Monday, July 06, 2009

Wikio - most influential blogs on religion, June 2009

The latest Wikio blog rankings have gone up, and here are the blogs dealing with religious/spiritual issues which feature in the top 200 'most influential blogs'.

(Update: Peter Ould has compiled a ranking list of sites based on Alexa rankings, which looks completely different to the one below!)

23 Cranmer
91 Holy Smoke big rise for Damian Thomson.
93 Heresy Corner
95 Bartholemews Notes on Religion
141 Bishop Alan
154 Anglican Mainstream, which is not a blog, so I'm not sure how it gets on this list. Will probably stay high for July due to todays 'Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans' launch in the UK.
172 Mediawatchwatch if you like things with a side order of cynicism.
182 SPCK/SSG News Notes and Info, bizarrely tagged as 'entertainment'. Huh?
194 Virtue Online, which is actually based in the USA as far as I know, so I guess the Huffington Post will be No.1 next month.

just outside the top 200, The Ugley Vicar is knocking on the door. This blog is a bit further down! I shall comfort myself in the knowledge that we're still higher than Boris Johnson, and the BBC's main religious blogger Will and Testament.

If you're wondering, 'why am I not on that list' (several candidates immediately spring to mind) then it's relatively easy to register your blog, or someone elses.

Follow the 'wikio rankings' tab for results from previous months. Meanwhile if you're a real rankings fan, a happiness table puts Britain 74th globally out of 143 countries, way behind Burma (oppressive dictatorship) and Georgia (war, Russian invasion), but ahead of Australia (sunshine and Shane Warne) and the USA (obesity, country and western music). Does that mean the glass is half full or half empty?


  1. Since the Beaker Folk's tags appear as UK Politics,UK and Entertainment, I guess anything's possible. Now to try and break the top 2000...

  2. His Grace will link to this, purely for egocentric motives, which will altruistically send some much-needed traffic your way.

    Bless you.


  3. That's very kind of you Mr. Cranmer. I'm not sure what to make of your judgement that I'm much in need of traffic! But bless you anyway, and congratulations on your continued dominance of the rankings.