Category: Top Real Estate Blogs

The State Of Top 100 List: Say Hello To New Blogs.

Since relaunching the list of real estate blogs las week, there were number of new blogs submitted. I will take time every week to introduce the blogs. This week we welcome ten new blogs to the list:

If you don’t see the blog on the list yet, it is most likely because I added your blog while the script was going through a scheduled update. The above mentioned blogs are now in the database and will be included in the list with the next update. Please follow GoBeyondMLS on Twitter to be notified about updates to the list.

The List Of Real Estate Blogs Is Back

It has been just over a year since I first started to play with an idea of compiling a list of real estate blogs, and to sort them according to Alexa rank, Google PR and Technorati Rank. I have decided to revive the list and it is now live and well on Go Beyond MLS again, where it all started.

Why is the list back on this website?

Some of you may remember that I have dedicated a separate domain for the list (www.top100realestateblogs.com), which is no loger in my possession and you probably still can snatch it from Go Daddy if you so desire. Not sure what you can do with it though….

I have decided to abandon that domain simply because it is much easier to “pump some juice” into the list from this blog, as it is more recognizable, has more traffic and ranks much better than the other domain did. Truth has to be told that I did not promote www.top100realestateblogs.com with enough excitement and energy as this blog or my other blogs.

Either way I believe Go Beyond MLS is much better suited to be a home for the list of Top 100 Real Estate blogs.

Substantial Change- All Links Are SEO Friendly Now

One of the things I always wanted to accomplish with the list is that I want real estate bloggers to truly benefit from the list. To accomplish that instead of publishing the list via a javascript code, which was invisible to search engines, the list now published through a PHP code that in essence is plain old HTML. The list is now visible and indexable to search engines.

While only about top 20 blogs on the list will have some share of the traffic the list receives, I hope some juice along with page rank will be transfered to all the blogs on the list.

Is it just another link exchange farm?

Some may come to that conclusion while looking at the list. But since I do not ask for a link back to this blog in order to be featured on the list, it can hardly be viewed as link farm scheme. In fact it can serve as a good resource for advertisers looking to expend their brand into real estate blogging community.

How Often Is The List Updated?

At the very minimum, the list will be updated once a week, therefore if you just submitted an inclusion request your blog may not be yet on the list. Be sure to come back and visit the list a week from now.

Final Thought

If you ever come across this blog, I want you to know that it is never too late to submit your blog to be featured on the list. If you are a real estate agent but do not have your own blog, I hope the list will serve you as an encouragement. I am certain you can regonize at least few of the blogs on the list. There is also much we can learn by observing the blogs on the list. Some of them shine as great examples of blogging in real estate- more to come on the subject in the future. So stay tuned and happy blogging!

What Happened To Top 100 List?

UPDATE: The list of top 100 real estate blogs is back – click here to see it.
I am aware that there are few real estate bloggers out there that are wondering what happened to “top 100 list” I have been toying around with few months back.

If you are not following me on Twitter, you have most likely missed the news that the list is up and running once again- redesigned and updated. The Top 100 Real Estate Blogs now updates ratings on daily basis (or just about daily basis) while the “recent links” are update every hour.

If this is the firs ever time you hear about this list feel free to submit your blog. You blog has to be related to real estate in order to be added to the list.

There is also new addition to the website – a blog. The experience in putting the list together have taught me a few things and showed me certain traits that successful loggers have in common. I plan to share what I have learned there.

Create Your Own Top 100 List

If you are regular reader of this blog, you might know by now that I, with the help of a good pal and outstanding programmer, have been having fun with Top 100 Real Estate Blogs.

Well, now you can create your own top 100 list. All you need to do is to join MashupMoney.com. Every member can create their own top 100 list, to prevent the competition there can’t be two top 100 list on the same subject.

Speaking of Top 100 Real Estate blogs. There are already 150+ real estate blogs on the list, with submissions coming in almost on daily basis. While the list was criticized by some in the past, I can see that it is growing in popularity. If your blog is not on the list yet feel free to submit it either by leaving link to your blog in the comments or e-mailing me in private.

I also would like to encourage authors of the following blog to keep up the good work. You have almost made it into the top 100.

101 The Silver Fern
102 Property Monger
103 PropertyMaps Corporate Blog
104 St Louis Real Estate Voice
105 Atlanta Intown Lofts
106 House Hunting 101
107 Simms Team
108 Vancouver Real Estate Blog
109 The Silver Bee
110 St. John’s Real Estate Blog

Also a huge shout out to the authors of bottom 10 blogs. Some of you may end up among the top 100 blogs with the next update, since the last time the list was updated, there may have not been sufficient data to rank your blog appropriately.

145 The Trump BlogSorry Mr. Trump. I am sure you maybe wondering how come you are in the bottom 10. I think your webmasters should look into fixing your standings with Technorati (this is also true about every blog on the bottom)- if your care that is.
146 ProHabber
147 Outer Banks Real Estate
148 LendingClarity.com
149 Appraisal Scoop
150 The Real Deal
151 Housing Bubble Casualty
152 The Housing Bubble
153 Real Estate Solutions
154 The Mortgage Porter

Top 100 Real Estate Blogs: Matrix Stats Fixed

After launching Top 100 Real Estate Blogs few months ago, Jim Cronin of Real Estate Tomato, had raised a question about Matrix Real Estate Blog and how the blog is ranked by our list. Jim’s concern had to do with what he claimed as unreliability of Alexa Rank:

Another example of how wildly poor the reporting from Alexa is… Miller Samuel’s Matrix – arguably a top 10 most trafficked RE blog has you posting an Alexa ranking of: 545,538. The data is so far off as a relative measure to reality. I’m telling you, it’s got to go.

Matrix Technorati AuthorityHowever, after taking closer look, it became apparent that our list did not rank Matrix even in the top 100 blogs not because of Alexa. Technorati rank was the biggest problem. For a long time, Technorati had no rank whatsoever for Matrix. With the help of fellow blogger and internet entrepreneur, Andy Beard, the Technorati fixed rank for Matrix. Although our list still lists Matrix at 100+ position, I can see it rising to the top of the list with the next update.

The conclusions I can draw from this experience is that not too many bloggers are really concerned with Technorati “authority”. Besides ranking on the lists that factor that authority to rank the websites, there seems to be no obvious reason to care. However if you have submitted your blog to the list, check if Technorati is reporting these figures for your blog. If not, you can contact them to see if your blog was banned for over pinging.

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