I Am One of The Top 50 Most Influential Bloggers

I guess this is linkbait week! Hot on the heals of 45n5 Top 100 Make Money Online bloggers, North x East has released a list of the 50 most influential bloggers. I came in at number 48 but in this case, it’s a blessing because the story hit the Digg front page.

Most Diggers have the attention span of a chicken with its head cut off so chances are they will views the top of the page and then scroll all the way to the bottom to see the who is number one. While I’m ranked 48, I show up near the top because the list counts down from 50. As a result, I received quite a bit of traffic from the article.

Whenever someone comes out with a list like this, it will always be met with, “You forgot [insert name]!” However, that doesn’t really matter. Lists like these are fantastic linkbait. I’m sure many of the 50 influential bloggers will be writing about it. The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores was my best linkbait article. It was the article that pretty much put John Chow dot Com on the map. The article still gets linked from other blogs to this very day.

The only problem with a list like this is it only works once. Well, you can probably do it again in a few months, after everyone has forgotten about it. Or you could try to come up with a more unique list. How about the Top 50 Female Bloggers? That has Digg front page all over it! 😈

56 thoughts on “I Am One of The Top 50 Most Influential Bloggers”

  1. Haha! Congrats πŸ™‚

    1. WarriorBlog says:

      I don’t see why some others are in there, I checked out almost all the blog and some of them are extremely ugly and horrible, with low traffic πŸ˜• 😑

      1. SpeedyVista says:

        Yea, it doesnt really seem to be about the blog rather than the person..

        writer ‘ok.. i dont read any blogs.. dammit.. alright.. ill just find people in marketing positions that have a blog to fill in the gaps’

        Eli posts some good stuff though πŸ˜‰ Got a new artile up that im sure most of you have read.. its like 12 pages.. silly bastard.

      2. Googlelady says:

        I agree with you there can be changed with some other better blogs. There are new blogs that I haven’t hear about it. Maybe some kind of “free advertising” to their friends? πŸ™„

  2. Your name is in excellent company John and you got a great placement on the list near the top of the list. I’m not surprised you got some extra traffic. It might be linkbait but it is an excellent achievement and you can be proud of that.

    The list has given me a great idea for my niche though πŸ˜‰

  3. Congratz John, you really deserve you high position in the blog world. I do as much as I can to follow your tips but my own visitors doesn’t seems to raise very much. Am I writing to boring posts? πŸ˜₯

  4. Davinder says:

    hey congrats… keep thw gud work up… i hope to inspire from you πŸ˜›

  5. CatherineL says:

    Well done John. It was a great list, and a lot of time and effort must have been put into it.

    You obviously didn’t pay him enough to get the number one slot.

  6. Alex Shalman says:

    They have a top something MOM bloggers… close to your suggestion john 😈

  7. Congrats πŸ™‚

    I’m gonna have to come up witha top 50 list that includes you so I can get some nice traffic from you! πŸ‘Ώ

    1. Word Hugger says:

      “Top 20 Places to submit your link bait lists to”


      1. Haha, nice idea. πŸ˜›

  8. MsRebecca says:

    Well Ladi da.. You must be some kind of popular or somethin’


  9. I can’t believe Kevin Rose is #2. I remember him from back in the Screen Savers days.

    1. John Chow says:

      Is Kevin Rose a blogger? I thought he just ran Digg.

      1. I don’t know why Kevin is on that list, but he’s influential nonetheless. :mrgreen:
        Amber MacArthur should have made the list. πŸ™‚

        1. Word Hugger says:

          Clearly it was made for links and specifically digg if kevin is on the list. I bet it was made to hit the frontpage.

        2. SpeedyVista says:

          Well, if you want linkbait.. all you need to do is make

          ‘Top 10 list of Kevin Roses’

          and make every entry him..

          and… well.. it will be on digg.


        3. SpeedyVista says:

          Kevin Rose fetish they have over there at digg.

