It's no secret I'd like to rank #1 in Google when people search 'toronto blog'. That became my goal back in 2002 and that remains my goal. This #1 ranking has become my white whale, so close yet so far.
Here's what I see today when I Google 'toronto blog'.
69,800,000 results and I'm #3. I've been toggling between #2 and #3 the past five years, but I've never hit #1.
In my way are two "hyperlocal blogs". I borrow that term from a great article about citizen journalism I posted a couple of years ago. Blog.to and Torontoist are fine sites, but they have many authors and, for all intents and purposes, are commercial sites. It's been an uphill battle for this independent solo act to supplant them at the top of the Google heap.
So I'm asking for your help. Many of you have blogs of your own, or publish on other sites. Help me rank #1 for 'toronto blog' in Google by linking to this site with the anchor text "Toronto blog". Here's the code for you to copy and paste:
<a href="http://www.torontomike.com">Toronto blog</a>
If you're so kind as to do me this favour, let me know in the comments with a link to the web page with the link and I'll happily update this entry with a reciprocal link and great appreciation.
Help me kill the white whale.