Earlier this week, I was sitting at my desk with this email arrived from Feedspot:
Subject: 10|20 Marketing featured in Feedspot Top 45 Canadian Small Business Blogs
My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m the Founder of Feedspot.
I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog 10|20 Marketing has been selected by our panel as one of the Top 45 Canadian Small Business Blogs on the web.
I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. Our list is the most comprehensive list of Top 45 Canadian Small Business Blogs on the internet, and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!
Please let me know.
How exciting is that? When we clicked through to the list, it turned out that our blog was 19th in this top 45, up there with Salesforce’s small business blog, and ahead of even Sage Accounting and Staples Canada’s blog. Quite the company we keep!
Feedspot bills itself as the “Internet’s Largest Human Curated Database of Bloggers and Podcasts.” They claim that their Media Contact Database can provide marketers with access to 250k active Bloggers, Podcasters and YouTubers in 1500 niche categories. Buying lists allows in your niche allows businesses to “you can focus on running your campaign.”
Pricing generally runs to USD$1 per lead, with custom pricing available for lists of 300+ influencers.
When we asked Anuj to elaborate on what the criteria are for making this list, he replied:
The Feedspot editorial team extensively searched on Google, and social media websites to find the best Canadian Small Business Blogs and ranked them based on several factors:
- Blog content quality
- Post consistency
- Age of the blog
- The average number of shares on social sites for your blog posts
- Traffic to your blog and more.
And if you keep posting quality content regularly and get more shares on social sites, your rank will improve with time for sure.
It’s a challenge we accept and take head-on. Just look at our recent series for Small Business Owners. Or our discussion about the importance of dashboarding marketing results. And we have other series planned as well. So look for us to scale to the summit of this list over time!
Thank you, Anuj and Feedspot, for finding us and welcoming our blog to your list. It’s greatly appreciated!