It’s that time of year again! The fall edition of the top 200 ministry blogs comes with some notable changes.
- 20 blogs made the list for the first time.
- 5 of those first-time blogs are one-author blogs written by women.
- 7 blogs from spring 2012′s list discontinued or stopped updating including #3 USA Today’s Faith & Reason blog (discontinued), #28 LifeChurch.tv’s Swerve blog (no updates since January), and #36 Steven Furtick’s blog (discontinued).
- We replaced the metric of total inlinks with homepage authority and root domain links. Root domains give us a snapshot of the scope of buzz a blog receives from other websites. Where homepage authority shows us the buzz intensity by measuring total inlinks, root domains, Facebook likes & shares, tweets, and Google +1s.
- In other words, for everyone who has pleaded for social media stats, you now have that included in the homepage authority metric.
- Patheos.com has 21 blogs, TheGospelCoalition.org has 8 blogs, ChristianPost.com has 6 blogs, and Beliefnet.com has 1 blog included in the list. These 36 blogs have an unfair advantage because they receive the Alexa rank for the entire site and Compete rank for the entire site or at least the entire subdomain used for blogs.
- An honorable mention goes to Ev’ry Day I’m Pastorin’ which didn’t rank but earns my seal of approval.
Visit the top 200 ministry blogs list to learn more and to discover some new gems worth adding to your daily reads.