Monday, July 30, 2007

August 1 Eyeball: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2007 Winners Announcement

First, many thanks to those who submitted entries to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs writing project. Let us meet up on August 1 and get to know each other!

This gathering won't be possible without the support of our sponsor YEHEY! - a highly specific, comprehensive, one-stop Web portal that caters to the information and communication needs of Filipinos online by providing the widest selection of Philippine based topics and interests. Starting with just three computers and cardboard boxes doubling as chairs, the company has evolved into a seasoned industry player that offers Filipino Internet users world class internet experience.

The August 1 gathering will be at Max Restaurant, Park Square 1, Makati City from 6 pm to 9 pm. Please confirm your attendance by posting a comment here. (Non-participants to this writing project who wishes to attend, can join upon sign up as a DigitalFilipino.com Club member.)

We will be drawing the 10 winners on this day who will get US$100 each. Of course, those who can't make it are still part of the draw and can win.

The following have confirmed their attendance for August 1:
  1. Jplamano
  2. Jake the Miserable
  3. Joan Pinon
  4. Alan Jr.
  5. Ba
  6. Alohapenny
  7. thegrapebunch
  8. Sexy Mom
  9. Noemi
  10. Archeia
  11. Rick Manzano
  12. Shari
  13. Jehzeel Laurente
  14. Richard Lionheart
  15. Heneroso
  16. Fire Eye'd Boy
  17. GM Tristan
  18. Elmo
  19. Carl Ocab
  20. Dennis Rito
  21. Jengkie
  22. Allen Gurrea
  23. Richard
  24. Jedianalyst
  25. I am SAM
  26. Lalon
  27. P0ytee
  28. Jhed
  29. NineMoons Family
  30. utakGAGO
  31. Ederic
  32. C5
  33. CokskiBlue
  34. Lateralus
  35. Novice Blogger
  36. Prudence
  37. Cliff
  38. Ang Lolo Niyo
  39. Agent Grey
  40. Baklang AJ
  41. Juned
  42. Aileen Apolo
  43. Karlo.PinoyBlogero
  44. TheANiTOKiD
  45. ApplesH
  46. ChrisH
  47. Arbet
will update this post as we receive confirmation.

Thank you!

P.S. This is a DigitalFilipino.com Club 29th Networking Event too and get to meet the club members who supported this writing project.

Entries Masterlist: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the master list of entries in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007.

Note that those who prepared an entry in the writing project are listed here. If you were "mentioned" but did not submit an entry, then you wont' find your name or blog here.

Thanks to Galing Pinoy, RegaloService, InfoTxt, Jardine Distribution Inc., Dominguez Marketing Communications, Philippine Internet Review, DigitalFilipino.com Club, YesPayments, YesPinoy, and Yehey! for supporting this project.

