Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2010-10-1421

Check out our list of lists! Here are a number of personal finance blog rankings.

A lot of newcomers to the financial space may wonder: where do all the financial bloggers convene? Where are some places to find like-minded folks who are interested in the world of finance? Well, we hope to provide you some answers. We’ve had some blog rankings and lists done by various finance bloggers as a way of taking the pulse of the blogosphere and discovering who else makes up the financial community space. It’s a handy way for the general reading audience to find out about the personal finance blogs out there and I’ve enjoyed going through these lists to discover quality blogs I may not have come across before.

Money Crashers' Personal Finance Blog Rankings

For instance, I’ve just found out that the Money Crashers team has come up with a really great new rankings page for personal finance bloggers. I actually met up with the MC folks some weeks back when they came over to visit the Bay Area. And well, they are very cool folks. Now I like their rankings because aside from seeing where you are in the “space”, you can discover new bloggers that you may want to get to know better. :)

Top Personal Finance Blog Rankings: A Bunch Of Lists

There are of course, many other such lists floating around. The ones I am enumerating below are some of the more popular ones. In some instances, the information is also updated dynamically so the ranks change based on several criteria.

You can visit these lists to see where your favorite financial blogger ranks. ;-) If you know of any other lists of this sort (or those that are current), let me know! It’s a great way to map out the personal financial web.

Where In The World Are The Finance Bloggers?

Another way to map out the financial blogosphere is with PT Money’s World of Personal Finance Bloggers. This neat tool offers a view of where money bloggers are based. If you blog about finance, you should get yourself on the map asap!

Personal Finance Blog Map

Growth In The Financial Blogosphere

I applaud the efforts of those who’ve spearheaded the creation of these resources. Thanks to all of you who’ve done the legwork. I can just imagine how time-consuming it can be. Plus, this stuff always invites a lot of feedback as people wonder what considerations were given to the endeavor. If you’re a blogger and a stats fan, it can certainly be a fun thing to delve into. It may not be as fun if you’ve been left out (as I’ve been on various occasions, but it’s all cool!), which could be for many reasons such as technical issues (no domain, stat tracker not publicly displayed, etc), or arbitrary rules that list-makers come up with, or your blog may be too new to be considered.

Be aware that these rankings are a work in progress. The traffic or statistics gathering process may be evolving and may be imperfect. But it tells us “who’s out there”. Of course, I also do such discovery by checking out pfblogs.org religiously.

At any rate, if you own a personal finance blog not in this list and feel you were missed, you can make your presence heard to the list creator. Otherwise, by joining in the pf community and making enough noise, you’ll soon find yourself in some other listing. Or you can also do as others have done and make your own! Keep up the great work and I’m sure I’ll find you in the next mondo ranking project. And if you’re a reader, I’m sure you’ll find a few favorites from these lists.

If you want to sound off on these points, you can leave me a comment!

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Patrick September 8, 2010 at 2:03 am

I think the lists are a fun way to see what is out there, but I don’t believe any list can truly rank which blogs are the best – personal finance is such a broad subject, and each blogs tackles subjects differently, or with a different focus.

I think the best thing to do with these lists is take some time and visit some of the blogs you either haven’t seen before, or haven’t visited in awhile. I’ve found a lot of good blogs this way. It’s a fun way to find new sites!

Pinyo September 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

Thanks for sharing your thought and all these lists. It’s certainly nice to be on one. I was on rather-be-shopping.com’s list and I certainly appreciated it.

I understand your comment about contacting the list maker, but it just doesn’t feel the same.

In the end, I do as you do. Go to pfblogs.org and discover other blogs. It’s great not to limit myself to just a handful of blogs.

jim September 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

I think a great way to get “seen” on the radars of pfbloggers is to interact with them via financial blogging forums.

Silicon Valley Blogger September 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

@Patrick,
Yes, I agree lists vary according to subjectivity, although popularity can be measured to some degree, if only there was truly one measure of popularity. Also, older blogs would obviously have an advantage as traffic goes up as time goes on. It’s interesting though, from the point of view of seeing how the pf blogosphere evolves over time.

@Pinyo, regarding contacting the list maker, I guess I was referring to those lists that were based on stat based rankings. If you find yourself left out of such a list, it may serve you well to point it out to the list maker to give you a proper place. You’re right that it would be more than awkward to request placement in a subjectively created list ;) .

@Jim — yes, thanks for bringing up pf forums. Some of them are private forums though, where members are discussing schemes to take over the world ;) . To join, you’ll have to ask around!

David September 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Are there rankings for marketing or business blogs? Would love to check it out!

Silicon Valley Blogger September 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm

David, are you referring to lists or forums? There must be something out there for business or marketing, but I’m not aware of them per se, although I do follow entrepreneurial blogs to some degree. I found a few of them via the blog carnivals (blogcarnival.com). Have you joined these? They may give you a good feel for who writes in a given space and from there you can contact some folks to find out more about the business/marketing online communities.

Mrs. Accountability October 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

That rankings page for Money Crashers is pretty nifty. I ranked at 179 yesterday, I’m excited to be on the list! :-) I didn’t know about PT Money’s map of bloggers so I went there to sign up for that, too. It doesn’t look like there are any other bloggers signed up in Arizona yet, so I’m going to share that site with the other AZ bloggers that I know. Thanks!

Joe Reemes October 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

Those rankings are interesting. I’ve been reading financial blogs for sometime and I can see that some of the ones I follow aren’t even on there. Nice resource for blogs though.

Silicon Valley Blogger October 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

@Everyone, thanks for dropping by! The Blogger Map is interesting. Definitely let others know…

Jack Barley October 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

Just wanted to pass on our own blog: twentyfourpoor.blogspot.com.

My wife and I are trying to get free of debt and then hope to help others do so as well through our non-profit.

Thanks for your help!

Jack Barley

PT October 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Thanks for sharing the blogger map. :)

Stella October 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm

The blogosphere is indeed a dynamic place. It’s great to touch base with such knowledgeable bloggers.

Mrs. Money October 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm

The list from Money Crashers is pretty neat!

FIRE Finance October 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thanks for mentioning our list SVB. You are so right about so many variables making the ranking process complex. Also each site has different stats trackers, which makes the task all the more complicated. We will try to be more creative with time. Great post!

Next time we visit Silicon Valley maybe we’ll get a chance to hang out. If you come to Boston, let us know & maybe something will work out :).
Cheers,
FIRE

Silicon Valley Blogger October 18, 2010 at 11:53 am

Thanks everyone! @FIRE Finance, would be great if we can do that! Drop me a line anytime if you plan on coming over! I’ll do the same if we find our way there! Did you know that Lazy Man and Money goes to Boston quite often? He’s originally from there.

Brad October 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

I just discovered this site a few months ago but I can already see why your readership has grown so much. It’s all about great content and you have it here.

Andrew @ Money Crashers October 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

A job well done! Thanks for the mention and keep up the great work over here!

David Nofsinger May 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

Thanks for listing the Fire Finance top 100 listing. It’s nice to see that this is updated monthly.

Cracking Finance May 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Lists are always interesting and that’s why bloggers from all niches like to write posts with lists.

Frank Local June 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

The many variable/ranking system process is as tough as you say. Not sure how you can subjectively order the divergent rankings… But they’re worth referencing.

jasira June 6, 2012 at 12:09 am

Excellent. Your lists are always interesting!

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