- WEB STARTUPS
- WEB JOBS
- ALL TOPICS
I noted that we hit the 1st anniversary for CN last week and now AdAge has ranked CN #37 on their Power150 rankings. This is so cool, thank you to AdAge and of course thank you to each of you for reading and linking. We are listed right near master Web strategist Jeremiah Owyang.
The list is well-worth checking out, not just the Power150 either, there are 435 marketing blogs listed and I have found some new gems throughout. The top 5 blogs listed are Seth Godin, Steve Rubel, Pronet Advertising, Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Land. Congrats to everyone listed.
It looks like our ranking could jump up higher if we could get some more Bloglines love. So I ask you, if you like CN, take a moment and add the CN RSS feed to your Bloglines account. Takes only a moment and it can help millions.
(rss: you might have to click through to see the fancy badge they created for us!)
Bloglines, the RSS tool owned by Ask, has released a new beta version of their feed aggregator. Gary from Ask.com has a basic product overview. Richard has an awesome in-depth review of the Bloglines product over on Read/WriteWeb.
Richard notes, "Bloglines Beta is the first stage of 'a complete redesign of the Bloglines service'. The new features include a new personalizeable Start Page (featuring drag and drop functionality to add feeds); 3 feed reading views (Quick View with headlines only, 3-Pane View for an email-like interface, and Full View for "the classic Bloglines page layout, updated"); Drag-and-drop feed management using Ajax; and a new Unread System to manage what to keep and what to ignore. Also upgraded are the 'Add Feeds' process and the 'Full View' option."
I love the fact that there are no default feeds, I don't have to delete 40 things I don't want just to start adding what I do. And where is the advertising, if none, then how do they generate revenue?
It "feels" much smoother than Google Reader. But can this new version bring back it's loyal base from years ago?
Here is my video review – 5 minutes – RSS, step inside please.