Year End Rankings of Author/User Generated Content Sites

SaigonDeManilaStarred Page By SaigonDeManila, 19th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1vy0xpk8/
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This the latest and year end picture of our favorites UGC writing sites as googled by this author. The ranks have changes like mythical pound for pound list since January of this year -2015- you'll be surprise to find it out.

Checkered by failures...


"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt

UGC Explained

On-Line Writing 101

A lot of articles even before the current Wiknut predicament were written about other writing online sites (that pays) as well .Wikinut says we are a user-authored content. With talents abound, potentials unlimited still the market get confused on any tremors that rocks their platform of choice. Some even hurriedly jump ship, others offered brevity and emotional post to calm and see the issues and magnify the wall. Our site is a User-generated content (UGC) and is defined by wikepedia as "any form of content such as blogs, wikis, discussion forums, posts, chats, tweets, podcasting, pins, digital images, video, audio files, and other forms of media that was created by users of an online system or service, often made available via social media websites" On or before web 2.0 a lot have ventured to user generated site cum social networking platform thus facebook, twitter where ahead from the packs of micrblogging and survey sites. The semantics might be confusing but what it is and who are marlet players? The following is the big picture and an update from my old post almost 10monhs ago however the accuracy are base on the author's limited day long research and with cross refernce to highly trusted global ranking website and members interaction from different forums. All are under the category of user generated content like our own Wikinut. You will be surprised on the handful who failed to make it before the year ends and be enticed on some new domains if you are still scoutng before anyone writes 30!

Website Ranking

WRITING SITES ................Global Rank ....Rank Changes ...............Web Age

1. Hubpages.com*...................#1,181.............(down by 300)^......................10 years
2. vox.com...............................#1,151............( down by 52)^........................20 years
3. Blastngnews.com....................#3,163..................up by 484...........................3 years
4. Lifescript.com.......................#4,607............(down by 572)^......................15 years
5. Mylot.com............................#7,820........... (up by 9,229)^........................11 years
6. Brighthub.com......................#15,998...........(down by 627)^......................15 years
7. Triond.com...........................#24,186.........(down by 1,425)^.......................8 years
9. Infobarrel.com.......................#28.035..........(up by 856)^...........................11 years
10. Knoji.com.............................#28,,477.......(down by 2,483)^.........................3 years
11.blogjob.com...........................#52,259........down by 891...............................13years
12. Wikinut.com.......................#70,966..........(up by 6,964).............................5 years
13.Dailytwocents.com..............#87,660.......(down by 21,627)^.........................23mos.
14. ExpertsColumn.com.............#91,523......(down by 1,944)^..........................6 years
15. Seekyt.com.........................#92,782........(down by 40,906)^.......................4 years
16. Postloop.com.......................#98,578.......(down by 33,904)^.......................4 years
17. Redgage.com......................#98,607.......(down by 28,000)^.......................7 years
18. Freedomwithwriting.com......#135,710.....(down by 17,205)^.......................4 years
19. Blogmutt.com.......................#136,264....(down by 13,242)^.............,..,,......4 years
20. Flixya.com...........................#142,496... (down by 18,487)..................,.......9 years

21. Bukisa.com...........................#143,809......(down by .6,946)^.......................7 years
22. Wizzley.com*........................#219,366....(down by 276,176)^......................3 years
23. Writertown.com.....................#273,057.....(up by 4,979)...............................2 years
24. beermoneynation.com.............#385,819.(#28876 in India)........................3months
25. Xomba.com..........................#617,219.....(down by 176,255)^..................16 years

26. Expertpages.com...................#639,649 (up by 75,000)^...........................18 years
27. Teckler.com ............................#1,297,612 (down by 204,000)^...................3years
28. Blogit.com...............................#1,074,080 (up by 1.3million)^..................12 years
29. Pukitz.com.............................#2,128,580 (up by 800,000) ^...................20months
30. YMIdoingthis.com..................#2,744,098 ( down by 267,402)^..................7years


others
+ Mykites.com...........................#5,507,000 ( up by 8.3millions)^................12 years
+ Elitevisitors.com....................#9,681,862 (down by 4millions)^.....................1year
+ Writedge.com.......................#14,415123 (down by 8millions)^..................2 years
+Helium.com**...........................#12,641,179......$30........................14 years
+Trinity.com................................#3,464,648..........$1........................18 years
+linkerzone.com..............................#9,031,320...............................1 year old
+blogmoneymafia.com....................#20,651,872.........................19 months old
+babblelife.com................................#3,799,722..............................1 year old
+Fullofknowledge.com............#21millions...(down by 17 millions) ......3years

^the disparity is from January to December.
*recent information shows they are "merged"(squidoo)
** recent data shows it has 'domain' changes (Content Solutions)
+ worth mentioning

Back In The Lab Geeks!

