Quick Links: Talumpati | Licensed Librarians | Filipiniana Online | Stereotypes | Leadership | The Philippines

Pinoy Top Blogs: November 2006

The biggest news this time is that total readership for the Top 50 Pinoy Top Blogs (PTB) went up by more than 100 percent from the October 2006 figures. I had to check my computations when I saw the figures, but they're correct. I also considered that, perhaps, the fact that data for October wasn't complete (i.e., due to downtimes) had something to do with it. Well, total unique hits (UH) went up by almost 50 percent from June 2006 figures.

Maybe it had something to do with Manny Pacquiao, but something's definitely up. Since June 2006, the 50th blog usually had UH of about 4,000 to 5,000 plus. But the UH of the lowest-ranked blog in the Top 50 this month is at 10,000. So it wasn't just the highest-ranked blogs that brought in the readers. Could it be that the Pinoy blogosphere has finally become a preferred "news" source?

Anyway, the Bryanboy controversy—not to mention his wins at the Gay Bloggies—probably contributed to the rise in total UH. But could the call for a boycott have led to Bryanboy's sliding down to 3rd? Not likely. As I've long suspected, most of his readers are not from the Philippines.

It's also very likely that Alleba Blog, which got Dugg and came out of nowhere to land on the 12th spot, contributed more than just a few non-regular readers to the mix. But let's see whether it will be more successful than other Digg- or media-driven "ascensions" at retaining its newly-gained spot.

Other big gainers in the past month were Kiven (did you know he's a librarian?), who climbed to 7 from 17; Putanginamo.com (the phrase exists, get used to it), which went to 27 from outside the Top 50; and textmates (from 46 to 29), which like the previous blog seems to be another of the optimized-from-birth blogs that have been moving up PTB in the past months.

Blogs that have left me scratching my head are eRadioportal, which doesn't seem to be an SEO trap, but doesn't seem to have gone up to the 2nd spot relying on content either; DZRH Blog, which came out of nowhere last October to take the 11th spot, but has now gone back to where it came from; and Composed Gentleman, which was at 24 last September, dropped out of the Top 50 in October, and is now back at 35. The swings of the last two blogs are too extreme. If you have any theories, let me know.

The following are the raw data as of 29 November 2006:



OC

1
6
2
3
4
7
17
9
10
14
16
-
20
15
8
21
22
13
12
19
5
32
24
18
23
25
-
27
46
33
26
29
35
30
-
36
28
48
-
43
-
-
31
34
37
39
45
-
-
49


NO

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50


NAME OF BLOG

Rickey
eRadioportal Blog
Bryanboy: Le Superstar Fabuleux
Motorcycle Philippines
Pinoy Cook
Mukamo
Kiven
Retzwerx - Ang Inyong Pinoy Big Blogger
Starmometer
pinoy.rickey.org
Philippines For Men
Alleba Blog
Our Awesome Planet
Pinoy Tech Blog
SELaplana
Blogged
Cellphone9
Inside PCIJ: Stories behind our stories
Basang Panaginip
Chikadora
laurganism.com
Now What, Ca t?
Leon Kilat: The Cybercafe Experiments
Pinoy BSN
Quezon.ph
Photojunkie
Putanginamo.com
Ellen Tordesillas
textmates
EntrePinoy Atbp
Coconuter - Philippine Travelogue by a Nomad
GPCarreon
Touched by an Angel
Macalua.com
Composed Gentleman
Filipino Librarian
Kwentong Tambay
Skirmisher
Parenting-Weblog.com
The J Spot
Pinoypundit
Radioactive Adobo
Manila's Daily Grind
The Sunday Punch
Pinoy Travel Blog
WeddingsAtWork.com News Blog
Filipina Soul
Splasher
Straight From The Doc
The Man Blog

TOTAL
UH

182,563
151,577
144,549
97,315
77,709
75,319
68,865
50,853
47,250
41,489
40,966
40,832
35,414
34,113
33,996
33,237
30,334
29,323
29,278
29,207
29,087
25,368
22,440
21,028
20,566
19,942
19,350
18,911
17,044
17,028
16,103
15,991
15,763
15,717
14,689
14,674
13,629
13,145
12,706
12,100
11,919
11,612
11,487
11,463
11,387
10,970
10,607
10,505
10,489
10,378

1,740,287
TMH

380,347
220,858
311,318
164,624
299,094
214,794
246,671
94,521
124,713
95,602
175,521
50,177
87,655
64,358
64,153
50,284
40,668
47,442
75,888
67,577
70,575
49,614
32,550
40,193
43,900
35,358
42,390
72,569
43,715
61,645
96,518
30,280
27,432
25,308
21,927
24,810
27,871
23,961
18,912
20,079
19,141
15,454
17,965
43,271
27,867
21,462
17,419
21,743
15,599
32,457

3,918,250

Category: Blogging

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...