Top 100 Engineering Blogs

Rank Name Technorati Authority Inbound Links Traffic Total
1 Joel on Software 66 66 63 195
2 iMechanica 62 60 58 180
3 Cooking for Engineers 46 65 66 177
4 The Energy Blog 46 64 64 174
5 stevenf.com 46 58 61 165
6 Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog 64 56 40 160
Candid Engineer in Academia 56 50 54 160
8 eContent 58 45 55 158
9 The Auto Prophet 63 54 40 157
10 CCIE Pursuit Blog 46 47 62 155
11 On the slide 65 49 40 154
12 CCIE Blog 60 51 40 151
13 The Mind of Dr. Pion 54 52 40 146
14 Bulk-Blog 46 59 40 145
15 Scientists & Engineers for America Action Fund 46 57 40 143
Chair Force Engineer 50 53 40 143
17 Faraday's Cage is where you put Schroedinger's Cat 58 44 40 142
18 Women in Science 46 55 40 141
The Art of Engineering 46 48 47 141
UrbanWorkbench 59 42 40 141
21 NetworkersOnline 52 29 59 140
22 The Learning Diary of an Israeli Water Engineer 61 36 40 137
23 Wireless Sensor Networks Blog 46 33 57 136
24 blinkdagger 46 24 65 135
25 ardenpackeer.com 46 46 40 132
26 Aurelie Thiele 53 27 51 131
Chemical Engineering World 48 43 40 131
28 MPLSVPN 46 31 53 130
29 Rands In Repose 24 63 40 127
Rants of a Feminist Engineer 46 41 40 127
31 CCIE Journey 47 39 40 126
Engineering Science 24 62 40 126
33 Space Prizes 24 61 40 125
34 CCIE Candidate 46 35 40 121
35 Journeys of an Academic 46 32 40 118
36 Screaming Circuits 46 17 53 116
Invent Civil 46 26 44 116
38 Engineering Ethics Blog 52 21 40 113
39 Richard Bannister’s CCIE Blog 24 38 50 112
40 Ocean Engineering Blog 46 25 40 111
41 World of Engineering 46 14 49 109
42 Flying Flux 56 7 45 108
43 www.bitbucketblog.com 24 40 40 104
Landslides under Microscope 46 18 40 104
45 Software Engineering - Best Practices 50 13 40 103
46 Engineering & … 24 37 40 101
47 Cisco Network Engineer 24 34 40 98
GROG: green tech blog 46 6 46 98
49 The Energy Zarr Blog 24 23 48 95
50 Cell Tech Hub 24 30 40 94
EngineeringDaily.net 24 10 60 94
52 The Farming Engineers 46 4 42 92
Ambivalent Engineer 24 28 40 92
54 Chris Gammell's Analog Life 24 11 56 91
55 CADCAM Blog 24 22 40 86
56 Engineering Education Blog 24 20 40 84
57 Software Engineering Matters 24 19 40 83
58 I Think Mining 24 16 40 80
59 We Know Engineers 24 15 40 79
60 Machine Vision 4 Users 24 12 40 76
61 Engineering Education 24 9 41 74
62 Unrealized Mineral Deposit 24 8 40 72
63 All About Flexible Macroelectronics 24 3 43 70
64 Aviation Critic & Enthusiast 24 5 40 69
65 ETHOSagapes 24 2 40 66
66 Aircraft Designers Engineers and Notables 24 1 40 65
Last Updated January 4, 2010

Methodology

We currently combine four different measurements to rank the top engineering blogs:

Technorati Authority - Technorati's Authority rating
Inbound Links - The number of inbound links reported by Yahoo!
Traffic - The number of monthly visitors reported by Quantcast

The blogs are ranked for each measurement and then receive a score based on their ranking, with the maximum possible score being equal to the number of blogs in the list.

For a list of 100 engineering blogs, for example, the blog with the most Bloglines subscribers would receive 100 points, the next would receive 99 points, etc. The scores for each measurement are then combined to get the total score.

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Additionally, Quantcast tends to drastically underestimate traffic for sites that they aren't tracking directly, so even if they do have stats for your blog, those stats could double if you add their code.