We are just making a final round of check on all entries. Those with a "complete" note meant that we're done checking them. These are the ones to be included in the raffle this August 1 where 10 winners will be drawn and shall win US$100 each.
  1. C5 (complete)
  2. Rexted (complete)
  3. Aileen Apolo (complete)
  4. Radueriel(complete)
  5. Leyte├▒o(complete)
  6. Em Dy (complete)
  7. Stephanie Caragos (complete)
  8. Zubli Zainordin (complete)
  9. Ryan Shamus (complete)
  10. Ja Kel Daily (complete)
  11. Hoop (complete)
  12. Chris (complete)
  13. Damsel_SEO (complete)
  14. Andoy (complete)
  15. ChrisH (complete)
  16. Manuel Viloria (complete)
  17. Blogie (complete)
  18. BetShopBoy (complete)
  19. Jonathan Phillips (complete)
  20. Sorren Galiza (complete)
  21. AbbyLim(complete)
  22. thegrapebunch (complete)
  23. lateralus (complete)
  24. this eclectic life (complete)
  25. Dennis Rito (complete)
  26. ww-success (complete)
  27. Shari (complete)
  28. pusa (complete)
  29. David Ledoux (complete)
  30. Happy Lizzette (complete)
  31. the philosophical bastard (complete)
  32. Noemi (complete)
  33. Agent Grey (complete)
  34. Cliff (complete)
  35. Johnny (complete) (complete)
  36. Ross (complete)
  37. Blogbastic (complete)
  38. Peachy (complete)
  39. Joan Pinon (complete)
  40. Iva (complete)
  41. fruityoaty (complete)
  42. ApplesH (complete)
  43. Jake the Miserable (complete)
  44. Lei (complete)
  45. LJ (complete)
  46. Rhey (complete)
  47. Alohapenny (complete)
  48. Diogenes (complete)
  49. Honey (complete)
  50. Baklang AJ (complete)
  51. Free Willy (complete)
  52. Trex (complete)
  53. Passing Through (complete)
  54. Little Khalifah (complete)
  55. Samut Sari (complete)
  56. Zen (complete)
  57. Apu (complete)
  58. Dan F. (complete)
  59. Leovy (complete)
  60. Abet (complete)
  61. Judith G. Santos (complete)
  62. Claudia (complete)
  63. Archeia (complete)
  64. Gibo (complete)
  65. Arbet (complete)
  66. Sandro (complete)
  67. Kubiyat (complete)
  68. Webbyman (complete)
  69. Filipinayzd (complete)
  70. Juned (complete)
  71. BigBad (complete)
  72. Tina4Life (complete)
  73. Mira (complete)
  74. Lei Sagun (complete)
  75. Samprasita (complete)
  76. GM Tristan (complete)
  77. Dabawenya (complete)
  78. Tina (complete)
  79. DeSquallie (complete)
  80. Avy (complete)
  81. Manila Mom (complete)
  82. Prudence (complete)
  83. SniperAngel (complete)
  84. Larrybored (complete)
  85. Sonnie (complete)
  86. Buddy Migs (complete)
  87. Brown Baron (complete)
  88. Jap (complete)
  89. Mitchteryosa (complete)
  90. Sarah (complete)
  91. TheSpot-er (complete)
  92. TheANiTOKiD (complete)
  93. NineMoons Family (complete)
  94. Micaela (complete)
  95. Des (complete)
  96. Richard (complete)
  97. Kegler747 (complete)
  98. Caranijuan (complete)
  99. Marcia (complete)
  100. J. Bubwit (complete)
