Modest Money Top Finance Blogs

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RankBlog Name
Social Media
Total Score
2Budgets Are Sexy71.6797.1193.7587.51
3Good Financial Cents72.6797.0191.6987.12
4Money Crashers66.3396.0297.4486.6
5Christian Personal Finance74.3391.8791.8286.01
6Money Talks News65.3393.5896.8385.25
7Modest Money6398.6192.9184.84
8PT Money6692.4793.7884.08
9My Wife Quit Her Job7388.1289.6783.6
10Saving Advice7482.893.1783.32
11Bible Money Matters66.3393.3290.0783.24
12Frugal Rules6495.2389.1282.78
13My Money Blog73.6780.2792.9482.29
14The Dollar Stretcher72.3382.8191.5482.23
15The College Investor68.6790.7386.8682.09
16The Penny Hoarder74.6799.0972.2682.01
17Retire By 4069.3385.489.9981.57
18Len Penzo dot Com68.3382.7291.4480.83
19Making Sense of Cents64.3393.3384.0480.57
20Cash Money Life69.3375.2496.7780.45
21Reach Financial Independence63.3390.6986.1480.05
22Afford Anything57.6789.2191.4579.44
23Debt Roundup6989.2579.6279.29
24One Cent at a Time66.6787.1683.7179.18
26See Debt Run64.6792.2679.6478.86
27Canadian Finance Blog5089.7292.4477.39
28Lazy Man and Money6471.8391.5575.79
29Money Q&A5790.4378.9975.47
31Young Finances65.3390.668.5874.84
32Cash Cow Couple62.6783.5877.974.72
33The Broke and Beautiful Life6481.177.8374.31
34Everything Finance45.6793.1183.9774.25
35Investor Junkie64.6780.7576.9474.12
36Planting Money Seeds48.6788.2984.2373.73
37Eyes on the Dollar5882.8780.0973.65
38Grocery Alerts50.6793.277.0373.63
39Sweating The Big Stuff55.6776.9486.8673.16
40The Military Wallet66.3362.8988.2772.5
41Three Thrifty Guys64.6778.6274.1372.47
42Make Money Your Way60.3383.7773.372.47
43Retire Happy50.6785.1180.9872.25
44The Savvy Scot5090.3876.3172.23
45Money Smart Guides51.3385.6379.7172.22
46Canadian Budget Binder46.6788.3280.6771.89
47Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance58.6780.6475.8571.72
48Surviving and Thriving42.3381.9590.5271.6
49Lend Academy60.6776.8477.2771.59
50Northern Cheapskate53.3388.6671.8971.29
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How to Use the Top Finance Blogs List

This list is meant to help people find new finance blogs by comparing various stats related to traffic, SEO and social activity.

If you care more about a specific statistic, click on the column heading to sort the list by that statistic.

You can also click the 3 buttons in the top left to view the data that is used to calculate the score in each category. When you click these buttons it will hide the overall scores for that column and instead show specific statistics for that category.

Statistics Used in the List

People not involved in blogging or website marketing may not be familiar with the specific stats used in the top finance blogs list. Here is a quick breakdown:

Alexa Ranking: A scoring system that tracks which websites get the most visitors using the Alexa browser toolbar or if websites are using the Alexa button. In their system the lower the score the better, with the most popular website getting an Alexa Ranking of 1. It is the only stat used in this list where lower is better.

Compete: Their traffic ranking system uses a panel of 2,000,000 Americans to attempt to get an overall representation of which websites get the most traffic. They claim they have the largest 'panel' for judging traffic levels and that they are from diverse sources.

SEM Rush: Judges a website's search engine rankings based on volume and cost of that traffic if it were paid for with AdWords Pay Per Click advertising.

Twitter: List how many people are following the blog's official Twitter account.

Facebook: List how many people have liked the blog's official Facebook page.

Klout: A system which aggregates together a blogger's social following and engagement on multiple platforms to determine who has the most social influence online.

Google PR: Traditionally Google PageRank reflected how strong a website's backlinks are, but there is belief that it now also considers some factors beyond just backlinks. The problem is that it updates quite infrequently.

MozRank: A very similar system to Google PR, but it updates much more frequently and is more precise. More emphasis seems to be on actually judging the value of each backlink.

Majestic SEO: The number of backlinks reported by Majestic SEO. The number of backlinks for a domain often reflects how strong a website's SEO strength is. This score just doesn't factor in quality which is important too.

Domain Authority (DA): Represents Moz's best prediction for how a website will perform in search engine rankings based on various link metrics.

Page Authority (PA): Represents Moz's calculated metric for how well a given webpage is likely to rank in's search results. It is based off data from the Mozscape web index and includes link counts, MozRank, MozTrust, and dozens of other factors.

How the Top Finance Blogs are Ranked

This list attempts to give equal weight to the 3 main areas that blogs are judged statistically.

The total score is simply an average of the blog's scores in the main categories.

Within each category, blogs are compared against one another to see who has the strongest stats. Scores are assigned based on what percentage of the blogs on the list they have stronger stats than.

The stats in this list update every Sunday. Unlike other lists we do regular updates and don't just update certain stats.


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