About ten months ago, I went on a crazy mission to come up with the perfect formula for ranking blogs that was nearly 100% statistically based and came up with a formula that used pageviews, social media stats, and RSS feed numbers and came up with this post for ChurchMag. This year, we want to bump up this number to a Top 30 Church Tech Blogs and so we need your submissions!
We wanted to put together a top 30 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity to the project. The formula finds the most popular blogs on the Internet through a series of calculations.
How We Measure The Rankings
- Web Traffic
We believe that a significant weight of the ranking should come from the traffic that comes to someone’s blog. Advertisers measure it through impressions and visits, we simply look at the unique number of visitors that visit your site. At the same time, we do factor in Alexa rankings too, but it should be noted that this is but a study and has many fallacies in its measurements because they rely on the habits of only a small group of web surfers, making it very important that it is only a small factor in the overall ranking.
- mozRank and RSS Readers
Web traffic is only a portion of the influence. We must remember to include mozRank that is influenced by backlinks as well as those who still read your blog posts through an RSS feed. mozRank is a 10-point measure of link authority and popularity.
- Social Media
I do not know of a single blog ranking system that incorporates social media into its statistics, so we have found the top three networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) and incorporated them into the formula. Not only is the size of the audience important here, but how active they are with their fans and followers.
It should be noted that this is not a fail-proof formula and we are fine with that. If we were like Klout or Marketing Grader by HubSpot and making a full-time income off of this, we would more thoroughly address this. Unlike these two sites that each look at several hundred data points, we are only looking at ten.
What We Are Looking For
So now we need your help. We need to hear from you guys about some great Church tech blogs to add to the search for the top 30 Church tech blogs. What makes a site qualify?
- It must have a main blog component. We are not looking for companies to submit their website for free advertising.
- You must talk about your Christian faith somewhat frequently in blog posts. It does not have to be affliated with a specific church or organization in any way.
- Your blog must focus on technology in some format. Technology is a wild array of topics including social media, web programming, blogging, technology security, iOS, and other accessories.
- No aggregate blogs.
- No social media networks like GodTube.
- No inappropriate content on the website.
How You Can Submit Your Site
If you want to submit your blog into the search for the top 30 Church tech blogs.
- Leave your blog’s URL in the comments below
- Your Twitter, Facebook and Google+ social media handles, if you use them
- And written permission for us to add your site to the list.
Please also submit other tech blogs that you may not own, just note that we need their permission before we can officially add them to the list.