Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Smelly Web Indexes: March 7, 2010

For the week ending March 7, 2010
The Solo Blog Index
Close: 91
Change: -8
Big movers: FirstNerve +9%, PinkManhattan +7%, AnyasGarden +6%, Vetivresse -27%, JaimeleParfum -23%, MaisQuePerfume -21%, 1000Fragrances - 11%

The Team Blog Index
Close: 119
Change: -1 
Big movers: ISmellThereforeIam +6%, ParfumeDaRosaNegra -8%, PerfumeSmellinThings -6%

The Corporate & Community Site Index
Close: 30
Change: -1 
Big movers: OsMoz -8%

Another down week on all three indicators, led again by an 8 point drop in the Solo Blog Index. Pulling the SBI down were declines at Vetivresse, JaimeleParfum and MaisQuePerfume. The five top-rated solo blogs (Alexa rankings above 1,000,000) sank, with the exception of NathanBranch which rose 2%. Four of the five sites on the Team Blog Index declined this week, but the gain by ISmellThereforeIam held the TBI drop to a single point.

The Corporate & Community Site Index hit a record low for the second straight week with a startling 8% decline at OsMoz. Showing a ninth drop in a row, OsMoz slipped below an Alexa rank of 200,000 for the first time. 

There was speculation in the comments to last week’s report that fragrance sites are in a seasonal lull and that readership will pick up with the start of the Spring perfume launches.


+ Q Perfume Blog said...

uff, this Alexa pisses me off....
weird thing... google analytics says something else about my ratings....

well, whatever...

Avery Gilbert said...

+Q Perfume:

Do these stats make my site look fat?

Whatever Alexa is measuring, it looks like a down market in general. Don't take it personally.

We still like you.

+ Q Perfume Blog said...


Nathan Branch said...


Though you are *still* on an upward trajectory, Mr. Gilbert, sir. What's your secret? We all want to know!

Oh, wait, right -- interesting and regularly updated content. Hmph.