Sunday, February 3, 2013

Top 10 tech websites/blogs

We did a little research about which tech websites/blogs are the best in the tech world. We researched over 20 websites and blogs, and came up with this list, using various categories like Page Rank, Alexa ranking, number of sites linking in, history, authority, social media followers.. etc.

1. Cnet

Created back in 1994 CNET is a giant in this tech media business. Divided in 6 different highly authoritative  pages: Reviews, News, Download, CNET TV, How To and Deals, Cnet is the most visited tech site on the web and thus is number 1 on this Top 10 tech websites/blogs list.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 103
Sites Linking in: 169,177.
Facebook Fans: 1.1m.
Twitter Followers: 348k.

2. Engadget

Launched in 2004, and acquired by AOL in 2005, Engadget now is one of the best tech blogs/online magazines in the world. Always in the top 5 on the Technorati top 100, Engadget is one of the blogs with most influence on the web. Ten blogs operate under the engadget brand, 4 of which are in English, and 6 in other languages. The 4 English blogs are: Engadget Classic (The original blog), Engadget Mobile, Engadget HD, Engadget Alt.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 378.
Sites Linking in: 76,101.
Facebook Fans: 214k.
Twitter Followers: 579k.

3. TechCrunch

Launched back in 2005 by Michael Arrington and bought by AOL in 2010 for $25 million, TechCrunch offers technology news, analysis, profiles of start up companies, products and websites. TechCrunch is now affiliated with 12 other websites. With 21 million visitors monthly, TechCrunch is surely one of the biggest tech blogs out there.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 459.
Sites Linking in: 100,177.

Facebook Fans: 554k.
Twitter Followers: 2.5m.

4. Mashable

Ok, Mashable is not only technology blog, it's mainly focus are the social media news, but the technology section is pretty visited and important in the tech world too. Mashable got over 6 million followers on the social media and around 20 million unique visitors per month.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 320.
Sites Linking in: 110,350.
Facebook Fans: 1m.
Twitter Followers: 3.1 million.

5. Gizmodo

Launched back in 2002, Gizmodo now is one of the most influential tech blogs out there. Gizmodo favorites Europe as its content is translated in 6 European languages. In 2010 Gizmodo became famous, when they bought the lost prototype of iPhone 4, which they eventually gave back to Apple. The blog has over 38 million page views monthly.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 747.
Sites Linking in: 63,762.
Facebook fans: 480k.
Twitter followers: 493k.

6. Zdnet

Zdnet is a technology news website published by CBS interactive and created back in 1991. ZDNet now operates around 50 blogs deployed in 6 main categories: companies, hardware, software, mobile, security and IT research. ZDNet was the first technology website that surpassed 10 million unique visitors in one month.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 1260.
Sites linking in: 60,716.
Facebook fans: 134k.
Twitter Followers: 103k.

7. PCmag.

The online version of the relevant tech magazine "PC Magazine", which was first printed in 1982, sits at 7th place on our top 10. The website was first started in 1994, as a online publication of the magazine. Although the printed edition stopped in 2009, the website continues to be one of the most important in the tech world.

Page Rank: 7.
Alexa: 850.
Sites Linking in: 35,614
Facebook fans: 57k.
Twitter Followers: 87k.

8. The Next Web

Launched back in 2006, this relatively new web site is always ranked as one of the most influential on the internet. The site organizes 4 events:  TNW Conference,  TNW Mobile Conference, TNW Bowlr and Kings of Code. In 2008, TNW launched is blog, for which is most know for. The blog is always in the top lists of blogs with most authority on the web. 

Page Rank: 7.
Alexa: 1545.
Sites Linking in: 38,872.
Facebook Fans: 127k.
Twitter Followers: 837k. 

9. Ars Technica

Created back in 1998, Ars Technica (Latin for Technology Art) is a technology news and information website. As the site developed in one of the best tech sites on the web, Ars Technica was acquired by Conde Nast Publications for $25 million. Ars Technica generated controversy when in 2009 they blocked all users who were using ad blocker to enter the site. What is also interesting about this site is that most of the employees work from home.

Page Rank: 8.
Alexa: 1899.
Sites Linking in: 46,450
Facebook fans: 73k.
Twitter Followers: 481k.

10. The Verge

Created only 15 months ago, The Verge is a technology news and media network operated by Vox Media. Editor and creator of The Verge is the former Editor in chief of Engadget, Joshua Topolsky. As much funds were invested on promotion and quality content there is no doubt, that although very young, The Verge is one of the best tech websites out there.

Page Rank: 6.
Alexa: 1445.
Sites Linking in: 32,774.
Facebook fans: 78k.
Twitter followers: 163k.

Note that almost all data was collected in the end of January 2013, so, as all this parameters change daily, they can be different on the day of reading of this article.