Frankly Charlotte… we are a bit lost for words…
WordPress.Com ranks Barbados Free Press as #71 most popular blog out of over 200,000 hosted blogs.
How is the daily ranking achieved? We have no idea, but WordPress says "The most popular WordPress.com blogs are ranked here according to a special formula."
While we are, of course, happy to be ranked anywhere as #71 out of a list of over 200,000 blogs, we will remember (with some humility) that we were beaten out by blogs like Binky The Doormat (#9) and All Angelina Jolie (#8)
You can view all WordPress.com rankings here.*
* I notice that, at this moment (2:27pm) we are bouncing around from #70 to #79 in the rankings, so this is obviously a fluid "up to the minute" ranking system – dependent upon the number of hits we are receiving at the moment. If you hit the link tomorrow and don't see us there, it means that someone else bumped us off the top 100. Fame can be fragile, I guess!
* At 11:10pm, I see that we have slipped to #89 and traffic is dying down on the blog for the night – as is usual after 11pm. I wonder if we will make the list again tomorrow? Goodnight all… I am up at 4:30am tomorrow morning for work. Robert
Google Rankings Achieved By Barbados Free Press
Barbados Free Press usually does well with our Google rankings where – much to our surprise – we are often ranked ahead of both the Barbados Advocate and The Nation Newspaper.
World wide, when Google is searched for topics relating to Barbados, it is not unusual for Barbados Free Press articles to appear on the first page of returns. For instance… do a Google search on the following and see what comes up!
"prime minister owen arthur" (BFP is hit #3 out of 397,000 Google returns)
"owen arthur barbados" (BFP is hit #7 out of 176,000 Google returns)
"mia mottley" (BFP is hit #3 & #4 out of 15,900 Google returns)
"gline clarke" (BFP is hit #3 & #4 out of 764 Google returns)
"Liz Thompson Barbados" (BFP is hit #1 & #2 out of 292,000 Google returns)
"barbados politics" (BFP is hit #13 out of 4,870,000 Google returns)
"barbados political corruption" (BFP is hit #1 out of 512,000 Google returns)
"barbados BLP" (BFP is hit #9 out of 28,500 Google returns)
"barbados DLP" (BFP is hit #2 & #3 out of 67,000 Google returns)
"barbados environment" (BFP is hit #6 & #7 out of 11,600,000 Google returns)
"cane ethanol" (BFP is hit #4 out of 586,000 Google returns)
"ethanol barbados" (BFP is hit #1 & #2 out of 125,000 Google returns)
"barbados cricket" (BFP is hit #10 out of 2,380,000 Google returns)