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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Wikio Wine and Beer Blog Rankings for October 2010

There hasn't been much movement of late in the blog rankings.  I blogged a few months ago that it seemed to have gone a little stale.

Well, be careful what you wish for:

Wikio.co.uk  - November Wine and Beer Ranking
1Boggle About Beer (+39)
2Pencil & Spoon (=)
3Brew Dog Blog (=)
4Pete Brown's Blog (-3)
5Zythophile (+5)
6Tandleman's Beer Blog (+1)
7Beer Reviews (+1)
8The Pub Curmudgeon (-4)
9Called to the bar (=)
10Master Brewer at Adnams (+34)
11Are You Tasting the Pith? (-5)
12Woolpack Dave's beer and stuff blog (-7)
13The Beer Nut (=)
14Rabid About Beer (+15)
15Thornbridge Brewers' Blog (-1)
16Boak and Bailey's Beer Blog (-5)
17Bibendum Wine (+37)
18The Wine Conversation (+15)
19Spittoon (-4)
20Brew Wales (-8)
Wine and Beer
Ranking made by Wikio.co.uk

Congratulations, Boggle!  Up from number 40 to the top of the pile!  A very busy month from me does nothing to stop me sliding to my lowest ever position after nearly a year on top, and there's all sorts of moving and shaking going on throughout the chart.  Sadly, Cooking Lager's campaign to install Zak at the top of the chart also seems to have backfired, with Mr Avery slipping five places.

Call me arrogant if you like, but I did check with Wikio, they've been through the data very carefully and have confirmed that the rankings are correct.

Time to maybe check out some blogs you don't normally read!

12 comments:

Cooking Lager said...

I'd like to defend the efforts of Team Avery. I believe all those that got behind the effort should not take this as evidence of failure. Arguably the position of Zak's blog would have been even lower had it not been for the efforts of all involved.

Where Zak went wrong, indeed where your own blog went wrong is in not having enough Frank Sidebottom related content. If you and Zak do your beer blogs with a Frank Sidebottom head on I believe you will regain your positions.

Being the glory hunter I am, I think I'm now a proud "Team Boggle" supporter. Go Boggle !

Sid Boggle said...

I'm blushing over here. I've no idea how they compile the numbers. I've read the blurb but it makes no sense, and I've also looked at the Martyn Cornell alternatives.

I did get over 4,000 page hits on Saturday evening and Sunday because of the Frank Sidebottom/Selfridges fuss, so my ranking could be said to be due to not writing about beer. I expect I'll be back around the 40's again next month...

Mark said...

Ahhk, back out of the top 20 again. Still, it was fun whilst it lasted!

Congrats Boggle! :)

BeerBirraBier.

Martyn Cornell said...

Go Sid! Good to see Fergus from Adnams deservedly doing well, too, but why no Stuart Howe from Sharps in the top 20, I wonder? His blog is definitely on my "not to miss" list.

Brit said...

Perhaps a postage for The Dabbler would help boost your score (hint hint).

I entirely agree with your thoughts on drugs and alcohol below, btw.

Dave Thackeray said...

About time we had a new face leering down on us pretenders from on high. This is evidently the price you pay for being the face of ale, Mr Brown.

On an aside, I wish Cooking Lager would helm the league of idle imbibers. His style is more refreshing than the pollutants over which he eulogises, and it's precisely his novel descriptives that would turn on an army of sceptics to the land of delicious brown beverages.

Phil said...

When will these show up on the site?

Curmudgeon said...

Possibly something to do with Sid Boggle's campaign against Selfridges using the image of Frank Sidebottom drawing in a lot of outside links?

ZakAvery said...

Damn you Cookie!

Mark, Real-Ale-Reviews.com said...

Someone's been tricking with the algorithm this month!

Matt said...

You know your niche - any correlation between Twitter promotion and the changes?

Politics rankings (also massive changes) and my comments here:

http://www.mattwardman.com/blog/2010/11/03/wikio-politics-blog-rankings-november-2010-preview/

Rgds

Phil said...

Still not up on the site! When do the non-top-20 plebs get to know about these rankings, that's what I want to know... mutter, grumble...