Jurgen Appelo compiled a list of the top 200 Social Media Blogs yesterday and we have been ranked number 19! He based his ranking on PageRank, number of FeedBurner subscribers, Alexa data, and Technorati ranks. The calculations for the list also includes the average number of comments on blogposts which gives a good impression of the activity of a blogs audience.

Appelo claims that the addition of comment counts also makes he list more interesting and complete than the AdAge Power 150, BlogRank’s Top 100 Blogs, eCairn’s Top 150 Blogs, and WinningTheWeb IM Top Blogs.

Unfortunately retweets aren’t counted yet. Which is a real shame as they seem to become more important than comments lately.

The reason I’m reposting the top 20 here (with permission) is that we are listed on number 19. :-) You can find the full top 100 at Appelo’s blog and even download the full top 200 in Excel format including author names, statistics, and feeds.

Social Media Blogs Top 20:

Blog Twitter PR Cm GL FB AR TA
1 Seth Godin’s Blog thisissethsblog 7 1 1 7 3
2 Mashable mashable 7 25 2 2 1 1
3 ProBlogger problogger 6 6 8 6 4 4
4 Copyblogger copyblogger 6 7 5 7 8 8
5 Scobleizer: bleeding edge technology talk scobleizer 7 10 4 25 6
6 Dosh Dosh doshdosh 6 3 6 10 12 12
7 ChrisBrogan chrisbrogan 6 16 9 12 19 5
8 Micro Persuasion steverubel 7 43 7 8 33 11
9 SEOmoz seomoz 6 26 40 9 2 16
10 ReadWriteWeb rww 8 113 3 3 3 2
11 Online Marketing Blog leeodden 6 57 27 14 17 14
12 Duct Tape Marketing ducttape 6 60 19 4 31
13 Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet 7 34 55
14 Internet Marketing News andybeal 6 71 31 17 16 18
15 Daily Blog Tips 6 68 63 13 9 7
16 Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang jowyang 5 57 10 11 22 9
17 Logic+Emotion armano 6 43 39 19 58 15
18 Yoast – Tweaking Websites yoast 7 8 91 43 5 13
19 The Next Web thenextweb 6 45 53 31 18 17
20 Publishing 2.0 scottkarp 7 32 20 16 91 42