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Top church blogs 2009

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TOP CHURCH BLOGS (as of January 17, 2009)

  1. Tim Challies [Rank 4.83]
    AR 151,747 ___ BS 582 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 3,604 ___ TA 1,109 ___ TIL 5,179
  2. Between Two Worlds / Justin Taylor [Rank 7.33]
    AR 152,069 ___ BS 228 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 2,437 ___ TA 1,335 ___ TIL 8,684
  3. Stuff Christians Like / Jon Acuff [Rank 9.33]
    AR 283,778 ___ BS 526 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 3,596 ___ TA 1,024 ___ TIL 7,130
  4. Out of Ur [Rank 9.83]
    AR 12,169 ___ BS 338 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,132 ___ TA 546 ___ TIL 2,621
  5. The Resurgence / Mark Driscoll [Rank 11.00]
    AR 178,120 ___ BS 126 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 2,237 ___ TA 1,176 ___ TIL 5,784
  6. GetReligion [Rank 11.67]
    AR 125,516 ___ BS 274 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 906 ___ TA 684 ___ TIL 2,566
  7. Swerve / Craig Groeschel & Bobby Gruenewald [Rank 11.83]
    AR 93,973 ___ BS 333 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 593 ___ TA 641 ___ TIL 3,098
  8. Pyromaniacs / Phil Johnson [Rank 12.00]
    AR 324,560 ___ BS 288 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,164 ___ TA 615 ___ TIL 3,905
  9. Ragamuffin Soul / Carlos Whittaker [Rank 12.67]
    AR 309,252 ___ BS 280 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 2,040 ___ TA 953 ___ TIL 5,939
  10. The Evangelical Outpost / Joe Carter [Rank 15.50]
    AR 340,360 ___ BS 238 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,213 ___ TA 335 ___ TIL 2,989
  11. Church Marketing Sucks / Brad Abare & Kevin Hendricks [Rank 16.33]
    AR 239,868 ___ BS 160 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,819 ___ TA 436 ___ TIL 2,240
  12. Internet Monk / Michael Spencer [Rank 16.33]
    AR 297,600 ___ BS 205 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 523 ___ TA 622 ___ TIL 5,749
  13. Desiring God / John Piper [Rank 16.50]
    AR 43,865 ___ BS 389 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 3,664 ___ TA 1,153 ___ TIL 4,935
  14. Perry Noble [Rank 17.33]
    AR 556,912 ___ BS 277 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,847 ___ TA 690 ___ TIL 3,422
  15. Tall Skinny Kiwi / Andrew Jones [Rank 17.50]
    AR 589,474 ___ BS 360 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 996 ___ TA 509 ___ TIL 2,302
  16. Monday Morning Insight / Todd Rhoades [Rank 21.33]
    AR 240,792 ___ BS 453 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 922 ___ TA 283 ___ TIL 1,607
  17. Church Relevance / Kent Shaffer [Rank 23.33]
    AR 369,485 ___ BS 134 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,576 ___ TA 252 ___ TIL 1,152
  18. FlowerDust / Anne Jackson [Rank 23.50]
    AR 410,152 ___ BS 115 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 430 ___ TA 529 ___ TIL 2,273
  19. Leading Smart / Tim Stevens [Rank 25.00]
    AR 775,255 ___ BS 346 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 951 ___ TA 446 ___ TIL 1,881
  20. Steven Furtick [Rank 26.00]
    AR 738,114 ___ BS 344 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 533 ___ TA 529 ___ TIL 2,184
  21. Emergent Village [Rank 26.17]
    AR 564,952 ___ BS 121 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 402 ___ TA 492 ___ TIL 2,271
  22. Vintage Faith / Dan Kimball [Rank 26.50]
    AR 1,177,968 ___ BS 255 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,032 ___ TA 356 ___ TIL 1,431
  23. Adrian Warnock [Rank 27.00]
    AR 541,574 ___ BS 131 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 800 ___ TA 229 ___ TIL 1,669
  24. Dr. Albert Mohler [Rank 27.00]
    AR 137,288 ___ BS 47 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 3,589 ___ TA 254 ___ TIL 608
  25. Without Wax / Pete Wilson [Rank 27.17]
    AR 525,866 ___ BS 90 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 585 ___ TA 640 ___ TIL 2,293
  26. 22 Words / Abraham Piper [Rank 27.67]
    AR 509,277 ___ BS 118 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,066 ___ TA 347 ___ TIL 1,652
  27. Reformissionary / Steve McCoy [Rank 28.33]
    AR 797,465 ___ BS 191 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 805 ___ TA 239 ___ TIL 1,396
  28. THEOOZE / Spencer Burke [Rank 29.00]
    AR 353,519 ___ BS 161 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 281 ___ TA 289 ___ TIL 1,093
  29. Jesus Creed / Scot McKnight [Rank 31.50]
    AR 3,810 ___ BS 80 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 250 ___ TA 223 ___ TIL 670
  30. Ed Stetzer [Rank 32.67]
    AR 50,826 ___ BS 180 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 968 ___ TA 0 ___ TIL 2,269
  31. Think Christian [Rank 32.83]
    AR 500,482 ___ BS 48 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,677 ___ TA 146 ___ TIL 759
  32. Mark D. Roberts [Rank 36.33]
    AR 380,577 ___ BS 74 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 343 ___ TA 152 ___ TIL 716
  33. Brian McLaren [Rank 37.50]
    AR 642,094 ___ BS 364 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 347 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 1,693
  34. Tony Morgan [Rank 37.50]
    AR 410,780 ___ BS 107 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 12 ___ TA 471 ___ TIL 2,672
  35. Worship Matters / Bob Kauflin [Rank 37.50]
