April 26th, 2007
For the past two weeks I’ve been working on a directory that ranks the top 100 blogs in the Philippine blogosphere. Called Ratified.org, it gathers data from Technorati and ranks blogs according to the number of incoming blog links. From an SEO standpoint, links are a measure of importance of a website or blog. It’s always easy to read a blog than actually link to it, right? Linking to someone’s blog means I’m giving it my stamp of approval. It’s like putting up a sign saying, “Read this blog, it rocks!” Imagine that a thousand similar signs have been put up on other blogs. That should mean something!
There are many other areas such as traffic, number of subscribers, niche and content that also determine relevance. Although Ratified.org focuses mainly on links and a bit on feed subscribers, I think it’s a reliable barometer on how well your blog is doing. If your blog isn’t ranked in the top 100, it can still be found through the search engine or the tag cloud. If it hasn’t been ratified, go here to submit your blog. Features include separate sections for the top rank gainers and losers for both Technorati and Ratified.org, as well as the most popular blog feeds according to Feedburner data.
If you liked Ratified.org please blog about it! To sweeten the deal, all those who do will be linked to on this post.
Thanks to Google Country Consultant Aileen Apolo for being the very first to blog about Ratified.org!
Credit goes to Abe for inspiring the whole idea of Ratified.org.
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