New York, NY (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
Content marketing experts know all about the importance of a good blog in spreading a message, building a brand and creating a loyal audience. But not all experts are created equal, and neither are their blogs. Custom content education and marketing matching site Junta42 today announced the release of the second Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs, selected from among the more than one hundred blogs that specialize in the field. Reviewed by Junta42's team of custom-content experts, the list includes some of the best-known marketing blogs, as well as lesser-known ones that are just beginning to stake their claim to marketing authority.
The newly released list offers updated rankings from those established in Junta42's inaugural Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs list, which premiered in January 2008. The complete Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs is available at http://www.junta42.com/top_42_content_marketing_blogs/ .
"Over the last few months, we've seen a number of new blogs emerge with a focus on content marketing. That, including the submission of more than 30 additional blogs, changed the rankings significantly. Of the Top 42 Blogs, 16 are new to the list," said Joe Pulizzi, founder and chief content officer of Junta42. "We are really excited about this list. If you are looking to get educated on best practices in content marketing, you won't find a better resource of experts."
The Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs stood out for their commitment to covering the issues at the heart of content marketing. Unlike other top blog lists that focus on solely traffic and popularity, the Junta42 Top 42 list reviews each blog individually on the basis of the following: 1) Relation to the field of content marketing, 2) Reader Value, 3) Junta42 Member Rank, 4) Regularity and 5) Google page rank.
The Top Five Blogs Include:
1. Copyblogger, from writer and entrepreneur Brian Clark.
2. Online Marketing Blog, from Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Online Marketing.
3. PR 2.0, from Brian Solis, a principal of Future Works.
4. ContentMarketingToday, from content marketing strategist Newt Barrett.
5. Marketing Interactions, from Ardath Albee, founder of her eponymous marketing agency.
Other highlights include David Meerman Scott's popular Web Ink Now (#6), Conversation Agent from Valeria Maltoni (#10), and Straight Talk with Nigel Hollis (#12). Nigel Hollis claimed the premier spot in the Inaugural rankings. There were four new additions to the top 10: Odden and Solis, along with Find and Convert from Bernie Borges at #7 and the Internet Marketing Blog from Hubspot at #9.
For complete information on the selection criteria, go to http://www.junta42.com/resources/Top_42_Blogs_Selection_Criteria/ .
For all of the latest news on anything and everything content marketing and custom publishing, visit Junta42 at http://www.junta42.com . To learn more about marketer-content provider matching service Junta42 Match, or to sign up as a member publisher, visit http://www.junta42.com/match .
Junta42 (http://www.junta42.com ) is the leading media site dedicated to everything content marketing and custom publishing. Presented as a business bookmarking vehicle, the site is dedicated to marketing professionals who want to attract customers through valuable and relevant content creation and distribution. Junta42 also offers Junta42 Match (http://www.junta42.com/match ), the only buyer/seller matching site for the custom publishing & content marketing industry (now valued at over $56 billion). The service will be an audited directory of custom publishing providers, and will give marketing and association professionals the ability to match their project--a custom magazine, newsletter, content Web site, video series, etc.--to the exact qualifications of a custom publisher, content agency or other content provider. Matching services will be conducted online, allowing for ease and anonymity.