SOURCE: Junta42


December 07, 2009 12:05 ET

TopRank Takes Top Spot as Junta42's Top Content Marketing Blog

Lee Odden's Minnesota Online Agency Leads List of 300+ Content Marketing Bloggers

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Okay, let's say it together: content marketing is officially the marketing buzz phrase for 2009. Just a few years ago, hardly anyone was using the term. Today, content marketing is recognized as a key driver for businesses that want to attract and retain customers.

Today, Junta42, the leading content marketing-vendor matching service, announced the updated Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs. Reviewed by Junta42's team of custom-content experts, the list of over 300 blogs includes some of the best-known marketing blogs, as well as up-and-comers that are shaping the content marketing conversation. This quarter's top content blogger is Lee Odden from TopRank.

"This is our seventh release of the Top Content Marketing Blogs and Lee has been in the Top 10 every time," said Joe Pulizzi, Junta42 founder and co-author of the book, "Get Content Get Customers." "TopRank's Online Marketing Blog and the rest of the Top 42 are helping to define the entire content marketing industry. Both large and small brands are starting to understand that consistently sharing their expertise and solving customer challenges through valuable content leads to business growth."

Unlike other top blog lists that focus solely on traffic and popularity, the Junta42 team reviews each blog individually on the basis of the following: 1) Relation to the field of content marketing, 2) Substantive value, 3) Regularity and 4) Google page rank.

The Top Five Blogs Include:

1. Online Marketing Blog, from Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Online Marketing

2. Web Ink Now, from best-selling author David Meerman Scott

3. Eyecube, from Rick Liebling, Global Director, Client Management for Taylor

4. Convince and Convert, from Social Media Strategy Consultant Jay Baer

5. Copyblogger, from writer and entrepreneur Brian Clark

The top 42 content marketing blogs are available as its own category of content marketing at The list is updated quarterly.

About Junta42

Junta42, the independent authority on content marketing, brings clients and vendors together through its Content Publishing Service, replacing the lengthy RFP process. Project posting is free and clients receive vendor information in less than 24 hours. Content projects include custom magazines, content microsites, blogs, white papers, enewsletters and over 20 other content marketing project categories.

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