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Thursday, 27 September 2007

47 Korea Blogs Ranked By Blog Juice

There are lots of blogs about South Korea out there. Some are on the light side and some take a more serious stance towards their lives. Some people like to update daily or periodically, while some like to update whenever they have a spare moment. Nevertheless, there are lots of excellent blogs out there that are extremely well written and entertaining. I get lots of emails about where to go for information on Korea, so the following list of the Top 47 Korea blogs, ranked by their "blog juice," will help you out.

Here is a list of 47 Korea-related blogs, ranked according to the Blog Juice Calculator provided by Text Link Ads (sign up to make money selling links on your blog). This calculator determines your "blog juice" by factoring in how many Bloglines subscribers you have, your Alexa rank, Technorati rank, and incoming links to your site. You can see a list of the popular juggernauts out there in the Korean blogosphere, according to their "blog juice". The higher the "juice" number means a more influential blog that can be found through search engines and such.

Blog Juice/Blog Title Bloglines/Alexa/Technorati/Links

4.6 The Marmot's Hole 117 / 448598 / 15536 / 4966
3.9 The Metropolitician 43 / 333590 / 31152 / 502
3.7 Web 2.0 Asia 171 / 860236 / 36657 / 206
3.7 Expat Jane 21 / 1,026,144 / 14,052 / 361 *added*
3.6 My Korean Kitchen 89 / 343,464 / 33,650 / 247
3.5 The Daily Kimchi 28 / 399988 / 33440 / 264
3.1 Seoul Daily Photo 5 / 1191008 / 26017 / 443
3.1 North Korea Zone 211 / 2278802 / 110168 / 67
3.1 One Free Korea 31 / 1273190 / 53381 / 638
3.1 DPRK Studies 44 / 1130286 / 70762 / 706
3.0 Occidentalism 54 / 463354 / 50281 / 231
2.9 ZenKimchi FJ 97 / 914000 / 57795 / 284
2.8 ROK Drop 15 / 765069 / 78706 / 556
2.7 Frog in a Well 204 / 0 / 230014 / 0
2.6 ZenKimchi 97 / 914000 / 85458 / 184
2.6 Everyday Seoul 4 / 9586818 / 33902 / 298
2.4 BigHominid 30 / 6073755 / 78706 / 180
1.9 Lost Nomad 34 / 353945 / 152673 / 0
1.9 eclexys 27 / 3298391 / 183684 / 144
1.7 Stranger in Suwon 14 / 1958929 / 149112 / 54
1.6 About Joel 29 / 926283 / 407558 / 26
1.5 A Geek in Korea 8 / 1813196 / 162428 / 126
1.5 Expatriate Games 18 / 0 / 227027 / 30
1.5 FeetManSeoul 5 / 1745778 / 236176 / 105
1.5 mysoju.com 1 / 9,395 / 0 / 0
1.4 Techno Kimchi 18 / 1901531 / 280190 / 34
1.4 Seoul Life 18 / 7890322 / 434733 / 32
1.4 Max Watson 15 / 785904 / 361701 / 29
1.4 Mary Eats 18 / 4914024 / 267853 / 42
1.4 Jane's Daily Blah 9 / 7427393 / 227027 / 57
1.4 K-popped! 1 / 439,966 / 781,839 / 174
1.3 Seoul Glow 9 / 0 / 196198 / 50
1.3 gdimension 14 / 1026657 / 465937 / 17
1.2 Grand Narrative 5 / 3306345 / 500785 / 35
1.2 Teaching Kimchi 2 / 338519 / 704629 / 20
1.2 I'm A Seoul Man 0 / 3593060 / 79961 / 124
1.2 Korean Pop Wars 26 / 1337647 / 4115969 / 0
1.2 Iceberg Korea 11 / 651256 / 898191 / 0
1.0 Korea Beat 0 / 947323 / 144996 / 126
1.0 Fence Rider 7 / 0 / 586265 / 18
0.9 Chosun Bimbo 3 / 5164269 / 640383 / 11
0.9 Kimchi For Breakfast 2 / 0 / 407558 / 33
0.7 Between Pee & Kimchi 5 / 0 / 2701315 / 0
0.7 Lao-Ocean Girl 9 / 1,990,518 / 0 / 0
0.6 Suddenly Susan 6 / 0 / 0 / 0
0.5 Busan Mike 0 / 0 / 324580 / 37
0.2 Shelley in Korea 0 / 0 / 2,515,283 / 2

Taking this into consideration, this list is in no way a list of "the best" blogs out there, but just a list of popular and interesting blogs that you should be checking out. I apologize if your blog was omitted, as there are hundreds of blogs out there. Please let me know in the comments ones that should be here and I will add it to the list.

10 comments:

Leo said...

I got a 4.2

Orchid said...

oh wow...i am so excited. thanks for this post Gdog! The Daily Kimchi is right up there. Congrats.

Jon Allen said...

Brilliant list. Well done Gdog for doing the research.

Interestingly I recognise every single blog except for the third one on the list. Off to explore that now.

Gdog said...

Leo: you're very special!

Orchid: You're welcome...check out the blogs on the list.

Jon: Thanks, I got your email and will make changes accordingly!

Anonymous said...

hey nice blog, I also found a new korean blog here:

Seouldelight

Liz said...

Yay 'popular and interesting blogs'? Being one or the other is already the bomb! Thanks Gdog.

ExpatJane said...

Holy chit...woahhhhhhhhh...

Dude, thanks for the list but this is definitely about clicks or links 'cause a lot of the blogs below me are much more focused on Korea.

Interesting post. Now I want to check out those numbers.

Good for me I'm in the company of friends.

Amanda said...

How can you see Technorati ranks now that they've switched to "authority?"

Gdog said...

Amanda: the blog juice calculator does all the work; but yes, you are correct now that they have switched to "authority".

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