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15/01/2013 by

ViralBlog Finalist In Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2013

Out of 750 nominations in the 2013 Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest -the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs- ViralBlog is finalist again!

ViralBlog Finalist In Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2013

In 2012 ViralBlog became #2 in Social Media Examiner’s annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest. And that was still with our old and ugly design.

In the 2013 contest ViralBlog is one of the finalists. And we did not bribe anybody. The list of 24 finalists is pretty impressive! Take a look for yourself.

The Judges for 2013

This year’s judges include Gini Dietrich (co-author, Marketing in the Round, founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich), Marcus Sheridan (co-owner of River Pools, founder of The Sales Lion) and Michael Stelzner (author, Launch, CEO of Social Media Examiner and host of the Social Media Marketing podcast).

The judges are currently finishing up their reviews of these blogs.

How Will They Pick the Winners?

#1: Initial Qualification: A blog must have a strong social media focus and must have been nominated multiple times by multiple individuals. If someone nominated more than one blog, only the first nomination was counted.

#2: Final Winner Selection
– Quality of posts: Our judges will examine and score the quality of posts on each blog. Educational and discussion-spurring posts are more valuable than self-promoting posts.
– Frequency of posts: Blogs that feature multiple posts per week will score higher. This is a sign of the blogger’s commitment to blogging.
– Reader involvement: Blogs that have regular comments from readers are another sign of a healthy blog. In addition, the numbers of nominations for a specific blog play a part in this.
– Blog ranking: The number of other blogs that link to the nominated blog shows the value of the content. We’ll use accepted third-party blog ranking systems for this portion of the score.

Thank You
On behalf of our editorial team I would really like to thank all industry experts that voted for ViralBlog. Greatly appreciated, danke schon, grazie mille!

The winners will be announced soon. Until then, insomnia on our side!

It would be the best present to celebrate our new blog design, its personalization engine, and our 5th anniversary.

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About the Author
Igor Beuker was CMO at 3 listed companies, chairman at the IAB, jury member at Webby, AMMA and Esprix awards, founder of 3 agencies (sold to WPP) and global chief social officer at Mindshare. Now he is ‘freejack’ consultant and a sought after keynote speaker.


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