Two reasons really. Firstly we thought it was high time we did our bit for our fellow personal finance bloggers so we turned our hand to creating something different with more pizazz than the other lists out there. Secondly we wanted to get the best of the finance blogosphere in front of a British audience.
Our TotallyMoney Score aggregates your Social Reach, Blog Influence, Site Strength and Site Traffic scores. Those scores are made up of the following metrics:
Social Reach: Twitter followers and Klout Score.
Blog Influence: Feed subscribers and Technorati Authority.
Site Strength: SEOmoz rank, Google Rank, Alexa links, SEOmoz links
Site Traffic: Alexa Rank, Compete Rank
Well firstly we aggregate more APIs than any other list out there (yes we’re very proud). Perhaps more importantly everyone within the list has access to a personal dashboard which plots their blog’s performance over time against a peer group average. Graphs and stats show where the blog’s excelling and what’s holding it back. If you’ve ever wanted a one-stop destination for information on Twitter followers, feed subscribers, Alexa Rank, SEOMoz Links, Google PageRank and more, then this is the place for you.
Every month we’ll dig into the stats to unearth the best performers in the TotallyMoney Top Finance Blogs list. Watch this space!
Do you blog about frugality, deals, coupons, banking, investing, budgeting, personal finance, careers, debt, economics, money management, money saving tips, real estate, savings, taxes, lifestyle tips, financial news, pensions, or retirement? You do? Excellent news. Please sign up. And no we don’t mind if you blog in your bedroom or if you’re blogging for a business. All finance and lifestyle bloggers are welcome.
Head on over to our Claim Your Blog page to find your blog and get it registered.
Registering means you can have more control over your details on the site. It also allows you to access your personal dashboard so you can see how your blog’s faring over time and against other bloggers. We’d never flog your details to anyone else.
Yes on pain of death. Just joking. Embedding the badge is completely up to you. That said, for every badge embedded, we’ll do a little dance.
Once you’ve registered your details, you should receive an email asking you to verify your account. Sometimes this email wangles its way into your spam folder. Sometimes it just doesn’t arrive at all. If you can’t verify your account, drop Harri an email at email@example.com.
The list itself breaks down into four main categories; Social Reach, Blog Influence, Site Strength and Site Traffic. These scores are made up of a bunch of different APIs. To see how those specific scores break down into their smaller metrics, click on the arrows next to the column headings.
The table updates once a day, normally around 9am GMT. If your scores are looking a little odd, please come back in 24 hours and take another look.
If they’re still looking a bit squiffy after 24 hours then there could be a number of other reasons for that. 0 scores sometimes show in the Social Reach and the Blog Influence columns. In the first instance, it’ll show a 0 score if you don’t have a Twitter account. In the second, it’ll show 0 if you don’t have any RSS feed subscribers or if our metrics struggle to interpret how many feed subscribers you actually have. If your details look really weird, please drop Harri an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully that clears up a few questions! If not, please get in touch!