On June 24, we learned that our humble guinea pig blog had been added to the Pets category on Alltop, a prestigious content aggregation site founded by bestselling author and former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki. We are pleased and excited to be the first guinea pig blog -- and the first dedicated small-and-furry exotic pets blog -- to be included in their Pets category.
If you haven't heard of Alltop yet, it's like an online magazine rack that points you in the direction of good content for a specific topic category, like small business, public relations, human rights, Buddhism, and much more. Where a search engine throws everything at you in response to a search word or phrase you entered, and a blog directory lists thousands upon thousands of blogs without telling you which ones are good, Alltop wrestles with the overload of online information by selecting what it regards to be the "best of the best" blogs in a topic category.
One social media advisor calls Alltop the "go-to source for finding blogs within specific topics." Another columnist says it's a "simple entry path into a few carefully selected top RSS feeds (i.e., blogs) in several key categories. ...One thing radically different, however, is that Alltop is putting up a selection of blogs. It isn't the whole Internet, it is a listing of top blogs."
So, if you haven't checked out Alltop yet, it's absolutely worth doing so. You're guaranteed to find some real gems up there.