    AR 774,336 ___ BS 72 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 558 ___ TA 324 ___ TIL 1,110
  36. Eugene Cho [Rank 37.67]
    AR 454,657 ___ BS 54 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 361 ___ TA 239 ___ TIL 1,330
  37. 9Marks / Mark Dever [Rank 37.83]
    AR 444,224 ___ BS 155 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 35 ___ TA 300 ___ TIL 1,834
  38. Ben Arment [Rank 37.83]
    AR 2,053,728 ___ BS 212 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 555 ___ TA 218 ___ TIL 1,543
  39. Evotional / Mark Batterson [Rank 37.83]
    AR 808,885 ___ BS 285 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,114 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 2,241
  40. Relevant Magazine Blog / Cameron Strang [Rank 37.83]
    AR 174,788 ___ BS 16 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,749 ___ TA 112 ___ TIL 273
  41. JollyBlogger / David Wayne [Rank 38.50]
    AR 891,681 ___ BS 186 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 397 ___ TA 192 ___ TIL 728
  42. Scott Hodge [Rank 38.67]
    AR 2,652,840 ___ BS 277 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 582 ___ TA 181 ___ TIL 1,142
  43. Dave Ferguson [Rank 40.83]
    AR 1,527,926 ___ BS 180 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 410 ___ TA 177 ___ TIL 755
  44. Pomomusings / Adam Walker Cleaveland [Rank 42.33]
    AR 299,619 ___ BS 64 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 222 ___ TA 341 ___ TIL 2,235
  45. Pure Church / Thabiti Anyabwile [Rank 42.50]
    AR 1,863,579 ___ BS 71 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 673 ___ TA 203 ___ TIL 1,176
  46. Gary Lamb [Rank 46.50]
    AR 8,447,548 ___ BS 161 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 373 ___ TA 165 ___ TIL 1,144
  47. Ed Young [Rank 46.67]
    AR 1,085,380 ___ BS 72 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 512 ___ TA 143 ___ TIL 522
  48. Catablog / Jesse Phillips & LV Hanson [Rank 47.00]
    AR 397,649 ___ BS 30 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 300 ___ TA 133 ___ TIL 406
  49. Don Miller [Rank 47.00]
    AR 726,122 ___ BS 115 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,032 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 662
  50. Bill Kinnon [Rank 47.33]
    AR 1,834,496 ___ BS 75 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 150 ___ TA 165 ___ TIL 1,651
  51. DJ Chuang [Rank 47.33]
    AR 589,848 ___ BS 56 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 149 ___ TA 102 ___ TIL 379
  52. Mark Beeson [Rank 47.33]
    AR 1,463,284 ___ BS 90 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 335 ___ TA 114 ___ TIL 687
  53. More Than Dodgeball / Joshua Griffin [Rank 47.33]
    AR 995,899 ___ BS 46 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 274 ___ TA 181 ___ TIL 713
  54. Church Communications Pro / Cory Miller & James Dalman [Rank 47.67]
    AR 221,952 ___ BS 127 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 80 ___ TA 53 ___ TIL 326
  55. Kem Meyer [Rank 47.83]
    AR 1,150,435 ___ BS 251 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 658 ___ TA 174 ___ TIL 571
  56. Drew Goodmanson [Rank 50.67]
    AR 556,756 ___ BS 56 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 183 ___ TA 58 ___ TIL 503
  57. The Digital Sanctuary / Cynthia Ware [Rank 51.33]
    AR 867,429 ___ BS 71 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 347 ___ TA 90 ___ TIL 246
  58. Collide Magazine Blog / Scott McClellan [Rank 52.17]
    AR 589,172 ___ BS 98 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 104 ___ TA 88 ___ TIL 218
  59. Mark Waltz [Rank 55.00]
    AR 3,976,063 ___ BS 95 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 263 ___ TA 67 ___ TIL 612
  60. Reformation 21 [Rank 56.17]
    AR 5,850,759 ___ BS 14 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 724 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 2,260

LEGEND

  • AR = Alexa Rank
    Alexa’s traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. However, multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user are counted as a single pageview. The site with the highest combination of users and pageviews is ranked #1.
  • BS = Bloglines Subscribers
    The number of Bloglines users that subscribe to each blog.
  • GP = Google PageRank
    PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
  • GRS = Google Reader Subscribers
    The number of Google Reader users that subscribe to each blog.
  • TA = Technorati Authority
    Authority is determined by the number of unique blogs indexed by Technorati that have linked to that blog in the past 180 days.
  • TIL = Technorati InLinks
    The total number of links that a blog has received.

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

  1. 110 well-known blogs are selected.
  2. Data is collected for each blog from all 6 measured criteria (i.e., Alexa Rank, Bloglines Subscribers, Google PageRank, Google Reader Subscribers, Technorati Authority, and Technorati InLinks).
  3. For each of the 6 measured criteria, each blog is ranked in comparison to all other blogs being evaluated.
  4. A composite rank for each blog is determined by averaging each blogs ranking from the 6 measured criteria.
  5. The top 60 blogs are published.
  6. In the circumstance of a tie, alphabetical order is used.
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