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50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia

February 6, 2007 by  

One of the topics that came across my mind last weekend was to compile 100 of the most influential blogs in Malaysia .

Currently, there’s no straight forward formula that I could use to determine who the most influential bloggers are in the Malaysian blogosphere. Granted, I could have utilised any metric to come up with a list but does it really represent the real influential blogs list?

 

Why Technorati?

I’ve decided to use Technorati to rank blogs for several reasons. While I am aware that it’s not without its flaws, the lack of other reliable and readily accessible metrics has made me think that Technorati is the best option I have.

One of commonly available metrics used to rank a site is the Alexa Traffic Rankings. The problem with Alexa is that it’s highly unreliable because it’s biased towards tech savvy or webmasters traffic. In addition, it has a limited reach and the only traffic counted is from those who have the Alexa toolbar installed in their browser.

To show how skewed Alexa ranking can be, let’s compare Sabahan.com with LimKitSiang.com blog. While, the later gets an average of 2200+ visitors daily, Sabahan.com still ranks higher in Alexa ranking even though it only gets a couple of hundreds visitors daily.

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Other metric that I could’ve considered using was the number of Bloglines or Feedburner subscribers a blog has. Problem is, the number does not always correspond to a blog’s traffic level where it can be used to gauge a blog’s influence.

Take KennySia.com as an example, it gets an average of 14,000 visitors per day but its Feedburner count indicates only 90 readers have became subscribes to the blog. Basing one’s judgment on this metric alone would exclude kennysia.com as one of the most popular blogs in Malaysia .

I suspect one of the reasons for the lower than expected count is that, local blog readers might prefer to visit a blog directly rather than reading it via their feed readers. This observation is based on my own Feedburner statistics where I found that most of my feed subscribers are coming from the US and the UK .

Other metrics such as Sitemeter could be useful but only a handful of blogs enable public access to their statistics.

 

What Defines Influence?

The next question one should ask is “what defines influence”?

Shouldn’t it be based on the number of people talking about you and your writings, or the number of feed subscribers or the number of unique visitors coming to your blog daily?

How about the niche where your blog belongs to? Shouldn’t it be taken into consideration when determining a blog’s influence? Surely a popular political blogs such as that of Jeff Ooi Screenshot is more influential than a personal blog such as KennySia.com right?

So, ideally I should come up with some kind of formula that take all the above into consideration to gauge the influence of a blog. But since I’m not writing a PhD thesis here, I’ve to come back to using Technorati to get some idea of who are the most influential bloggers in Malaysia .

 

Understanding Technorati Numbers

Technorati ranking is based on the number of links pointing at a blog in the last 180 days. The 180 day window means that ranks and link counts go up and down.

Technorati ranks a blog relative to other blogs in the world. In a way, it shows how much impact a blog has on the blogosphere in general.

Note that since blogs often have the same number of blogs linking to them, several blogs can share a ranking. The reason why I’ve selected top 50 blogs and ignored 51 to 100 is because this range can be sketchy.

Obviously more blogs share the same lower positions and it’s impossible to find all these unreported number of blogs that have the same rankings.

 

The Disadvantages of Using Technorati

One big problem using Technorati ranking to measure a blog influence is that it considers all links to be equal. So does it really measures a blog influence (aka authority) or merely states the popularity of a blog? Obviously these are two different things.

If a blog linked from 100 most authoritative, high trafficked blogs, would it has the same authority as another blog linked from 100 least authoritative blogs? Common sense tells us those two blogs are not similar but this is what Technorati fails to take into consideration.

Another problem with Technorati is that the ranking system can be easily manipulated. Given enough motivation, a group of bloggers can move up the rankings by constantly linking up to each other blogs.

Similarly a blog’s rank can climb faster due to the link exchange activities conducted by an overzealous blogger. Obviously it would get harder as you climb up the ranking tree.

A blog’s ranking could shoot up through the roof if a post or the blogger suddenly becomes popular (Rocky’s Bru? ) or a post got into the digg.com’s front page.

Old timers would naturally enjoy higher rankings because of the higher number of inbound links accumulated over time. This is obviously not one of Technorati’s disadvantages.

Those bloggers who are offering free WordPress themes would have a better chance to rank higher in the list because their blog’s link would appear all over the place. Two of such bloggers who made it into the top 10 are Sapiensbryan.com and alexallied.com.

While there’s nothing wrong with giving away free themes, this practice can still influence a blog’s ranking regardless of its content. Just for the record though, I think Sapiensbryan.com andalexallied.com have some good content in their blog.

There are several reasons why a popular blog is not included in the list.

  • A blog won’t make it into the list if it’s down and was not accessible when I conducted the search (eg http://www.sixthseal.com/ )
  • If a blog was moved from other domain, it’ll lose its previous ranking. Example for this is Teresakok.com which was moved from teresakok.blogsome.com.
  • If Technorati is unable to index a blog for whatever reason, it won’t make it into the list.
  • If you have a popular blog but you don’t write about local issues, you won’t be included in the list if I don’t know that you are a Malaysian. Although you do not have to be Malaysian to be included (eg shaolintiger.com)
  • Perhaps, I am just not aware that you blog exists

Despite the obvious shortcomings of how Technorati ranking works, I would say that it’s still the closest I can get to determine who the most influential Malaysian bloggers are.

I believe the number of inbound links correlates to a blog influence and authority to a certain degree. I don’t know to what extent but certainly it can’t be dismissed.

 

Wisdom of the Crowds

While the Malaysian blogosphere is a vibrant and diverse place, there are few well-established blogs which occupy ranking below the 15,000 mark.

The top 50 list below is by no means definitive or accurate. Having said that, let this be a starting point to get some insights into who are the most influential Malaysian bloggers.

If you know of any blogs which should be in the list (according to Technorati), please let me know in the comment section. Hopefully with everyone’s help and participation, the list will reflects the ‘real’ top 50 more closely.

