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iMechanica is ranked among top engineering blogs

Zhigang Suo's picture

From time to time people ask if I know other websites like iMechanica but focusing on different branches of engineering.  This morning I saw a recently compiled list of Top Engineering Blogs, and was delighted that iMechanica was ranked close to the top.  I'm aware of the widespread cynicisms among iMechanicians about rankings of all kinds.  But, heck, ranking is good if you are ranked high.  As Freeman Dyson would say, being consistent is a weakness of mind. 

I was led to the list by a post in eContent, another highly ranked engineering blog.  The site also hosts a wiki that collects online learning resources in engineering.  To explore this wiki, you may start with this list of engineering blogs

If you find any of the blogs on these two lists interesting, please tell us by leaving a comment below.


Teng Li's picture

Zhigang, thanks for posting this encouraging news about iMechanica.

A more detailed look into the ranking data of the Top 100 Engineering Blogs shows that, iMechanica is almost at the same level with the three No.3 tiers in 3 out of 4 categories, and is  just a bit of shy in the category of "The number of feed subscribers reported by Bloglines" (in my view, this category is somewhat statistically less representative than the other three categories, since Bloglines is just one of many feed readers people often use, and by no means the most popular one). 

Teng Li's picture

While scrolling down the Top 100 Engineering Blogs, I found that my blog of "All of Flexible Macroelectronics" ( is ranked No. 34 in the list.  What a pleasant surprise!  Thanks again, Zhigang, for posting the link.

This is very good news for imechanicians, Top Engineering Blogs list is very informative too.


Mike Ciavarella's picture

Zhigang & Teng,

  congratulations also for me.  It is good that you are high in the list of blogs.  Of course, looking at the list, it is I think fair to have Energy higher up, while I find "cooking" a bit frustrating (despite it is well known that Engineers do not cook well, and indeed I am not exception with my only dish "spaghetti and tuna" in the list!).

 Maybe we should study more the list, and the other blogs, to have ideas.  I wonder however if we want to remain always a blog, or we want to experiment also the wiki style.

For now, let's celebrate!

Mike Ciavarella's picture

How Do I Improve My Ranking?

now we only have traffic data for a very small percentage of these
blogs, causing a jam at the bottom of that category. By simply signing
up with Quantcast and adding
their code to your site, you'll automatically jump ahead of the blogs
who haven't when Quantcast starts reporting your numbers.

Quantcast tends to drastically underestimate traffic for sites that
they aren't tracking directly, so even if they do have stats for your blog, those stats could double if you add their code.

Mike Ciavarella's picture


I asked topblogs whey  they did not list these two: here the very interesting and kind answer.


Thanks for the recommendations!  There are actually several good ones at, but we can't include those, regrettably, because traffic
measurements are such an important part of the measurement, and we can't
isolate traffic from a particular subdirectory on a domain.  The problem is
the same for, too.

It may be that we have to abandon that category altogether if we find that
too many blogs are being left out because they don't exist on their own
domain, though, so we'll continue to keep an eye on that.

Thanks again!


So we have a list of all blogs now at:


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