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50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media

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In every industry there are a few people who are unarguably outstanding at what they do. In addition to that, they are typically charismatic, energetic, and creative. In an effort to find some of these people Ron Hudson, of Immediate Influence, asked his twitter friends to nominate people who they thought were some of the most powerful and influential women in Social Media. It was no surprise that they quickly and enthusiastically responded with the list of ladies below.

While you will undoubtedly notice that some of the ladies have a large amount of sites linked to their blogs or websites, the determining factor was ranking. Why? Ranking depicts how much traffic their blogs/websites receive over a certain period.

1. Ann Handley | www.marketingprofs.com
Rank 43,936 | Linking in 1,841

2. Michelle MacPhearson | www.michellemacphearson.com
Rank 73,176 | Linking in 151

3. Liz Strauss | www.successful-blog.com
Rank 73,704 | Linking in 1,332

4. Lynn Terry | www.clicknewz.com
Rank 74,477 | Linking in 351

5. Justine Ezarik | tastyblogsnack.com
Rank: 82,875 | Linking in: 616

6. Wendy Piersall | sparkplugging.com
Rank: 83,378 | Linking in: 54

7. Maria Reyes-Mcdavis | www.websuccessdiva.com
Rank 119,917 | Linking in 165

8. Amy Clark | www.momadvice.com
Rank: 127,367 | Linking in: 398

9. Deborah Micek | www.tribalseduction.com
Rank 127,859 | Linking in 109

10. Shama Hyder | www.afterthelaunch.com
Rank: 128,441 | Linking in: 337

11. Veronica Belmont | www.veronicabelmont.com
Rank 133,278 | Linking in 494

12. Mari Smith | www.whyfacebook.com
Rank 148,408 | Linking in 91

13. Jackie Huba | www.churchofthecustomer.com
Rank 160,983 | Linking in 778

14. Carrie Wilkerson | www.barefoot-executive.com
Rank 162,116 | Linking in 34

15. Cathy Perkins | www.thewordpresswizard.com
Rank: 183,260 | Linking in: 27

16. Erin Kotecki Vest | www.queenofspainblog.com
Rank 203,533 | Linking in 337

17. Alli Worthington | fussypants.typepad.com
Rank: 215,331 | Linking in: 264

18. Denise Wakeman | www.buildabetterblog.com
Rank 219,482 | Linking in 322

19. Laura Fitton | www.pistachioconsulting.com
Rank 229,456 | Linking in 371

20. Debbie Weil | www.debbieweil.com
Rank 250,366 | Linking in 267

21. Lisa Hartwell | audiblemarketing.com
Rank: 266,602 | Linking in: 25

22. Sally Strebel | bestpartyever.com
Rank: 272,898 | Linking in: 119

23. Jessica Smith | jessicaknows.com
Rank: 291,558 | Linking in: 3

24. Roxanne Darling | www.barefeetstudios.com
327,171 | Linking in: 116

25. Connie Reece | www.everydotconnects.com
Rank 350,407 | Linking in 444

26. Pat Marcello | blogging4boomers.com
Rank: 351,903 | Linking in: 20

27. Kelby Carr | www.kelbycarr.com
Rank: 352,343 | Linking in: 51

28. Gwen Bell | www.gwenbell.com
Rank 409,627 | Linking in 69

29. Nancy Marmolejo | www.vivavisibilityblog.com
Rank 420,626 | Linking in 12

30. Dixie Brown | www.layoffyourboss2.com
Rank 490,176 | Linking in 12

31. Melody Campbell | thesmallbusinessguru.com
Rank: 666,214 | Linking in: 50

32. Francine Hardaway | blog.stealthmode.com
Rank: 736,990 | Linking in: 194

33. Dr. Letitia Wright | www.wrightplacetv.com
Rank: 751,575 | Linking in: 122

34. Jamila White | www.ecommercediva.com
Rank: 823,524 | Linking in: 35

35. Leesa Barnes | www.marketingfit.com
Rank 864,242 | Linking 0

36. Lisa Weinberger | pearlywrites.com
Rank: 903,362 | Linking in: 44

37. Katja Presnal | www.skimbacolifestyle.com
Rank: 900,620 | Linking in: 0

38. Charlene | theblackbusinesscafe.ning.com
Rank: 948,235 | Linking in: 6

39. Jan Tallent | www.jantallent.com
Rank: 1,066,578 | Linking in: 2

40. Alyssa Gregory | www.avertua.com
Rank: 1,087,893 | Linking in: 7

41. Nikki S | chaosinthecountry.com
Rank: 1,260,040 | Linking in: 20

42. Jean Ann Van Krevelen | www.edgyentrepreneur.com
Rank: 1,306,435 | Linking in: 2

43. Nancy Arroyo-Perez | www.nancyarroyo-perez.com
Rank 1,410,793 | Linking in: 4

44. Kristie Wells | www.kirstiewells.com
Rank: 1,454,100 | Linking in: 41

45. Sharon Mcpherson | www.sharonbraymcpherson.com
Rank 1,538,355 | Linking in 4

46. Tracey Tarrant | www.yourvirtualroundtoit.com
Rank 1,802,502 | Linking in: 5

47. Jenna Lloyd | appliedforcemarketing.com
Rank: 2,372,947 | Linking in: 2

48. Amy Lupold Bair | resourcefulmommy.com
Rank: 2,869,975 | Linking in: 0

49. Joanne Mason | www.masoninternetconsulting.com
Rank: 3,358,916 | Linking in: 0

50. Therese Prentice | socialnetworkingqueen.com
Rank: 3,531,975 | Linking in: 0

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  2. 12/8 2009

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    RT @debbieweil: Interesting list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media (I’m no. 20) [link to post]

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  3. 12/8 2009

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    RT @debbieweil Interesting list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media (I’m no. 20) [link to post] (Congrats!)

