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We've been discovered

Postby balzaccom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:57 pm

We were delighted to get the news today that we've been honored as one of the top 100 backpacking sites on the web--which is pretty darn cool.

Here's the official wording: "Each year, Justbackpacksonline spends weeks reading and ranking hiking, backpacking, and camping blogs to determine who has the best content, advice, and ideas in the Bloggosphere.... we believe that you have proven yourself to be one of those."

Well yes, that's very nice. And we'll save you the long speech about how we never really dreamed we would get this award...because you know that the reason we do this is because we love backpacking, and we couldn't stop if we tried.
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:02 pm

balzaccom wrote:We were delighted to get the news today that we've been honored as one of the top 100 backpacking sites on the web--which is pretty darn cool.


I wonder how many they rate...and where you fall in the top 100?
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby balzaccom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:39 pm

I think this is specifically for those with blogs...
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby copeg » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:17 pm

To clarify - by 'we' I presume you mean your blog and not necessarily HST?
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:40 pm

I hate to be one to rain on the parade. But I went to justbackpacksonline.com and looked around - apparently you are giving them more publicity than they are giving to you. There is no blog or news anywhere, and the tweets are all more than 3 months old - clicking to their twitter account gave me a page not found.

I wonder how many blogs they really contacted? They might be trying to get links out all over the place to drive google hits back to them. The more they are linked across the internet, the higher they are on the searches.
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby balzaccom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:22 pm

I hear you, AT---and have dropped them a note. I'll let you know what they respond.
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:45 am

balzaccom wrote:I think this is specifically for those with blogs...

Thanks for the clairfication....fixed my post
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby Cross Country » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:52 pm

Logic and my "crap detector" tells me that AlmostThere has the right idea.

I think that the best BP mountains on this planet is the Sierra. This site does a really good job on the best place in the world. Top 100? Who's better than we are? We've got the best mountains.
Do you know which mountains have the best summer to winter precipitation ratio. We do. That means in the summer, having the water where you want it - in the lakes, rivers and creeks, not on your head. I believe we're number 1.
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby intrek38 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:36 pm

I too would like to know who the other 99% are??
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby Trailguru » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:35 am

I didn't even know there existed a 100 backpacking sites.
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby balzaccom » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:44 pm

OK--So I did get a bit more info from them about this thing.

1. It's for blogs, apparently, and not websites that don't have blogs.

2. They don't have a list of the other 99. (hmmmm.)

3. I have now been notified that I am among the 20 finalists.

4. Still no list of the others.

Seems sadly shady....
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Re: We've been discovered

Postby Shawn » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:58 pm

Hmmmm.....

"You attempted to reach www.justbackpacksonline.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.americommerce.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of www.justbackpacksonline.com. You should not proceed."
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