Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Ad Blog Charts For Q1 2009

Here are the world's most popular ad blogs, as measured by traffic rankings from Alexa.

Top 25 Ad Blogs (world
1    (1) Ads Of The World 12,255
2     (2)AdRants19,832
3     (5)The Inspiration Room Daily44,725
4     (6)Adland48,746
5     (3)Creativity52,192
6     (10)Bannerblog57,780
7     (8)Advertising/Design Goodness  60,487
8   (new)Scary Ideas    63,258
9       (4)Coloribus64,365
10     (7)Adverbox71,632
11   (11)Adverblog72,714
12     (9)AdFreak73,249
13   (12)Logic + Emotion84,374
14   (14)AdPulp102,351
15   (13)Ad Forum 107,323
16   (15)ViralBlog109,799
17   (16)Best Ads On TV197,942
18   (17)Jaffe Juice218,359
19   (20)AdScam223,484
20   (21)Crackunit244,182
21   (18)Campaign Brief249,893
22   (19)Scamp262,988
23   (new)The Denver Egotist275,747
24   (24)Only Dead Fish287,856
25   (re-)Copyranter301,845

In for the first time this quarter is Scary Ideas, a well-put-together selection of the 'latest cool shit' from the worlds of advertising and design.

New at 23 is The Denver Egotist a sparky ad blog reporting directly from the state where the Crispin Porter creativity department is now based.

The ‘Ranter is a re-entry at No. 25 - he's the world's leading barbecuer of bad ads.

Top 10 UK Ad Blogs (world
1   (2)Crackunit244,182
2   (1)Scamp262,988
3   (3)Only Dead Fish287,856
4   (7) Interactive Marketing Trends365,570
5   (6)Rubbishcorp425,481
6   (5)Spinning Around449,877
7   (4)Welcome To Optimism    527,022
8   (re-)If This Is A Blog Then What’s Christmas583,219
9   (10)TV's Worst Adverts599,880
10   (8)Adliterate633,397

Re-entering the UK chart is my friend Ben Kay’s blog If This Is A Blog Then What’s Christmas. If you read Scamp then you should read Ben, as his blog is basically similar to mine, but a bit better.

For those new to this quarterly-published chart, I might just re-cap that it’s drawn from the rankings of web metrics company Alexa, who measure visits by users who have the Alexa toolbar installed. Since that means mostly bloggers and techies, the chart is somewhat biased towards blogs which are popular with other bloggers, or tech-heads.

Some people say the chart is extremely boring, others say it helps them discover new blogs to read. I just like charts. I also like maps, and statistics. Come on, there are worse hobbies to have, aren’t there? Some people collect turtles.

An ↑ means a blog's traffic has gone up by 15% or more in the last quarter, and a ↓ means it's gone down 15%.

UK means UK-based. Ad blog means ad blogs not marketing or PR blogs. I would love to be able to include Dave Trott’s brilliant blog, but there isn’t a way to count its visitors separately from those visiting the website of Dave’s agency, CST.

I'm only counting English language blogs.

If I've missed anyone out who should be here, please tell me and I'll put them in next time.


john p woods said...

UK Ad Blogs. 1 down to 2. Slippery slope.

Anonymous said...

Big of you to admit IfThisIsABlog is better than yours.

Not necessarily the truth but hats off to you for niceness.

rubbidshcorp said...

As you say, I don't think this is a true reflection, but thank you all the same.

Anonymous said...

But hang on.

Even though I'm not saying it's necessarily true, I'm not saying it ain't. I'm not saying anything. I'm just saying 'nice'.

Rob said...

There's also my new ad blog -

It's still a work in progress though....

william said...

"I just like charts. Oh just charts really. Irrespective of my position on them."

Scamp said...

Don't worry about Gordon's little dig, folks. He's my friend really. And with an Alexa ranking of 1.16 million, he's close to getting into the UK chart himself. Gordon writes a very cool and crazy blog, whose traffic is increasing rapidly, and looks set to continue rising, especially if he keeps giving his posts titles like "Kate Moss and the world's most famous vagina", or "Bukkake!"

Ben Kay said...

Ifthisisablog... may not be better than Scamp, but Arsenal are definitely better than Man City. Tee hee hee.

Anonymous said...

That robertho one whoops the pair of you. Boy is it astounding. Hooo-weeeeeee.


So so good.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is all well and good, but nobody's seen this one...

Kevin Amter said...

22 and 2 I'm impressed. Obviously this ranking is outrageously flawed, I mean like, "Minds For Rent" is somehow not even on it!