 

Some stats

  • 28% of the Malaysian Top 50 Bloggers write about personal stuff
  • 16% write about politics
  • 16% write about technology

 

No Blog Title Technorati Rank Category
1 kennysia.com Rank: 234 (4,828 links from 2,406 blogs) Personal
2 SapiensBryan.com Rank: 604 (2,676 links from 1,577 blogs) Technology
3 Hemmy.net Rank: 1,667 (1,862 links from 932 blogs) Humor
4 JeffOoi.com Screenshot Rank: 2,009 (2,824 links from 836 blogs) Politics
5 LiewCF.com Rank: 3,346 (1,532 links from 613 blogs) Technology
6 Yasmin The Story Teller Rank: 3,594 (1,026 links from 585 blogs) Entertainment
7 Afdlin Shauki Rank: 3,750 (874 links from 569 blogs) Entertainment
8 PaulTan.Org Rank: 7,360 (863 links from 369 blogs) Auto
9 Alex Allied Rank: 8,367 (589 links from 345 blogs) Personal
10 Rocky’s Bru Rank: 8,402 (1,015 links from 344 blogs) Politics
11 Lim Kit Siang Rank: 8,593 (826 links from 337 blogs) Politics
12 Hot-screensaver Rank: 8,976 (531 links from 323 blogs) Personal
13 EVERiBODi LAFU ROJAKS Rank: 9,411 (785 links from 310 blogs) Humor
14 5Xmom Rank: 10,439 (1,131 links from 297 blogs) Personal
15 masak-masak Rank: 11,717 (648 links from 269 blogs) Food
16 smashin’ pOpstar Rank: 12,698 (669 links from 254 blogs) Personal
17 cheeserland.com Rank: 13,733 (439 links from 236 blogs) Personal
18 Kahsoon.com Rank: 15,091 (427 links from 218 blogs) Humor
19 minishorts.net Rank: 16,256 (398 links from 202 blogs) Personal
20 Patric Teo Tokkok Rank: 18,289 (282 links from 182 blogs) Personal
21 FriedBeef’s Tech Rank: 20,119 (356 links from 168 blogs) Technology
22 Amanz.net Rank: 21,013 (430 links from 161 blogs) Technology
23 Kickdefella Rank: 21,251 (505 links from 159 blogs) Politics
24 CyberHackz.net Rank: 21,381 (558 links from 158 blogs) Technology
25 SultanMuzaffar Rank: 21,514 (324 links from 157 blogs) Entertainment
26 Fireangel Rank: 21,668 (348 links from 156 blogs) Personal
27 Lagu Top Masa Kini Rank: 22,088 (298 links from 153 blogs) Entertainment
28 jasiminne anorexic penguin Rank: 22,088 (264 links from 153 blogs) Personal
29 Gobala Krishnan Rank: 22,200 (365 links from 152 blogs) Marketing
30 The Scribe A Kadir Jasin Rank: 22,200 (269 links from 152 blogs) Politics
31 A Gonzo Journal Rank: 22,371 (381 links from 151 blogs) Personal
32 As Suanie Sees It Rank: 23,740 (457 links from 142 blogs) Personal
33 Nizam Zakaria – Limau Nipis Rank: 24,396 (269 links from 138 blogs) Literature
34 Susan Loone Rank: 25,146 (509 links from 134 blogs) Politics
35 ShaolinTiger.com Rank: 25,286 (337 links from 133 blogs) Personal
36 Bibliobibuli Rank: 25,921 (329 links from 130 blogs) Literature
37 MichaelOoi.net Rank: 26,568 (290 links from 127 blogs) Personal
38 SaifulSham.com Rank: 27,158 (386 links from 124 blogs) Marketing
39 Faisal Tehrani Rank: 27,639 (169 links from 122 blogs) Literature
40 Raymond.CC Blog Rank: 27,690 (276 links from 122 blogs) Technology
41 RantingbyMM Rank: 27,865 (241 links from 121 blogs) Politics
42 Anwar Ibrahim Rank: 28,570 (185 links from 120 blogs) Politics
43 Eudcation In Malaysia Rank: 29,571 (298 links from 116 blogs) Education
44 SmartUsaha Rank: 29,935 (298 links from 113 blogs) Marketing
45 RotorBlog.com Rank: 30,287 (170 links from 112 blogs) Technology
46 Vincent Chow Rank: 30,287 (158 links from 112 blogs) Humor
47 Babe in the City – KL Rank: 30,844 (398 links from 110 blogs) Food
48 kyspeaks.com Rank: 31,740 (261 links from 107 blogs) Food
49 Irfan Khairi Rank: 32,439 (398 links from 105 blogs) Marketing
50 Aisehman.org Rank: 32,858 (314 links from 104 blogs) Politics

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Comment by Katana
2007-02-06 01:14:29

Gaman you forgotten bout me *sad* keke

 
Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 01:20:16

Sorry.. but you are not from Brunei are you? :)

 
Comment by ShaolinTiger
2007-02-06 01:23:53

Nice post :)

I used to be around 400+ ranking on Technorati, somehow lost all me links.

Too many arguments I think haha.

 
Comment by Katana
2007-02-06 01:30:35

I’m Malaysian working in Brunei :P

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 01:46:08

Cool. I’ve included your blog in the list.

Comment by abib Subscribed to comments via email
2009-09-03 20:07:31

Good day M. Gaman,

I hope its ok to address u using your blogger nick name. I’m a student researching on malaysian political blogs. I’am wondering if u could help me with something. The statistic: percentage of blog types in Malaysia as u have state above is as follows:
Some stats

* 28% of the Malaysian Top 50 Bloggers write about personal stuff
* 16% write about politics
* 16% write about technology

I would like to ask, where did you get the stats, because I want to used it as data and reference for my research paper.I appreciate your attention and thank you.

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Comment by KY
2007-02-06 01:41:51

Nice post, but I think you might want to look into the technorati details on the #2 guy. Most of the links are from his own network. All powered by the same “Hi Tech blog”, not exactly linked from other bloggers.

A combination of technorati ranks and traffic details might paint a slightly better picture though. But great job nonetheless. :)

 
Comment by KY
2007-02-06 01:43:58

ops you’ve considered the issue, my bad.

 
Comment by lilian
2007-02-06 03:11:04

My webhost is #2!!!! Fhweet! His template is best ler. I used five of it on my blogs.

