Threadwatch gets Top 100 blog list from Cnet

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Threadwatch.org has been selected as part of the News.com Blog 100
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Congrats, Nick.

Threadwatch.org has been selected as part of the News.com Blog 100, a feature in which News.com editors and reporters are helping find the best news and views on the Web for the convenience of our readers.

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Very Cool!

Congrats Nick, another big feather to stick in your cap!

wow, that is kinda cool -

wow, that is kinda cool - thanks for postng it RC

Like all these things though, i always end up judging them by who they're missing - check out the index page - TW comes under Search/Media where there are some glaring ommisions...

Well done Nick

Well done Nick, and only 1 year old :)

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There are a lot of reasons people find particular blogs worthy of their time. Some are valued solely for their aggregation of pertinent news, while others have formed a devoted following based on the robust and educated comments of their readers. Still others have become popular because of their humor or for the biting tone of their writers' opinions.

Almost like they were describing TW there

Congrats! That is awesome!

Congrats!

That is awesome! Good work!

Well done Nick

Well deserved.

nice

good job nick.. may you have lots of money in the bank

That is wonderful! You are

That is wonderful! You are finally acknowledged for all your hard work, Nick.

>>money in the bank hehe,

>>money in the bank

hehe, it's only due to hosting sponsorship that this site doesnt COST me :)

I purposely didnt put this on the homepage, we just had a big rah rah over the 1st birthday, but it appears at least one of our editors is pleased with the cnet thing so that's good enough for me :)

Great news!

Well done, Nick. :)

It's great see how the entire Threadwatch project has been built up and moved forward. :)

Which reminds me, time to

Which reminds me, time to shift round the editors again i think I think its time to put a few of our more active ones out in public and give a little recognition for their efforts..

wont happen today, or probably this week, but i think that would be good for TW, and some of these guys do a bloody good job of keeping us ticking here...

other thoughts
I want to return to pre-modded submissions - raise the bar a little...

Oh, and chris g had a good idea the other day, how about once a week (or less depending..) we take some request for a "site appraisal" and pick some poor buggers site to pieces just for kicks?

Could be kinda fun if it's an interesting enough case...

Monetizing...

Nick what are your thoughts on the ability to monetize site like this ?
Can it be done with out the draconian approach some sites take ?

well, you'd have to explain

well, you'd have to explain what dranonian means first hehe...

but yeah, it can be done - just not by one man who spends most of his time posting :)

think I'll pass

I'll pass on the explanation. No need to wake sleeping giants.

traffic

Nick
whats the traffic like, I got on the list as well (just noticed when I checked out your link).

Way to go Threadwatch!

That is truly amazing!

Congrats Nick, and all TW'ers!

hmmm

I like this idea:

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Oh, and chris g had a good idea the other day, how about once a week (or less depending..) we take some request for a "site appraisal" and pick some poor buggers site to pieces just for kicks?

but I wonder what the perspective will be? Given the breadth of topical content on TW, I think you're asking for 70+ post threads with that one unless you assign a theme for critique.

but I wonder what the

but I wonder what the perspective will be?

one specific topic free and maybe overall site reviews for some $...that or some people can win free reviews and others get them bought...I totally like the idea of selling a rip it to shreds hold no punches brutal review service. think the idea would be really remarkable and easy to sell as well

well done

this is probebly the only blog i read daily
/BP

>>sell what, make money at

>>sell

what, make money at TW? gasp!

nah.. was thinking it would just be fun to do - have to think of a way to get that idea out to the masses though...

>have to think of a way to

>have to think of a way to get that idea out to the masses though...

the more brutal the reviews the more the message would spread itself. no soup for you, etc.

Congrats, again

A Cnet top 100 list this time, what's next :-)

You can always disagree with those kinds of lists in some way, but my take on them is that if they're not reflecting some kind of neutral -- or at least comparable -- measurement, then they're opinion. Opinion, when posted on places like cnet, can be self-enforcing, so that people who did not previously hold that opinion will now assume it.

But is it fair? Well, most of the who's-who of the SEO industry (worldwide) hang out here, either as posters or readers or both. As well as people that aren't really all that much into SEO. So I'd say it's probably justified from that perspective.

The people we don't really hear a lot from are basically the ones that moderate or run their own forums/sites elsewhere - still, once in a while even they pop in (like duncanriley above). But then, you could say the same about a few other forums - those are not blogs, though.

Its always nice

Nick you and your site deserve this. Everyone likes a pat on the head. Everyone likes to be invited to a party even if they dont want to go. You deserve it. Bask in it for 5 mins :O)

On the site critique idea, I thought if it as a "pimp my site" kinda idea. Maybe the most deserving get selected or maybe a really public stinker? (more publicity in the latter, public service in the former). Having a competition to win it is interesting although knowing the membership here, careful what you wish for you just might get it ;O) It would be nice if it could be monetized for nick but hadnt thought of it till was mentioned here ..

FWIW I think TW is one of the rare places it would actually work and people would get real value. Most of the stuff written in the critique would be pure gold for any site and so would become a good reference.

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The people we don't really hear a lot from are basically the ones that moderate or run their own forums/sites elsewhere - still, once in a while even they pop in (like duncanriley above).

I run my own forum, and TW is generally the only other place I check when I'm done with all my new threads and posts there. After TW, if I have time or the inclination, I will browse through SEW. I generally check there a lot less then here though and save SEW for those times when I'm really bored. Other than my place, TW and SEW, I rarely visit any other SEM/SEO forums these days.

There's just no need to go elsewhere!

Oh, I didn't mean it in a

Oh, I didn't mean it in a negative sense at all, I'm sorry if it came out that way. All I was thinking was just that forum owners (or bloggers) are probably too busy to post much outside their own forums (or blogs), just like you said Jill.

(And then the Top 100 list only includes blogs, so by posting here I guess I'm a blogger *lol*)

Since all my posts could be called "To The Contrary" This week:

Nick

I always end up judging them by who they're missing - check out the index page - TW comes under Search/Media where there are some glaring ommisions...

Well, good. How many Look-Alike Lists do we need out there? It's bad enough that most blog lists are big "Kiss A$$" lists. I actually found some new blogs on that list... in the same way that I'm sure some people will see Threadwatch for the first time....

chris g had a good idea the other day, how about once a week (or less depending..) we take some request for a "site appraisal" and pick some poor buggers site to pieces just for kicks?

Awesome!! That idea rocks... though I'm not sure that thread would be very popular... since the posters here aren't very vocal on their opinions - LOL!!

Nick... also, never forget one of the things that makes this site great... "your no holding back" approach. I've noticed that once some blogs become really popular, they start to lose some of their "umph" because they don't want to offend. Don't let that happen - PLEASE!

Natasha "That Girl From Marketing" Robinson

I know

I know TW isn't in existence to make you stacks of cash. But wishing someone plenty of cash is never a bad thing ( IMO ).

And I like the idea of going back to pre-mod.

Congrats, Nick!

Good job!

LisaB

You know...

This site damn well pisses me off quite often. But I still keep coming back. This either means that I'm masochistic, Nick and company have done a smashup job, or both.

I vote for #3.

Not negative

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Oh, I didn't mean it in a negative sense at all, I'm sorry if it came out that way. All I was thinking was just that forum owners (or bloggers) are probably too busy to post much outside their own forums (or blogs), just like you said Jill.

No, no, didn't come out that way at all! I was actually agreeing with what you said. Meaning that even though I'm busy with my own forum, I always make time for TW!

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