The Top 10 YouTube Video Bloggers

One of the most popular sites today is and one of the biggest reasons for its huge popularity is thanks to video bloggers. While there are plenty of ‘all-stars’ when it comes to video blogs, we wanted to see who the top were. With that said, we have put together a list of the Top 10 YouTube Video Bloggers.

With some of those on our list first starting way back when YouTube first launched, it is no wonder that they have exploded in popularity. While some may consider them only ‘online’ celebrities, many have used their online influence to land roles on Television shows as well as becoming ‘household’ names. From getting your news to having a few laughs, these video bloggers are the best at what they do.

For our list, we analyzed the video bloggers based on 4 categories: 1. YouTube Channel Views, 2. Subscribers,  3. the number of videos they have and 4. how many months they have had an active YouTube account.  All traffic statistics were drawn from and are current as of August 29, 2009.

  1. Fred

    Description: Lucas Cruikshank or what he’s better known as, Fred Figglehorn, was one of the first YouTube video bloggers. Through his comedic videos which feature voice editing that creates his high-pitched tone, Fred’s channel was the first YouTube channel to gain over 1 million subscribers. Aside from his online popularity, Lucas has also made guest appearances on shows like iCarly as well as CNN and The Tyra Banks Show. Lucas has also launched his own merchandise for anyone looking to own their own ‘Fred.’

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    Channel Views: 60,568,726

    Subscribers: 1,375,515

    Videos: 44

    Months Active: 46

    Total Score: 5.922

  2. nigahiga

    Description: No list would be complete if we didn’t include Ryan Higa (aka. nigahiga)! From his awesome rendition of Twilight in just minutes to bringing us the “Word of the Day – Pwned“, you don’t have to look far to figure out why people love his videos so much. He is also in an exclusive category when it comes to YouTube ’stars’ as he is #1 Most Subscribed User on YouTube of all-time as well as boasting over 1 millions views on each of videos. Be sure to  also check out his most recent work, Ninja Melk!

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    Channel Views: 48,477,006

    Subscribers: 1,424,656

    Videos: 41

    Months Active: 37

    Total Score: 4.978

  3. sxephil

    Description: Since 2006, Phillip DeFranco or sxephil, has been lighting up YouTube channels with his entertaining video blogs. Currently the #8 most subscribed YouTube channel, Phillp DeFranco isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind and always has a fresh take on what’s current. Phillip also has a great website going where you can find not only his video blogs embedded, but also some great content. Be sure to check out

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    Channel Views
    : 20,619,754

    Subscribers: 595,943

    Videos: 353

    Months Active: 35

    Total Score: 2.935

  4. KevJumba

    Description: Inspired by Dave Chapelle and his love for stand-up comedy, KevJumba is one of our favorite YouTube video bloggers. Aside from his always entertaining videos, KevJumba uses his creativity to find new was to interact with his fans. From challenging Baron Davis on and setting up the JumbaFund (every month JumbaFund donates all the revenue earned from Youtube to a charity of your choice), KevJumba is the real deal. 

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    Channel Views: 19,313,232

    Subscribers: 629,408

    Videos: 49

    Months Active: 37

    Total Score: 2.624

  5. CommunityChannel

    At number 5 on our list is the beautiful Australian born, Natalie Tran. Also known as the star of CommunityChannel, Natalie Tran has re-invented ‘multi-role’ skits. Taking on many different roles in her video skits, Natalie offers something for everyone. She is the #1 most subscribed YouTube user in Australia as well as the #3 most subscribed female in the world.Follow CommunityChannel on Twitter!

    Channel Views: 19,924,629

    Subscribers: 407,280

    Videos: 178

    Months Active: 35

    Total Score: 2.584

  6. itschriscrocker

    Description: One of the fastest growing names on YouTube is none other than Chris Crocker. Chris brought to us one of the most viewed videos on YouTube (28 million views + ), simply titled “Leave Britney Alone!” While some contest that it is all just an act, one thing is for sure: Chris Crocker is here to stay. Featured on numerous media outlets like Maury, Fox News and Jimmy Kimmel Live, itschriscrocker fans continue to grow in numbers with no intentions of slowing down.

