Janette Toral sharing her tourist experience in Australia.

Sunday 4 May 2008

Challenges in Creating and Maintaining a Top 100 List

Maintaining a top 100 list imposes the burden of keeping it up-to-date that includes:
  • Blogs to be tallied.
  • Criteria for ranking.
As of today, I maintain Ratified Australia, Top 100 Blogs by Blog Juice, Australia A-List Bloglebrity, and Aussie Blogs in Entrecard.

What's in it for me?
Being new in Australia (moved in August 2007) and a natural marketer, I realized that creating such lists will help me understand the current state of the Aussie blogosphere. It is also an easy way to introduce myself to the community, especially to those who appreciates such an effort. No financial reward has been gained yet from these efforts although my plate is already full serving club members mostly from the Philippines.

The challenge
With so many blogs out there, I face these concerns:
  • Lagging behind in finding new players and those who post comments for inclusion helps a lot.

  • Replying to questions about the ranking parameters. Anyone who gets to be listed or not in a top 100 list has the right to voice concerns.
    • Especially if more and more decision makers are relying on the list.
    • I realize that those who count on their blog or website to properly position themselves, perception (that lists tends to generate) matters a lot.

  • Finding new metrics. I'm excited of coming up with another ranking list especially when I spot a tool that will be perfect for that purpose. I'll be adding a new list when I get back soon to provide another perspective in analyzing the Aussie Webosphere. (Yes, the upcoming list will be bigger and will have one for non-blog sites)
That's all for now. When you have time, I hope you can join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2008 writing project.


Anonymous said...

Janet, you might want to enter into the conversation I'm having with Meg on FB: http://snipurl.com/2733o [www_facebook_com]


Janette Toral said...

Hi Lee. Sorry for responding too late on this. I just posted an insight on the discussion. Glad that you folks got the issue settled.