List of Philippines’ best blogs – 2nd Quarter 2009

James Ryan Jonas

It’s time once again to bring you the quarterly report on the performance of Philippine blogs. Our latest update was in April 2009 where we gave you the list of the Philippines’ Top Blogs of 2008.

The list for this quarter is quite interesting because a variety of new blogs are entering the Top 50. Nine out of the Top 50 blogs are new, meaning they were either established during the quarter or were previously unknown but are starting to be popular.

The current list also identifies the biggest gainers and decliners in terms of Alexa rank. The gainers have a reason to feel good but the decliners must feel concerned because sooner or later, they may be kicked out of the Top 50 if their rank does not improve.

Without further ado, here is the quarterly change in the ranking of blogs from the 1st quarter to the 2nd quarter of 2009.

The Philippines’ Top 50 Blogs, as of 2nd Quarter 2009
Ranked by Alexa’s 3-month traffic rank


New Blogs in the Top 50

Let’s congratulate these blogs which managed to enter this quarter’s Top 50 list. Some of these blogs were existing before but we started tracking only now while some of them were created only during the quarter which makes their high ranking more impressive.

The 10 Biggest Gainers

Usually, a preview of who’s going to be on top is seen on who gains ranks the fastest. Here are blogs that gained the highest percentage increase in their Alexa ranking during the last 3 months.

The 10 Biggest Decliners

Those with declining Alexa ranks, on the other hand, should be concerned because new blogs may push them out of the Top 50. Here are 10 blogs with the highest declines in Alexa rank during the last 3 months.

The 10 Up-and-Coming Blogs

In addition to the Top 50 blogs, here are some more blogs to watch out for. These blogs ranked 51st to 60th may soon enter the Top 50 list.


Although the Alexa ranking system is not perfect, we are using it for this list because it provides objective information about the popularity of a website.

Some blogs tracked on the list are not one exclusive blog alone. On the same domain may be some more sub-blogs or sub-sites, which may affect the rank of the domain.

Our List of the Philippines’ Top Blogs excludes blogs whose majority of posts:

  • feature nude or sexy pictures or videos of people;
  • offer free streaming or download of copyrighted music, videos, movies and other media;
  • provide links to free downloads of themes, layouts, games, software, etc.;
  • promote sex, violence, terrorism, or discrimination; or
  • are mere aggregate of other blogs and sites

Corporate blogs and subdomain blogs which cannot be separately ranked are also excluded from the list.

If you know a blog that should be included here, please contact us so we can include it in the next update.

Related Reading: The Philippines’ Top Blogs of 2008

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.