SOURCE: Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

June 27, 2012 15:54 ET

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Ranks "Top 50 Most Influential" Small Business People on Twitter

Second Straight Year Measuring Overall Twitter Presence, Small Business Impact

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today released its second-annual "Top 50 Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter." The ranking uses Dun & Bradstreet Credibility's proprietary algorithm to measure the influence of Tweets covering small business issues.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility released its 2012 Top 50 list on our site: http://blog.dandb.com/2012/06/26/top-50-smallbiz-influencers/ including an explanation of the methodology and changes in position from last year's initial ranking. The following are the top 5 Influencers on Dun & Bradstreet Credibility's 2012 list:

Influencer   Twitter Handle   Title/Company
Brian Clark   @copyblogger   Owner - Copy Blogger
Chris Brogan   @chrisbrogan   Owner - Human Business Works
Darren Rowse   @problogger   Founder - Digital Photo School
Danny Sullivan   @dannysullivan   Editor-in-Chief - Search Engine Land
Chris Garrett   @chrisgarrett   Online business consultant

Out of the top 5, all of them were on last year's list, although there were some substantial changes with Brian Clark rising from #4 to #1 and Danny Sullivan rising most dramatically from #33 to #4 on the list. 

"Small business owners know they have limited resources and time to dedicate to their online marketing," said Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility. "We created this list that allows small businesses to focus their Twitter efforts by following influencers who offer particularly interesting insights and have the ability to substantially amplify a business owner's marketing messages."

"There's a wonderful mix of people who are strategists, consultants, authors, speakers, coaches and small business owners on the list this year," said Dustin Luther, Director of Social Media with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility. "For a small business owner looking to develop an effective online marketing strategy for their business, there's so much to be learned from these people."

People familiar with Twitter accounts can follow all of the influencers on the list by simply subscribing to this list: https://twitter.com/#!/DandB/smallbiz-most-influential

About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company's headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com. Or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.

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