 
Comment by Wingz
2007-02-06 03:11:11

oh wow! just gotta know about this wonderful survey done by you a while ago. But i think Rojaks Is anything but influential la lol!

 
Comment by Raymond.CC
2007-02-06 08:11:06

I’m in your top 50 list? Nice!

 
Comment by Undertypo
2007-02-06 09:34:41

Cool. But anyway, could you reveal 51 to 100 as well. Many visitor sure like to see these list.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 09:58:09

I can do that in my next post but I think it’s going to be a little sketchy. :)

 
 
Comment by Bryan
2007-02-06 10:03:38

omg!

Frankly, if the ranking is based on the number of feed subscribers, I’ll be at the spot of #97632252829.

Anyway, you must have spent quite an amount of time to come out with the list! Kudos to you!

Thank you.

 
Comment by Relax
2007-02-06 10:08:11

just a request
can u make a list base of quality as well
not being bias meaning not just bimbo n funny blogs
but also blogs on politics, tech, arts etc

that will be more meaningful IMO

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-07 15:11:27

Relax, it’s based on Technorati :)

 
 
Comment by menj
2007-02-06 10:14:41

Hmm…don’t think some of the blogs should be included because they were only created about less than 6 months, I don’t think that is fair to other blogs which have been around for far much longer.

- MENJ

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-07 15:14:17

I don’t think a blog’s age matter that much though. If a new blog changes the world today, it got to be on the list.

 
Comment by Nia Sng
2007-02-13 15:31:15

Aww… are you jealous of the Top 50?

Menj: The big difference between your material and those on the Top 50 is that the latter’s material doesn’t sound bigoted.

Comment by menj
2009-10-26 20:24:47

Hardly jealous back then and not about to be jealous now. An anonymous coward like you would be too bigoted to see that, eh?

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Comment by bibliobibuli
2007-02-06 10:16:40

wow! very many thanks!

i had no idea i was “influential” and it makes me very happy to be so recognised, especially among such impressive bloggers

could i point out that i’d describe my blog as being about books and writing rather than personal?

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 10:28:06

You are right. I must have confused myself between your ranking and that of shaolintiger.com which I said was about literature! It’s corrected. Thanks.

 
 
Comment by Undertypo
2007-02-06 10:38:53

Menj, but if these new blog managed a decent traffic and links, why must we de-listed them?

Blog age doesn’t mean the blog will be popular or ranking well in technorati.

Comment by menj
2007-02-06 10:50:00

Well decent traffic and links does not mean that they are “influential”, I thought the point of this post was to demarcate which blogs are the most influential in the Malaysian blogosphere? Of course some of these blogs are being run by individuals who are already influential in the real world, but this is the WWW and from the viewpoint of the WWW they are noobs, so why should they be accorded special treatment?

- MENJ

 
 
Comment by Lorna
2007-02-06 10:40:23

Very nice list. I think I haven’t visited at least 90% of the blogs in there, though a few I’d rather stay away from, due to personal dis-interest(like AnwarIbrahimBlog.com, ahaks!).
Shoot, you must’ve studied the blog ranking techniques for quite some time already, haven’t you? How will I ever find the time….

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 11:01:25

I’ve known about 60% of the blogs but it took me the whole weekends to complete the puzzle LOL

 
 
Comment by pinolobu
2007-02-06 10:48:46

So, sabahan.com is number where?

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 11:00:42

At 51 :)

 
 
Comment by Linken Lim
2007-02-06 11:26:43

Hi, Gaman,
Sorry lah, No 51 already booked ! Cool collection, anyway. Hope mine will be included in the 51 to 100 list. Or perhaps in the 100 to 1000 list :)

 
Comment by Chris
2007-02-06 12:09:16

Why isn’t “Rojaks” in the list geh???

 
Comment by boo_licious
2007-02-06 12:15:37

Great work and thxs so much. I must admit, I never thought my blog was influential but seeing these results does make me proud to be in the list with other M’sian bloggers I admire.

 
Comment by bibliobibuli
2007-02-06 13:03:06

thanks for the correction, gaman

so litblogs now make up 4% of the most influential blogs? not bad.

menj – it isn’t about traffic, i get nowhere near as many hits as many others on the list, but i do have a great deal of reader-loyalty

if by no. of hits i doubt i’d have made the list

anyway, thanks for your hard work and for pointing the way to other blogs i need to read

 
Comment by babe_kl
2007-02-06 14:31:36

didnt realised i was in the list until boo_licious informed me. i can never imagine my simple makan blog can be influential in any way but it’s great to be in there together with the giants. thanks for your effort for compiling this.

 
Comment by smashpOp
2007-02-06 14:32:39

hey hey im no. 16 ! ahahah thanks a lot. didnt expect to be at that spot tho. :D

 
Comment by Undertypo
2007-02-06 14:39:09

Forget to add in here.
Number 3 spot suppose belong to ZEO.

http://technorati.com/blogs/http://zeo.unic.net.my

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 15:59:11

Noted. Thanks.

 
Comment by Gaman
2007-02-07 10:28:54

The account is current suspended by the hosting company.

 
 
Comment by bibliobibuli
2007-02-06 14:39:29

sorry, i can’t count

so faisal tehrani, nizam zakaria and me

6% litblogs!!!

 
Comment by Susan Loone Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-06 14:42:55

Many thanks. Glad to be included in your 50 most influential list. But you can please put my blog name as Sloone or Susan Loone. I am at No. 34. Thanks a million.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 14:47:50

Done :)

 
 
Comment by Susan Loone Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-06 14:53:06

Thanks for your effort, I am sure we bloggers really appreciate your hard work! :)

 
Comment by manhon
2007-02-06 15:49:01

I’m not sure how you actually conducted the scrape from technorati, a glaring absentee from your list is Education In Malaysia.

Please review your methodology and do a second pass and see who else have been left out.

Good effort nevertheless. Thank you.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-06 15:57:34

OK will add that soon. Thanks for the feedback.

 
 
Comment by Friedbeef
2007-02-06 18:55:02

Just a note: Another reason why Kenny Sia’s feedcount is so low because he split it up (don’t ask me why). His RSS feeds have . Thanks for the listing anyhow, I never imagined I would reach #29 :)

ps. I think another way to look at this list is the 50 most influential INSIDE the blogosphere. Sites like education in Malaysia (which would have been ranked #43 by the way if you included them) are much more influential outside the blogosphere.

