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Top vBlog 2017 Live Results Show

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Top vBlog 2017 Live Results Show

  1. 1. Introductions  Your emcee’s for the show:
  2. 2. State of blogging today  Why do people do it?  Value of blogging?  How to be successful at blogging  What about book writing?  Other forms of communications  Value of vExpert program
  3. 3. It all started with this…
  4. 4. History of Top vBlog Year # blogs Voters 2009 20 350 2010 66 700 2011 115 860 2012 187 1200 2013 243 1300 2014 320 1400 2015 411 2200 2016 321 1600+ 2017 273 1600+  2009 – 1st public voting  2010 – blogging gets popular  2011 – 1st results podcast  2012 – start of blog explosion  2014 – 1st live results show  2016 – 10 post minimum  2017 – add point modifiers
  5. 5. A word from our sponsor  Thank you again for helping make this possible!
  6. 6. What’s new this year  New survey platform – QuestionPro  New scoring methods  New blogger giveaway  New categories  Duncan & Frank stepped down  10 post minimum in 2016 to be eligible  Same great sponsor
  7. 7. Some stats this year  1600+ votes, about same as last year  273 blogs compared to 321 blogs last year  62 new blogs this year  1 new blog (started in 2016) made the top 50  11 additional blogs made it to the top 50  8 blogs that made it into the top 25  4 new blogs in top 10 (one blog DNQ)  9 position changes in the top 10
  8. 8. Scoring process  People pick 12 favorite blogs then rank them  #1 vote = 12 points, #2 vote = 11 points, down to a #12 vote = 1 point  2 new point modifiers this year:  # of posts in 2016 - 2 per post, 400 max  Google Pagespeed score – 200 possible * GPS %  Total point score = Voting points + post points + Pagespeed points
  9. 9. What is Pagespeed?  Analyze and optimize your site following web best practices  Gtmetrix.com will benchmark your site  Scores with Yslow & Google Pagespeed  Follow recommendations to optimize  Images is #1 cause of slowness  Consider using caching server like Cloudflare
  10. 10. Pagespeed displays optimization recommendations
  11. 11. Waterfall Chart displays loading behavior
  12. 12. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 25 39 +14 1237 146 985 14 63 126 63 126
  13. 13. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 24 22 -2 1303 167 1043 7 111 222 19 39
  14. 14. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 23 31 +8 1332 151 914 5 136 272 73 146
  15. 15. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 22 40 +18 1350 174 1034 2 73 146 85 170
  16. 16. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 21 33 +12 1352 183 1184 8 15 30 69 138
  17. 17. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 20 13 -7 1374 201 1228 7 17 34 56 112
  18. 18. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 19 44 +25 1420 165 1042 15 123 246 66 132
  19. 19. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 18 14 -4 1498 206 1254 17 39 78 83 166
  20. 20. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 17 27 +10 1572 205 1246 18 77 154 86 172
  21. 21. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 16 30 +14 1670 220 1462 10 24 48 80 160
  22. 22. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 15 54 +39 1715 194 1475 41 46 92 74 148
  23. 23. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 14 15 +1 1728 210 1380 14 84 168 90 180
  24. 24. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 13 16 +3 1753 231 1513 33 35 70 85 170
  25. 25. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 12 10 -2 1875 273 1691 7 17 34 75 150
  26. 26. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 11 19 +8 1935 220 1715 30 24 48 86 172
  27. 27. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 10 18 +8 2030 291 1784 16 79 158 44 88
  28. 28. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 9 23 +14 2136 254 1764 32 91 182 95 190
  29. 29. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 8 8 0 2389 294 1929 9 199 398 31 62
  30. 30. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 7 11 +4 2538 367 2258 8 69 138 71 142
  31. 31. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 6 12 +6 2695 384 2293 5 112 224 89 178
  32. 32. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 5 7 +2 3197 397 2831 17 87 174 96 192
  33. 33. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 4 5 +1 3514 434 3242 35 51 102 85 170
  34. 34. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 3 3 0 4559 504 4195 43 94 188 88 176
  35. 35. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 2 6 +4 4630 522 4068 63 240 400 70 140
  36. 36. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 1 2 +1 6985 738 6639 193 103 206 70 140
  37. 37. Category winners Favorite Female Blogger Favorite Storage Blog Favorite Non-ENGLISH Blog Favorite Scripting Blog Favorite NEW Blog Favorite Podcast Favorite News/info website Favorite Independent blogger vMiss (Melissa Palmer) Cormac Hogan vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro) Virtually Ghetto (William Lam) 24x7 IT Connection (Theresa Miller) vBrownBag (Cody Bunch & Crew) ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)The Register Virtualization News
  38. 38. Closing comments  Congrats to all the winners!  Keep on blogging, it’s a journey not a race  We’ll be back next year!  Send suggestions & feedback to esiebert7625@yahoo.com

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