So @soc_imagination is supposedly the 4th most popular Economics blog in the UK

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It feels a little wrong that it’s ranking above Simon Wren-Lewis on eBuzzing. The methodology is a little opaque and I’m wondering if the reason for this high ranking is my ‘proactive’ scheduling of the @soc_imagination twitter feed:

Blog ranking based on the score calculated by Ebuzzing which considers various numerous parameters including the number of backlinks, the number of shares of its articles on Facebook and Twitter

178th in the general list for the UK makes sense to me. 4th in Economics doesn’t. I wonder if this says more about opaque metrics and content marketing than it does about the popularity of the websites being ranked.

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