I’ve been asked about the Technorati link counts every so often and though the quickest explanation to the fluctuations is that Technorati only consider links to your blog from the last 6 months. But sometimes, the links aren’t counted and you feel that you ahve more incoming ones than Technorati wanted to count.
Here’s some more explanation based on observations I’ve had with the way Technorati crawling/counting links:
- The links to your blog is only counted if and when Technorati crawls/indexes the linking blog.
- If a blog gives you a link thru a blog entry, and it’s counted by Technorati, it’s counted as one blog linking in. That link is then counted in the next 6 months until it expires.
- Unless that existing blog who has a link to your blog links again, the expiration will stand. If in a later date, a new link was sent your way, the expiration is extended.
- If a blog has a link to your blog on its blogroll displayed on the front page, everytime a new post is published, Technorati crawls that page and finds a link in the blogroll. It is then discovered and added to your link count. So, as long as your link is on the blogroll, and new entries are regularly published, that link will not expire on Technorati’s count.
Well, that’s how I look at it. Be reminded though that these observations do not apply 100% of the time.