Hmmm… I’m gonna do a post about this

 
Comment by Joneh
2007-02-06 21:42:05

I am sure i am not qualified to say here. not even in a million list. but i have to salute gaman for what he did. Im proud to be associated with gaman for im a sabahan too. not relative or whatever. just me being proud of him.
From my newbie list, i have to say the most influential blogs in Malaysia are, in the order i have to know them firsthand are 1)Gobala Krishnan(29)-because i learn wordpress 2)LiewCF(5) – because im using his theme and very helpful 3)sabahan.com – because he’s a gaman and sabahan. the rest are outside M’sia. Now thats i considered influential. To the rest, im sorry. either i’ve you later after knowing sabahan dot com or never heard you before. oh ya… 4)Raymond.cc(40) for his computer tech info. :D
Ok, dont shoot me. Just being honest. im proud in my area. the ultimate rc info provider in malaysia.

 
Comment by Wahlau.NET
2007-02-07 00:06:38

wow…kennysia….love his site

 
Comment by Ahsoon
2007-02-07 00:08:10

Hi, you’ve done a great job, Tabik to you!!

anyway my ahsoon has screw up with technorati, duno why? the lastime I was ranked 28k+.
Nvm, just hope that my AhBoon will be in your Top50 of 2007.

 
Comment by korokmu
2007-02-07 01:11:53

Your efforts to make the list are paid. :)

 
Comment by smartzul
2007-02-07 04:44:42

Thanks for include my blog.. :)

Nice job and list!

 
Comment by Aaron Tan
2007-02-07 10:40:47

wakakaz.. kennysia top of the pile!

 
Comment by Blogger
2007-02-07 12:10:18

Although this a good job you do, but this list meant nothing really. I mean, like certainly Jeff Ooi’s blog more influential than no. 2 and 3. And No. 2, as you say was up there because of the free WordPress templates he offered, not that he is popular. Then, this is all based on technorati link. There are good blogs that are not being linked. It no mean that being linked a lot, is popular. Me agreed with this person called Menj. Traffic and links do not mean most influential

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-07 12:28:08

Obviously everyone has their own ‘perfect’ top list in mind. ;) If nobody likes to link to a particular ‘good’ blog, may be it’s just not ‘good enough’?

Comment by Glam
2009-01-28 00:17:40

I cannot disagree with Gaman.We can all have our 50 most popular blog lists, and dsave for a few, most will differ for many good reasons. i am a new blooger and I will never ever make it into your Top 50 list, not even in your 100 list – but still, whatever the case may be, I admire your effort. At least, you started the ball rolling…

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Comment by Diana Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-07 14:22:12

Sure or not? One of them is from Brunei that I don’t care to mention who. Maybe he sounds Malaysian.

 
Comment by colbert
2007-02-07 14:38:28

oh man. I lost to SAifulsham….nvm lar. I know those guys and they are cool

 
Comment by Katana
2007-02-07 14:52:26

Diana, I am working in Brunei but I am still a 100% Malaysian. Well I don’t see any rules in this list that says only Malaysians living in Malaysia qualify. :P

 
Comment by ah dam
2007-02-07 15:34:27

you totally forgot bout niknazmi.com.but nice piece there.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-07 15:41:40

I did ran a check on niknazmi.com but unfortunately it was not properly indexed by Technorati.

 
 
Comment by 5xmom
2007-02-07 17:35:58

Best recipes, foods and travel
* Rank: 31,849 (738 links from 108 blogs)
* URL: http://www.malaysiabest.net
(from Technorati)

Wakahkah, just want to jump in with my figures. This is one of my food blog call malaysiabest. When compared, I think masuk jugak kat empat puluh lapan. Never mind, saja wanna tumpang glamour.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-08 17:15:57

I’ll update the list soon and see if I can include this blog :)

 
 
Comment by Adam OK
2007-02-07 20:31:35

Great work. It’s really interesting. I Dugg this story too.

 
Comment by zewt
2007-02-07 22:01:04

cool…. my inspiration!

 
Comment by Sabri SaifulSham Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-08 01:59:29

Wallow! :)

My blog was ranked among the 50 Most Influential Blog in Malaysia… Couldn’t believe my eyes… :p

Thanks for you effort in compiling this list.. You rock!

Sabri SaifulSham

 
Comment by ShaolinTiger
2007-02-08 12:28:45

I’ve decided my ranking is not high enough..

So I need more links!

 
Comment by Steven
2007-02-08 12:58:34

Hi there,

Good post for list of showing the most influencial blog in Malaysia. At least I am more inform on other popular bloggers within Malaysia.

 
Comment by ikram_zidane Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-08 20:32:24

http://technorati.com/search/ikram-zidane.com

# Rank: 9,623 (612 links from 305 blogs)

based on technorati, i should rank 14 ?

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-08 20:45:18

OK will consider that in the next update. Thanks.

 
 
Comment by blog reader
2007-02-10 12:57:59

I don’t think this list should be caled the “MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOG LIST” as it only takes into account how many blogs linking to a certain blog.

Kudos on compiling the list, but “INFLUENTIAL” is certainly not the right word.

 
Comment by bangku
2007-02-11 00:04:04

Dear Sabahan,

There is a Malay blog at http://www.saifulislam.com that has a whopping 644 links (!!!) as stated on technorati here – http://technorati.com/search/saifulislam.com

I believe you should include this blog in your list. Otherwise, please provide us valid reasons why you didn’t.

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-11 15:19:08

The blog is not properly indexed by Technorati. As you can see there’s no ranking data there besides the number of links. Compare it to this

http://technorati.com/search/liewcf.com

Besides, the number of links for saifulislam.com actually lower than that of Aisehman.org which is currently at number 50. So saifulislam.com actually ranks lower than the top 50.

 
Comment by Joneh
2007-02-11 15:56:01

i try to search the blog above in blog direcory, it came out like this…,
“There are blogs, and then there’s whatever you just typed in. If it’s a blog, we don’t know about it. Maybe you made a typo. Or maybe it’s a blog that doesn’t exist. Maybe you don’t exist. (In which case, please ignore this.)”
interesting….. eventhough search through blog post produced 642 links at local malaysian time 3:46pm, Sun 11 Feb 2007.

