TechCrunch No Longer the #1 Tech Blog

techcrunch.pngIt would appear that in the last 2 days, TechCrunch has again gone down a spot in the Technorati top 100 from #2 to #3. This would put Gizmodo in the #2 spot, making Gizmodo now the #1 Tech Blog on the internet. The #1 spot on Technorati is still held by the Huffington post, a politics blog, and it’s unclear if it will remain that way now that the elections are over.

Technorati results are calculated by number of links in a short time frame, which means that fewer people are linking to TechCrunch these days. Is the internet revolting? FeedBurner shows their reader count still going up (I had to do an archive.org search, and the FeedBurner widget comes up there showing their current count – it’s interesting that they removed that count from their live site however). They hit 1 million readers back in September, and since then they seemed to have gained 300,000 more. Gizmodo has not published their subscriber numbers.

So it goes to show that links, and Technorati results really don’t matter in the end – it’s Readers that count. It’s still interesting however the trends of linking we’re seeing lately. There’s no doubt TechCrunch is still a force to be reckoned with.

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6 thoughts on “TechCrunch No Longer the #1 Tech Blog

  1. I have trouble keeping up with big blogs that post several times a day like TC and RWW. As fast as they are it seems that when I read them it's almost always through article shares on FriendFeed or Facebook or the like.

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  2. Jesse,
    that they have 1 million RSS subscribers doesn't even come close to qualifying under the definition of “readers.” TC is offered as a default subscription on a range of popular services, so that 1 million includes every account that was opened and long abandoned as well.

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  3. Thanks Duncan – I was wondering about that. The number didn't quite
    make sense to me, as to me, it would be too much content for the
    average reader. Also, how in the world do you get 300K subscribers in
    1 month???

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  4. I think even after the election, the Huffington Post will remain high on the list, maybe not number 1, but high. I believe the “subscriber” numbers count inactive members also, which is something to consider.

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  5. I think even after the election, the Huffington Post will remain high on the list, maybe not number 1, but high. I believe the “subscriber” numbers count inactive members also, which is something to consider.

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  6. I think even after the election, the Huffington Post will remain high on the list, maybe not number 1, but high. I believe the “subscriber” numbers count inactive members also, which is something to consider.

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