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    Channel Views: 21,414,204

    Subscribers: 253,348

    Videos: 131

    Months Active: 30

    Total Score: 2.394

  7. HotForWords

    Description: Coming in at #7 is probably the hottest video blogger online, Marina Orlova. So what is the key to her success? Aside from her good looks, Marina has turned learning into a fun and entertaining process. Her love for words and its origins led her to start HotForWords in 2007 where she teaches users about the origin of words. Since 2007 she has also launched her own website along with her new book entitled Hot For Words: Answers to All Your Burning Questions About Words and Their Meanings. Aside from her fame online, Marina can also be proud to say that she is the World’s #1 Sexiest Geek as voted by Wired Magazine in their  “Sexy Geek of the Year Contest” contest.

    Since people keep asking us what “Viralogy” actually means, perhaps this is a case for HotForWords!

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    Channel Views: 14,547,899

    Subscribers: 254,056

    Videos: 483

    Months Active: 30

    Total Score: 2.322

  8. MileyMandy

    Description: It was only about time before Miley Cyrus joined YouTube and now that she has, it looks like shes on a path to #1. After just a year and a half on YouTube, Miley and friend Mandy Jiroux have grown almost astronomically in numbers since their first video. Aside from her hit TV show, Hannah Montana, and her pop music success, Mandy and Miley have brought ‘reality TV’ to a whole new level. From their homemade videos, fans can see a side to Miley that they never knew of.

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    Channel Views: 22,508,259

    Subscribers: 451,786

    Videos: 33

    Months Active: 18

    Total Score: 2.199


    Description: Winner of the YouTube award for Best Commentary in 2007, Michael Buckley has grown to become one of the biggest celebrity gossip video blogs online. If their is something funny in the world of celebs, you can be sure that Michael will be on it. While it may seem like all fun and games, Michael Buckley has found a way to make money from his extremely popular videos. One of the best parts about WHATTHEBUCK is also his ability to say it like it is. While most may not want to offend celebrities or make fun of them, Michael Buckley lets viewers know what’s on his mind.

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    Channel Views: 10,664,917

    Subscribers: 554,411

    Videos: 345

    Months Active: 27

    Total Score: 2.079

  10. VenetianPrincess

    Description: When it comes to music video parody’s, VenetianPrincess is one of the best. Since 2006, VenetianPrincess has been cranking out hit after hit and it’s all paid off. With good looks and a great sense of creativity, it is no wonder she is the #1 most subscribed female on YouTube (Approximately 53 Million YouTube Females) and also has won several awards for her Miley Cyrus video spoof, “7 Things (Guys Don’t Have To Do.)“Among the awards, they include being part of The Top 10 Viral Videos by PC World Magazine in 2008 as well as one of the most favorited videos on YouTube. Oh, did we mention she she won the title of Miss YouTube in April of this year?

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    Channel Views: 10,268,188

    Subscribers: 551,262

    Videos: 102

    Months Active: 35

    Total Score: 2.012

The Top 20 Food Blogs That’ll Make You Hungry Part I

Whether you’re looking for a new dish to make or looking for new ways to spice up your own, this weeks list is sure to help you out! This week we bring you a special treat with The Top 20 Food Blogs That’ll Make You Hungry. When I first started putting together the list, right off the bat I knew that this list was going to be jam packed full of great blogs. In response to this, instead of our usual Top 10, I decided to do a Part I and Part II to our list for a combined Top 20.

One of the great things you will notice about our list is the great diversity in topics that each cover. While the list focuses on the Top Food Blogs, each blog has its own unique personality and focus.

As usual in our rankings, we analyzed the blogs based on three categorizes: 1. Blog Site Traffic, 2. Technorati Authority, and 3. the number of linkbacks that the site had. All traffic statistics were drawn from analytics.

