We added the 1,000th blog to the pfblogs.org 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 use the RSS tools built into WordPress to publish a list of the top popular articles on your blog. This is already implemented on FiveCentNickel (on the center bottom of every page) and Consumerism Commentary (on the bottom of the right column of every page).
You don’t have to be a Friend of pfblogs.org in order to take add this feature to your blog. For example, to pull the most popular personal finance articles into your blog, use the URL http://pfblogs.org/pf/pop/feed/ with your RSS tools. The links on these feeds are redirected through pfblogs.org so we can count any visitors towards an article’s popularity ranking.