I know Lord Gary has nothing to do with this, but The Lost Ogle is a finalist for two awards in this year’s “Best of OKC.” The categories we are up for are “Best Website” and “Best Social Media Fanatic.” Do yourself a favor and go vote for us in both categories. If you really like us, create some fake email address and vote multiple times. You’ll feel dirty doing it and you’ll like it, kind of like when you sneak some Diet Dr. Pepper in your water cup as you leave City Bites.
Anyway, today we are going to take a look at the websites we are up against in the Best Website categories. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the Tweet Bags who are in the running for Best Social Media Fanatic. Check it out after the jump.
4StarBlog.com appears to be some sort of movie and music review blog. Until I started writing this post I had never heard of or visited the site. In all honesty, it’s not too bad. My only question is how many ballots did the blog’s author have to stuff to get the nomination. My guess is 20. I guess that hard work has paid off.
This is kind of funny. I was checking out the Alexa Rank of NewsOK.com (it’s 8,632) and came across a description of the site. This is how Alexa describes the typical NewsOK reader:
Compared with all internet users, this site’s (NewsOK) users are disproportionately Caucasian, and they are disproportionately moderately educated, childless women earning over $30,000 who browse (the internet) from work.
Out of curiosity, I then checked our Alexa bio. Here is what it said:
Relative to the overall population of internet users, the site appeals more to users who are between the ages of 25 and 45; its audience also tends to consist of childless college graduates earning over $100,000 who browse from work.
So let me get this straight. Our site visitors tend to be well-paid educated professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 who have expendable incomes of over $100,000 a year, while NewsOK’s audience tends to be childless women who earn over $30,000 a year. Yeah”¦to advertise on The Lost Ogle, send us an email today!
If you don’t vote for us, please vote for OklahomaRock.com. The blog’s founder, Ryan, is an Honorary Ogle and an Ogle Mole. He’s one of only 6 people to hold that honor, and other than Brent Skarky, the only one who really likes porn. He also has a radio show on The Spy and collects kaleidoscopes. Other than that he’s pretty boring.
Find me a person who thinks Wimgo is the best website in Oklahoma City and I’ll find you a sorority girl who doesn’t like to have tickle fights in her panties with her house sisters. Deal?
In my opinion, Wimgo is nothing but an excuse for OPUBCO to milk advertisers out of money. Although it looks fancy and elaborate, it really doesn’t serve a specific purpose. It’s basically just a directory of Oklahoma businesses and a place to search for local events, which thanks to sites like Google and Facebook, isn’t as useful as they make it sound.
None of that matters, though, because as long as OPBUCO has the pockets and resources to over promote Wimgo, local businesses will still advertise on it and Wimgo employees will still make sure it’s nominated in the Best of OKC. And that’s actually kind of good for us, because it will give us a pointless, boring, silly corporate website to make fun of.
Anyway, that’s a breakdown of the competition. If you gt bored, check out these other websites that should be a finalist instead if Wimgo: