – thanks for the laugh. May I recommend yoga?

  14. Stephen Douglas on October 13th, 2008 7:58 am

    Yo yo! How much do I owe you for placing me third on your list?

    “by count(posts) / clicks.
    For the last 90 days we get:
    RickSchwartz
    Rick Latona
    Stephen Douglas”

    I do pretty good just below the Two Ricks. Now that I know this, should I start posting nice articles just to calm down the enthusiasm, or do I increase the juice to overload the system?

    Stay tuned. Thanks for the post, hope it’s true!

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