 
Comment by HURULAINI
2010-03-08 14:53:11

I actually wanted to suggest saifulislam.com too…with google pagerank 5/10….and become one of main reference for muslim community

 
 
Comment by Gaman
2007-02-12 11:36:50

BTW, I’ll have to remove Rotorblog in my next update because the blog actually belongs to a non Malaysian and doesn’t write about Malaysia.

 
Comment by Joneh
2007-02-12 12:56:54

cant wait to see the next update.. its probably be the most POPULAR BLOG. Like this post. its so popular and even to some, controversial. great stuff ere..!
bilalah Most popular SABAHAN BLOG! Hahahaha.

 
Comment by amok
2007-02-13 12:35:07

most influential? don’t agree. most linked agree.

 
Comment by korokmu
2007-02-15 01:21:34

How about fungkurs-network.net?

Comment by Gaman
2007-02-15 01:56:48

er.. that’s not a blog.

Comment by Joneh
2007-02-15 03:22:08

LOL. Ya bah. 1 more comment and this post gonna hit 100 comments… man. this post is really popular now. and people still disagreeing it. how cool is that. ;)

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Comment by Kay Kastum Subscribed to comments via email
2007-02-21 14:58:42

Wow. Only after reading your post do I know the amount of interesting and cool blogs we have here in Malaysia. This was really useful. :D

 
Comment by lingghezhi
2007-02-22 07:15:19

Throw me on the list!!! =P

 
Comment by Sazkul
2007-04-13 04:07:20

List of motivation….

 
Comment by Palmdoc
2007-04-18 09:53:55

What, no Health/medicine category? ;)

 
Comment by sriramkri
2007-06-01 03:42:41

Good work on the analysis. how long did it take u to do it?

Comment by Gaman
2007-06-03 14:42:02

Thanks. Took me couple of days

 
 
Comment by Zaidi
2007-06-03 19:29:43

Syabas !!! Congrat on becoming 50 most influential blogs in Malaysia….and great write up on this article.

 
Comment by Zaidi
2007-06-11 00:01:42

Man, i’m in mid 40′s and hope more Malaysian parents into blogging . Good example to our children.For all the children who will be taking UPSR soon …ALL THE BEST. Hope you can practice all the past year paper at http://malasbelajar.com

 
Comment by sriramkri
2007-06-11 01:02:39

I am going to speak about social and media landscapes in singapore at the podcamp europe conference next week and i will be quoting your statistics about the top 50 bloggers in malaysia. cheers.

 
Comment by Janette Toral
2007-06-13 06:29:40

This is a great piece. I hope you can join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 writing project and share your thoughts about it.

Thank you.

 
Comment by des
2007-06-16 01:26:54

this post is very informative! i am also thinking about the basis for putting up my list of emerging and influential blogs for 2007. i got some ideas here. thanks!

 
Comment by Dexter Subscribed to comments via email
2007-06-27 12:53:38

If I am not mistaken.. Honkiat.com is a malaysian blogger.. Why is he not in the List? Just a question

Comment by Gaman
2007-06-27 13:02:24

I think he was still ‘under the radar’ when the list was created. Or perhaps I’ve missed him. The list won’t be updated, instead a new one will be published next year.

 
 
Comment by khairul
2007-06-27 18:42:50

any update on latest top50?

Comment by Gaman
2007-06-29 13:13:14

The list has changed somewhat but I believe most but not all of those who have made it into the current list will be in there

 
 
Comment by gayathry
2007-06-29 12:58:34

Hi, i know it is a long time since you posted the stats and analysis. But I will be having a talk this sunday to some politicians, and will be using the list of 50 in Malaysia. I have credited your blog in the use of the statistics.

hope that’s ok.
thanks.

Comment by Gaman
2007-06-29 13:28:29

That sounds cool. Thanks.

 
 
Comment by hanafi Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-05 01:14:57

Hi, nice job. One question, how do I know my blog ranking if I am not in the top 50?

Comment by Gaman
2007-08-05 13:38:11

Well you need to compare your technorati ranking to that of other blogs like what I’ve done.

 
 
Comment by zewt
2007-08-07 13:29:42

… and i made it already…

 
Comment by wan rahman
2007-09-16 00:04:14

Nice article I’ll like to invite you to participate with our new project

 
Comment by Mr Henree
2007-10-18 22:56:05

Malaysia Boleh!

 
Comment by colbert low
2007-10-28 00:19:34

oh wow. I wish I was on this list. I need to work harder

 
Comment by shy guy
2007-11-01 22:44:27

Hm.. How about an updated list?? I think it will change now…

 
Comment by ajacx
2007-12-03 09:09:41

can you check my blog strength…plz….i don’t know how..

 
Comment by David Chew
2007-12-27 13:48:49

Thanks for sharing this information. I have been writing my blog since two weeks ago and hope i could be in that list.

 
Comment by bodrox
2008-01-29 17:37:11

good… good… this list can be to use as a tools to know more about Malaysian blooger. nice info. :)

 
Comment by Raymond
2008-02-18 16:07:38

How about an update of this list? This way we get to know about who went up/down and also the new comers ;)

 
Comment by Rahman Alwi
2008-03-19 17:03:28

Sabahan… you need to update this list. Great job. May be try until 100th list.

 
Comment by StuckS
2008-04-16 23:59:46

this year,the list will be totally different from last year..xD

 
Comment by Etavasi Subscribed to comments via email
2008-06-12 08:22:56

Gaman :D Saya ko tidak kasih list sini.. ko kasih tambah lah bah 51 hehehehe :D actually i looking for something then suddenly cross pula masuk sini.. hehehe Add me in 51 list

 
Comment by goblogging
2008-06-13 17:00:06

really great list! ;) I’ll visit them

 
Comment by kahoongchai
2008-06-23 14:15:21

thanks for the list ya..i will check it out..i love good blog ^^

 
Comment by wk Subscribed to comments via email
2008-07-01 13:10:21

nice compilation. just stumbled on here and though now already 2008, most of them are still relevant; not that much changes…

 
2008-08-15 20:27:55

i like liewcf blog.