As the title mentions, these blogs are not only the best of the best, but they also have the tendency to create feelings of hunger while reading them. While we couldn’t fit all our favorite blogs on this list, please feel free to tell us your favorite food blogs!

  1. 101 Cookbooks


    Description: If you are only going to read one food blog, 101 Cookbooks makes a strong case as to why it’s number one. If you want to find something absolutely amazing to cook, this is the place to start. 101 Cookbooks not only makes cooking fun, but also easy!

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    Visitors Last Month: 285,064

    Technorati Authority: 1,171

    Linkbacks: 11,100

    Total Score: 252.57

  2. Chocolate & Zucchini


    Description: Chocolate & Zucchini is one of my favorites. Not only does it introduce some great dishes and recipes, it also goes in-depth on topics such as what time of year certain dishes are best to what occasions you should make them for. Be sure to check them out!

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    Visitors Last Month: 42,027

    Technorati Authority: 1,116

    Linkbacks: 12,300

    Total Score: 269.38

  3. Serious Eats


    Description: You can’t say you know food until you’ve checked out Serious Eats. Once there, you can find everything you need to know about food. With new content always being released from various contributors, Serious Eats is a must read for food enthusiasts.

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    Visitors Last Month: 555,173

    Technorati Authority: 1,422

    Linkbacks: 9,820

    Total Score: 238.77

  4. Smitten Kitchen


    Description: Through a combination of images and text, Smitten Kitchen brings a fresh new side to food. Smitten Kitchen is almost a sure shot at making you hungry and wanting to throw on an apron and cook something!

    Visitors Last Month: 181,467

    Technorati Authority: 1,595

    Linkbacks: 9,890

    Total Score: 234.25

  5. David Lebovitz


    Description: Started by ex-pastry chef David Lebovitz, his self-titled blog, David Lebovitz, takes a little bit of creativity along with an international touch and mixes into something special. From its international appeal to its high-quality images, this is sure to land on readers favorite list.

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    Visitors Last Month: 92,689

    Technorati Authority: 713

    Linkbacks: 9,070

    Total Score: 197.99

  6. Simply Recipes


    Description: As its name suggests, Simple Recipes is just that. Here you will find some great recipes for every occasion. Finding that one recipe for that special occasion just got easier. Don’t forget to bookmark it!

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    Visitors Last Month: 513,666

    Technorati Authority: 178

    Linkbacks: 8,580

    Total Score: 29.13

  7. Delicious Days


    Description: To say that Delicious Days is awesome might just be an understatement. Starting from its clean cut design, Delicious Days leaves its readers hungry and wanting more. Anyone looking to start their own food blog needs to check Delicious Days out!

    Visitors Last Month: 68,728

    Technorati Authority: 1,554

    Linkbacks: 7,030

    Total Score: 173.40

  8. Orangette


    Description: For those of you who call yourself “food aficionados,” you definitely need to check out Orangette. Orangette offers wonderful content as well as some tantalizing dishes.

    Visitors Last Month: N/A

    Technorati Authority: 1,240

    Linkbacks: 6,490

    Total Score: 154.6

  9. Chez Pim


    Description: Voted as one of The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs, it doesn’t take long to see why. Chez Pim is full of vibrant content and beautiful photos. As with any blog, content is king. At Chez Pim there is no doubt that it’s one of the best when it comes to food. Check it out!

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    Visitors Last Month: 15,713

    Technorati Authority: 365

    Linkbacks: 6,920

    Total Score: 146.094

  10. La Tartine Gourmande


    Description: If La Tartine Gourmandie had no text and only had their photos left, they might still make our Top 20 list. That is how great this blog is. La Tartine Gourmandie offers savory recipes and eye catching images all in one place!

    Visitors Last Month: 17,867

    Technorati Authority: 325

    Linkbacks: 6,160

    Total Score: 130.148

The Top 10 Travel Blogs To Help You Travel The World

With the summer season underway, that means that it’s time to start planning. Whether it’s that weekend getaway you’ve been looking forward to or that trip to Europe, we’ve put together The Top 10 Travel Blogs To Help You Travel The World. From knowing when the best time to travel is to where the best surf is, the blogs on our list are sure to make your travels are fun and exciting.

