Good day to Sam, Daddynator, Raymond, Maiagirl, and Bugsybee, I would like to recruit you into an experiment that may provide an insight into how blog ranking works and how to work it. Thank you Panaderos, for the tag and the idea for a new post.
What is blog authority / blog rank?
Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has.
It is important to note that we measure the number of blogs, rather than the number of links. So, if a blog links to your blog many times, it still only count as +1 toward your authority. Of course, new links mean the +1 will last another 180 days.
Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top. The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog. The smaller your Technorati Rank, the closer you are to the top.
Since at the lower end of the scale many blogs will have the same Technorati Authority, they will share the same Technorati Rank.
—What is Authority? from Technorati.com
The Short Story
The tag rules mandate that you tag 5 other bloggers and to just keep adding to the list. No replacements, just additions.
Tag others and see your Technorati Authority explode. Please let me know if you wish to participate so I can email you the list in copy-paste-able html format, or web-savvy individuals can just view this page’s source and copy the code in the following paragraph. Thanks in advance to all of you.
And these are the people who already took part in this tag:
*Blognation, Pinoytek, Reyna, Bluep, Kotsengkuba, Buraot, Iris, KCee, Banco De Reyna, Mitch, Melai, Malen, Beng, Sasha, Divaness, Jojitah, Joanjoyce, Gzel, Panaderos, Bambit, (you!)
The Longer Story
When comparing Google’s PR and Technorati ranking, I’d certainly be in favor of Technorati. While Google’s PR has been proven to be manually manipulated by Google (search Google for the term “Google-slap”), Technorati’s ranking system is not only more reflective of your blog’s actual performance, but also encourages you to have constantly current content.
While this can work even if you don’t have a Technorati account, it always helps if you do. If you don’t have a Technorati account yet, go on over to their website and sign up for one. Once you’re on you’ll be guided on how you can “claim” your blog. I’d adivse the quick claim procedure as it’s, well, quicker. Once you’re up and running, get the Authority and Rank Widgets from the Technorati Widgets page and stick them on to your blog, so you can monitor your blog’s performance right on your homepage.