 
Comment by ukee gai
2008-09-07 02:34:08

cyeah…how come a…I will be the next number one blog in Malaysia draggin Kennysia down to number two. Damn, I’m motivated.

http://ilovekuching.com

 
Comment by titan
2008-09-08 07:17:49

wow. Its good and i hope i also will manage to do something like that. Its reallly good if we can have blog like them.

 
Comment by Yilan
2008-09-21 16:07:40

hi there, we’ve just started a blogsite called http://www.elohasnow.con about health & sustainable living starting in malaysia… drop by sometimes! And Sabahan, please say something about our blooming Ecotourism there too… topics like eco housing, plastic bags, yoga practice, organic gardening using EM, green fashion are all welcome as they are considered as part of eLOHAS lifestyle.

 
Comment by dance aficionado
2008-10-10 11:37:21

Great article you’ve written. I faithfully post articles in my blog http://www.dancesportmalaysia.blogspot.com 3 times a week. Many of my articles rank high in the Google Search Engine. In fact some are on page 1. However I still get less than 100 visitors a day. How can I drive traffic to my blog. For your info, my blog was launched in June 2008.

Best Wishes,

Dance Aficionado
http://www.dancesportmalaysia.blogspot.com

 
Comment by Diana Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-11 08:29:04

Getting traffic is the key to earning more from Adsense. Dance Aficionado, you can post comments to more blogs like this is one way of getting blog visitors.

Diana @ http://www.DianaTan.net

Comment by bantingboy
2008-10-19 10:21:09

i agree with you diana. Traffis needed to make money such as adsense or others program. Even affiliate program also need traffic especially fresh traffic everyday.

 
 
Comment by Adilah Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-15 20:34:44

Hi Gaman,

What about us we have an awesome T’rati rating, thousands of subscribers, are consumerists and thus a good cause ….

http://airasiaannus.blogspot.com/

Wha? What gives?

Thanks

Causeway Co-Op

 
Comment by Edvin
2008-10-31 14:51:37

Any solid hot tips for beginner like me?

i have been blogging since beginning of the year till now. My hits is super low…

I blog about cars, life and little investment related article… but mostly about Cars….

Go check it out @ http://www.edvinteo.com/

 
Comment by Jos van Doorn Subscribed to comments via email
2008-12-14 18:25:05

New Political Party

Malaysia is run by Barisan National. Since independence. A lot is wrong in Malaysia. Thanks to Barisan National.

But Barisan National is not the only political party in Malaysia. There are more political parties. Could they change things for the better?

I’m afraid not. We have corruption in Malaysia. If another party takes over from Barisan National then corruption in Malaysia goes in.

I’m thinking of starting a political party. There is a lot I want to do to make Malaysia a better country. I want to do something about:

- Corruption
- Traffic
- Crime
- Education
- EPF
- Prices
- Waiting
- Study Loans.
- Aid for the poor
- Running companies
- Ombudsmans
- Visit Malaysia

I’m not going to say what I what to do about all these points. Let me mention two points. We can stop corruption within one day.

Crime? The way crime is tackled is completely wrong. I know how to do it. Do it my way and there is no more crime within five years.

Now I’m thinking of starting with a new political party. One problem. I’m a foreigner living in Malaysia. I cannot start a political party.

Is there a Malaysian that is interested making Malaysia a better country and wants to start a new political party? I would like to know.

Jos van Doorn
mailto:acadconsult@gmail.com

 
Comment by Maris
2009-01-13 20:45:54

This was really great help for me. :)
YOu’re too awesome to write about this, and everything related to influential blogs in Malaysia!

Cheers!
More power!

 
Comment by farouq
2009-01-20 15:14:02

Gaman, you do not have to add me to your 50 list, but read my blog

http://www.a-zearthly-beyond.blogspot.com

 
Comment by savings
2009-01-27 06:44:05

Great list Gaman, I think its about time to update the list as most blogs might have gone the drain.

 
Comment by Jos van Doorn Subscribed to comments via email
2009-01-27 20:51:35

Hi

 
Comment by Jos van Doorn Subscribed to comments via email
2009-01-27 21:27:36

50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia

Now. That is something we should think about. That is very important information. That is much more important then:

- Corruption
- Prices going up
- Crime
- Traffic
- 2020

——————
Corruption
——————

That is what all politicians acknowledge. There is corruption in Malaysia. Mahathir was talking about corruption. So was Badawi.

Badawi became prime minister. That was about the first thing he said. I’m going to fight corruption. The whole of Malaysia applauded him.

Three years later. Badawi was talking about corruption again. This time he was telling us that corruption would go on for years to come.

Why? Don’t politicians want to stop corruption? Don’t they want to cut off their source of income? It is easy to stop corruption.

If we want we can stop corruption right away. We can make sure that corruption will not go on for years to come. We will be without corruption.

——————
Prices going up
——————

All the time the prices go up. Government should do something about the prices going up. Prices should stay the same.

Is government doing something about the prices? Is government making sure they stay the same? No. That doesn’t bring money. Forget it.

——————
Crime
——————

Crime is going up. Every year there is more crime. No. They don’t talk about crime. Don’t talk about crime. To make it look as if there is no crime.

The government is doing something about crime. The government is what they call “fighting crime”. Every year they put more police in the street.

Now that is good. That is what we stupid people think. More police is less crime. Oh yes. Government is taking good care.

One little problem. Every year we have more police and every year we have more crime. Does that mean more police is not less crime?

We have police. We have prosecution. And we have judges. They act against crime. But crime is going up all the time. Are they doing a lousy job?

Here is a question. How many criminals do the police arrest? How many percent of all criminals? One percent or less?

There is something terribly wrong with handling crime. Putting criminals in jail doesn’t work. Or is that a too high thinking?

I know how we can deal with crime. If we follow my plan then there is no more crime within five years. Don’t you think that is good?

——————
Traffic
——————

You don’t know? Traffic is bad. Everybody is making their own traffic rules. Nobody stops for a red traffic light. But there is more.

We have a lot of road bullies. And then all the hit and run accidents. Something should be done about traffic. This cannot go on.

