By Joe Pulizzi published January 21, 2008

Junta42 Announces Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs

Well, after almost six months in “beta” we’ve decided to launch the full version of Junta42. And what better way to do that than with a cool list.

This week we are premiering the Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs that features the best blogs from the net focusing on some aspect of content marketing. Some, you’ll find, are very well known, while others are definitely “up-and-comers”. Congrats to Millward Brown’s “Straight Talk with Nigel Hollis” on taking first spot on our premiere listing.

I think what I like most is that Junta42 members can vote on the ones they like the best, which generates a user rank. Members can “Hitch!” (or vote – just like Digg) for the blogs they believe are the best. The most popular blogs rise to the top. I believe at the end of the day, that’s the list that will have the most value.

Now, we’ve by no means perfected the selection criteria, but we’ve made a good start.  Here’s a full description of how we selected and ranked the blogs.  I’m quite certain we’ve left off many, so if you know of any you’d like to nominate, send us a note at add[at]junta42.com. We’ll be adding blogs and refining the process over the next few months.

Other additions to the new Junta42 include:

  • Content Marketing Resource Center
  • Video Series on the Content Marketing Revolution
  • Additional social media components, including profile image and commenting tools/notification
  • Easy-to-use “Submit a Story” function (now two steps)
  • Latest article RSS feeds and Email updates
  • and last but not least, the ability to rank all categories by most recent, most popular…and all listings by most popular weekly, monthly or all-time.

We are also excited about the launch of Junta42 Match, which will take place over the next few months. Junta42 Match will be the “eHarmony of business content”, matching businesses who need content expertise with custom publishers or content providers that match specific needs and criteria.

We’ll have plenty more to come on Match over the next few months.

Thanks to all of you who have supported us along the way.  Let’s enjoy the ride and have some fun.

The formal press release goes out this Wednesday.  Here’s a sneak peak…

Author: Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi considers himself the poster boy for content marketing. Founder of the Content Marketing Institute , Joe evangelizes content marketing around the world through keynotes, articles, tweets and his books, including best-selling Epic Content Marketing (McGraw-Hill) and the new book, Content Inc. Check out Joe's two podcasts. If you want to get on his good side, send him something orange. For more on Joe, check out his personal site or follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

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