SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Famous Birthdays, the one-stop site for celebrity birthdays, facts, and popularity rankings, today announced growth to over 30,000 unique profiles with entirely user-generated rankings. The #1 Google ranked website for "birthdays," which now attracts over 1.75 million monthly visitors, Famous Birthdays expanded profiles include key life details and "Popularity Ranks" by birthday, birth year, birthplace, zodiac sign, and profession.
With over 800 new profiles created each week and real-time updates to Popularity Ranks, Famous Birthdays gives users control over the website's content. "We let our users determine who is most popular and who we add to the site," said CEO Evan Britton. By plugging data on Facebook 'likes', onsite searches, and Twitter shares into an algorithm, Famous Birthdays maintains organic and socially generated popularity rankings.
Famous Birthdays aims to be a cross-generational site for "people that love celebrities, celebrity facts, and entertainment," said Britton. With everyone from #1 ranked Justin Bieber, to Barack Obama (#8), Jenifer Lawrence (#40), William Shakespeare (#160), Steve Jobs (#195), Nelson Mandela (#352), Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar (#812), and Karl Marx (#2500), the site covers a wide variety of living and deceased personalities. By the end of the year, Famous Birthdays plans to have over 50,000 profiles.
Celebrities and the entertainment industry have taken note of Famous Birthdays. According to Britton, stars have invited fans on Twitter and Facebook to boost their popularity ranking on the website. Even publicists have contacted Famous Birthdays asking to have their clients added to the website. Those requests are often declined. "Our users search activity determines who we add," said Britton. User activity has helped Famous Birthdays identify up-and-coming stars and profile them early on. An in-house team researches and writes all the profile content.
Famous Birthday also allows users to sort through celebrity rankings using multiple criteria. For instance, a user could find Kentucky celebrities by profession and learn that Johnny Depp is the most popular actor from the state—followed by Josh Hutcherson, Will Ferrell, and George Clooney. And the rankings are constantly in flux. As Britton explains, "The more a user searches and shares a famous person on our site, the higher he or she will rank."
To learn more about Famous Birthdays, visit http://www.famousbirthdays.com/
About Famous Birthdays
Famous Birthdays, the world's most popular celebrity birthday database, makes it entertaining and simple to learn about famous people. With over 30,000 profiles and counting, ever-changing Popularity Rankings, and the "Famous Daily" email, Famous Birthdays is the definitive source for celebrity facts. Famous Birthdays provides precise content in an easy-to-read format with today's mobile users in mind. Famous Birthdays is based in Santa Monica, California.
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