And Alexa Says - Top 25 Recruiting Blogs

I was talking to Harry Joiner yesterday and he was telling me that I should compile a top 25 list of Recruiting Blogs. I said that is crazy, everyone knows that those Alexa rankings don't mean anything. I told him everytime I speak to John Sumser or Dave Manaster about Alexa rankings, they don't even want to talk to me about it.

Harry told that there is a guy named Mack Collier who has a blog called The Viral Garden who has been doing this and it has been great for a lot of reasons. I said Harry, how am I going to do this, I said there are over a hundred blogs that I track on I'll have to manually do the work. He said yah. So yesterday, I spent a lot of my afternoon getting it done. There were over a hundred blogs I typed into Alexa and I'm sure there is some sort of script I could have used but I didn't.

The other thing is that Mack Collier says that he is probably going to stop using Alexa and move to getting the results from Technorati. Maybe I will too.

I did not include any blogs from ERE, CollegeRecruiter or JobCentral or any other company that was hosting it's blogs. The reason being that the blog stats were what the company stats were. This was a tough one because there are lots of great blogs I read from these networks. I just couldn't include them.

So, please take this for what it is. I will say that the guy who has the top Recruiting Blog according to Alexa and my recruiting blog reading habits is the same guy who won Last Years's Best Blog Award so I feel good about the top spot. I also did not include in the list.

I was talking to Anna Brekka from Kennedy Info this morning and I asked her if she had any great things I could give away to the bloggers who made the Top 25. She said yes and very generously will give a copy of Talent Force to every blogger on the list. Its a book written by Hank Stringer and Rusty Rueff.

Please make sure you email me your full contact info so I can have Kennedy Info send you the book

Here is the list:

cheezhead : never bleu



jobster blog



The Monster Blog


Jim Stroud 2.0


ResumePower Blog


Copywrite, Ink.


Secrets of the Job Hunt


Gautam Ghosh


HRMDirect Blog


Blue Sky Resumes Blog

382,007 Blog




Career Hub


Michael Specht




Six Degrees


The Recruiting Animal


Personal Branding Blog



Recruiting Fly Blog




Ross' Arbitration Blog


director of recruiting


I am open to all complaints, praise, disagreements and everything
else you can think of and of course if you are not on my blog list which is at the bottom of on the left hand side, please let me know. Once you are there, your posts will appear on the right hand side of

I hope no one is offended.

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Comment by Recruiting Animal on May 28, 2007 at 1:26pm
Is this prize going to come before or after my prize for being in the top ten in the best blog contest last december?
Comment by Jacob Share on May 30, 2007 at 8:43am
I'll have to catch the next round. My blog,, is currently at 545,804 on Alexa.
Comment by Slouch on May 30, 2007 at 10:32am
Hey Jacob, Next time for sure. I don;t even think your blog was on the feed I look at, I'll change that today
Comment by DaveLefkow on June 1, 2007 at 6:18pm
I'm number 695,860!! I'm number 695,860!! Yeah!

And slightly less exciting than the arbitration and employment law blog to boot... you made my day.
Comment by Kim Isaacs on June 8, 2007 at 9:38am
Nice list! Thank you for including my blog - I'm in great company!
Comment by Robert Neel on August 12, 2007 at 9:39pm
Thanks for taking time to compile our stats and for the recognition.
Comment by Glenn Gutmacher on August 14, 2007 at 10:17am
Since I made the top 25 recruiting blogs on this list ( ), I guess having Technorati figured in would help me, but hurt others!
Comment by Job Blogger on February 15, 2008 at 5:27am
Please have a look at this blog.

Comment by Edward Beckett on September 1, 2008 at 5:01am
This is a very cool list ... wish I would have seen it when I was recruiting more often ... :)
Comment by Nicole Bodem on August 20, 2009 at 6:44pm
Nice post. I don't disagree with any of the blogs on the list, matter of fact I read quite a few. What I am curious about is why our industry cares so much about Alexa rankings..Alexa’s stats are based on the data collected by the users that installed the Alexa Toolbar, can their user base really be representative of the internet population? There are alot of other reasons to, but I can't help to think that I am missing something...


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