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The 2nd Annual #IBCT Final Four & Championship Final



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.


2013 IBCT Champion




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.

Then this tweet confirmed it.





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.





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



It’s all up to you.


You can vote by:

  1. Posting a comment below
  2. Copying me with a tweet @FreedomMMC using the #IBCT hashtag.
  3. Copying me with a Google+ post using the #IBCT hashtag
  4. Sending me an email to IBCT <at> YourOnline <dot> biz
  5. 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.


UPDATE:   We have a new champ. Congrats to Gail > CLICK HERE


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What's up! I'm Darnell the founder of Your Online Biz. I believe "We come from absolute greatness. Accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves." In 2012 I launched TruckLicense.net which redefined how to get a CDL without expensive trucking school. I also created the #IBCT - International Blogger Championship Tournament which features the top 64 blogs worldwide in a competitive comparative analysis. When you support me you help #PayItForward as I contribute 10% of my online income to help children in need.

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23 comments on “The 2nd Annual #IBCT Final Four & Championship Final
  1. Cherry Tiu says:

    Hello, I hope am not late in voting.

    My vote goes to SmartPassiveIncome.com

    Good luck guys!
    Cherry Tiu recently posted…Guide to Universal and Programmable RemotesMy Profile

  2. Andy Nathan says:

    My choices are: Growmap and Smart, Passive Income.

    If you are going to have people vote, do not have a word count that they must enter. otherwise, we will just have to tell stories about a Pete and Repeat on a boat. Pete fell over, who was left on the boat?
    Andy Nathan recently posted…Nine Tips for Writing Effective SEO ContentMy Profile

  3. Patricia says:

    I vote for QuickSprout and iblogzone. Good luck to everyone

  4. Gary says:

    I vote for growmap.com good luck to everyone still left!

  5. Jena Isle says:

    I vote for IBlogZone because it provides a wealth of information to online users. It is also user-friendly.

    The site caters to newbies and pro-bloggers alike. What more reasons not to vote for IBlogZone? It’s perfect.
    Jena Isle recently posted…Nicki Minaj Featured on Elle Magazine; “High School” ft. Lil Wayne Now on iTunesMy Profile

  6. Crystal & Co says:

    I vote for Gail at GrowMap! She has been an amazing mentor whose knowledge has helped my site go viral multiple times.

  7. Lisa Livingston says:

    I vote for GrowMap & Gail, she is very knowledgable, and never too busy to assist me.
    I also vote for SmartPassiveIncome.

  8. Adrienne says:

    Hope I’m not too late but my vote goes to:

    GrowMap.com (cause Gail rocks)
    SmartPassiveIncome.com (Pat’s the man)

    Good luck to you guys, you deserve being here.

    Adrienne recently posted…How To Easily Check For Broken CommentLuv LinksMy Profile (dofollow)

  9. Sten says:

    sorry for the double post: but my choice goes to:
    Sten recently posted…How Hypnosis Changed My LifeMy Profile

  10. Sten says:

    Oh lol, didnt know that things like these existed. Then again im a total newbie to the blogging scene. Its fun to read things like these :)
    Sten recently posted…How Hypnosis Changed My LifeMy Profile

  11. Fred Owusu says:

    My vote goes to DiTesco(IBlogZone). It comes down to who has helped me the most.
    Fred Owusu recently posted…So How Clever Are these MLM Leaders?My Profile

  12. Wow, this is getting to be exciting. My choice is yet again DiTesco, although congrats to everyone who arrived this far. That’s an amazing feat
    Anne Benissan recently posted…A Loving Relationship Takes Work and CourageMy Profile

  13. jim allen says:

    I want to vote for GrowMap. She is very helpful, and pays attention to the small people, as well as the large businesses.

  14. Saleem Yaqub says:

    I vote for Gail @ GrowMap – because she likes to share and engage with everyone!

  15. Gail Gardner says:

    WOW. I am amazed that I made it this far. I really am. I would like to believe this is because people truly do value interaction. They prefer the little bloggers who share what they learn to the more traditional sites who think they’re better than us.

    I encourage those who know all of us to vote. This is a friendly competition and Ileane knows that I don’t mind at all that she voted for DiTesco over me. After all, we are all collaborators and Ileane probably interacts with DiTesco more than me.

    Ileane might have won if I had realized I should mention her again at the right time. But she is probably just as happy for DiTesco as she would have been for herself. They both benefit.

    Comments that tell everyone why a particular blog benefits you are great because then others with the same interests as you are likely to follow you and those you recommend.

    Running a contest or competition is a lot of work, so a big thank you to Darnell.
    Gail Gardner recently posted…Bloggers: Promote Your Blogs HereMy Profile (dofollow)

  16. I vote for you, Darnell at Ditesco. Follow me on twitter@joan818.

  17. Ileane says:

    My vote is for DiTesco! Since he knocked me out of the competition by a Tweet, the least I can do is vote for him even though Gail is my pal too.

    Ileane recently posted…10 Point Check List For Blog PromotionMy Profile (dofollow)

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