Of late, my friend, coworker and copywriter Kevin F. and I have been excitedly tracking my yo-yo through the bottom end of the Power 150. Kevin works with me here at Meyers + Partners and I check my ranking every morning and let him know over AIM how I’m doing. We’ve been scheming up ways for me to get into the actual 150, instead of being in the also-ran category. Most of last week I was down around 312, but thanks to a recent influx of Bloglines subscribers (thanks, Fans! ha.) I’ve skyrocketed all the way up to a heady 285.
Being an Account Guy, I took the first step towards marketing greatness: Excel spreadsheets and charts [Click for graphic if you can't see it above]. Radar charts are always impressive, and with this type of data, it made sense to go that route. I compared myself to Seth (the big dogg in the pound, at #1), the blogking of the Chicago marketing world, David Armano, Todd And, creator of the Power 150 and assigner of Todd Points, and Search Engine Watch, mostly because we shared the same Todd Point score and he kicks everyone’s ass when it comes to Google Pagerank.
I found some interesting gaps in my score: specifically, bloglines subscribers and Technorati links. I’m doing pretty good on Todd Points, which is nice. So, thanks Todd, for the props. Big ups.
I’m not big on lists (for instance, I think it might be nice if someone could figure out how to track comments, total Feedburner subscriptions, and do it completely objectively) but I am big on competition. So I’m going to try to get myself some more link-love and some more subscribers.
Better start creating some cool content.