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Posted by on Mar 24, 2009

Most of us bloggers are looking for new ways to get our blogs out to the masses, find out more information about our blogs, or find more information in general. It’s not such a bad thing to look for high ranking sites of some type and try to find a way to get associated with them, or to learn from them, sites that might be like Technorati or sites that may be like Facebook. There are many of them, but most of us don’t know about them. I’m going to highlight a few here. used to be known as Rojo, but this is a much smarter name and redirect. Before the redirect, it used to be a PR 8, for people who care, but even now it’s ranked near 1,000 by Alexa. This is a site where you can list your blog, promote your blog, read other blogs, whatever; kind of like Technorati.

Blogpulse is a metrics site where you can track the activity of your blog based on other blogs. In their own words, they’re “an automated trend discovery system for blogs.” They offer many trend search options where, if you’re looking to start a new blog, or you want to track trends for niche blogs, this is for you. What I did was put in the URL to this blog, and it showed me 36 blogs where my blog and link were mentioned, most of which I knew, but there were some surprises, which actually helped answer some questions I’d been having about some of my traffic.

Popurls is an aggregator of information, plain and simple. It will list the top blogs on all the big time blogging sites like Digg and Delicious. It will list the top news. It will list the tops videos on YouTube. It lists so many things that I’m just going to suggest you take a look at it to see if this might be your type of site.

And there you go; short, sweet, and I hope something you’ve never seen before. Enjoy!

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The blogpulse service sounds interesting, and personally, as a former accountant, I sometimes feel a natural inclination to undertake some form of statistical analysis with these types of tools.

That said, statistical analysis has its place, but I also feel that it is important for those with a relatively new blog or who’s blog is relatively small to ensure that the process of statistical analysis does not, in any way, detract from the core tasks of the creation of blog posts to the best of one’s ability as well as the process of effective promotion by attempting to make a constructive contribution toward discussions and projects on other blogs throughout the blogosphere.

Statistical analysis has its place, but it should not detract from the core focus areas.

Also, I would be interested to hear your opinion on one matter. How do you feel that Blogpulse compares with Google Analytics in terms of a tool for statistical analysis with regards to traffic sources on one’s own blog?

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March 25th, 2009 | 8:42 AM

Good point about new bloggers, Andrew. When one gets caught up in the numbers so early, it makes the blogging process more difficult instead of natural.

Truthfully, I’d have to say that I like Analytics best still. I like how it offers so many different ways to track information, and it’s probably the most accurate thing out there.

March 25th, 2009 | 10:11 AM
Taris Janitens:

Thanks for the list Mitch! Sorry I’ve been absent lately – just working hard on OnePoke! 🙂 Hope things are going well!!

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March 25th, 2009 | 10:03 AM

Yes Taris, they are going well. I hope your project is going well also.

March 25th, 2009 | 10:18 AM

What a great resource Mitch! Thank you so much! I used to be interested in blog directories and such and then stopped and I know I need to get back into it as there are still a lot of places where I would love to promote my blogs!

So thank you I am heading over to the sites now 🙂

March 25th, 2009 | 5:06 PM

Thanks Evita. I have to own up to what you’re saying because I’d decided I wasn’t going to go out of my way looking for blog directories either, but I happened upon this one and I said “what the heck”.

March 25th, 2009 | 8:05 PM

I haven’t been here in a while! Been reading your stuff via your feed in my email, but haven’t stopped by to comment in awhile!

You are right, I haven’t heard of these sites, and I tend to get around a bit. I’ll check these out Mitch. 😉

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March 25th, 2009 | 4:09 PM

It’s wonderful to have you drop by again, Colleen. I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

March 25th, 2009 | 8:04 PM

No problem, Dennis. These folks are always changing; maybe there’s a lesson in there somewhere.

March 25th, 2009 | 8:05 PM

Blogpluse, great tip brother. There is just so many tools out there that I have yet to discover. Fun times.

March 25th, 2009 | 9:58 PM

Thanks Brandon; enjoy them.

March 26th, 2009 | 1:53 AM
James D:

That’s a good list. I think technorati and facebook are the most important as far as stats and generating hits. I wonder who hangs out on technorati other than other bloggers though.

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March 26th, 2009 | 12:43 PM

I’ve always wondered the same thing, James. I’m on a few of these sites because of how it helps my blogs popularity, but I’ve never spent any time on any sites like this, so it makes me think not many other people are either.

March 26th, 2009 | 3:51 PM


Well apart from the obvious Facebook and Technorati I don’t know all the rest. But now I do thanks to you.I’m going to check up now.

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March 27th, 2009 | 11:10 AM

That’s great, Peter. Also good to see your blog back up; I hope you weren’t hacked.

March 27th, 2009 | 1:57 PM

Popurls is great. There’s a similar site, Alltop, that I think is a little more user friendly. And they recently launch a personalization feature.

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March 28th, 2009 | 1:02 PM

Yes, Alltop does look better. I even wrote a post about it.

March 28th, 2009 | 1:21 PM