While well known blogs Gadling, Gridskipper, and Jaunted did not make our list, it’s only because we wanted to focus our attention to the blogs that help make travel a little easier and that deserve some attention.

In our rankings, we analyzed the blogs based on three categorizes: 1. Blog Site Traffic, 2. Technorati Authority, and 3. the number of linkbacks that the site had. All traffic statistics were drawn from analytics.

  1. The Cranky Flier

    Description: If you want to know all their is about airlines, airports and air travel, The Cranky Flier is where you should start first. The Cranky Flier offers its readers some great analysis on airlines as well as airport travel.

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    Visitors Last Month: 12,186

    Technorati Authority: 127

    Linkbacks: 2,150

    Total Score: 45.938

  2. Travel Blog


    Description: This is definitely one of my favorites simply because the concept behind it is great! Travel Blog is a unique, free online travel diary for travelers across the world. From great articles about expeditions in the jungle to trips to the pyramids, Travel Blog has something for everyone.

    Visitors Last Month: 404,340

    Technorati Authority: 479

    Linkbacks: 1,020

    Total Score: 43.182

  3. A Luxury Travel Blog


    Description: Written by Dr. Paul Johnson, A Luxury Travel Blog focuses on topics like the finer aspects of travel as well as information on luxurious hotels and resorts. If you are looking to spend your travels in the lap of luxury, be sure to check this blog out!

    Visitors Last Month: 8,359

    Technorati Authority: 37

    Linkbacks: 1,490

    Total Score: 30.813

  4. VagaBlogging


    Description: Written by Rolf Potts, VagaBlogging offers its readers a fresh new take on travel with awesome content! Anyone who reads this blog is sure to spend some quality time at his site. You can’t read just one post!

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    Visitors Last Month: 5,995

    Technorati Authority: 90

    Linkbacks: 1,420

    Total Score: 30.396

  5. The Perrin Post Travel Blog


    Description: Great content with some amazing photos. While many people like to read blogs because of the great content, I enjoyed looking through The Perrin Post Travel Blog because of the photos. For each blog post, their is an awesome photo to go with it!

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    Visitors Last Month: N/A

    Technorati Authority: 217

    Linkbacks: 1,300

    Total Score: 30.34

  6. Upgrade: Travel Better


    Description: As its name suggests, Upgrade: Travel Better is for “the traveler looking to maximize comfort, style, and convenience, while getting a great deal.” This is a great blog because of the helpful tips it provides as well as updating its blog many times a week which keeps its readers engaged and up to date!

    Visitors Last Month: 31,555

    Technorati Authority: 95

    Linkbacks: 1,310

    Total Score: 29.13

  7. Travel Rants


    Description: Need to know where the best place to go during vacation season is? Or how about where you can find that last minute deal on plane tickets? Look no further than Travel Rants. Don’t believe us? Find out yourselves and join the fun!

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    Visitors Last Month: 9,852

    Technorati Authority: 101

    Linkbacks: 1,300

    Total Score: 28.342

  8. Travel Post


    Description: Knowing where to stay or how long can be difficult for many, but our friends over at Travel Post have helped make our lives a little easier with their great hotel lists and tips/advice. Planning for a trip just got easier!

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    Visitors Last Month: 372,450

    Technorati Authority: 18

    Linkbacks: 429

    Total Score: 21.101

  9. Traveling Mamas


    Description: When visiting Traveling Mamas you can’t help but love reading it! Traveling Mamas inspires women to get out there and explore the world. From tips on how to spend vacation wih the kids to finding time for those weekend getaway, you are sure to finding something useful and interesting!

