All The Greatest Blogs
Article originally published on August 30, 2008
Recently, SEOMoz analyzed the Internet’s top blogs and revealed some nuggets of information that we can learn from. He went so far as to create many, many attractive graphs, a few of which are seen below. Check out how he compiled his information:
“Unlike traditional top blog lists, I did not seek to place blogs in order of perceived importance. Instead, I combined public lists of top blogs ordered by the amount of inlinks (Technorati), amount of community subscriptions (Bloglines), ability to start and follow trends (BlogPulse), and the ability to thrive in foreign markets (Wikio). I then weighed each individual blog against its all encompassing internet performance using SEOmoz’s Trifecta Tool. The result is a list of blogs that have proven to be powerful in all aspects of Internet success.”
Topics of the Successful Blogs
We’ve long said that there’s plenty of room in the blogging pond and SEOMoz’s research proves it. Just look at the graph below regarding the subject matter of the most successful blogs… do you see anything about real estate? Me neither. If you’re considering blogging but are scared there are already too many bloggers, keep the visual of the following graph in mind and remember that there is ample room for greatness, the road is NOT blocked!
Blog URLs, Man!
There are a LOT of real estate blogs with tediously long titles… we can’t help it can we? It has to say “BoiseIdahoColdwellBankerRealEstateTeamAwesomeSpecializingInLuxuryRealEstateRealtors.com” right? Sure, but if you’re thinking in the vein of successful blogs as a whole, it appears that the top sites have extremely simple one or two words in their URL. We all want to the URL to be snazzy and descriptive, but the research reminds us above all, it should be memorable and God knows that our brains hold so much that keeping it simple is the best method in modern times.
On your road to greatness, remember:
- Blogging is young, there is still room at the top for Real Estate.
- URLs with fewer words currently reign.