YEAR 2015 FATALITIES ARE:

  • Bubblews.com
  • currently stil at .....#34,168.. (Down by 30,000 frm Jan 2014)^..........4 years
    as we all knew as of Nov 15 suddenly cease operation after 4years of roller coaster ride and uprecedented pay-offs with announcement of "The climate for display advertisng has drastically changed and made it impossible for us to sustain the busness model and operations" they were ranked at about 14,700 on that date and currentLy still below 50,000 ranking which you can imagine a lot are still knocking on their close door.
  • Personapaper.com : they are the young site who never made it to first year anniversary to have a good chances
  • Postanyarticle.com: they survive the 1year honeymoon but severed after entering top 90,000 ranked.
  • Cgpgallery.com: was controversial and created lot of buzz after copying Bubblews business model, its location is reportedly in Pakistan where paypal is not servicing it succumbed to suicide bomber death(pun intended)

  • -wikinut.com -in Dec 10 announced its stopping payment but will remain hosting the articles and suspend membership. It created internal confusion but members heralded the site honorable stand to make the wikinut relevant by being a free hosting with the possibility of going back after some muscle healing of its own. The site moderators (now virtually running the site) pledge their continued support and vigilance to the changes ahead.

  • Postscript:
    - the top 10 UGC sites have a combined 99years of experiences, while 11-20 slots have 56 years accumulated years of inception, and the 3rd pie from 21-30th have aggregated 74 years of maturity. On the top 20 however it is note worthy to see the down trends as only 2 sites ( wikinut was below 60k last Feb) has an upward gain of ranks recently thus it can be opined that the industry is hurting from market forces, ad revenue changes or weakening activities of members to make their stay strenghten their chosen UGC and thrive from their as picked by SEO dynamics.


    In the end however whether a site is profit driven or whatver it all served the general purpose of putting our treasured articles in the forefront of digital humanity. Wikinut just did that, while forging our literary, journalistic and just human stories to a better piece worthy of the time of the infinite reading souls among our kind. Let's go forth in peace and thrive to where we can find our true home with hope the list above helps you to make up our wicked beautiful minds.

    Credits

    Disclaimer: The above ranks are based on Dec 19 2015 and revised Jan 23,2016 ranking also was rounded-of to the nearest Figures as per reputable sources below published. No intention to maligned any entity but just to share 'information' on the listed sites. Some sites are focus writing genre like news or other smorgasboard but was not categorize differently. Incdentally Wkinut is on TOP 11 this January and actually improving against it's peer though was below 50,000 from the same period last year.

    o0O- I WILL TRY TO UPDATE THIS RANKING FROM TIME TO TIME -O0o

    Sources: alexa.com /statcrops.com/websiteoutloook.com/valuesite.org
    Image Credit: Royalty free website and personal file


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    Dear friends and foes: I am a teacher, a poet, an artist, self-published author on art & poetry, CSN Life Skill coach and an international marketer.

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    author avatar Deepizzaguy
    20th Dec 2015 (#)

    Thank you for sharing this report of citizen journalism.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    20th Dec 2015 (#)

    Thanks deepiZzaguy, its less of a jounalism since though i gave alternatives by showing the color beyond our fence it also highlight how Wikinut fared among the industry players. Thus, its really worth staying afterall.

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    author avatar Eno Sjubril
    20th Dec 2015 (#)

    Wow great list, now we have a real choices in our finger tips. Any experiences with these sites Sir?

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    20th Dec 2015 (#)

    SadlY I was with bubblews...i licked my wounds here way before their ship headed to Bermuda triangle without their crew among the bewildered passengers who stayed. Last I heard the ship was never found with all the treasures of the passenger with it.. while, survivors live to tell the tales.

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    author avatar Shamarie
    20th Dec 2015 (#)

    Thanks for sharing this information, Saigon!!!

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    Your welcome Shamarie..everyone can share dozens of sites i missed and worthy ot be added on the list than those cellar dwellers.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    As i have noted..it's a personal research in a day long research and incorporating different forums usual opinion of sites...i havent heard of blogjob until now but interesting
    Y enough they are ranked at 48,775 by alexa.com. I still have to check the description if its blogging site like blogpost or bloggers, thank you for mentioning anyway.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    Also they seems to suspend the registrations...sounds similar to Wikinut yay!

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    author avatar Retired
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    That is an interesting list, including a number that I have not heard of before.

    I note what you say about PersonaPaper - I see that it is still "live" but in a semi-dormant state - my account is "suspended" but I cannot get anyone there to un-suspend it.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    john am honestly can be wrong duto lmited time..this is not even a review but a refresh listing i did from previous post back in February, i even deleted some sites i think is way off the platform of UGC writing site platform.njust the same i can still update this ntil Jan 10 before the site become static.

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    author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    Thanks Saigon - food for thought for the uninformed like me.

    I am sort of a one trick pony sticking to one site at a time, so I did not even bother about the many sites.

    Yes, it is s a roller coaster for the many passengers like us and the journey is fraught with possibilities of ejection anytime! So enjoy the ride as long as it lasts is the mantra - siva

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    5th Jan 2016 (#)

    Your move to mylot seemed very interesting please update us if possible.

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    author avatar writestuff
    21st Dec 2015 (#)

    Timely and interesting post. Thanks for sharing your informed knowledge.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    24th Jan 2016 (#)

    As posted, i will update the list from time to time.. So far Blogjob was added and Blastingnews knocking off Wikinut frm top 10 position. Please do nfromed me site you know worthy to be included.

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