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PostRank, R.I.P.

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When Google bought PostRank last year (see Bye Bye, PostRank? I Hope Not…) many of us feared they would be closing it down, and that concern is now real.

PostRank just announced they were closing down on May 1st.

No more sidebar widgets letting readers know what blogs posts were the most popular, and no more ranked listings of popular education blogs.

PostRank, R.I.P.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Google has a “Popular Posts” widget for Blogger that replaces Post Rank. I don’t know if they have anything available for WordPress or Edublogs.

    • I’ve been using the TOP posts widget since 2008 I think… Just now I found that the listing wasn’t showing in my Blogger blog – http://leniel.net :)

      Thanks Dave for mentioning the Popular Posts widget! Going to install it right now…

  2. This is a REAL bummer. Is there anything similar to Postrank available now? I haven’t searched exhaustively, but from what I’ve seen so far I don’t think Google has anything like the Postrank blog widget available now as part of Google Analytics.

    This is a case of Google assimilation creating a functional downgrade for Internet users worldwide. :-(

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