Top SA Blogs – Jan 2010

As per my promise of going through these stats on a regular basis, I have decided to check up on South Africa’s Top Blogs every month. As you will notice, I have included the myScoop and Afrigator ranks in the data and the table is sorted by the Alexa traffic rank.

As per my promise of going through these stats on a regular basis, I have decided to check up on South Africa’s Top Blogs every month. As you will notice, I have included the myScoop and Afrigator ranks in the data and the table is sorted by the Alexa traffic rank.

Rank Blog Alexa Rank (ZA) myScoop Rank Afrigator Rank
1 imod.co.za 280 1 2
2 2oceansvibe.com 287 N/A 3
3 keo.co.za 373 N/A N/A
4 webaddict.co.za 392 N/A 4
5 watkykjy.co.za 411 N/A 9
6 thoughtleader.co.za 438 N/A 1
7 moralfibre.co.za 447 N/A 13
8 capetowndailyphoto.com 568 N/A 11
9 10and5.com 591 N/A 21
10 lazygamer.co.za 1378 N/A 15

For the rest of the data, download the CSV file.

Live Blog Stats now available on myScoop

Another Friday night gone by, but an another amazing feature has been included into myScoop. Live Blog Stats! Once you sign in to myScoop you will see a list of your blogs on in the centre of the screen each with their monthly rank and daily rank (this is also a new feature, in case you missed it!). Once there, click on the “(Live Stats) link next to that and a popup window will open showing your Pageviews per minute for the last 30 minutes.

myScoop LogoAnother Friday night gone by, but an another amazing feature has been included into myScoop. Live Blog Stats! Once you sign in to myScoop you will see a list of your blogs on in the centre of the screen each with their monthly rank and daily rank (this is also a new feature, in case you missed it!). Once there, click on the “(Live Stats) link next to that and a popup window will open showing your Pageviews per minute for the last 30 minutes. This popup window automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. This is incredibly useful for when you post an article and would like to see how many people are actually coming to your site to read it.

myScoop Live Blog Stats
myScoop Live Blog Stats

myScoop: Updates 20-11-09

I spent a few hours last night making a few changes to myScoop. Yeah I know last night was a Friday night but sometimes sacrifices need to be made in order to grow.

I spent a few hours last night making a few changes to myScoop. Yeah I know last night was a Friday night but sometimes sacrifices need to be made in order to grow.

Auto-Tweeting new articles
Once a new article has been fetched, a shortened URI will be assigned to the article and the script will now automatically send the Title (shortened to 90 characters) and the shortened URI which redirects straight to your article. This method is similar to the Bookmarking section which sends the title, shortened URI and the first tag in a hash tagged format.

mySccop posting to Twitter
myScoop => Twitter

Blog Stats (Graph)
Each user that submits their blog to myScoop and uses the tracking code associated with that blog has the ability to track unique visitors. This is a LIVE measurement and shows unique visitors per day for the past week. See below.

myScoop Blog Stats
myScoop Blog Stats

Other minor changes
I have added the category drop down list to the page where users submit new blogs to myScoop.

As new features get added, so do new bugs. Please let me know if you find any either by emailing me or simply posting a comment to this article. Thanks again for all your feedback, it is much appreciated.