  101. Vernula (complete)
  102. Matty (complete)
  103. Adrian (complete)
  104. Jehzeel Laurente (complete)
  105. Moimoi (complete)
  106. Maki (complete)
  107. Silverfork (complete)
  108. Jhed (complete)
  109. Elman (complete)
  110. Willy B. Prilles Jr. (complete)
  111. Liz (complete)
  112. I am SAM (complete)
  113. Pietrie Jensen (complete)
  114. Daniel Niazy (complete)
  115. Cursed dandelion (complete)
  116. Musing Musings (complete)
  117. ihateboyabunda (complete)
  118. Annamanila (complete)
  119. Lei Den Jun (complete)
  120. Miguel Apolo (complete)
  121. Sofia for BiSEAN (complete)
  122. Jigoku Tenshi (complete)
  123. Fmontserrat (complete)
  124. Ian (complete)
  125. OFW Life Lestat_m (complete)
  126. E Akino (complete)
  127. Ba (complete)
  128. Edong (complete)
  129. Erick Lau (complete)
  130. Bjarne (complete)
  131. Karlo.PinoyBlogero (complete)
  132. Reyville (complete)
  133. Ahmed (complete)
  134. Friedreich Bosch (complete)
  135. Darwin (complete)
  136. CokskiBlue (complete)
  137. Ang Lolo Niyo (complete)
  138. Alan Jr. (complete)
  139. Claire (complete)
  140. Allen Gurrea (complete)
  141. Jigs (complete)
  142. Novice Blogger (complete)
  143. Marie Casas (complete)
  144. Karlokoloko (complete)
  145. Maenoodle (complete)
  146. Kristine (complete)
  147. Ederic (complete)
  148. utakGAGO (complete)
  149. Kiro (complete)
  150. Mariaxyza (complete)
  151. Raphael (complete)
  152. Borga Malord (complete)
  153. Xpal (complete)
  154. Xx (complete)
  155. P0ytee (complete)
  156. Ann (complete)
  157. Lalon (complete)
  158. Gibbs Cadiz (complete)
  159. Richard Lionheart (complete)
  160. Jedianalyst (complete)
  161. Quincy John (complete)
  162. Gari (complete)
  163. Nice (complete)
  164. Becky (complete)
  165. Jplamano (complete)
  166. ScroochChronicles (complete)
  167. Poli (complete)
  168. Nelo (complete)
  169. Natre (complete)
  170. Earthlotus (complete)
  171. Evilgenius (complete)
  172. Jengkie (complete)
  173. Kidd (complete)
  174. Brainfreeze (complete)
  175. Rhodora (complete)
  176. Joyfulchicken (complete)
  177. Maryrose (complete)
  178. Heneroso (complete)
  179. Elmo (complete)
  180. Fx-server livejournal (complete)
  181. Dagupanboi (complete)
  182. Isagani X (complete)
  183. Sexy Mom (complete)
  184. Carl Ocab (complete)
  185. My Addiction (complete)
  186. Eilanna (complete)
  187. Cvj (complete)
  188. Rick Manzano (complete)
  189. MLQ3 (complete)
  190. Fire Eye'd Boy (complete)
  191. Shennette (complete)
  192. Freelance*Jervis (complete)
  193. J Angelo Racoma (complete)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Week 11: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the 11th and last summary of entries and their choices in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. Many thanks to everyone who joined this writing project.

