Web Design Site Rankings

A recent entry over at Whitespace about site stats (which I can’t link directly to as I can find it and the site has no search) got me to thinking about which web design blogs are the most popular.

Thanks to the magic of Alexa and the Good Keywords software app, here is my list of most popular web design blogs:

(Please note that this unscientific survey is based largely on the sites that I visit and includes a couple of non-blogs which I thought were worth including. Let me know if I have missed any obvious sites).

PositionWeb SiteAlexa Ranking
1A List Apart12,814
3Simon Willison30,946
5Digital Web43,557
6Eric Meyer43,983
7Dive Into Mark47,945
8Boxes and Arrows62,752
10Measure Twice68,415
11Stop Design77,473
13A Whole Lotta Nothing116,894
14What Do I Know116,896
15Simple Bits134,982
18Brainstorms and Raves169,507
19Web Graphics207,226
20Andy Budd349,966
21Hive Logic466,558

For the record, my own site comes in at a lowly 525,747.

3 thoughts to “Web Design Site Rankings”

  1. The numbers represent the overall ranking of your site by Alexa in terms of traffic out of all of those on the web (woo). According to Alexa:
    “Alexa computes traffic rankings by analyzing the Web usage of millions of Alexa Toolbar users…The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data.”
    So, it’s only based on people who have the Alexa toolbar downloaded, but given that supposedly they number in their ‘millions’, it should be reasonably accurate. Plus, it’s the only way to get a common view of all sites.
    Rather than focus on exact numbers, I would look at the rankings in general and the trend for your site over the months – is it up or down, for example. It’s a nice, quick way to get a sense of where you fit in the grand scheme of things.

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