Nielsen BuzzMetrics Ranks Top Blog Posts of 2006

Posted on January 2, 2007

Nielsen BuzzMetrics has released its list of the top blog posts in 2006. The top post was a petition against changes in the Livejournal interface. The top posts are primarily political posts and David Sifry's State of the Blogosphere posts. The very top post was a livejournal post about changes on livejournal.

Here were the top ten most linked to posts in 2006 according to BuzzMetrics.
  1. "2006 Petition Against Changes in the Livejournal Interface" on mother.livejournal.com, linked by 801 posts
  2. "Colbert Does the White House Correspondents Dinner" on Crooks and Liars, linked by 622 posts
  3. "Keith Olbermann Delivers One Hell Of a Commentary on Rumsfeld" from Crooks and Liars, linked by 359 posts
  4. "State of the Blogosphere, August 2006" from Sifry.com, linked by 339 posts.
  5. "Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Bush: Who has left this hole in the ground? We have not forgotten, Mr. President. You have. May this country forgive you." from Crooks and Liars, linked by 330 posts.
  6. "Support Denmark: Why The Forbidden Cartoons Matter" from MichelleMalkin.com, linked by 307 posts.
  7. "SNL: If Al Gore were President" from Crooks and Liars, linked by 286 posts.
  8. "Milking it?" from EU Referendum, linked by 284 posts.
  9. "State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth" from Sifry.com, linked by 282 posts.
  10. "State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth" from Sifry.com, linked by 269 posts.
It would be interesting to be able to compare yearly top posts lists from Google BlogSearch and Technorati but so far the two leading blog search engines have not released similar lists. The inbound link counts on the BuzzMetrics report seem a little low so they may not be tracking that many blogs.