This effort will not be possible without the support of our sponsors. One of them is www.YesPayments.com.ph. The company is the Premier Internet Payment Gateway in the Philippines. YESpayments accepts credit cards, prepaid cards and debit cards issued world wide and in the Philippines. YESpayments is known for its high standards of support and strict compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The company has published an E-Commerce Guide as well for anyone wanting to accept payments online.

Week 11 only
For the eleventh week, we received a total of 47 entries from Ederic, utakGAGO, Kiro, Mariaxyza, Raphael, Borga Malord, Xpal, Xx, P0ytee, Ann, Lalon, Gibbs Cadiz, Richard Lionheart, Jedianalyst, Quincy John, Gari, Nice, Becky, Jplamano, ScroochChronicles, Poli, Nelo, Natre, Earthlotus, Evilgenius, Jengkie, Kidd, Brainfreeze, Rhodora, Joyfulchicken, Maryrose, Heneroso, Elmo, Fx-server livejournal, Dagupanboi, Isagani X, Sexy Mom, Carl Ocab, My Addiction, Eilanna, Cvj, Rick Manzano, MLQ3, Fire Eye'd Boy, Shennette, Freelance*Jervis, and J Angelo Racoma.

A total of 58 new blogs were cited from the 47 entries. Here's the overall list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. CokskiBlue
  2. The Philosophical Bastard
  3. The D Spot
    Utakgago
  4. PinoyBlogero
    The Dork Factor
  5. Gibbs Cadiz
    Happy Slip Productions
    Micamyx
    The Anitokid Chronikos
  6. It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
    The Broken Bow
  7. An Apple a Day
    Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
  8. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
    Annamanila
    Culture Shiok!
    Kubiertos
    ProjectManila
    Puckering Time
  9. Green Pinoy
    Loving Carlo
  10. Baguio Below
    Blog and Soul Movement
    Gagopolis
    Go Elyen
    Lakwatsera Ako
    Macuha
    Mental Fixation
    Mindanao Bloggers
    OFW Life
    Pilipinas Street Plan
    Pinoy Moms Network
    Smoke
    Study Driving
    Tales from the Moonless Sky
    The Blue Addiction
    The Vegan Prince
    Tingog
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, we now have a total of 195 writing project participants citing 517 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (34 mention)
  2. The Philosophical Bastard (32 mention)
  3. The D Spot (29 mention)
  4. CokskiBlue (28 mention)
  5. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (25 mention)
  6. Utakgago (23 mention)
  7. Culture Shiok! (22 mention)
  8. Kubiertos (21 mention)
  9. FruityOaty (20 mention each)
    The Anitokid Chronikos
  10. The Dork Factor (19 mention)
On July 28 to 31, I will:
  • Make a final review of posts from all entries. We will post a message in your entry to inform you that we've completed the review. No more updates shall be entertained afterwards.
  • Blogs with anonymous profiles were visited earlier. Those that are not in the masterlist are no longer included in the final tally.
August 1 eyeball - I invite those who submitted an entry to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs to come and attend. We will be drawing the 10 winners on this day who will get US$100 each. Of course, those who can't make it are still part of the draw and can win. The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 shall also be announced. Please don't forget to confirm your attendance.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Connecting with Bloggers: Ask a question, interview me, and tell me something about you!

I'll be updating this post to record the replies to questions asked or insights shared here.

I look forward to continue this interaction. Here are some ideas to get this done.

1. Ask a question. If I know, I'll answer it here or post my response in other blogs. (with a link to your blog of course)

2. Interview me. This is similar to what Diogenes did for getting me to participate in the Fine Art of Blogging writing series. Once posted, will link to it. Make the interview questions brief though.

3. Tell me something about you. Perhaps share something about yourself like are you single or married? In a leadership position or aspiring? Still a teenager or in your 20s, 30s? You've been visiting this blog for quite sometime. How did you discover it? What post did you like the most? Suggestions on topics and don't forget to leave a link to your blog. If I like it, I'll visit your blog and even make a post about it either here or where it would be applicable in my other blogs.

Questions answered and notes:
Here's to getting more connected!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Week 10: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the tenth week summary of entries and their choices in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This effort will not be possible without the support of our sponsors. One of them is www.YesPayments.com.ph. The company is the Premier Internet Payment Gateway in the Philippines. YESpayments accepts credit cards, prepaid cards and debit cards issued world wide and in the Philippines. YESpayments is known for its high standards of support and strict compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The company has published an E-Commerce Guide as well for anyone wanting to accept payments online.

Week 10 only
For the tenth week, we received a total of 17 entries from Karlo.PinoyBlogero, Reyville, Ahmed, Friedreich Bosch, Darwin, CokskiBlue, Ang Lolo Niyo, Alan Jr., Claire, Allen Gurrea, Jigs, Novice Blogger, Marie Casas, Cha, Karlokoloko, Maenoodle, and Kristine.

A total of 25 new blogs were cited from the 17 entries. Here's the overall list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. The Philosophical Bastard
  2. An Apple a Day
    Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
  3. BISEAN
    CokskiBlue
    Kabayan Junction
    PinoyBlogero
    The Anitokid Chronikos
    The D Spot
    The Dork Factor
    Utakgago
  4. A timeless life
    Don in Beijing
    Gagopolis
    Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
    Mga Kwento ng Lolo Niyo
    OFW Life
    ProjectManila
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, we now have a total of 159 writing project participants citing 467 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (29 mention)
  2. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (21 mention each)
    The Philosophical Bastard
  3. The D Spot (20 mention)
  4. Culture Shiok! (18 mention)
  5. Kubiertos (17 mention)
  6. CokskiBlue (15 mention each)
    Misterhubs
  7. The Anitokid Chronikos (14 mention each)
    Utakgago
  8. BISEAN (13 mention each)
    It's not only fruity, it's oaty!

  9. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic (12 mention)
  10. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (11 mention each)
    The Dork Factor
If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page to join. One (1) weekly update to go!

August 1 eyeball - I invite those who submitted an entry to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs to come and attend. We will be drawing the 10 winners on this day who will get US$100 each. Of course, those who can't make it are still part of the draw and can win.

