On the Studiopress homepage, it currently says (at the time of this post) that over 96,000 people “trust Studiopress to bring their content to the world”.
That’s a big number for sure. But what does that really mean? Is that just the number of paying customers? How many of these customers are actually using Genesis on their sites?
For fun, I headed over to Bloggerscope.com which has a great list of the top marketing blogs. I then visited each of the Top 30 sites and took a look at the source code to determine which sites were using the Genesis Theme Framework to power their blogs.
The results surprised even me.
13 out of 30 of the top marketing blogs online use Genesis on their sites! That’s an amazing 43%!. How’s that for social proof?
For your viewing pleasure, here is the list of the Top Genesis Powered Marketing Blogs:
Since Copyblogger Media owns Studiopress, it makes perfect sense that Copyblogger.com runs on Genesis. There is even a free copy of the Copyblogger child theme for Genesis which you can download.
Problogger switched over to Genesis back in November of 2010 and the design of the site design has remained the same ever since.
Neil Patel hired the StudioPress folks to redesign Quicksprout.com on the Genesis Framework. They kept the same look and feel, but significantly sped up the loading of the site.
Chris Brogan was one of the first to switch his blog from Thesis to Genesis, way back in Aug 2010.
The latest Convince & Convert redesign is based off of the Streamline Child Theme.
ContentVerve is built using the Balance Child theme.
One of my favorite bloggers, Kristi Hines switched Kikolani over to Genesis and the Focus Child Theme earlier this year.
Reviewz N Tips has one of the most unique designs on this list. But yes, Daniel is indeed using Genesis for his blog as well.
Rae Hoffman used to be one of the biggest Thesis supporters around. But after Thesis 2.0 came out, she too switched over to Genesis.
Traffic Guru Ana Hoffman seems to enjoy switching back and forth between Genesis and Thesis Theme. Her current site design is using Genesis 2.0.
If I had done this research a year ago, I am certain that the landscape would have been much different. Thesis was much more popular back then, maybe even moreso than Genesis.
Today, there is no doubt in my mind that the Genesis Theme framework is the most popular theme framework in use today.
Got some thoughts on my Top Genesis Blogs list? Please leave a comment below!