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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Wikio rankings for January 2010

I've now agreed with Wikio to be their 'beer blog monitor'. As such, I get sneak previews of the monthly rankings and keep a lookout for any blogs that should be featured and aren't.

Whether you think this is a bunch of self-congratulatory mutual backslapping or a credible guide to who's blog is best, I don't know many people who can resist a list. I find it alarming when people actually get angry about its very existence - this suggests to me a severe deficit in stuff happening in life offline. At the end of the day, it's a bit of fun. If you think it's more than that, have a word with yourself, so here it is - the charts for January:

1Pencil & Spoon (+1)
2Pete Brown's Blog (+1)
3Brew Dog Blog (-2)
4Woolpack Dave's beer and stuff blog (=)
5Tandleman's Beer Blog (=)
6The Pub Curmudgeon (=)
7The Beer Nut (=)
8Jeffo's Beer Blog (=)
9The Bitten Bullet (+5)
10`It's just the beer talking` ? Jeff Pickthall's Blog (+11)
11Boak and Bailey's Beer Blog (+7)
12Spittoon (-3)
13Jamie goode's wine blog (=)
14Real Ale Reviews (-4)
15The Wine Conversation (-4)
16Impy Malting (+3)
17Brew Wales (-5)
18Reluctant Scooper (-3)
19Bibendum Wine (-3)
20Zythophile (-3)

Ranking by Wikio

Not much movement at all really in the top spots, though I think Brew Dog James' month on a trawler in the North Sea is a pretty good excuse for slipping down the blog rankings. But congrats to Young Dredge for his perseverance in getting to the top spot - he's taken a medium and run with it, working incredibly hard. Also nice to see Boak & Bailey, Impy and Jeff moving up.

Anyway, if you have or know of a blog you think should be featured, or if you would like to host the preview of the rankings yourself any time in the next few months, please let me know!

12 comments:

The Beer Nut said...

There should be a bit of a shift next month if Mr Bell remains silent and drops out. Boak & Bailey deserve a top-ten spot for sure.

Professor Pie-Tin said...

So let me get this straight Jeff, who announced in his last blog on January 3rd that he wouldn't be posting again, is the 8th most popular beer blogger in January ?

Cooking Lager is right to take the piss out of the bearded farters brigade.

Pete Brown said...

Pie Tin,

The blog is still up, and people are still reading it and linking to it. I'm sure it'll slide down the rankings eventually.

That said, as a bearded farter myself, I think you're quite right.

Anonymous said...

Where's http://www.brewsnews.com.au/?

Tandleman said...

Seems to me you don't have to post much or at all. I've been quiet in Jan and maintained my place. I've never understood Wikio, but nonetheless we all seem hooked into it.

The Beer Nut said...

It doesn't measure popularity, Prof; it measures "influence". So when everyone did their "Hey look: Jeff stopped stopped blogging" post, his influence soared. Maths, innit.

Chunk said...

Does it take a bit of time for this to be shown on the actual Wikio site?

Quick check to see if my blog has changed position (from bottom :P) and it looks like it's the same as last month. Tried Brewdog ... that's also got last months ranking.

Being quite new to the world of blogging, I find the Wikio list quite useful. Full of blogs I dont currently read and perhaps could/should.

Chunk.

Pete Brown said...

Hi Chunk,

It goes up on the wikio site on Friday (tomorrow). Every month a blogger gets the chance to do an exclusive preview. If you want to be that blogger, let me know and I'll slate you in!

The Beer Justice said...

The best beer blogs ? I usually come in at about number 30.
QED ;-)

Tandleman said...

Beer Justice: Exactly! (-;

Cooking Lager said...

Does being in the rankings get you more by way of the chicks?

zythophile said...

There is another way of measuring things, which you can see here - Pete, you're Number One ahead of Herr Protz, and Cooking, YOU, mate, are in for a big, big surprise …