by Michelle Lentz

Well, actually it’s more like some nips and tucks

Twitter made some cosmetic changes last week and this week it’s Alltop. Alltop is Guy Kawasaki’s site that lists the “top” blogs in a category. As there are now 200+ categories, it was time to redesign the site and make it easier to find things.

My wine site is on Alltop. The day I got the email from Guy Kawasaki (I realize that it might have been an intern just signing his name), I jumped up and down. I don’t often see emails from famous tech folks in my inbox you know. How are the top sites determined? According to Alltop:

We rely on several sources: results of Google searches, review of the sites’ and blogs’ content, researchers, and our “gut” plus the recommendations of the Twitter community, owners of the sites and blogs, and people who care enough to write to us. Let us declare something: The Twitter community has been the single biggest factor in the quality of Alltop. Without this group of mavens and connectors, Alltop would not be what it is today.

The site now includes a handy topic search as your entry page. You can now search by keyword, view by category, and view by topic name. The site is only 180 days old (give or take a few days), so its growing by leaps and bounds. It’s had over 5 million page views during that time.

My favorite thing about the new redesign? The tutorial. The trainer in me is thrilled with their fun video on how to use Alltop.

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    no imageGuy Kawasaki (Who am I?)22 September 2008 5:36 pm

    Thanks for the kind words! The email really came from me!


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    no imageDennis Ray Nestor Jr. (Who am I?)23 September 2008 8:24 am

    When using your mouse scroll wheel to navigate the site it breaks alot.

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