Ranking tagged articles
Meaningless number or viable benchmark?
Technorati has established itself as the definitive tracker for the blogosphere – with more than 50 million blogs in their index, they certainly have a gargantuan task at hand when it comes to organizing that information. Much in the same way that Google ranks search engine results by link popularity, Technorati keeps track of who’s linked to who in the world of the blogosphere, accumulating data on the ‘authority’ of such publications. One interesting side effect of this is that Technorati can effectively ‘rank’ the entire blogosphere, based on link popularity – but what can this figure tell us? [read more...]
More to page ranking than meets the eye?
Google watchers everywhere were given a glance under the hood, as a blogger revealed a rarely-seen error message. Most of the output was as you’d expect, with debug status information and various parameters – but one thing mentioned was the mysterious ‘Indyrank’. What could this new and previously unmentioned ranking variable refer to? [read more...]