No this isn’t an April fools joke.
The 2nd Annual International Blogger Championship tournament started with the nomination of the top 128 blogs on the internet.
Only 64 were carefully selected to compete in this years tournament and now only 4 remain.
Wait, what happened. How did we get here?
Be sure to checkout the main #IBCT page for all of the latest updates on the tournament, learn about the history, rules and more.
Who’s in the Final 4?
Each blog selected was seeded into regional divisions.
The winner of each regional final moves on to determine the 2013 #IBCT champion.
#IBCT NORTH-WEST REGIONAL FINAL
iBlogZone.com - #IBCT West Regional Champion
Alexa rank: 11,725
Founder: Francisco Perez (DiTesco)
Total articles written: 543
Twitter Followers: 20,564
Facebook Likes: 3,405.
Google+: 2,235 have him in circles
Domain Registered: July 2008
How iBlogZone.com made it to the final 4:
It all came down to two votes.
This was the closest match up in the history of the #IBCT.
From the elite eight page you can see that the vote is split between BasicBlogTips and iBlogZone in the comments.
However, this one TWEET on Saturday, Easter eve broke the tie breaker in favor of iBlogZone.
GrowMap.com – #IBCT West Regional Champion
Alexa Rank: 39,004
Founder: Gail Gardner
Twitter Followers: 32,492
Facebook likes: 1,317
Google+: 5,038 have her in circles
Date domain registered: Aug 2008
How GrowMap.com made it to the final four:
It was a G+ split decision.
It was close call but Gail and the GrowMap.com supporters participated much more in the #IBCT. Even though the comment vote was split and the Twitter vote tilted slightly in favor of SocialMediaExaminer Gail’s activity on Google+ like this re-share made up the difference in a come from behind upset victory for GrowMap.
#IBCT SOUTH-WEST REGIONAL FINAL
Quicksprout.com - #IBCT South Regional Champion
Alexa Rank: 5,066
Founder: Neil Patel
Twitter Followers: 118,011
Facebook followers: 26,228
Google+: 7,183 have him in circles
Date domain registered: September 2005
How Quicksprout.com made it to the final four:
It was a blowout. Quicksprout supporters voted 4 to 1 in favor of Neil’s blog.
SmartPassiveIncome.com - #IBCT EAST Regional Champion
Alexa rank: 6,295
Founder: Pat Flynn
Twitter Followers: 62,652
RSS subscribers: 66,121
Date domain registered: October 2008
How SmartPassiveIncome.com made it to the final four:
It was a complete route.
Every single vote submitted went for SPI in the elite eight blog comments and tweets.
Pick two blogs to move on to the championship AND tell me who should win it ALL out of your two selections.
This final vote will determine the 2013 IBCT CHAMPION to be announced next Monday.
Who will win the NORTH-WEST?
- iBlogZone.com or GrowMap.com
Who will win the SOUTH-EAST?
- Quicksprout.com or SmartPassiveIncome.com
WHO WILL WIN IT ALL?
It’s all up to you.
You can vote by:
- Posting a comment below
- Copying me with a tweet @FreedomMMC using the #IBCT hashtag.
- Copying me with a Google+ post using the #IBCT hashtag
- Sending me an email to IBCT <at> YourOnline <dot> biz
- Sending me a text message to (904) 321-9181. Yes, you can also leave me a voice mail too.
NO, I will not SPAM you or sell or share your information to anyone.
YES, if you text me I will text you back.
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