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  4. 12/8 2009

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    50… [link to post]

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  5. 12/8 2009

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    Congrats! RT @debbieweil: Interesting list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media (Debbie is #20) [link to post]

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  6. 12/8 2009

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    List of 50 most powerful / influential women in #socialmedia [link to post] RT @debbieweil #networking

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  7. 12/8 2009

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    RT @debbieweil Interesting list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media [link to post]

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  8. 12/8 2009

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    RT @debbieweil Interesting list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media [link to post]

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  9. 12/8 2009

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    Congrats to @marketingprofs – number 1 on the list of 50 most powerful / influential women in social media [link to post]

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  10. 12/8 2009

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    @debbieweil: Congratulations on making the list of 50 most influential women in social media [link to post]

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  11. 12/8 2009

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    Congratulations! . RT @debbieweil: Interesting list of 50 most powerful/influential women in social media (I’m no. 20) [link to post]

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  12. 12/8 2009

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    Congrats to one of the 50 most powerful women in Social Media – @KristieWells from @SocialMediaClub [link to post]

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  13. 12/8 2009

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    Great list: 50 most powerful women in social media [link to post] @bigfuel

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  14. 12/8 2009

    A quick question about the rank: was that derived from Technorati’s ranking system, or from another system? I’m always curious as to where social media numbers come from :)

  15. 12/8 2009

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    RT @howardgr Congrats to one of the 50 most powerful women in Social Media – @KristieWells from @SocialMediaClub [link to post]

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  16. 12/8 2009

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    RT @howardgr: Congrats to one of the 50 most powerful women in Social Media – @KristieWells from @SocialMediaClub [link to post]

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  17. 12/8 2009

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    RT @howardgr: Congrats to 1 of the most powerful women in Social Media @KristieWells [link to post] [kudos @kristiewells]

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  18. 12/8 2009

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    @Melanie712 Re: Women in Social Media [link to post] < -- So the sample is taken from one guy's twitter friends? Not very scientific.

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  19. 12/8 2009

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    RT @StefSchumann: Women in Social Media [link to post] < ---- good idea, poorly written. should list their occupation too!

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  20. 12/8 2009

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    50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media [link to post]

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  21. 12/8 2009

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    if not me, then Emski needs to be on this list by way of @shechive: 50 of the Most Powerful Women in Social Media [link to post]

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  22. 12/8 2009

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    RT @TriumphCIO: List of 50 most powerful / influential women in #socialmedia [link to post] (via @debbieweil)

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  23. 12/8 2009

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    @randomdeanna I’m a bit skeptical of “Top Lists” too but nice to be included. I admire energy required to compile them [link to post]

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  24. 12/8 2009

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    RT @MaryAnnHalford: Great list: 50 most powerful women in social media [link to post] @bigfuel

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  25. 12/8 2009

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    50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media – [link to post]

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  26. 12/8 2009

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    RT @ChicagoDiane: RT @TriumphCIO: List of 50 most powerful / influential women in #socialmedia [link to post] (via @debbieweil)

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  27. 12/8 2009

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    RT all: @gtiadvisors @ChicagoDiane @TriumphCIO 50 most powerful/ influential women in #socialmedia [link to post] (via @debbieweil)

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  28. 12/9 2009

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    congrats @lizstrauss! hope ur feeling better. RT @StefSchumann 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media [link to post]

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  29. 12/9 2009

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    congrats @alliworthington! RT @StefSchumann 50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media [link to post]

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  30. 12/9 2009

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    wow, congrats @emom! RT @StefSchumann 50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media [link to post]

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  31. 12/9 2009

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    Did you make the list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Social Media? I know; neither did I.
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  32. 12/16 2009

    Thanks for the attention (I am #24). Here is the link to Ron Hudson who did the original research.
    Ron Hudson’s listing

  33. 01/5 2010

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    RT @comunicadores: As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  34. 01/5 2010

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    [link to post] Achei que a @rodaika estaria nessa lista. #quemfalabobagemnaoentranalista

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  35. 01/5 2010

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    RT: @comunicadores: As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  36. 01/5 2010

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    Pena que ainda não tem brasileiras nesta lista RT: @comunicadores: As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  37. 01/5 2010

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    #NOVIDADE: Você sabe quais as 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais? Confere: [link to post] Dica dos @comunicadores :P o

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  38. 01/5 2010

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    Kd a @elfinha nessa lista? :( RT @comunicadores As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  39. 01/5 2010

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    As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  40. 01/5 2010

    Seems like the most influential women are all related to technology and marketing… Cool :D

  41. 01/5 2010

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    As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post] (comunicadores)

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  42. 01/5 2010

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    RT @luftpm: RT: @comunicadores: As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  43. 01/5 2010

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    As Top 50 de Mídias Sociais [link to post] (via @comunicadores)

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  44. 01/5 2010

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    RT @comunicadores As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  45. 01/5 2010

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    Naonde isso. Aqui mesmo no BR não. RT @comunicadores As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  46. 01/5 2010

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    RT @comunicadores

    As 50 mulheres mais influentes nas mídias sociais [link to post]

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  47. 01/9 2010

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    Link corrigido: As 50 mulheres mais poderosas e influentes na mídia Social > [link to post] (@LcCabral)

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  49. 05/14 2013

    Congratulations to all of the women on this list. I appreciate how much tedium and hard work it takes to build and maintain an influential following — it is a lifetime of relationships. Is anyone aware of a top 100 list? I think I might qualify for the top 100 which is why I’m curous! My blog just reached an Alexa rank of 4,100,000 this month and Klout reached 63 in Social Media. Maybe next year!

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