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Wisebread Top 100 List – anyone notice a lot of missing blogs?

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4:50 pm
September 21, 2010


justheather

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I noticed today that I had a significant bump on Wisebread, but not in traffic or on Alexa. Then, I noticed the mom blogger I've been tagging behind for months is no where near me. So, I search, and she's not on the list at all. Nor are a few other "deal blogs" that tend to rank in the top few.

Though I would never call them personal finance blogs myself, I was surprised to see them disappear. Did anyone else notice this or have any insight? I'm just curious.

Heather Sokol, niche blogger

Founder of Inexpensively

5:49 pm
September 21, 2010


Mike – Saving Money Today

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Good eye.  Looks like there are only 414 blogs on the list now, but I remember not long ago there was over 600.  Maybe they're doing some housecleaning.

7:00 pm
September 21, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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I was missing for about 2 days last week, when I was at about 150. Then I reappeared at about 110 or so. However, if you searched for my blog it showed up with all of the rankings in tact. And I have noticed a couple of active blogs missing as well!

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8:31 pm
September 21, 2010


BeatingBroke

North Dakota, USA

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I was missing about a week ago.  Sent them an email and turns out there was some glitch in the software and some of the sites disappeared.  They added me right back in.  Could be all related.

9:36 am
September 22, 2010


Paul Williams – Provident Planning

Nottingham, PA

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I ran into that glitch, too.  My blog was missing for about a day or two, but they fixed it quickly.  I hope this new updated list is accurate going forward.  Those mommy blog deal type sites can hardly be called personal finance blogs.  They're valuable and helpful, but they almost all tend to repeat each other.  And I don't mean the typical blog echo chamber…I mean nearly word for word posts.  If I were making a list of top PF blogs, I don't think I'd include those.

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10:56 am
September 22, 2010


justheather

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Paul Williams – Provident Planning said:

Those mommy blog deal type sites can hardly be called personal finance blogs.  They're valuable and helpful, but they almost all tend to repeat each other.  And I don't mean the typical blog echo chamber…I mean nearly word for word posts.  If I were making a list of top PF blogs, I don't think I'd include those.


For the record, I completely agree with you. However, I am also a mommy blog deal site. I just go about it a little differently. If I can't connect with a deal & find a way to write about it with personality, it just doesn't go on my site.

Heather Sokol, niche blogger

Founder of Inexpensively

11:31 am
September 22, 2010


BeatingBroke

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I think there's a clear line between what you do, Heather, and what some of those sites do.  I've never really thought of your site as a "blog deal" site.  And that's because you add to it.  Many of them that I would classify that way merely post the deals of the day and leave it at that.  There's never any other content, and certainly not any personality added to any of the content.

11:44 am
September 22, 2010


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I think the glitch is not fixed yet. GRS is missing! They can't have removed it on purpose. So I think a lot of sites will come back after they fix the glitch.

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12:17 pm
September 22, 2010


Paul Williams – Provident Planning

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justheather said:

Paul Williams – Provident Planning said:

Those mommy blog deal type sites can hardly be called personal finance blogs.  They're valuable and helpful, but they almost all tend to repeat each other.  And I don't mean the typical blog echo chamber…I mean nearly word for word posts.  If I were making a list of top PF blogs, I don't think I'd include those.


For the record, I completely agree with you. However, I am also a mommy blog deal site. I just go about it a little differently. If I can't connect with a deal & find a way to write about it with personality, it just doesn't go on my site.
 


Oh, I wasn't commenting on your site Heather so I hope it didn't come out that way.  And I didn't mean to sound really harsh, but I just don't think they're a good fit.  They offer something valuable – but only cover an extremely narrow part of personal finance.  I think it's fine for a PF site to focus on one topic in particular (like frugality, for instance).  But they need to talk about other topics as well and include a personal touch in my opinion.  Anyway, glad to have you in the Yakezie Network!

 

@Suba:  I think you're right.  There's no way they'd take GRS out on purpose.  Still, it was nice to see my site go up about 20 spots even if only for a little while!!! :)

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1:06 pm
September 22, 2010


justheather

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Thanks, Shane! And, no, Paul, I didn't take it that way at all. I just wanted to point out that not all mommy bloggers are created equal. ;) I get a little sensitive about that title, what with all the negative associations.

Heather Sokol, niche blogger

Founder of Inexpensively

1:10 pm
September 22, 2010


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

Portland, OR

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I had an e-mail conversation with the CTO for Wise Bread about this.  It has been corrected, but will take a few days for the stats to catch up.  I found I was not there, and that led to the programmers finding a bug from a change they recently made on the back end.

6:47 pm
September 22, 2010


Financial Samurai

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Anybody have any idea why Consumerist is #1?  I've never seen an update.

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8:08 pm
September 22, 2010


Paul Williams – Provident Planning

Nottingham, PA

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I don't know, Sam…but that's another one that I barely consider a PF blog.  I know it's big and popular, but I don't read it.  They post too often and too much of it is useless to me.

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10:27 am
September 26, 2010


MissThrifty

UK

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My blog disappeared off the list a few weeks back – only to reappear, just as mysteriously, a few days later. I don't know what is causing this ongoing glitch, but it is certainly very strange!

3:13 pm
September 30, 2010


Sandy @ yesiamcheap

New York, NY

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I'd bet that Consumerist is there because of its sheer size and the amount of visitors it gets.  They're not evaluating content but just the number, I guess.  I see lots of blogs on there that have not been updated in almost a year, and some blogs that do not create their own content.  Ten points to the Yakezie for original content.

 

Financial Samurai said:

Anybody have any idea why Consumerist is #1?  I've never seen an update.


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