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June 7th, 2006 by Jamie Estep

We made the worst blog list…

Filed in: Industry News | 4 comments

I found a blog today that is a collection of what someone thinks are the worst blogs on the internet. I was surprised that someone has the time to write detailed reviews on what they think are bad blogs. The Merchant Account Blog coincidentally made the list which is why I’m writing this post. Normally I wouldn’t waste my time with something this trivial, but the blatant hypocrisy the author has by creating an awful blog about awful blogs is noteworthy.

In regards to the merchant account blog:

First of all, if business owners need to learn more about how merchant accounts work, they’re not going to get the information from this blog or from any blog. Secondly, most business owners just open a merchant account and don’t shop around to see who has the best blog. That would be a completely useless exercise.

I guess my tracking system is messed up since I tracked over 15,000 unique visitors, and 175 email questions, last month alone.

The simple fact is that people who are fed up with getting ripped off on their merchant accounts and business owners who need more information on a particular topic related to merchant accounts show up here to find the answer.

Why would someone search for a merchant account blog?

They wouldn’t…

People search for answers to their questions and find them here. This site isn’t a blog, because blogging is a trendy thing to do and I’m trying to get into the blogosphere on a business level.

Blogs are efficient, easy to read, easy to market, topically organized, and perfectly suited for articles and information like the ones that I write.

4 Responses to “We made the worst blog list…”

  1. Jason Chance June 8, 2006 at 6:42 am

    I’ve been creating and managing ecommerce sites for almost 10 years now and as “regular business people” go, I’d consider myself fairly well versed in how merchant accounts, gateways, and credit card processing in general works.

    I spent some time looking at your various articles while researching an article aimed at ecommerce owners for my own site, and I’ve found great information that I hadn’t even considered in the past.

    Judging from AwfulBlogs “unawful blogs” list that includes an angsty teenager, some guy who posts supposedly funny rap lyrics, and a mainstream web development blog I wouldn’t worry about his opinion of your site if I were you.

  2. jestep June 8, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t think I’m going to lose any sleep over it. It is always disappointing when someone calls down what you work very hard on, but given the circumstance this is more humorous than anything else. Now if it were Forbes magazine or another organization that actually means something, it would be an entirely different situation.

  3. jestep July 27, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Funny thing, since about a week after the worst blog post, the site has been linked from a bunch of blogs and websites. It pushed the daily traffic above 500 unique visitors. I guess that any publicity can be good publicity. Also got a compliment on the logo.

  4. Shweta Jha October 16, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Not sure whats the point of a worst blog post? Even this one doesnt make real sense, does it?

    Something like this would be more sensible ” Guys, this is most definitely not a spam post but i wanted u all to know of a great free internet connection from which works in the UK United Kingdom England. It was free of charge, fast, secure and very stable. Just by using my normal ordinary modem i managed to install it fast and easy. Great service, no fees and no extra charges. A very happy client ! They also provide superb support! “