The politicians. Should they do something about traffic? But they do not know. According to them traffic is fine.

When they are traveling by car. They have two policemen on motorbikes in front of their car. And two policemen behind their car.

The policemen make sure that the road is clear. Traffic is fine as far as the politicians are concerned. That is why traffic is so bad.

——————
2020
——————

Mahathir had a terrific idea. In 2020 Malaysia will be turned into a first world country. Yeah. He knew. In 2020 I’m dead.

Surprise. Badawi is also talking about 2020. So the politicians are pretty sure about turning Malaysia in a first world country.

Do we all want Malaysia to be a first world country in 2020? I don’t think it is a good idea. A lot of people will suffer.

Let’s look at a first world country. We don’t have to look very far. Let’s look at Singapore. Singapore is a first world country.

What about the prices in Singapore? Right. The prices in Singapore are much higher than in Malaysia. So the prices will rise in 2020.

Pity for all the people that were working in the third world days. Their salary was peanuts. They have only saved little in their EPF account.

They will find. When they retire. The money they get is just enough for one year. Maybe even for less than one year.

——————

I have mentioned five problems we have in Malaysia. What shall we do? Only concentrate on the 50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia?

Jos

 
Comment by Glam
2009-01-28 00:25:24

I tend to agree with you, Gaman. Everybody wil have their own Top 50 Most Influential Blogs – in fact, save a few, who are enjoying lot sof hits, mos tof the others just have their hardcore following. Still, if we care to check them out – many of these blogs are interesting. In any case, although I only started blogigng since Ocotber 2008, and I will not make it into your List – i do beleive you have done a good job producing this list – at least you have started the ball rolling. So from now on, we can just keep working on it and improving it, so that it is truly a bloggers’ list!

 
Comment by Busby The SEO Test
2009-01-28 02:15:59

wow, how can you gather all blogs?
i just have to visit this post to know malaysian blogs.
thanks.

 
2009-01-28 21:49:42

Love the variey of posts here. Blogs with quality content is key to influence.

 
Comment by Raju
2009-02-28 09:15:32

Nice to know more about most popular and influential blogs from Malaysia.As a Publisher of online horology journal “horozima” I use Google analytics to monitor my weblog performance.Exited to say that I have some followers from Malaysia too.

 
Comment by emila
2009-03-13 20:12:16

My technorati rank used to be less than 500 but due to the expired authority links, it soared down to 12,547.

 
Comment by Rook
2009-03-28 10:47:25

you forgot tun dr.mahathir blog in the list…when he first started the blog traffic was 60,000 right away. but i forgot the link already

 
Comment by Rook
2009-03-28 10:49:30

you have forgotten Tun Dr.Mahathir blog here: http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/

 
Comment by Gaman
2009-03-30 12:45:01

Tun hadn’t created his blog yet when I came up with the list. But he will be in the next list definitely

 
Comment by collecting blogs
2009-05-26 20:32:55

Collecting Blogs
Para blogger yang dihormati,

Saya sekarang dalam proses menyenaraikan blog2 mengikut kategori masing-masing. Jika anda berminat untuk memaparkan blog anda disini sila tinggalkan maklumat berikut.

terima kasih, diatas sokongan.

I am currently collecting blogs from All Around Malaysia. If you are interested to be listed here, North Krai Latest Blog Headlines lists, kindly leave:

1. Your blog’s name.
2. Your blog’s url.
3. Your blog’s category.

Thanks for support.

Comment by asmaliana Subscribed to comments via email
2009-09-29 17:57:03

Please rank my blog. Tqvm

 
 
Comment by ytechcity
2009-08-13 23:28:26

hi,

a great post althrought it was two years ago, hopefully one days my blog (http://blog.ytechcity.com)will be listed at “50 most influential blogs in malaysia”

 
Comment by Gopal Raj Kumar Subscribed to comments via email
2009-08-19 08:38:05

It appears that rumours that Raja Petra Kamaruddin is dead are true.

http://takemon.wordpress.com/

His recent departure from Malaysia appears to have been conveniently arranged to avoid something more sinister from reaching the public in an open court.

Gopal Raj Kumar

 
Comment by tvbaddict
2009-08-27 17:04:55

thanks for the list. it must have taken you a lon time to do that.

 
Comment by Cheng
2009-09-05 00:09:07

This post is old .

 
Comment by donnyien Subscribed to comments via email
2009-10-11 20:32:37

Nice post Gaman.sabahan.com still the on Top Rank for sure..

 
Comment by abranetwork
2009-10-25 19:47:57

cool. I love to visit that all blog.

 
Comment by Thristhan
2009-11-02 11:21:27

Wow, very informative list. I knew kennysia.com was the most visited blog in Malaysia. But didnt know that he was so far ahead.

 
Comment by Yusmi Yusof
2009-12-17 12:08:05

Ty for the info. It easy for me to make the watch their backlink :)

 
Comment by Alza Club
2009-12-19 09:19:59

nice blog you sharing with us.keep it up man.. :)

 
Comment by ijam
2010-01-13 19:05:10

anywhere thanks for the good sharing…i never knew dis thing before. Good effort.tq

 
Comment by junior Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-13 20:39:16

are these top 50 bloggers in malaysia for reals? Wow! Great. Hoping my geekylocker tech blog to get listed too, one day!

 
Comment by alex
2010-01-17 21:13:33

Tun hadn’t created his blog yet when I came up with the list.

 
Comment by carlofina
2010-01-25 23:45:06

kennysia’s is always my favourite.

 
Comment by Pretty Datin
2010-02-07 19:54:30

Hopefully one day my blog (http://iluvbaginc.blogspot.com) can be Top 50 too in Malaysia.. :)

 
Comment by Ahmad Hj Abang
2010-02-12 09:56:13

Thank God I stumbled across this site.I’d say it is very enlightening even though my blog is not included. I believed that those that made it into your list are really popular. Politics and poetry are the main content of daroblog,which is my very own. If I sound like I’m inviting fellow readers, well, maybe I am.

