Guess what, I contacted Todd and decided to replicate the idea on a different segment. More specifically, I decided to use similar ranking factors to produce the “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging” list.
Problogger.net is running a group writing project titled “Top 5”. Basically participants needed to write a post around the “Top 5” subject. There were over 500 submissions, and below you will find the ones that were talking about blogging:
Despite the huge popularity of blogs around the Internet many people still have a distorted view of the whole phenomenon. Blogs are nothing more than online diaries; blogs are not credible; you can not make money with blogs… or so the argument goes. Below you will find 5 common blogging myths, check it out:
The Face-Off only required short answers, but Jeremy was kind enough to provide a complete interview. He knows what he is talking about when it comes down to blogging and blog networks, so check it out:
Recently I wrote an article for the Sponsored Reviews blog titled “10 Rules for Responsible Blogging”. On the article I list some basic principles that could ensure more credibility and integrity around the blogosphere. Notice that I do not feel like I can dictate what bloggers should or should not do, those are just suggestions:
The Chitika Blog organized an interesting event called Blog Bash. Basically they are featuring 30 blogging experts in 30 days, with all sorts of tips and advice for bloggers. I am participating on the event with entry “7 Ways to Make your Content Search Engine Friendly”.
Technorati released the “State of the Blogosphere”. They are calling it “State of the Live Web” now because they want to expand from a blog search engine into a more complete media company. An interesting outcome of this change is the more detailed analysis of the competition between blogs and mainstream media. Below you will find some key takeaways from the report.
Advertising spending on the Internet is expected to grow six times faster than traditional media until 2009. An article over Reuters titled “Ads on Web to overtake radio by 2008” outlines that the online spending will account for 8% of the worldwide budget in 2008.
According to a study from WebmasterWorld 77% of the blogs hosted on Google’s Blogger service are spam blogs. The research was conducted by analyzing the 1000 most popular search queries and checking whether the resulting blogs were spam or legit ones.
There is a small debate going on about displaying or not the feed count on blogs. Maki from Dosh Dosh created a meme around this question titled “Studying the Impact of Feed Count on Blog Feed Subscription”.
The 2007 Weblog Awards website announced the winners of the current edition. Daily Blog Tips was running for the “Best Web Development Weblog” category. Congratulations for A List Apart for winning the prize, they surprised me beating Problogger.net.
Vizu Answers released the results of a market research that they conducted regarding the usage patterns of blog readers. The results are quite interesting, check it out.
PC World released the list of the “50 most important people on the web”. The interesting thing about the list is the fact that includes several bloggers, check it out.
Most blogging platforms have the rel=’nofollow’ attribute inserted automatically on the comment section. The initial objective of this feature was to discourage spammers from posting comments just for the sake of a backlink.
You probably have noticed a big jump on your RSS subscribers this morning. It is coming Feedburner’s update on the feed count statistics. Now it will include Google Reader and Google personalized Homepage subscribers.
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