The New York Times has just released the ranking of the most widely read and popular blog sites.
According to the rankings, which cover over 20,000 websites, the Times is the most read blog in India and the second most popular in the world.
India is the top-ranked country for India and Asia-Pacific blog readership, with a whopping 3.26 million readers and 2.56 million unique visitors.
India leads the list of top-ranking countries with a 3.18 million readers, followed by the United States with 2.69 million.
India has the second-most popular blog in the US, with more than half a million unique users, with the Washington Post, USA Today, New York Post and The New Yorker ranking in the top 20.
India’s number two spot is occupied by a US-based startup, Flipkart, which has over 20 million monthly users.
This startup is in the process of expanding its product offerings to new markets in Asia and Africa.
Flipkarts blog has a monthly user base of over three million and is the second largest blog in its niche in India.
The list also shows that India is a popular blog destination in China, and is ranked number one for blogging in the Middle Kingdom and number two for blog users in India, the most populous country in the region.
China is also the most-visited country in Asia-pacific blog readers, with China Daily, China Insider and People’s Daily leading the list.
The ranking is based on the Alexa ranking of all of the top 100 websites and social networks, as well as Google Trends, which measures how users are interacting with various web sites.
The Alexa ranking does not take into account sites which are owned by third parties.
The New York Magazine, the Guardian and The Atlantic are among the top five most read blogs, while The Economist is ranked at number five.