Don't Mess With Taxes

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Kay Bell writes two respected, popular tax blogs, Don't Mess With Taxes and Bankrate Taxes Blog.

Her daily posts, humorous, pointed and insightful, have earned her a large following, both at her blog and within social media.

Don't Mess With Taxes has been named one of the Internet's 10 best tax sites by Top 10 Sources; cited by Moneysmartz as one of the Web's best tax information blogs; recognized as a Web Star of the Week by WebCPA; twice tapped as one of Austinist's best Austin blogs (February and August 2006); and included in the Top 10 Tax Stories of 2005 by TaxProf, a listing that was subsequently reprinted in the respected tax journal Tax Analysts.

But one blog is not enough for Kay. She also writes's Taxes Blog, a perfect complement to her journalistic contributions to the website.

In 2009, her first solo book, "The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes" (FT Press) was published. It examines ways individuals can make the tax code work to their filing advantage, whatever their stage of life.


Stats Summary+/-

Don't Mess With Taxes has a Wise Score of  70.87, which ranks it #136 among personal finance blogs.

Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.

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Native Texan. Journalist. Tax Geek. Blogger. Dallas Cowboys fan. Birder. Wife. Not always in that order.
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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Klout Score63.12The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @taxtweet's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach1,497True Reach is the size of @taxtweet's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @taxtweet actually influences.
Network Score28.720-100 rating of the influence level of @taxtweet's engaged audience.
Amplification Score12.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @taxtweet's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @taxtweet
@taxtweet creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
Klout Classification of @taxtweet
Broadcaster You broadcast great content that spreads like wildfire. You are an essential information source in your industry. You have a large and diverse audience that values your content.
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Majestic SEO Stats+/-

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Referring Domains1,671,724Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains2,059Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring .GOV Domains393Number of referring domains from GOVernment sites (only exact .gov TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs525,031Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks2,549,864,641Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs68,062,396Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.