Breaking: Top Blogs 2009, #ArabCrunch24 #1 in Arabia and #24 Worldwide Beating Forbes and Wall Street Journal.

14 Jan, 2010

ac en top 24Congratulations Arab startups, 2009 was your year, the year we saw the largest influx of startups in the Arab world. Which why we started ArabCrunch in the first place and launched a social platform to empower you: the Arab and the emerging markets startups and geeks community.


According to PostRank Top blogs 2009, ArabCrunch was Ranked #1 in the Arab world and #24 worldwide in the startup category, beating who?

Well funded blogs run by serial entrepreneurs who made 10s $ of millions, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Forbes, who both are ranked #43 and #45.

Postrank crunched 2 billion metrics from the past year to rank the blogs by their engagement within each topic populated by their users. In total, they selected nearly 491 topics containing 15725 total blogs, and built a detailed profile for the performance of each site – their overall rank, their engagement profile over the entire year, and their top posts as determined by their audience. (more about info here)

Our hard work last year did not just make us a premium source to the world most popular blogs and news agencies about Arab startups and tech, but also reaching 20,048 total engagement points with 224 stories posted. 75% of engagement was off-site. 53.2% on Twitter, 11.7% on Digg, 3.9% on Brightkite full info here.

Our friends at CenterNetworks and our partners at our last ArabCrunch DEMO event, ranked 13, our friends: from Pakistan Startupmeme ranked 14 . TechCrunch got their blog to number #2 trailing after Startup News from YCombinator. Third place went to VentureBeat. 4th to place to consultancy blog and 5th to Gawker’s Valleywag . Our friends and arabcrunch demo 09 media partner at Mashable were ranked #1 in social media and #2 in entrepreneurship. While our other friends at ReadWriteweb ranked #1 in web 2.0, #3 in business and #4 in entrepreneurship

Redux:
I started ArabCrunch with 2$ investment back to 2008 from my home using an old PC and a sluggish Internet. the 2$ were the only money I put on ArabCrunch ( Thanks to God and then to our sponsor Feedoor.) Today: we are the largest Blog focused on startups, social media and mobile in the Arab world. We have the first and largest social platform to empower startups and geeks and the largest launchpad event for Emerging technologies in the Arab world. We are a full time angel funded startup by  former Yahoo senior VP Bassel Ojjeh and our business is to help startups and geeks. But we need your help, to spread the word about what we do, and if you have cash be a winner and be one of our sponsors.

RETweet this post hash tagged #ArabCrunch24 and Win a Prize Valued 100$

Now since ArabCrunch massive engagement is there because of you, we offer you a 100$ worth of prize, be it a great book, a software or an iPhone apps. All you have to do is ReTweet this post with the Hash tag #ArabCrunch24  and within 48 hours we will chose the winner.( AC employees are not eligibale to the contest.)

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  1. Khawaja M.  |  January 15th, 2010 at 12:27 AM #

    Wow! GREAT job… congratulations 🙂

  2. Nader Soliman  |  January 15th, 2010 at 12:41 AM #

    Congrats everyone behind ArabCrunch you really deserve it.

    Keep it going

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  January 15th, 2010 at 12:42 AM #

    Thanks Mohamamd, I wont forget QRCE support and your support many thanks without you and everyone we would not be here today 🙂

  4. MSalameh  |  January 15th, 2010 at 1:04 AM #

    Congrats Gaith,
    Hard work brings rewards.you deserve all the best 😀
    goooo gooo arabcrunch 😀

  5. Asad Akbar  |  January 15th, 2010 at 2:04 AM #

    Congrats on the award. It is well deserved.

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  7. Tareq Kayyali  |  January 15th, 2010 at 9:25 AM #

    Congrats Gaith. Well deserved and great start-up effort that puts up on the worlwide Web map. This year is our year…!

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  10. Kamal  |  January 15th, 2010 at 1:30 PM #

    Congratulations Gaith! Inshallah you continue to have success with this blog and ArabCrunch.net 🙂

  11. Gaith Saqer  |  January 15th, 2010 at 4:17 PM #

    Thank you Tareq, yes it is your year ArabCrunch is here to help 🙂

  12. Jon Santillan  |  January 15th, 2010 at 5:59 PM #

    Great! well you really deserve it Gaith! Good Luck!

  13. Sardar Mohkim Khan  |  January 15th, 2010 at 7:27 PM #

    Congratulations brother! Great job and finally the hard work is beginning to pay off!

    Thanks a lot for mentioning Startup Meme too!

  14. Ala' Abuhijleh  |  January 16th, 2010 at 9:54 AM #

    Congratulations…. wish you all the best

  15. How Can I Be Lost ?  |  January 16th, 2010 at 5:09 PM #

    Are you serious?

    Your contents are not even up-to-date?!?

    Who you are trying to fool?

  16. Osama  |  January 16th, 2010 at 10:58 PM #

    Congrats ArabCrunch, @how can i be lost:
    It seems the blogger has been busy lately with the launch of ArabCrunch.NET but when ArabCrunch publishes a post, they publish strong posts that get buzzed a lot and linked back by many blogges and the main stream media. yesterday he was on Techmeme http://www.techmeme.com/100114/p93#a100114p93 RWW and NYT.

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  18. Ayman Khateeb  |  January 21st, 2010 at 1:54 PM #

    Congrats Bro 🙂

    your exceptional efforts, and determination made this a very expected result 🙂

    I just wish i can achieve half your enthusiasm

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