Top 100 Travel Blogs Scoring System
The top 100 travel blogs scoring system is based on a points system where blogs are ranked in three different categories from top to bottom : 100 to 1. The top score in any category is rewarded with 100 points all the way down to the bottom of the list which is 1 point. Since I’m now tracking more than 100 sites the list goes from 1 to whatever the total number of blogs currently is at. In categories where certain blogs have the same score the points are shared. For example if Blog A, B, C have a score of 45 in domain authority and were situated in a position for scores of 50, 49 and 48 respectively they will all get 49 (50+49+48 divided by 3).
The Following 3 Categories are Measured: (Click on each to view the top 100 travel blogs as ranked by that given category)
Measures For Inclusion/Exclusion
I’m including the top 100 travel blogs + 50 more on the final list each update, but I’m tracking many more than just 100. It’s a difficult process to include or exclude sites because some sites have decent SEOmoz metrics (typically older blogs) but are not receiving enough traffic as measured by Alexa. On the other hand, some travel blogs are really emerging with regards to traffic (typically newer popular blogs) but aren’t quite there when it comes to SEOmoz indicators. Thus, some kinds of standards are necessary to ensure the final 100 is reflecting the measurements as best as possible.
1) If your blog performs well in all 3 categories it will certainly make the top 100 list
2) If your blog is not a top performer in any category but is top 90 in every category it will make the top 100 list.
1) Your blog has decent enough SEOmoz metrics but is not receiving enough traffic as measured by Alexa. The competition in Alexa rank is fierce and if your blog is not under 200,000 it will have a difficult time cracking the top 100.
2) Your blog has a great Alexa score but does not perform well enough in the SEOmoz metrics. This is the case of a newer blog and you’ll just have to patient until your link profile improves naturally over time.
3) Your blog does not have a top 100 score in at least one category. Your blog will likely have a tough time breaking into the top 100 list but may make the top 101 to 150.