The most popular Chicago blogs written by one person (according to alexa.com and google)
(spudart.org is #30)
1. I took all 2,124 Chicago blogs listed at chicagobloggers.com.
2. All the blogs hosted by blogspot, livejournal, xanga, etc; had to be deleted from the list, because alexa doesn’t give a ranking for each blog, but instead gives the same super high ranking for all blogspot blogs. That left about 1,007 chicago blogs.
3. I recorded the alexa ranking for these 1,007 blogs.
4. Only the blogs with an alexa ranking of 1,000,000 or better was kept on the list. That brought the list down to about 80 blogs.
5. I ordered the 80 blogs according to the best alexa rankings. These rankings can be a bit sketchy, because if the blog’s author has the Alexa toolbar installed, that would greatly increase that blog’s rankings. I needed another stat to balance this discrepancy.
6. So I looked up on Google the number external links point back to each blog. If a lot of other sites link back to the blog, it shows there should be good content on the site.
7. I ordered the 80 blogs according to the best google link ratings.
8. I totalled out these two orders to create one master ranking.
Did your blog make the top 80 chicago blogs? Click on the comments and read below the fold.
You can check your blog’s alexa rating by going to alexa.com. To get your google link quantity, go to google.com and do a search for something for: link:yourdomain.com. Replace the “yourdomain.com” part with your blog URL.