WHICH ARE THE TOP BLOGS IN ASIA? How does one measure the success of a blog?
In Malaysia (thanks, LiewCF), Gaman compiled a list of “50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia” based solely on Technorati rankings while Blog Webmaster Malaysia Alang created a list of “Strongest blogs in Malaysia” based on Page Strength, a combination of different factors, including Google PageRank, Technorati, Alexa, etc.
In the Philippines, a few dozen companies pooled resources to sponsor and to present “The 2007 Philippine Blog Awards” in 12 categories recently (end march) — based on the evaluation of 14 judges. I couldn’t help but wonder though: Who in turn has/have evaluated the competence and objectivity of these 14 judges?
Which evaluation criterion (or ranking) is most reliable (or not reliable) to you? Why or why not?
Afternote 14-04-2007: LiewCF.com, listed on Technorati’s Top 10 for Malaysia, is not among “the strongest of strongest blogs.” Somehow, Page Strength shows no result for his Alexa Rank and listing in DMOZ.
Afternote 13-04-2007: JUST FOUND this very interesting set of PinoyBlogosphere (”Pinoy” is equivalent to “Filipino”, I presume) sites:
- PinoyBlogosphere.Net allows you to submit a blog entry that will be reviewed by all readers and will be promoted (based on popularity) to the main page.
- PinoyBlogosphere.Org is a forum about pinoy blogging by pinoy bloggers for pinoy bloggers.
- PBS Ranking – ranks registered pinoy blogs according to average page views per week. Blog readers are also able to rate and give reviews on their favorite pinoy blogs.
- PBS Pinoy Videos is a collection of various pinoy videos uploaded by none other than by fellow pinoys.
- LiNK eXchange – using both manual and auto-links. Just enter Name/BlogTitle and URL or send requests via email.
By the way, in Malaysia, there are also several similar networks:
- Malaysia Bloggers Forum — a forum hosted by LiewCF, giving blog help and resources
- Digg Clone in Malaysia — all about Malaysian local content. Every article on digg is submitted and voted on by the digg community.
Also by the way, in Singapore, for those who might not know this, there are:
- Tomorrow.sg — Articles are submitted by the community and approved by a panel of editors.
- Ping.sg — All bloggers who ping this site have their posts displayed automatically for public reading.
- Asia Social Media projects – 2 months later
- Alexa Ranks Ping.sg Above Tomorrow.sg!
- Insight#4: Of Alexa, Dmoz & Technorati
- Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2008
- What Did ClappingTrees Say at Nexus 2007?
- Introducing “Asia Social Media Directory”
- Top posts in Ping.sg & Tomorrow.sg – one year later