  10. KiwiPulse says:

    What about the Top 50 commentators on John Chow? 😯

  11. DeboHobo says:

    I’m pretty sure not including me on the list was just an oversite and the list will be updated soon 😈

  12. Neven says:

    50 female bloggers? Highly interesting especially for all those Β¨nerdsΒ¨ that haven’t seen a woman in real life for ages πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. I was going to do a top 10 ugly bloggers but chicks have more more appeal I suppose? Maybe a top 10 list of female bloggers under the age of 25 in bikinis, or is that a bit to specific?

    1. James says:

      It would probably get a lot of traffic. Maybe it should be an ebook?

      1. I didn’t think you could laminate an e-book?

  14. James says:

    I think you got robbed-even more that the iPod give away.

  15. Aditya says:

    One of the Top 50 Bloggers
    and ………

    ummm my fav blogger πŸ˜›

  16. If anyone makes the “Top 50 Female Bloggers” then make sure I’m in there somewhere please πŸ˜€

  17. Julie says:

    Hi John,
    Just finished reading Make Money Online with John Chow dot Com. Andy Latter gave me a copy. It’s a great read and I got lots of great ideas from it. Assigning dates to your goals is probably one of the best suggestions.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    http://www.cottagedaily.com πŸ’‘

  18. doug m says:

    congrats on making the list.

  19. max says:

    Awesome! Congrats John! πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  20. Allen Taylor says:

    How about the top 50 midget transvestite bloggers? That’ll be the long and short of it. 😈


  21. John,
    You have obviously worked very hard in this whole blogosphere thing in order to reach the top of the A-list bloggers. I do agree with you that these lists are a bit “linkbait” but still it is always good to get a pat on the back right? I think so. While I do not necessarily agree with all those on the list they have worked hard at their craft and should be acknowledged to some extent. It would be nice if you had a bit more focus on your blog but this is your blog so who am I to judge.

    Anyways congrats on making the list. Just wait for the next one to come out.

  22. Its amazing seeing your hard work and its reward. You deserve to be on it for sure.

  23. Israel says:

    coool, seems like your a top dog.

  24. Top 50 Women Bloggers? Who do I pay to get on that list?? πŸ˜‰

  25. Click Input says:

    It was a very well thought out and researched article. Great link bait

  26. I organized the “top 50” list into categories. Here are some quick totals:

    19 in Computers & Internet
    11 in Business & Finance
    8 in News & Politics
    6 in Society & Culture
    4 in Entertainment
    2 in Shopping (gadgets)

    See my post 50 top bloggers by category for full details and 2 dozen sub-categories — including (of course) Make Money Online.

  27. Chad says:

    Congrats on making this list – you deserve it!

  28. YC says:

    Many people don’t like attention or don’t feel they should ask for it – but they’re missing out – John Chow is a master! 😈

  29. mangafan says:

    All of blogger around the world recognize ‘John Chow’ because of his blog…
    You are my idol……

  30. maurizio says:

    I tried myself some interesting linkbait technique (upside down too) but apparently some influential blogger hasn’t published it.

  31. Everytime I hear the word “linkbait” I think of a fish typing at a computer. Lol!

  32. Those guys have really benefited the 40 – 50 rankers by listing it in a reverse countdown format. I guess the ones receiving most clicks must have been 1 – 5 and 45- 50. Things would have been different had the listing been in numerical order.

  33. Rob says:

    Congrats John…

  34. Joan Dajer says:

    Well, you deserve it…Congrats from the dominican republic

  35. Than you could make also top shemale bloggers list πŸ˜†

  36. Wahlau.NET says:

    there is no doubt about it…but i personally thinks that 48 is pretty low for jc……some nevative points for evilness

  37. Fou Casper says:

    “How about the Top 50 Female Bloggers? That has Digg front page all over it! :twisted:”

    hey this is a nice idea John, should I start top 50 most beautiful female blogger

    1. SpeedyVista says:

      Top 50 nekked bloggers (NSFW)

      would do the digg crowd good i bet.

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