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Top vBlog 2018 reveal

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Deck from the Top vBlog live reveal show on 3/21/19

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Top vBlog 2018 reveal

  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  Is blogging declining?  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+ 2018 268 2000+  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  2018 – 10 year anniversary
  5. 5. A word from our sponsor  Thank you again for helping make this possible!
  6. 6. Some stats this year  2000+ votes, 400 more than last year  268 blogs compared to 273 blogs last year  50+ new blogs this year  11 new blogs made it to the top 50  6 new blogs made it into the top 25  4 new blogs made it into in top 10  6 position changes in the top 10
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Pagespeed displays optimization recommendations
  10. 10. Waterfall Chart displays loading behavior
  11. 11. Blog pet peeves  Being anonymous  No dates on posts  No social links  Hard to read blog theme  Difficult navigation  One blog post per page  Annoying pop-ups  No search bar
  12. 12. Counting down… 2017 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2016 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 25 27 +2 1288 159 994 10 63 126 84 168
  13. 13. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 24 14 -10 1333 160 981 13 141 282 35 70
  14. 14. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 23 33 +10 1435 153 1173 42 61 122 70 140
  15. 15. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 22 17 -5 1483 213 1247 20 25 50 93 186
  16. 16. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 21 84 +63 1493 171 1187 27 91 182 62 124
  17. 17. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 20 26 +6 1500 148 946 26 600 400 77 154
  18. 18. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 19 23 +4 1591 194 1075 6 182 364 76 152
  19. 19. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 18 22 +4 1592 225 1352 4 37 74 83 166
  20. 20. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 17 31 +14 1618 193 1210 7 115 230 89 178
  21. 21. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 16 30 +14 1635 159 1127 36 184 368 70 140
  22. 22. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 15 19 +4 2173 251 1841 41 88 176 78 156
  23. 23. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 14 8 -6 2210 311 1848 9 139 278 42 84
  24. 24. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 13 12 -1 2498 328 2262 26 39 78 79 158
  25. 25. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 12 4 -8 2587 349 2385 5 32 64 69 138
  26. 26. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 11 7 -4 2594 362 2338 7 45 90 83 166
  27. 27. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 10 11 +1 2596 323 2330 29 48 96 85 170
  28. 28. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 9 9 0 2599 333 2247 31 53 106 95 190
  29. 29. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 8 10 +2 2618 381 2356 15 59 118 72 144
  30. 30. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 7 15 +8 2622 284 2370 88 46 92 80 160
  31. 31. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 6 16 +10 2635 326 2363 11 49 98 87 174
  32. 32. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 5 6 +1 2735 373 2455 12 61 122 79 158
  33. 33. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2018 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 4 5 +1 2998 360 2554 4 123 246 99 198
  34. 34. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 3 3 0 4747 548 4417 22 78 156 87 174
  35. 35. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 2 2 0 5060 556 4542 92 300 400 59 118
  36. 36. Counting down… 2018 Rank Previous Rank Change Total Points Total Votes Voting Points #1 Votes 2017 Posts Google Pagespeed # Points % Points 1 1 0 7440 766 7074 235 113 226 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 Jorge de la Cruz Virtually Ghetto (William Lam) Digital Vspace (Tony Reeves) Virtually Speaking (Flecha/Nicholson) VCDX133 (Rene Van Den Bedem)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 (Fall 2019)!  Sponsorship available, contact me for details  Send suggestions & feedback to esiebert7625@yahoo.com

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