If your blog was cited and would like to attend this eyeball, then please write an entry as well citing your Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Top 100 Blogs by Blog Juice

After the post "Blogger Revenue and Blog Juice", I got asked if they can be considered as the top blogs in the world. I don't think so as there are a lot of players, especially those in the Technorati Top 100, who don't necessarily disclose their income.

To further expand the discussion on this, I started looking at the blog juice of these sites and checked out others as well. The blog juice rating is based on Bloglines subscription, Alexa ranking, Technorati ranking, and inbound links as per Technorati. (You can also Digg this story)

This blog post is a work-in-progress. (as of July 18, 2007)
  1. http://slashdot.org/ = 9.9
  2. http://gizmodo.com/ = 9.7
  3. http://boingboing.net/ = 9.6
  4. http://www.engadget.com/ = 9.5
  5. http://lifehacker.com/ = 9.4
    http://www.metafilter.com/ = 9.4
  6. http://www.alistapart.com/ = 9.3
    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/ = 9.3
  7. http://www.techdirt.com/ = 9.2
    http://www.macrumors.com/ = 9.2
  8. http://www.dailykos.com/ = 9.1
    http://www.treehugger.com/ = 9.1
    http://www.makezine.com/blog/ = 9.1
    http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ = 9.1
  9. http://gawker.com/ = 8.9
    http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ = 8.9
  10. http://www.techcrunch.com = 8.8
    http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/ = 8.8
    http://www.43folders.com/ = 8.8
    http://www.autoblog.com/ = 8.8
    http://www.37signals.com/svn/ = 8.8
  11. http://michellemalkin.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.joystiq.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.downloadsquad.com/ = 8.7
    http://d.hatena.ne.jp/ = 8.7
    http://blog.guykawasaki.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/weblog.php = 8.7
    http://perezhilton.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.defamer.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.tuaw.com/ = 8.7
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/ = 8.7
  12. http://www.lifehack.org/ = 8.6
    http://instapundit.com/ = 8.6
    http://www.dooce.com/ = 8.6
    http://kotaku.com/ = 8.6
    http://thesuperficial.com/ = 8.6
    http://searchengineland.com/ = 8.6
    http://www.blogmaverick.com/ = 8.6
    http://www.scripting.com/ = 8.6
    http://atrios.blogspot.com/ = 8.6
    http://www.problogger.net/ = 8.6
    http://wordpress.org/development/ = 8.6
  13. http://www.shoemoney.com/ = 8.5
    http://www.somethingawful.com/ = 8.5
    http://powerlineblog.com/ = 8.5
    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ = 8.5
    http://headrush.typepad.com/ = 8.5
    http://www.crooksandliars.com/ = 8.5
    http://thinkprogress.org/ = 8.5
    http://consumerist.com/ = 8.5
    http://scobleizer.com/ = 8.5
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/ = 8.5
    http://www.seroundtable.com/ = 8.5
    http://gigaom.com/ = 8.5
  14. http://www.johnchow.com/ = 8.4
    http://www.neatorama.com/ = 8.4
    http://deadspin.com/ = 8.4
    http://www.techeblog.com/ = 8.4
    http://valleywag.com/ = 8.4
    http://icanhascheezburger.com/ = 8.4
    http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/ = 8.4
    http://battellemedia.com/ = 8.4
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ = 8.4
    http://www.wonkette.com/ = 8.4
    http://performancing.com/ = 8.4
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ = 8.4
  15. http://www.micropersuasion.com/ = 8.3
    http://www.elise.com/recipes/ = 8.3
    http://www.seomoz.org/blog = 8.3
    http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/ = 8.3
    http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/ = 8.3
    http://www.tmz.com/ = 8.3
  16. http://www.stevepavlina.com/ = 8.2
    http://www.zefrank.com/ = 8.2
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/ = 8.2
    http://mashable.com/ = 8.2
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/ = 8.2
    http://www.pronetadvertising.com/ = 8.2
    http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/ = 8.2
    http://crunchgear.com/ = 8.2
    http://www.searchenginejournal.com/ = 8.2
    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/ = 8.2
  17. http://www.toprankblog.com/ = 8.1
    http://gothamist.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/ = 8.1
    http://binarybonsai.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.zenhabits.net/ = 8.1
    http://trent.blogspot.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.paidcontent.org/ = 8.1
    http://www.coolhunting.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.fleshbot.com/ = 8.1
    http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/ = 8.1
    http://www.mydd.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.zeldman.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.gapingvoid.com/ = 8.1
    http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/ = 8.1
  18. http://www.jihadwatch.org/ = 8.0
    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/ = 8.0
    http://hotair.com/ = 8.0
  19. http://www.buzzmachine.com/ = 7.9
    http://www.adrants.com/ = 7.9
    http://www.marketingvox.com/ = 7.9
If you know a blog and whose blog juice is in the range of the ones listed above, please post a comment and will add it.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Week 9: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the ninth week summary of entries and their choices in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This effort will not be possible without the support of our sponsors. One of them is www.YESpinoy.com. The company facilitates instant remittances over the Internet using a credit card and Cash remittances through trusted agents. In Hong Kong, YESpinoy accepts cash remittances at any 711 store 24 hours a day. Recipients are issued with a free SMART Money card which is used to withdraw the money at any Philippine ATM.