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    Visitors Last Month: 28,644

    Technorati Authority: 136

    Linkbacks: 586

    Total Score: 17.317

  10. Word Hum Travel Blog


    Description: At the World Hum Travel Blog, you will never miss a beat when it comes to travel news. Staying up to date with the world and how travel is changing is easy with the World Hum Travel Blog!

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    Visitors Last Month: 75,937

    Technorati Authority: 0

    Linkbacks: 640

    Total Score: 15.279

The Top 10 Personal Development Blogs You Wish You Knew About Earlier

When people think of what the top personal development blogs are they commonly think of blogs such as the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss or Zen Habits. While these are great blogs that offer some top notch content, their are plenty of other great personal development blogs that not everyone has heard of. We realized this and decided to put together a list of the Top 10 Personal Development Blogs You Wish You Knew About Earlier. While some people may recognize some of the blogs on our list, for those of you who still haven’t discovered them we hope you enjoy them!

One of the biggest reasons why people read blogs is because they want to get advice or information on a particular topic. Personal development blogs are extremely important to the online community because of the service it provides for many people. From teaching others how to maximize their efficiency, to helping others find what they are passionate about, personal development blogs are a great learning tool.

For our list we focused primarily on blogs that have the potential to be ‘household names’ in the blogosphere. Taking into account the blogs site traffic as well as it’s Technorati authority and the number of linkbacks that the site had, we were able to come up with our list. While our list only highlights 10 blogs, there are still plenty more out there for you to find!

  1. Life Clever


    Description: Life Clever is a personal development website geared toward designers. It offers great tips and advice on topics ranging from your career to your personal life. Be sure to check it out!

    Visitors Last Month: 38,442
    Technorati Authority: 143
    Linkbacks: 712

    Total Score: 24.17

  2. Marc and Angel Hack Life


    Description: At Marc and Angel Hack Life you can find awesome practical tips for productive living. With an original point of view on various topics, you are sure to find something useful and insightful at their site!

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    Visitors Last Month: 43,805
    Technorati Authority: 163
    Linkbacks: 618

    Total Score: 23.68

  3. Life Optimizer


    Description: As the title implies, Life Optimizer is for anyone who wants to live life to the fullest. Life Optimizer has built a following around them by teaching people how to live life through personal development and growth

    Visitors Last Month: 25,679
    Technorati Authority: 195
    Linkbacks: 610

    Total Score: 20.82

  4. Illuminated Mind


    Description: We interviewed Jonathan Mead a while back and we knew that his blog was special. And we were right. At Illuminated Mind, you can find creative and entertaining blog posts that offer a new angle on personal development! If you don’t believe us, go check it out!

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    Visitors Last Month: 26,228
    Technorati Authority: 181
    Linkbacks: 592

    Total Score: 20.28

  5. Productivity 501


    Description: One of the great things about Productivity 501 is its dedication to the quality of its’ content. Through original publications, Productivity 501 teaches it readers tips and tricks on how to increase personal productivity. With their goal to bring high quality content to their readers, it’s no wonder they made our list!

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    Visitors Last Month: 17,737
    Technorati Authority: 122
    Linkbacks: 546

    Total Score: 16.62

  6. Litemind


    Description: What is the most powerful tool you possess? If you said your mind then you should definitely check out Litemind. At Litemind you will find new ways to fully develop your potential through a more efficient use of your mind.

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    Visitors Last Month: 43,563
    Technorati Authority: 100
    Linkbacks: 321

    Total Score: 16.43

  7. Urban Monk


    Description: Urban Monk goal is to “provide a free companion in your personal development journey inwards into yourself and outwards into the urban world – modern life, entwined with ancient spirituality.” Urban Monk brings a fresh new outlook on personal development with a great message!

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    Visitors Last Month: 10,865
    Technorati Authority: 88
    Linkbacks: 591

    Total Score: 15.58

  8. Jonathan Fields


    Description: Don’t know how to balance work and play? Then you have to check out Jonathan Fields blog to get all the best tips and advice on everything from entrepreneurship to your career.

