#1: coolios.net
Valentine or not, here are the numbers of the Belgian Jury.

The changes to the process are:

  • added some 20 more blogs, including the now #3 Dog Of Flanders. Hey, I can’t be expected to know all blogs, I discover new ones every day.
  • added some ‘normal’ sites to see how they compare to the blogs. Today I will show results for the Flemish newspapers.
  • added the 3 Dutch shockblogs: Flabber, VolkomenKut en GeenStijl, to see how far ‘behind’ Belgium is.
  • #2: zattevrienden.bechanged the weighting system for search engine hits. Altavista claims to have over 50.000 pages for coolios.net, whereas Google has only 2040. So I scaled all numbers to percentages of the site with the most hits. This makes Google results weigh heavier. (Flabber has most hits in most search engines: 9220 in Google, 192000 in Yahoo, 47000 in MSN and 199000 in Altavista)
  • Alexa and Google PageRank coefficient calculation remains +- the same: they can at best give a multiplier of 200%, and at worst 100%.
  • the end result is no longer in ‘equivalent hits’, but in percentages. To keep things easy, I scale everything back to 100% for the #1 site: coolios.net.

#3: dof.skynetblogs.be
Here is the top #30:

  1. 100,0% www.coolios.net
  2. 87,0% www.zattevrienden.be
  3. 75,4% dof.skynetblogs.be
  4. 73,6% demuynck.org
  5. 56,0% fuckhedz.com
  6. 48,5% veerle.duoh.com
  7. 41,6% lvb.net
  8. 37,5% www.kapingamarangi.be
  9. 30,5% mathibus.com
  10. 28,0% www.scene24.net
  11. 27,9% blog.zog.org
  12. 27,9% www.sepi.be
  13. 27,2% www.polskaya.be
  14. 27,0% pdw.blogspot.com
  15. 26,5% www.jahsonic.com
  16. 26,4% www.internetjournalistiek.be #4: demuynck.org
  17. 21,8% www.domilog.be
  18. 20,7% www.druppels.be
  19. 19,1% www.ruudsdesign.com
  20. 18,2% www.smintjes.be
  21. 16,4% percept.be
  22. 16,2% zonderzever.blogspot.com
  23. 16,0% www.dominiek.be
  24. 16,0% www.eug.be
  25. 15,1% www.eskimokaka.be
  26. 13,5% www.7seconden.be
  27. 13,4% huugendruug.blogspot.com
  28. 13,2% www.kwaadbloed.be
  29. 13,1% lonestar.skynetblogs.be
  30. 12,5% bruxelles-ma-ville.skynetblogs.be

#5: fuckhedz.com
When we compare this to the top 3 Dutch blogs:

  1. 481,1% www.flabber.nl
  2. 191,5% www.geenstijl.nl
  3. 154,3% www.volkomenkut.com

And because I promised: the Belgian ‘traditional media’: De Vlaamse Gazetten

  1. 92,1% www.destandaard.be
  2. 63,1% www.gva.be
  3. 57,1% www.nieuwsblad.be
  4. 43,3% www.hbvl.be
  5. 43,0% www.hln.be
  6. 31,0% www.hetvolk.be
  7. 26,8% www.demorgen.be

(Previous top Belgian blogs: version 1, version 2 and version 3.)

UPDATE Oct 2005: check out the top 60 based on virtual blog value

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