Friday, December 28, 2007

Philippines Top 100 Blogs (as of December 2007)

After posting our version of the Philippines Top 100 Blogs last July, based on Ratified and PinoyTopBlogs, a lot of new blogs have come into play.

Here's an update of the said list looking at their blog juice - where the rating is based on Bloglines subscription (40%), Alexa ranking (15%), Technorati ranking (30%), and inbound links as per Technorati (15%). This is what I found as of December 28, 2007 using the top 100 listing in Ratified and Basapa's Top Pinoy Probloggers.

I note that the lowest ranking blog for this update got a blog juice score of 2.7. In the July list, the lowest was 3.4. I highlighted those who have experienced an increase from the last update to this one. Around 24 blogs dropped out as well.
  1. http://www.moleskinerie.com/ - 6.6 (gain)
  2. http://www.yugatech.com/ - 6 (gain)
  3. http://5thirtyone.com/ - 5.9
  4. http://www.bryanboy.com/ - 5.6
    http://www.carlocab.com/- 5.6 (gain)
  5. http://www.brownbaron.com/blog - 5.2 (gain)
  6. http://www.taintedsong.com/ - 5.1 (gain)
    http://isulongseophil.com/ - 5.1 (gain)
  7. http://www.lukaret.com/ - 5
    http://www.quezon.ph/ - 5 (gain)
  8. http://www.rickey.org/ - 4.9
  9. http://www.avalonstar.com/ - 4.8
    http://www.macalua.com/ - 4.8
    http://www.racoma.com.ph/ - 4.8
    http://www.guitarchic.net/ - 4.8 (gain)
    http://www.jessicarulestheuniverse.com/ - 4.8 (gain)
  10. http://anitokid.blogspot.com/ - 4.7
    http://www.pinoycook.net/ - 4.7
    http://www.codamon.com/ - 4.7 (gain)
    http://www.selaplana.com/ - 4.7 (gain)
    http://www.pinkseo.info/ - 4.7 (gain)
  11. http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com/ - 4.6
    http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/ - 4.6 (new!)
  12. http://www.pinoyblogosphere.com/ - 4.5
    http://www.justmakemoneyonline.com/ - 4.5 (gain)
  13. http://www.kutitots.com/ - 4.4
    http://www.alleba.com/blog - 4.4
    http://www.pinoyblogero.com/ - 4.4 (new!)
  14. http://www.parenting-weblog.com/ - 4.3
    http://scentofgreenbananas.blogspot.com/ - 4.3 (gain)
    http://www.mukamo.com/ - 4.3 (new!)
    http://www.jehzlau-concepts.com - 4.3 (new!)
  15. http://superbianca.blogspot.com/ - 4.2
    http://www.abuggedlife.com/ - 4.2
    http://www.aboutmyrecovery.com/ - 4.2
  16. http://www.houseonahill.net/ - 4.1
  17. http://tesstermulo.com/ - 4
    http://www.marketmanila.com/ - 4
    http://thesmartpda.com/ - 4
    http://www.jrocas.com.ph/ - 4
  18. http://digitalfilipino.blogspot.com/ - 3.9
  19. http://fruityoaty.com/ - 3.8
    http://thebrokenbow.blogspot.com/ - 3.8
    http://gibbscadiz.blogspot.com/ - 3.8 (gain)
    http://www.searchengine-weblog.com - 3.8 (new!)
  20. http://anton.blogs.com/ - 3.7
    http://www.biotech-weblog.com/ - 3.7
    http://www.pinoytravelblog.com/ - 3.7
    http://www.mindanaobloggers.com/ - 3.7 (new!)
    http://www.pinoymomsnetwork.com - 3.7 (new!)
  21. http://www.filipinowebdesigner.com/ - 3.6
    http://www.manilenya.com/ - 3.6
    http://www.starmometer.com/ - 3.6
  22. http://www.man-blog.com/ - 3.5
    http://www.sassylawyer.com - 3.5 (new!)
  23. http://toni.marikit.net/ - 3.4
    http://www.pinoytechblog.com/ - 3.4
    http://laurganism.com/ - 3.4
    http://www.atheista.net/ - 3.4
  24. http://salaswildthoughts.blogspot.com/ - 3.3
    http://www.retzwerx.com/ - 3.3
    http://www.shmula.com/ - 3.3
    http://ederic.tinig.com/ - 3.3 (new!)
    http://www.sheknowsbest.com - 3.3 (new!)
    http://www.batangyagit.com/ - 3.3 (new!)
  25. http://www.rebelpixel.com/ - 3.2
    http://shiokculture.blogspot.com/ - 3.2
    http://nostalgiamanila.blogspot.com/ - 3.2
    http://www.shaicoggins.com/ - 3.2
    http://www.daily-diabetic.com/ - 3.2
    http://sachachua.com/ - 3.2
    http://www.cellphone9.com/ - 3.2
    http://www.macuha.com/ - 3.2
    http://www.paolomendoza.com - 3.2 (new!)
  26. http://www.misteryosa.com/ - 3.1
    http://www.pcij.org/blog - 3.1
    http://www.photojunkie.ca/ - 3.1
    http://www.ngkhai.net/bizdrivenlife/writings - 3.1
    http://www.styleitless.com - 3.1
  27. http://coconuter.blogspot.com/ - 3
    http://www.filipinasoul.com/ - 3
    http://cureless.net/ - 3
    http://www.vinceleste.com/ - 3
    http://www.blogniinday.com/ - 3 (new!)
    http://www.nimrodel.net - 3 (new!)
    http://www.lakbaypilipinas.com/blog - 3 (new!)
    http://www.insideonlinevideo.com - 3 (new!)
  28. http://aileenapolo.blogspot.com/ - 2.9
    http://www.tourmanila.info/ - 2.9 (new!)
    http://songslyrics.selaplana.com - 2.9 (new!)
    http://www.wandalust.com - 2.9 (new!)
    http://www.beautybentobox.com - 2.9 (new!)
  29. http://www.jaypeeonline.net/ - 2.8
    http://mikeabundo.com/ - 2.8
    http://www.bikoy.net/ - 2.8
  30. http://deanalfar.blogspot.com/ - 2.7
    http://www.allergizer.com/ - 2.7
    http://www.annalyn.net/ - 2.7
    http://www.bayanihanblogs.com - 2.7 (new!)
    http://www.eatingfabulous.com - 2.7 (new!)
If you have a blog and your blog juice is in the range of the ones listed above, please post a comment and will add you.

