All out Assault on Local

25 Apr


We recently sent out a massmail to both Blog Top Sites – we are looking for bloggers interested in blogging about their local city (major US cities only for now). If you are interested, do email

Already 163 responses, and getting one per ~5 minutes. I think we will end up with roughly 200-250 emails.

I believe, in terms of approaching local, we now have the most massive breadth:

We have other stuff coming too (community-related), but those are 6+ weeks off. Everything else mentioned above should be live within four weeks.

This massive breadth will allow us to do some … interesting things. We get roughly 20,000 unique visitors a day now, but by end of year we are targeting at least 50,000 a day. Should be a fun ride.

Slight Update: 24 hours after posting this, we’ve now received 261 emails from people interested in being a part of our local blog network. I think we will end up around 275.

2 Responses to All out Assault on Local


Nabil Feisal

April 30th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Hi Ahmed,

I realised that your geolocation database for the MapStats feature on BlogFlux is really accurate. Could you please share with me as to how did you manage to create such a database? If you bought the database, would you be kind as to tell me which service did you buy it from? Or what means did you use to compile such data?

I’m curious as I’m looking for an accurate database for locations in Asia Pacific. And by looking at the MapStats database, I think it’s the most accurate I’ve seen. It would be a real big help if you could point me to the right direction.




April 30th, 2007 at 1:16 pm