New RSS feed for UK top marketing blogs

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Neville Hobson points to a new ranking list for marketing blogs – the Todd And Power 150 top marketing blogs.

The list was originally published in January 2007 and was limited to American blogs. However thanks to some nifty automation by Techbrew the list now covers all English language blogs wherever they’re based.

The blogs are ranked on four criteria:

  • Google PageRank
  • Bloglines subscribers
  • Technorati ranking
  • Todd And points – a subjective quality measure evaluated by Todd himself

Lists like these are a great resource if you’re looking to find more high quality blogs to broaden your reading. I’ve been on the lookout for more UK-based marketing blogs for a while now, so it was good to see 17 UK-based marketing blogs on the lists (including this one, creeping in at #237).

For convenience I’ve used Yahoo Pipes to combine all the UK marketing blogs on the list into a single digest feed – it’s available at:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/topukmarketingblogs

4 Comments on “New RSS feed for UK top marketing blogs”

  1. That’s great, Simon. I’d looked at the page Neville flagged up, but ended up assigning it to my “readinglist” category on del.icio.us – tantamount to putting it on a to do list instead of just doing it.
    I’ll take a look at your feed.
    By the way, I really must persevere with Yahoo Pipes – there’s a few things I could use it for, if I ringfenced some time to get my head around it.

  2. I thought Pipes would be difficult, but putting together this composite feed took just ten minutes.

    I’ve only scratched the surface of what it can do, but it’s certainly an impressive tool.

  3. Hi Simon,

    Mark Woodman’s most recent Yahoo! Pipe lets you go even one step further: instead of hard-coding the feed URLs for each of the blogs on your list, you can just provide an OPML and his pipe will do the rest. What’s more, if you update the OPML on your end, Pipes will automatically detect the changes.

    For technical details, see http://techbrew.net/articles/200703/opml-in-yahoo-pipes-with-canonical-date-sorting/

    Match that with a simple Grazr on your site and you can offer your site visitors a UK marketing search engine on your blog.

  4. Marjolein – thanks for that – certainly an improvement to my hardcoded feeds.

    I will have a play with Mark’s pipe over the weekend and see how I get on.

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