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Technorati Profile

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Written by Admin

November 4, 2006 at 11:51 pm

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  1. I don’t know if the technorati profile is of much use, SL. All it does is rank the blog according to how many other blogs link to it.

    Jason Soon

    November 5, 2006 at 12:36 am

  2. Well, it’s supposed to be a measure of influence, or so they say in the States.

    If you’re looking for a measure of readership, I’d encourage people to follow Tim Blair’s lead and install sitemeter on their blogs – as a lot of US bloggers do – as it gives a transparent and publicly available picture of stats.

    Mark Bahnisch

    November 5, 2006 at 7:24 pm

  3. Can we do that, c8to? I had to provide a page link on the actual blog so that we could get some better information from technorati. At least, that’s how I understood the instructions late last night when I set it up. No doubt there’s a simpler method that I failed to figure out…


    November 5, 2006 at 7:30 pm

  4. Sitemeter and other such counters aren’t really a good measure of readership – most of the hits recorded to my website are from google links to old posts with keywords like “nurse” and the like.

    I think the best measure of readership is comments. In that respect Tim Blair and LP are way ahead of the rest, with Catallaxy a fairly distant 3rd, and most other Oz blogs way back in the field.


    November 5, 2006 at 8:05 pm

  5. I’ve noticed sitemeter counts more visits than our host’s stats program does – but since it uses the same methodology for every site, it can provide the basis for comparative rankings.

    Mark Bahnisch

    November 5, 2006 at 8:47 pm

  6. The majority of our traffic isn’t coming from Google or other search engines though.

    Mark Bahnisch

    November 5, 2006 at 8:47 pm

  7. My point being the larger the readership of a blog, the less the percentage of search string hits.

    Mark Bahnisch

    November 5, 2006 at 8:48 pm

  8. You’re right mark, although the larger the readership the higher the google rank, so you will get more search engine hits too.


    November 5, 2006 at 10:41 pm

  9. I don’t really worry about a site meter on my own casual blog. Evidence of somebody actually reading it is better (for me at least) ….. even if that evidence is of a whole thread being taken off another site because fuddy-duddies there were outraged by a link to my blog. 🙂

    [sorry I could only put up a smile above; I don’t have an emoticon for “roaring with laughter and rolling all over the ground”].

    Graham Bell

    November 6, 2006 at 11:05 am

  10. Yoobo,
    I manage to get first or second regularly from Google – but only by posting on topics that not many are interested in.
    BTW, Jason – when you get a minute, could you re-point the link to my blog to

    Andrew Reynolds

    November 6, 2006 at 12:41 pm

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