Wikio’s Top Online Marketing Blogs for October

TheWayoftheWeb has unexpectedly made it to number 18 in the top 100 Online Marketing blogs as measured by Wikio. That’s pretty darn nice, and apparently puts me ahead of some big names, including 1000Heads, iCrossing etc. And it’s probably a warning for Econsultancy and WeAreSocial that I’m gunning for them next month!

Obviously I’m expecting an email from Wikio at any moment to say that there was some kind of computing error and there’s no way that a bloke working from a kitchen table should be outranking some pretty big and well-respected agency blogs, but until they do I’m making sure I’ve got a screenshot for posterity!

The only explanation I can think is that it’s down to the wonderful people who read this site for reasons beyond my comprehension. And that it’s still possible to create popular sites even in crowded markets as long as you keep going and doing the things you love – something made rather poignant by the recent loss of Steve Jobs. In my case, I love writing, teaching, figuring out the best ways to engage and involve people, and figuring out what triggers people to do things with technology, so here’s to cracking the top ten in November.

We’re the 59th top UK tech blog!

Wikio has just updated the rankings for UK blogs, and 140Char has appeared in the list for the first time, going straight in at number 59!
Wikio - Top Blogs - Technology
Not only that, but apparently we’re 749 overall:
Wikio - Top Blogs

Wahey!

Particularly as it means I have two sites in the top 100 UK tech blogs, with TheWayoftheWeb at 71.

Not a bad start to 2009.

Maybe I’m more successful than I thought!

Now here’s a nice boost on a Tuesday morning. I’d just spotted a post on Wikio’s top 20 influential UK tech blogs by Neville Hobson and thought I’d check out the full list.

The December rankings will be released tomorrow, December 3rd, on the Wikio site. Neville has a sneak preview of the Top 20, but I thought I’d take a quick look at the current rankings, as they actually list the top 100 on the site.

Scanning through the list for November, I spotted NevilleHobson.com at 33, and kept looking to see if there were any names I didn’t recognise and wanted to check out.

And then I spotted The Way of the Web at 70 (apparently down 3 places from October, but still!). I’m still getting used to the idea that I could legimately claim to be the 70th most influential technology blog in the UK, at least by one source!

There are details on how the rankings are calculated if you’re still finding it hard to believe!