Archive for the 'Blogs' Category Now Indexes 1,000 Blogs

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We added the 1,000th blog to the aggregator today. Wow, the blogosphere, and the personal finance niche in particular, has certainly expanded in the past two years. There are some new features that I’ve been working on, and some already exist that you may not know about. For example, you can […]

New Free WordPress Blog Hosting Service

( Blogs ) is supporting a new WordPress blog hosting service located at This will be a great way to start a new blog with reliable software or move a current blog from Blogger and BlogSpot. Here are some of the features.

MyPFblogs uses the popular WordPress blogging software.
The websites have excellent uptime, unlike other […]

Some Blogging Statistics on, New Features Coming

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If you’re interested in top ten blogs lists, then you should check these out. Flexo has posted the Top 10 Blogs by Total Clicks and Top 10 Blogs by Clicks per Post.
Here’s a little bit about what we have in store for 2007.

Expanding Real Estate and Investing Sections, New Server Added

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I’d like to focus on expanding the real estate and investing sections of during the month of November. The real estate section can include blogs about the housing bubble, Realtors’ blogs, real estate investing, purchasing a home, etc.. In the investing section, we will include blogs about the stock market, other investments, […]

More Pinging Changes

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This will hopefully be the final change to the “pinging” process for a while. When a blog pings to let us know that there is an update to be fetched — a feature available only to Friends of — there is a two minute delay. If the blogger who owns the […]

Getting Listed on

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Thanks to everyone who informed me of their interest in the Advisory Panel. I’ll be contacting a bunch of you in the next few weeks to send you more information and get things started.
There’s now a simpler way to request listing on It’s as simple as filling out a form. […]

Ping to Update Your Blog!

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This should be a welcome update for those who like to see their blog entries make their way to faster than the normal 30 minute fetching cycle. If your blog software supports it, you can now ping’s server to fetch your feed.

Get your numerical blog ID by finding your blog on […]

Saying No to Splogs

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A splog is a blog consisting of spam. It’s often hard to tell splogs from true blogs, but splogs will not be listed on and any subscriptions for membership in the Friends of initiated by owners of splogs will be refunded. exists to serve as a useful tool for the […]

The Community Patrol

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If you happen to come across a blog listed on that is inappropriate for listing based on the guidelines listed in the FAQ (spam, not personal finance, etc.), please let us know privately. With almost 600 blogs included and more than one third of those posting new entries regularly, it’s a little difficult […]

The Alphabetical Blogs List

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There have been some comments requesting the return of the alphabetical list of personal finance blogs on It’s here! If you notice, the sidebar above the standard blogs list now reads “Some active weblogs (all).” If you click on “all,” a list of all blogs will open in a sidebar (the […] Tip: Use Full Feeds

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The benefit of using full feeds is this: All of the text in your post becomes searchable. People search for topics bloggers cover in their writing. Web surfers also search for content on sites that carry the aggregate RSS feed. The more text included in your feed, the more of […]

Changes Since Yesterday

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I mentioned yesterday that the “undocumented” popular filter (which can be combined with the personal finance filter, the real estate filter, or the investing filter) now only displays items from the past twenty-four hours.
There is a new method of counting clicks on entries and blogs that is much more tamper-proof. You’ll see how click […]

What Are Those Ratings on

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We’ve received a number of questions through email and through comments regarding the new ratings associated with each blog on The biggest question is regarding the method that determines the numbers. As of right now, it’s a very simple calculation, easily prone to tampering. A clever sleuth can expose the formula […]

If You Love or Personal Finance

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Please show your love for your favorite topic by including the Blogroll on your website. It’s fully configurable to match the style and layout of your website and it puts you in touch with 20 of the most recently updated blogs listed on the best ad-free personal finance blogs aggregator in the world.

Quick Change to Blog Listing

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Rather than completely randomized, the blog listing now is sorted (with Friends first) by update. The most recently updated blogs will appear at the top of the list. The list will also display only blogs updated in the last week or so, with a limit of 200.
I don’t like alphabetized lists […]