 
Comment by Sham
2010-03-02 19:31:35

nice and good information…will check and subscribe their rss…

 
Comment by Ameen
2010-03-09 08:35:48

how come the technorati dont have tun dr mahathir blog? I dont know about people subscribing the blog or linking the blog but upto now there have been 27million visited the blog and that is more than 5 mill++ of kickdafella (#27) :p that has to count for something right?

 
Comment by kacey
2010-04-11 11:28:01

Can i know whether my blog deserves to be included in the top 50 list or not?Thank you!

 
Comment by wL
2010-04-15 14:38:03

Informative, great article … how to attract audience/reader? if urx good speaker/writer

 
Comment by Siti Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-20 09:31:33

Shud consider Authority Ranking. One eco blog, dqfarm ( http://dqfarm.blogspirit.com )has authority 1. That’s highest technorati authority. It shows many readers worldwide is interested in what this malaysian blog has to say about eco.

 
Comment by bei Suu Lan
2010-06-04 17:56:50

Our country have a big population. We have limited manpower,time,money and resources to prosecute all the law breakers.There is a term called as NOT WORTH PURSUING or NW P in the AG vocabulary.
The Anwar case is one strong 20 plus young man against a aging man above 60 years old. He could have put up a fight.
Nobody has been murdered.There is full of doubts in the AG case.The country is spending millions to prosecute the case.
AG should spend the same amount of energy on the Tiong King Sing 12.5 billion ringgit case.Our country needs the money back as we are in heavy debts.We are facing bankruptcy by year 2019.
AG is from my place KK.He should be removed ASAP like the former MACC guy. AG does not know the meaning of top priority.He might as well prosecute poachers for killing a monkey in Mount Kinabalu.It is also against the law.

 
Comment by Tech support
2010-06-07 10:53:07

How how I get my blog to get a page ranking of 5 or higher

 
Comment by pOisonous
2010-06-08 20:55:41

Wow, I wish I could be in the list someday! wahahhaha! what a big dream.. I am new in blogging..

 
Comment by julietaymor
2010-07-28 17:17:49

Your post is very nice to read.I like your post very much.I read your article about 50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia.Thank you for giving such a nice comments.

vote

 
Comment by Nabel
2010-08-10 14:56:40

hey, can i know I am on what ranking ? :D nice post here.

 
Comment by julia Subscribed to comments via email
2010-08-20 15:19:49

hi there! may i know if my blog deserves to be included in the top 50 list? thanks a million! :)

 
Comment by whiyney
2010-09-04 16:08:57

I enjoyed the post, you have a nice site.Thanks for another Timely Post.

malay

 
Comment by chickenkurma@gmail.com
2010-09-09 09:33:19

check out hhtp://chickenkurma.blogspot.com. need help please help comment. i don’t want to give up so soon. am no expert but hope to be a blogger

 
Comment by yimaster Subscribed to comments via email
2010-10-10 21:03:41

a lot of blog in malaysia..

=D

i will try looking forward..

 
Comment by ken
2010-10-11 01:36:27

is there an updated version?

 
Comment by Grogom
2010-10-18 23:34:36

Wow that is so amazing top 10 blog is not easy.

 
Comment by menj
2010-11-04 15:49:10

Think the list should be updated as I can even see dead people there.

 
Comment by kartini omar Subscribed to comments via email
2010-11-21 16:21:43

hi im newbie..serious this is really excited to know the 50 top rank… malaysia boleh

 
Comment by mindcry
2010-11-26 14:19:27

lol. are you an undertaker? heyas. New bloggers in the blog.

 
Comment by dhyra.com
2011-01-03 03:03:07

agreed!! Update it to : “50 Most Influential Blogs in Malaysia in 2007″

5 Most Influential Blog in the World [2010]

 
Comment by kuraku
2011-01-04 14:54:11

im newbie in blogging… pweeehhhh…

 
Comment by eddi88
2011-03-27 14:08:47

Very good list, agree that it should be updated, cause many new blogs coming up soon.

 
Comment by ceritasejati
2011-03-28 23:21:15

Good list but need to be updated.

 
Comment by Peace
2011-04-01 16:30:18

i want to improve my blog 2 (www.fuiyo.net)

 
Comment by yuliang photo
2011-06-24 22:16:01

well, there should be an update of this list on 2011 :D

 
Comment by rajasthan tour
2011-08-09 17:19:52

nice. But anyway, Many visitor sure like to see these list

 
Comment by Sago
2011-08-12 03:58:15

Malaysia – Truly ASIA

 
Comment by Junior
2011-08-17 21:19:41

Actually Alexa ranking does depicts much as you can pay adfly and get more traffic in a single day! but thanks for sharing, it kept me busy whole day! :)

 
Comment by rosario
2011-08-19 22:42:50

Cool collection, thanks for your effort for compiling this :)

 
Comment by irfan
2011-09-14 14:37:34

thank info….

 
Comment by amy pb2 Subscribed to comments via email
2011-11-23 14:44:05

hi, thanks for this valuable information. *clap*clap*
most influential + making money too!!

amy pb2

 
Comment by Syaheer
2011-11-24 17:56:06

Blog saya pun top 100 influential gak di Malaysia. Tapi tahun depan la. Hehe.

 
Comment by Yogesh
2011-12-07 04:00:41

Hi ,
Can you provide details of top technical blogs . We have recently started operations in Malaysia . We are providing Call center,IVR, Predictive Dialer servics.

 
Comment by rahtoem
2011-12-15 23:11:57

i hope my url in there…! :)

 
Comment by Geetha Subscribed to comments via email
2012-01-20 12:14:21

Hi,

I’m seriusly looking for a job (work from home). is there anyone can help provide the genuine website or contact.

Geetha

 
Comment by Graciela
2012-01-27 00:07:06

Alexa.com has never been reliable. I’m amazed they’ve become as popular as they have. Like you said, they’re skewed results, so using them makes little sense. Good post, btw.

 
Comment by Elvis Shrestha
2012-02-07 00:48:10

Great post, i will see the rest of the blog later, by the way you have great writing skills… Keep It Up :) Can i know how to subscribe to this blog?

 
Comment by Warren Kuan
2012-03-28 16:16:26

I love this site!
Malaysian Bloggers have made their name in the INTERNATIONAL level.
So proud of them!!

 
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