For the past five days the Google Backward Links counts for our testing sample of 30 classical music blogs have remained constant which indicates that Google's Backward Links update for September 2008 has now propagated throughout all Google servers and has finally stabilized. Why this updating required three weeks for Google to complete rather than the typical few days to one week is a mystery to us. But there has been no buzz whatsoever in the SEO techie community to indicate a fundamental change in Google's procedure, nor of anything untoward about this latest Google update. We therefore now feel confident in posting our S&F Top 50 rankings for the 3rd quarter 2008.
Accordingly, below is Sounds & Fury’s quarterly ranked list of the Top 50 Classical Music Blogs for the quarter ending 30 Sept 2008. Eligibility for consideration for listing and a detailed explanation of the methodology used in compiling the ranked list as well as a key to reading the list’s entries can be found here. Of our list of 139 classical music blogs, 100 were eligible for consideration in this quarter's rankings. An alphabetical listing of all the classical music blogs considered eligible for inclusion in the S&F Top 50 for this quarter can be found here. If you know of any classical music blog(s) that meets the S&F Top 50 eligibility requirements but is not listed there, please leave the name and link of that blog(s) (the FULL link, please, so that it's clickable) in the comments section of that alphabetical listing. Do NOT leave the name and link in the comments section of this post as it will be missed when the time comes for collecting and evaluating such names and links. The comments section of this post is for your general comments, corrections, questions, and suggestions, and will remain open for the current quarter only.
We trust you’ll find the S&F Top 50 an informative and useful resource.