Week 9 only
For the ninth week, we received a total of 15 entries from Musing Musings, ihateboyabunda, Diary of a Gay Guy, Annamanila, Lei Den Jun, Bjarne, Miguel Apolo, Sofia for BiSEAN, Jigoku Tenshi, Fmontserrat, Ian, OFW Life Lestat_m, E Akino, Ba, and Edong.

Note that we have the right to disqualify entries and the citations they made, if we are not able to confirm or authenticate the blogger's identity on or before July 29. This is especially true to blogs with anonymous identities and those with pre-dated entries (versus its blog date creation).

A total of 33 new blogs were cited from the 15 entries (including the additions made by some of the earlier entries). Here's the overall list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. Misterhubs
  2. An Apple a Day
    BISEAN
    Gibbs Cadiz
    Pedestrian Observer
    The Anitokid Chronikos
    The D Spot
    The Philosophical Bastard
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, we now have a total of 142 writing project participants citing 442 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (25 mention)
  2. Culture Shiok! (18 mention)
  3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (17 mention each)
    The D Spot
  4. Kubiertos (16 mention each)
    The Philosophical Bastard
  5. Misterhubs (15 mention)
  6. CokskiBlue (12 mention each)
    It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
  7. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (11 mention each)
    The Anitokid Chronikos
    Utakgago
  8. BISEAN (10 mention each)
    Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic

  9. Gibbs Cadiz (9 mention each)
    Unsent
  10. Dabawenya Jud! (8 mention each)
    I Heart Manila
    Quotes in Can
    Studies in Technopreneurship
    The Dork Factor
If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page to join. Two (2) weekly updates to go!

August 1 eyeball - I invite those who submitted an entry to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs to come and attend. We will be drawing the 10 winners on this day who will get US$100 each. Of course, those who can't make it are still part of the draw and can win.

If your blog was cited and would like to attend this eyeball, then please write an entry as well citing your Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Join Paradise Philippines - The P600,000 Bayanihan SEO Contest

Last year, I got the chance to participate in the Ituloy AngSulong SEO competition and won a prize in the Yahoo and Google category. It was a great experience and has made me a better blogger.

This year, I've decided to be a sponsor of Paradise Philippines - The P600,000 Bayanihan SEO Contest and very excited about it.

The keyword for this year's contest is "Paradise Philippines". No one is too newbie to be part of this contest. Win or lose, you will certainly learn a lot and shall be useful in all your blogging or SEO undertaking. You have to join and experience it, in order to find out what I mean. (You should also know that the SEO World Champion is a Filipino.)

