DJmag’s Top 100 DJs
One week left until voting closes on September 23rd for the most important and prestigious poll in the dance music history – DJmag’s Top 100 DJs. Everybody’s excited, venue owners, promoters, clubgoers, music lovers, fans, and probably most excited of all are the DJs themselves.
But how accurate is the Top 100 DJs poll anyway? There is no transparency, DJmag doesn’t tells us anything besides that they “attract over 350,000 votes a year“, but other than that there is no insight into the data. At least tell us how many votes each DJ received? What countries voters are from? Age and gender shouldn’t be that hard to breakout. I’m not suggesting they aren’t doing a good job, as I’m positive British blokes on DJmag’s team work hard to provide us with the most accurate information while combating fraudulent votes. All we’re asking is a little bit more insight and transparency.
Google’s Top 100 DJs
While thinking about transparency and other tracking measures I thought about Google Keyword Tool which provides search volumes for any keyword entered. No, I don’t think Google Keyword Tool will be replacing DJmag’s Top 100 DJs poll anytime soon, but it can offer additional insight into DJ popularity even prior to DJmag’s results.
DJMag’s Top 100 DJs 2009 (left) & Google’s Top 100 DJs ranked by search volumes (right)
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Thanks everyone and good luck to all the great DJs this year.
[HOW TO] Here is how I got search volumes from Google Keyword Tool.
First, you need to go to Google Keyword Tool. Then click ‘Previous Interface’ located in the top right corner.
Second, click ‘Edit’ and select ‘All Countries and Territories’, uncheck ‘Use Synonyms, check ‘Don’t show ideas…’ and type or paste DJ names. Click ‘Get Keyword Ideas’ button and you should see monthly search volumes.