Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Korean Blogs Ranking

Phil at London Korea links has started an amusing little series of posts about "who's who" in the world of Korean blogs. The Marmot's Hole was described as "Undoubtedly the original and best general-purpose blog about Korea" which Brian of Jellonam Do had a few issues with. It even prompted Robert to defend himself and explain how over 5 years of blogging have left him jaded and tired of the same old issues.

Mark at Korea Pop Wars was delighted to be listed and has written up his own summary of the blogs he likes. Joe at ZenKimchi has given everyone he knows a blog-juice boost with his own list of over a hundred blogs on Korea.

It's interesting to see Elyse Sewell, an American model who moved to Seoul recently, get such a high rating. Judging by the number of comments her journal gets she attracts a very wide audience for her refreshing and honest look at the working life of a model.

I thought I would complete the project I suggested last time I visited the subject of Top 30 Ranked Korean Websites using data from the site Quantcast. Which offers :
a media measurement service that lets advertisers view audience reports on millions of websites and services. Only Quantcast combines directly measured audience data with panel-based estimates to deliver accurate third-party metrics and easy-to-read profiles on digital media properties
I took all the blogs on my blogroll and searched for their ranking, to come up with list below. Bear in mind that the site is almost totally focused on US data, so I don't want to hear any complaints.

www.weirdasianews.com 10,546
popseoul.com 119,095
www.asianoffbeat.com 140,446
www.londonkoreanlinks.net/blog 247,670
www.dramabeans.com 480,187
rokdrop.com 516,780
www.dprkstudies.org 625,425
www.rjkoehler.com 667,267
zenkimchi.com 805,518
koreabeat.com 808,853
freekorea.us 986,470
koreanunification.net 1,983,322
www.nkzone.org 2,734,719


daeguowl said...

So what's my ranking then??

Jon Allen said...

Sorry DO. Still not improved since last time :(

You can add their widget to your site if you really want to get your ranking.
You can then find out things like :

pseudo-rank 2,210,758.
This blog reaches over 1,840 monthly uniques, of which 629 (34%) are in the U.S. The blog is popular among a youthful, slightly more male than female audience.

Quantcast for SeoulMan

THE EAST said...


I am a publisher of THE EAST; the only English newspaper, which is mainly focused on the East Asian information (at the beginning of every month, more than 12,000 free copies are distributed throughout the London area, particularly, where East Asian Networks are established).

I looked at your blog the other day and have been wondering if there would be any chance that we could publish some of your interesting articles on the paper.
We think some of your blog articles should be very helpful to the Westners who are interested in Asian Culture.
The East cannot afford to pay for your articles right now (as we are non-profitable organisation). However, if you wish, we can still offer you:
1. Advertising space
2. Link to THE EAST web site blog section

We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Hyung Wook Lee

THE EAST, The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper,
Elephant Consulting Limited, 37 Charter Court, Linden Grove,
New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3BN, UK
Tel : + 44 (0) 7912 608 321 / Web site: www.theeast.org / E mail : publisher@theeast.org
Registered in England & Wales, Company No. 6254454

Anonymous said...

Interesting stuff indeed. Try to get here as often as I can - your insight's refreshing.


Kim said...

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