As posted in Marc's announcement:

"Bayanihan (pronounced buy-uh-nee-hun) is a Filipino tradition wherein neighbors would help a relocating family by gathering under their house, and carrying it to its new location. More generally, the word bayanihan has come to mean a communal spirit that makes seemingly impossible feats possible through the power of unity and cooperation. SEO Philippines takes the bayanihan spirit to the SEO world with the first ever social SEO contest."

A team can be organized to work or collaborate in order to increase your chances of winning this contest. Those who own multiple sites stand a great chance in competing as well for this project.

According to Marc, the contest code generator will be up soon. Once online, checkpoint dates shall be adjusted as well.

Good luck and have fun!

P.S. If you are interested to join and still looking for team mates, feel free to post a comment.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Blogger Revenue and Blog Juice

I got the chance to read Old Vic's analysis on blogger revenues and their Alexa ranking inspired by Paula Mooney's blog post about "New List of Blogger, Webmaster, Domainer, Affiliate Marketer (and any other kind of dot com mogul) Salaries as of June 2007".

I got included in the said list after I shared how I make money from blogs and websites.

I have a problem relying on Alexa as its ranking is based on usage of the Alexa toolbar. I have seen bloggers changing their url, using a redirect to Alexa, just to increase their ranking. I was forced to do that in my Ituloy AngSulong blog just to had it registered in MyBlogLog (as it can't process my blog address for it).

I still put a lot of weight in Technorati rankings. Although the recent viral tag campaigns and those who create blog templates or tools may have shoot up their respective Technorati rank, but does not mean that it translates to readers.

Based on Alexa and Technorati, it is amusing that this blog has a good ranking compared to my e-commerce and Internet history sites whose traffic is 2 to 3 times more than this blog.

With that experience, most of the weight put on ad placement fees computation and decisions I made is still 80% heavily influenced by Google PageRank. Ideally, a site with a Google PageRank 4 should pursue having a Blog Juice rating of no less than 4.x too.

Let's take Old Vic's analysis further by looking at Paula Mooney's "New List of Blogger, Webmaster, Domainer, Affiliate Marketer (and any other kind of dot com mogul) Salaries as of June 2007" blog juice where the rating is based on Bloglines subscription, Alexa ranking, Technorati ranking, and inbound links as per Technorati.

Blogs that make more than US$4000 a month are marked with **.

Blog Juice Rank (as of 12th July 2007)

techcrunch.com = 8.8 **
http://www.problogger.net/ = 8.6 **
http://www.shoemoney.com/ = 8.5 **
http://www.copyblogger.com/ = 8.4
http://www.johnchow.com/ = 8.4 **
http://www.stevepavlina.com/ = 8.2 **
http://www.toprankblog.com/ = 8.1

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ = 7.7
http://www.doshdosh.com/ = 7.6
http://www.getrichslowly.org/ = 7.6
http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/ = 7.4 **
http://www.andybeard.eu/ = 7.2
http://labnol.blogspot.com/ = 7.1 **
http://www.liewcf.com/ = 7.1

http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/ = 6.7 **
http://www.netbusinessblog.com/ = 6.6
http://www.johntp.com/ = 6.3 **
http://www.feverishthoughts.com/ = 6.2 **

http://www.paultan.org/ = 5.6
http://www.chanlilian.net/ = 5.6
http://paulamooney.blogspot.com/ = 5.3
http://www.jimkukral.com/ = 5.3
http://www.tylercruz.com/ = 5.2 **
www.lifelearningtoday.com = 5.2
http://www.courtneytuttle.com/ = 5.1
http://www.garryconn.com/ = 5.1
www.canimakebigmoneyonline.com = 5.1
http://www.osx-e.com/ = 5.0
http://www.leedodd.com/ = 5.0 **
www.thedietdiary.com = 5.0

tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com = 4.9
http://www.gobalakrishnan.com/ = 4.8 **
http://www.menj.org/ = 4.8
http://www.mubinahmed.com/ = 4.8
http://blog.pimentels-photography.com/ = 4.8
www.writersrow.com/deborahng = 4.8
www.geniustypes.com = 4.8
www.derrich.com = 4.8
http://www.sabahan.com/ = 4.7
http://www.5xmom.com/ = 4.7
http://www.momgadget.com/ = 4.7 **
http://www.andy-coates.com/blog = 4.6
digitalfilipino.blogspot.com = 4.5
www.mytwodollars.com = 4.4
http://www.artofmoney.org/ = 4.3
http://www.desinotes.com/= 4.3
www.justmakemoneyonline.com = 4.3
www.realitywired.com = 4.2
www.lookwhatgmanfound.com = 4.2 **
www.toptut.com = 4.1
www.blogtalks.net = 4.1
www.staska.net = 4.0

bloggingsecret.blogspot.com = 3.9
http://www.cashquests.com/ = 3.8
www.dereksemmler.com = 3.7
www.girlstalkinsmack.com = 3.7
www.askdanandjennifer.com = 3.6
munny4hunny.blogspot.com = 3.6
www.theblogworld.net = 3.4
getting-out-of-debt.blogspot.com = 3.3
http://www.gospelrhys.co.uk/ = 3.2
www.adsense-tw.com = 3.0
www.carlpei.com = 3.0
www.jasonberlinsky.com = 3.0 **

ejcooksey.blogspot.com = 2.9
www.erikvossman.com = 2.7
www.buildingmyempire.com = 2.4
www.erinpavlina.com = 2.3 **
www.egonitron.com = 2.3
www.jeffreykishner.com = 2.3
www.sablog.com = 2.2
babelfish.altavista.com = 2.0 **
www.workingnomad.com = 2.0 **
www.mydebtfreegoal.com = 2.0
www.thoughtsfrommylife.com = 2.0

www.stevenaitchison.co.uk = 1.7
www.asktheblogger.com = 1.7
http://www.janemayblogs.com/ = 1.6
http://www.veganmomma.com/ = 1.6
www.swollenpickles.com = 1.6
www.nerdwithswag.com = 1.4
mikesmoneymakingmission.blogspot.com = 1.3
www.netmonetization.com = 1.3
www.theanand.com = 1.2
www.ontora.com = 1.2
grownupgeek.blogspot.com = 1.0 **

findingfinancialpeace.blogspot.com = 0.8
www.nafurai.com = 0.8
skiper.pinoyanswers.com = 0.6
www.aprobloggermom.com = 0.4
www.sabrinasmoneymadness.com = 0.4
10k-challenge.blogspot.com = 0.3
scrappingsahm.blogspot.com = 0.1
www.demp.se = 0.1

Conclusion: (let me think about it further but I encourage you to share your thoughts)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monitoring live blog traffic with Performancing Metrics Spy Feature


When I launched The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 writing project, one need I realized was to actively monitor the blog traffic as real time as possible. This reached the point where one of my PC was allotted for this purpose.

Fortunately, there's Performancing Metrics where its Spy feature allows a blog owner to see visitors including their IP address and other pertinent information.

Being able to live track last May gave me the opportunity to:


  • See in real time when someone is posting a comment and how the entries are getting traffic as well.

  • Be able to spot by IP address unusual activities such as a visitor doing multiple clicks from one site with the intention of creating a trackback (to their home page and a deleted blog entry) to our contest page. It is amazing how far would some go with this.
Even when not using the Spy feature, the Performancing Metrics service gives you a visitor and action report that records the time you received a visitor, IP address, and activities they performed in the site. Some experience I had with it includes:


  • Be able to spot an anonymous comment where the person claims to be in another country yet their IP address shows that they are surfing the Internet connected through one of the big telcos here.

  • Received comments coming from different persons having the same IP address.
Thank you Performancing Metrics for keeping me well-informed! Here are 10 more reasons why I love Performancing Metrics.