Technorati recomputes inbound links.

I recently logged on to my Technorati account and found the inbound links of several of my blogs have changed (increased) dramatically. My blog here and PTB got the highest increase so far.

Adam Hertz of Technorati posted an explanation on their blog:

For URL search, we’ve been looking closely at how we calculate the number of links and sources pointing to a blog, and we’ve made some tweaks to the display to better surface recent blog activity. Technorati now displays the total number of links from blogs over the last 6 months. Up until now, we displayed a count of all links from blog homepages, which tended to weight more highly blogs that have been around for a long time, even if they have not been posting recently.

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The change affects how Technorati ranks its over 18.5 million blogs. Our new link counts expose more active blogs and rising stars, allowing readers to discover blogs currently receiving the attention of the blogosphere.

If you’re still unfamiliar with how Technorati works, it basically determines a blog’s ranking based on the number of links from unique blogs over the last 6 months. If John links to Susie 5 times in 5 months Technorati will count 5 new links to Susie from 1 unique source. Susie’s rank will change based on this 1 new source.

The last time I checked and posted the Technorati rankings here was over 6 weeks ago. Now, here’s what I got:

  1. Rank# 1,707 (1,248 links from 407 sites)
  2. PinoyBlog: Rank # 2,163 (783 links from 348 sites)
  3. Rank# 4,295 (576 links from 223 sites)
  4. Rank# 4,724 (439 links from 210 sites)
  5. Rank# 5,085 (729 links from 199 sites)
  6. Rank# 6,726 (430 links from 164 sites)
  7. Rank# 7,380 (418 links from 154 sites)
  8. Yugatech: Rank # 7,887 (403 links from 147 sites)
  9. Rank# 8,104 (659 links from 144 sites)
  10. Rank# 9,814 (155 links from 126 sites)
  11. Rank# 12,682 (141 links from 105 sites)
  12. rockersworld: Rank# 12,682 (121 links from 105 sites)
  13. Pinoy.Tech.Blog: Rank # 28,161 (382 links from 60 sites)

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

4 Responses

  1. jangelo says:

    Wow, cool! A comment from the Technorati CEO!

    I got this:

    The J Spot 22,817 (207 links from 71 sites)

    22,816 to go before becoming #1. Hahaha!

  2. Abe Olandres says:

    Hi David,

    Yes, I believe the new counts are close to the real thing. I am also seeing less and less “server busy” notices whenever I do search on Technorati.

    I hope you’ve added enough servers already to give it more umph. Thanks for passing by. :)


    Aha! Just found out about it. :D Thanks for the props!

  3. wilson ng says:

    Hi Yuga,

    You’re cool! David Sifry is the founder and CEO of Technorati!

    Getting him to comment in your blog should be something!

  4. David Sifry says:

    Hope you find the new counts more accurate! We’re continuing to make more improvements over the next weeks and months…

    Would love your feedback and comments.


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