Some of my observations and suggestions concerning the Triond "Hot Content" List.
Many Triond writers have in the past aimed to be on the Triond “Hot Content” List. There is a certain amount of prestige that goes with being featured there. It is also felt that placing there will in some way allow you to garner more views which is the aim of writing – for one’s message to be heard by as many of the world’s inhabitants as possible. However, as many before me, I am wondering if the Triond “Hot Content” List is not functioning as it should. If it is functioning well, Triond needs to let us know what is the criteria or else “irregularities” will be apparent.
From early let me say that I do not grudge any writer their space on the “Hot Content” list. I have nothing against any writer so I hope that all will be taken in good faith. I am merely trying to sort through things to make sense of the system. My questions and observations can only help the site to progress and that will benefit us all.
At this moment there are only seven of the usual ten spots visible on the “Hot Content” List. Here are the “irregularities.” (I realize that by the time this is published some of the data may have changed but consider this a snapshot in time (with snapshots too).
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We see Dale Walker with a Webupon article “You the Reader Proves Facebook Talks” yet that article is nowhere in the list of ten articles on the right side of the page in the “popular articles” section. (See below).
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Earth Mother’s article “ABC’s Dancing With the Stars…” has also long dominated the rankings changing the year in the title to stay current yet her article too is not one of the ten popular articles on that site.
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Both articles that I have just mentioned have been there since last year. See Five Reasons Some Articles Will Forever Remain on The Hot Content List
Zaso19’s article “Apple Introduced The New Mac …..” is presently on the “Hot Content” List but a casual look at the “popular articles” list does not list that article. Actually at the top of the list is my article The Pagerank of Triond’s Partner Sites. (See below)
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Representing Newsflavor is Alistair Briggs article on Amy Winehouse which is listed second on the “popular articles” list. Well, at least his article is actually on the list and high up. (See below).
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This is the only one that fits. Congrats to Melanie T whose article “What I Do When I Am Not Writing” is presently at the top of the “popular articles” list on Writinghood and is therefore on the “Hot Content” list, representing that site.(See below).
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Ruby Hawk’s “Bat Protection” article is presently third on Quazen’s “popular articles” site but at least it is one of the ten popular articles there.(See below).
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It may be possible that there is no order to the ten popular articles list so that an article appearing tenth may in fact be the most popular one. If that is the case we need to know. I have usually found however that when an article gets more popular it moves up the list on Triond’s partner sites. Is the popular articles list at all related to the Triond “Hot Content” List? Triond, please let us know.
(Please note that I cannot speak about Socyberty since that site does not have a “popular articles” list as far as I can see).
I also have a suggestion. Triond, could you please give representation to other sites that are never on the “Hot Content” list, like Authspot, Relijournal, Picable and others. There are over twenty Triond partner sites and sometimes we see two or three articles from one site on the “Hot Content” List while other sites never see the light of day, without counting their being left out of every Bonus Month Specials. These are some of my questions and concerns. I do hope that they will be addressed.
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