The Philippines is one of the most populated countries in Southeast Asia with a very active digital population. The following Top 50 blogs from the Philippines was created to regroup the archipel’s most popular blogs and help anyone find and learn from these thought-leaders and trendsetters in the Philippines and the broader region.
One of the great strength of the country is that many Filipinos are very proficient in the use of English, greatly helping business in the Philippines. Many blogs from the Philippines are therefore written in English and have gained international recognition; they are also easy to read for the rest of Southeast Asia.
Notes have been added to blog that are also written in Tagalog to help you sort them out more easily.
After carefully combing more than 130 blogs using the method detailed below, here are the results of the most popular blogs from the Philippines. Through various themes and industries, they regroup blogs from single and multiple authors, personal opinions, unique or multiple themes, niche focus or mass audience broadcast.
Each blog’s main themes have been added to make the list more user-friendly and help you learn about blogs that correspond to your interests… or the product or service you might want these influencers to talk about.
Note that this post is part of a series on top blogs in Southeast Asia:
So that is the complete top 50 blogs from the Philippines. To help you stay informed on their activities, a Twitter list has been created to regroup their Twitter profiles (when available) together with some other top bloggers from the Philippines active on Twitter.
You can check what they are up to and follow the whole list to keep in touch with them all at once. Of course, don’t forget to follow @ASEANUP too! 🙂
Philippines’ top blogs selection criteria
Though the highest ranking blogs and websites in many “top” lists are often legitimate, when a single tool is used to rank these websites the middle and lower ranking ones are often not the most relevant, because of the inherent characteristics of the tool used. That’s why the previous list has been created by carefully selecting the 50 most influential blogs from the Philippines through a combination of well-established tools for digital marketing.
Domain authority and estimated monthly traffic
First, a shortlist of 70 blogs with recent updates was created by screening 130+ of the most prominent blogs in English and some in Tagalog through MOZ’s Domain Authority and SimilarWeb’s monthly estimated traffic as of September 2017. Only the blogs with high domain authority or estimated traffic were kept.
Total social media community
Then, the social media community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter of each blog in the shortlist was recorded when they were above 1,000 followers. These communities were added to create a “total social media community” for each blog and indicate the general popularity of the blog/blogger on social media.
Finally by combining SimilarWeb’s estimated monthly traffic (weighed 2) and the total social media community (weighed 1) for each blog, the shortlist was ordered from the most to least influential. The top 50 blogs obtained through these aggregated criteria were finally retained to ensure the most relevant references and measure blogs through their relative influence in one useful list.
What do you think about our top blogs from the Philippines? Was this list useful to you? Did we miss any influential blog? Leave your comments below!