Wise Bread’s Top 100 Chart Just Got Better
We started the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs chart because we love discovering and recognizing talented bloggers. You helped us build this chart, with hundreds of emails and tweets suggesting new blogs, correcting errors, and offering your encouragement.
Thanks to your support, this chart has enjoyed a lot of exposure. We've been featured by authoritative sites like Mashable, CBS Money Watch and Nolo Press; bloggers refer to the chart on their blogs and social media profiles; Trent from the Simple Dollar calls our chart “my favorite guide to personal finance blogs;” and the Get Rich Slowly editors say we have "THE list" for best personal finance blogs.
Today the chart has snowballed into a database of over 650 blogs, with more being added every day! To keep it useful for our readers, we’ve added several new features.
Introducing the New WiseScore
The blogs are now ranked by WiseScore—a comprehensive composite score that takes into account four key factors:
Traffic: Using Compete and Alexa stats.
Authority: Measured by how often other credible sites link to the blog, using Yahoo Inbound Links and Google Page Rank.
- Social media influence: Using number of Twitter followers and Klout' social influence score.
- Readers' loyalty: Using number of RSS subscribers provided by Feedburner.
Each factor makes up 25% of the final WiseScore. Of course like the old chart, you can still sort the list by any individual statistic by clicking on the top of each column. If you have any additional questions, check out our FAQ page.
You can find lots of interesting information about each blogger by visiting their blog’s profile.
Dig into each of the seven stats that makes up the WiseScore, and see how the blog compares to the rest of PF sphere.
Most recent and most linked-to content: This is great for finding most popular articles for any given blog.
Demographics: Check out who else is reading your favorite blog.
Traffic drill down: Get the specific unique visitors and pageview data. See if a blog's traffic is trending up or down.
Latest tweets by and about the blogger and Klout score: Is your favorite blogger an influencer or a follower on Twitter? What are people saying about her?
Help Us Make it Better!
We are releasing a lot of features in the near future, including badges, achievement scores, readers ratings, private forums, extended profiles, and a contact system to connect bloggers with journalists, publicists, and advertisers.
Please contact us here if you have any suggestions, want to receive updates, or would like to be a leader in the new top 100 community. If you see a blog missing from the list, please submit the blog for inclusion.
Now for the fun part. Check out the new Top 100 chart and see if your favorite blogger has moved up the list!