Monday, December 17, 2007

TitikPilipino: More content in 2008



TitikPilipino is one of the few companies that we got to feature in the Philippine Internet Review and DigitalFilipino.com Podcast Episode 5.

This site of Jay Frank De Jesus started as a lyric server for original Pilipino music (OPM) last June 8, 1997. With issues on intellectual property rights and his respect for the copyright of Filipino artists, TitikPilipino has evolved to encompass more information about Filipino songs, artists, and the albums in 2000. It also covers music news such as album releases, concerts, events, album, and artist awards. This is also complemented by an active discussion forum.

The site includes album information such as track, artist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and producer listings in a fully searchable database. Jay used to gather this in extensive research through old albums, casettes, and CDs from all over. Now, record labels provide most of the album information.

In 2004, the site receives a daily average of 5,000 visitors with 40,000 page views. Total site visitors in the year 2005 reached up to 2 million. That growth is noteworthy to think that it had 100,000 visitors in 1999.

TitikPilipino's turning point came when it finally won the Philippine Web Awards in 2003 for the best music site category. This is when Jay started taking the site more seriously and began adding shopping components into the website where people can buy cds and music sheets.

In the enclosed video, the year 2007 served another milestone for Jay when the site was relaunched with more content and product offerings. This strategy has worked well and shall be continued in 2008.

In DigitalFilipino.com Podcast Episode 5, Jay shared that buiding a site that is closest to one's heart, deep knowledge on products, and understanding how the Internet works are critical factors in putting up an online business.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chikka: more OFW programs for 2008



Chikka is one of the few companies that we got to feature in the Philippine Internet Review.

Given its minimal capital in the beginning, Chikka started during the dotcom bust. However, customer service, innovation, and good technology are the company’s competitive advantage. The company protected its initial competitive advantage, the Chikka.com Instant Messenger, by patenting it.

Dennis Mendiola, CEO of the company and name as the 2006 Ernst and Young Information and Communications Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, strongly protects value in the chain by building on businesses that are viral in nature, where community begets community. Having the first mover advantage will make it expensive for rivals to get to the same level as where the company is now. His business wisdom was greatly influenced by his early dotcom ventures. It taught him to manage well his operating cash flow, have financial discipline, prudence, and sensibility in making projections.

Since 2003 when this interview was made, the company have all confidence to scale up because of its technology, knowledge, and rich implementation experience, on how to do Internet and mobile marketing the right way.

Instead of doing everything on their own, they expanded (and still expanding) through franchising by finding local counterparts in immediate target markets. The company already has operations and/or partners in China, Singapore, Malaysia Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and United States.

The company is the first local entity to strike a major deal with Google. It is one of the few organizations that have attained all CMMI Level 5 organization, ISO BS7799, and ISO BS15000.

In 2007, Chikka expanded its service offerings to the United Kingdom and Spain. It also won in the services category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards.

For 2008, as Michelle Pestano shared in the video enclosed here, the company will focus and launch new services that shall cater to the global Filipino in connecting them with their families.

Chikka.com is driving and pulling the SMS marketplace forward. It plays a great role on what makes the Philippines the most sophisticated and advanced SMS user in the world today.
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