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    Visitors Last Month: 18,224
    Technorati Authority: 208
    Linkbacks: 295

    Total Score: 13.41

  9. Change Your Thoughts


    Description: To change the way you live and do things can be hard. At Change Your Thoughts by Steven Aitchison, he provides great ways to help make personal development easier. Some of the topics covered at his blog include: Finance, relationships, career, spiritual beliefs, and health.

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    Visitors Last Month: 15,459
    Technorati Authority: 53
    Linkbacks: 407

    Total Score: 12.04

  10. The Change Blog


    Description: One of my personal favorites, The Change Blog offers great advice and tips that everyone can relate too. If you are looking to make a change in your life this is a great place to start!

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    Visitors Last Month: 11,110
    Technorati Authority: 115
    Linkbacks: 336

    Total Score: 11.06

Top 10 Political Bloggers

So I think I spent over 5 hours researching political blog posts!  There are so many; I couldn’t even believe the sheer number of them scattered across the internet.

Here at Viralogy, we focus on the individual and not the company.  Therefore, all company political blogs were automatically out, and I also decided to exclude any group blogs or those with multiple writer and editors.  I did not let party affiliation affect my rankings at all.  To narrow down the field further, I started selecting only blogs that had a Twitter account attached to their blog.  I did this for a while until I realized that many political bloggers don’t have a Twitter account.  I decided to include bloggers with or without Twitter account so that I could rank the best possible content up against each other.

In the end, I was left with 40 political blogs that went through the Viralogy algorithm.  The following are the Top Ten Political Bloggers that survived the rigorous Viralogy treatment. There were some amazing bloggers like Michelle Malkin from that were excluded from the list because her blog just eclipsed everyone elses.  You should definitely check out her blog though.

If you feel your political blog should be mentioned, and you are a solo blog with a Twitter account, then message me in the comment section and I’ll consider putting you in a revised version of this post.  Enjoy!

1. Oliver Willis –

Total Score: 1,636

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,400
  • Average comments per post: 11
  • Compete traffic: 44,501
  • Twitter followers: 1,485
  • Following/Followers ratio: 2
  • Retweets in the past month: 98

2. Jeff Goldstein –

Total Score: 1,467

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,500
  • Average comments per post: 97
  • Compete traffic: 22,005
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

3. Scott Ott –

Total Score: 1,402

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 11,800
  • Average comments per post: 38
  • Compete traffic: 16,646
  • Twitter followers: 591
  • Following/Followers ratio: 296
  • Retweets in the past month: 0

4. Sistertoldjah –

Total Score: 774

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 5,940
  • Average comments per post: 3
  • Compete traffic: 15,914
  • Twitter followers: 351
  • Following/Followers ratio: 5
  • Retweets in the past month: 0

5. Jules Crittenden –

Total Score: 733

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 5,100
  • Average comments per post: 5
  • Compete traffic: 20,647
  • Twitter followers: 1,107
  • Following/Followers ratio: .8
  • Retweets in the past month: 19

6. Neocon –

Total Score: 577

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 4,700
  • Average comments per post: 34
  • Compete traffic: 7,301
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

7. AKMuckracker –

Total Score: 560

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 1,410
  • Average comments per post: 103
  • Compete traffic: 29,949
  • Twitter followers: 418
  • Following/Followers ratio: 38
  • Retweets in the past month: 7

8. William Teach –

Total Score: 397

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 3,390
  • Average comments per post: 2
  • Compete traffic: 5,526
  • Twitter followers: 72
  • Following/Followers ratio: 1.4
  • Retweets in the past month: 1

9. Eric Florak –

Total Score: 148

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 941
  • Average comments per post: 1
  • Compete traffic: 5,333
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Following/Followers ratio: N/A
  • Retweets in the past month: N/A

10. Nisha Chittal –

Total Score: 91

Key Metrics:

  • Linkbacks: 224
  • Average comments per post: 13
  • Compete traffic: 2,632
  • Twitter followers: 1,256
  • Following/Followers ratio: 1.8
  • Retweets in the past month: 70