By Joe Pulizzi published January 17, 2011

Junta42 Announces Best Content Marketing Blogs – TopRank Back on Top

Top 42 Content Marketing BlogsHappy Anniversary to the Junta42 Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs.

This is our 10th installment of the popular list since we started just over three short years ago.

We originally reviewed 81 blogs back in 2007. We are now up to an astonishing 433 blogs (adding over 50 since last quarter).

Congratulations goes to Lee Odden (one of our Content Marketing World speakers) and the team at TopRank for again finishing in first place (this is their third time topping the content marketing charts). Included in the top five (in this order) are last quarter’s leader Brian Solis, followed by David Meerman Scott, and former winners Jay Baer and Brian Clark from Copyblogger (David and Brian are also speaking at Content Marketing World).

The Top 42 scores are calculated using a combination of 1) Relevance to Content Marketing, 2) How much the blog adds to the Content Marketing conversation, 3) Google Page Rank, 4) blog consistency and 5) previous ranking. Thanks to our lead researcher Janet Robbins for putting the time into making this happen.

For the complete list of Junta42 Top Content Marketing blogs, click here.

Congratulations to the entire Top 42 list.  See just the top 42 below.

1 TopRank Blog
2 PR 2.0 (Brian Solis)
3 Web Ink Now
4 Convince and Convert
5 Copyblogger
6 Social Media Examiner
7 Grow
8 Influential Marketing Blog
9 Inbound Internet Marketing Blog
10 Conversation Agent
11 Marketing Experiments
12 Jeff Korhan
13 Bookmark This
14 ReelSEO
15 ConverStations
16 Post Advertising
17 Conversation Marketing
18 Marketing Interactions
19 Mack Collier
20 FASTforward Blog
21 Ducttape Marketing
22 Logic+Emotion
23 B2B Ideas@Work Blog
24 The Search Agents
25 eMedia Vitals
26 Social Media Explorer
27 No man is an iland
28 B2B Bloggers
29 Freelance Copywriters Blog
30 Simple Marketing Blog
31 Straight Talk with Nigel Hollis
32 Digital Marketing Blog
33 Windmill Networking
34 big star content
35 Drew’s Marketing Minute
36 Campaign Monitor
37 Vertical Measures
38 Web Analytics World
39 White Paper Pundit
40 Vertical Leap
41 IdeaLaunch
42 Site Booster

Author: Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is the Founder of Content Marketing Institute, a UBM company, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council. Joe’s the author of five books, including his latest, Killing Marketing. His third book, Epic Content Marketing was named one of “Five Must Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune Magazine. If you ever see Joe in person, he’ll be wearing orange. Follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

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  • steve850

    Forgot to add my blog 🙂

    • Joe Pulizzi

      Hi Steve…sorry about that. We’ll get you the next time for sure.

      • steve850

        That would be great… I’m a big fan of the “Simple Marketing Blog,” glad to see it made the list.

  • Jay Baer

    Thanks very much to Joe, Janet and the entire Junta42 team for putting this together again.

    I’m absolutely honored and humbled to even be mentioned alongside some of the truly great blogs out there.

    Congrats to everyone, and best wishes for a tremendous 2011 in content marketing!

    • Joe Pulizzi

      Thanks for the kind words Jay. Keep up the great work!

  • Lee Odden

    I wholeheartedly agree with Jay. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be included here again Joe. Thanks for your leadership too, in the content marketing space. Looking forward to CMW this Fall 🙂

  • Jeff Korhan

    Joe – As a first-timer, it is a thrill to be associated with these top blogs in the content marketing space.

    Thank you for the honor.

    Congratulations and thank you to everyone on the Junta42 Top 42 – I can attribute my being here to what I have learned from many of you. 🙂

    Thank you

  • Elise Redlin-Cook

    Thanks so much for including our blog. As Jay & Lee have just said it is most certainly an honor! Congrats to the whole fabulous list, and best wishes for all.

  • Mark William Schaefer

    I am just hoping this was not a mistake. : ) No give-backs once you publish Joe!!

    My eyes popped out when I saw I was in the top 10 among this prestigious company. I admire every one of these authors and you did a wonderful job curating this massive list. Above and beyond the honor, thank you for the incredible amount of work that went into this project. Well done.

    All the best, Mark

  • Jeremy Victor

    Joe and team,

    Great job assembling this list. Super proud to be a part of it and hoping to keep climbing our way further up.

    Hoping to make it to CMW this fall.


  • C.B. Whittemore


    Thank you for monitoring the state of content marketing in the blogosphere. This is an outstanding list of resources [and friends] and I’m honored to be included in this listing.

    Happy New Year!


  • Mark Brownlow

    Thanks Joe for including No man is an iland. It’s always very encouraging to get this kind of positive feedback and I appreciate the recognition of the role of email in this topic area. It’s also a particular honor to be among such exalted company.

    Best wishes,


  • andrew

    I look forward to this every time you update it and have found some of my favorite blogs through your list. Great work.

    As for us, we’ll keep on keeping on. #43 is close enough to taste it. But you leave us with something to aspire to.

    We’re honored to even be thought of alongside these giants of the industry.

  • byron White

    Honored once again Joe, to be part of the content marketing revolution led by Junta42. Expect greatness from all of the revolutionaries featured on your 2011 best-of-best content marketing blogs. With your leadership, we’ll take content marketing to the next level, and make the world, and the web, a better place!

    • Joe Pulizzi

      Thanks so much Byron…absolutely!!!

  • Lisa Mayer

    Thanks for creating this helpful list. Am just starting to explore content marketing and this is a great resource.

  • Keith Lloyd

    Very Good! These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
    – marketing blog