Firstly, new bloggers, go sign up with Technorati if you haven’t done so. Well, in my own explanation, it is like a giant blog registrar. From Technorati, you know how many people linked to you and who is saying what about your blog. Heh, I do check my Technorati often because I always wonder what people hates or likes about my blog. Ego boosting or sometimes, denting.
The above is the Technorati ranking for my personal blog. I must say it is a very nice figure for me because it is the result of years of blog existence.
Now, recently, PayPerPost has announced that their advertisers can now select the Technorati ranking apart from Pagerank, Tack scores and Alexa. I personally support the move because it means more value for money to the advertisers. However, for the lesser known blogs, this can be very depressing. One can beat the system in Alexa but you cannot do that in Technorati. Technorati ranking is not that easy to achieve and mine had swung from 60K to over 100K and now back to 70+K over the years.
I hope writing for PayPerPost will not make me into a person obsessed with ranks and figures. I wouldn’t want to see us going down that path. But sadly we are as many bloggers are going full steam on meme, calling for link exchanges and whatnots. I am from the old skool still. If you like me, link me. If you don’t it is not the end of the world. Though I still participate in memes and z-lists and such, it is more for the camaraderie to tell the person who passed it to me that,”Hey, nice of you to think of me.” And I passed along to other bloggers because I know it helps them. And must I say that I don’t take too kindly to people who writes to me to link them and offer a link exchange. I hate that. I link you only when I want to and links are not commodities to me.
This is PayPerPost’s latest post on Technorati:
[tag]Technorati [/tag]rankings are now in place. Please be aware that your rankings are updated based on a que and may not always be dead on. If your ranking changes in a big way from one day to the next it may not show up for a couple of day in our system. Please don’t be alarmed. Advertisers select based on large ranges of numbers such as 50,000 to 100,000, 20,000 to 49,999 etc.
I have several blogs on[tag] PayPerPost[/tag] so I think I will stay away from all these rankings because I am not going to sweat over these numbers for all my blogs. This just takes away the fun of blogging. My only baby is my personal blog at chanlilian.net which I took care of with love and dedication and I don’t write paid posts on it unless the payout is really attractive or the topic is good conversation piece for my readers.
I hope others agree with me.
pablopabla(March 16, 2007 - 11:41 am)
Technorati is unfortunately, not always reliable. I have 2 occasions where my blog could not ping into Technorati though I did not disturb any of the codes placed. Right now, my Whatever blog has been pinging Technorati for the last 2 months but no update seen. I have emailed them 3 times but no response. Bummer!
Ah Pek(March 16, 2007 - 12:33 pm)
I agree! But now my Blogspot Blog no laku oredi. So many opps exclude Blogspot.
Now I am left with my sub domain and my personal ‘babe’ like you put it. so sometimes, die die oso squeeze in one.
lilian(March 16, 2007 - 12:50 pm)
Ahpek – So lucky hor, that we get our own domains. Do sub-domain lor. I dunno why people don’t take advantage of sub-domain. It is a smart move, I tell you. ‘Cos we are sucking on to the main domain’s rankings and all that.
pablo – Yeah, Technorati siao-siao a bit wan. My posts never appear on it no matter how I tag. I have a bad feelings that they banned my site. Hehehe.
pablopabla(March 16, 2007 - 1:27 pm)
If they want to ban oso, at least tell lah. Here we all standing like so lou only wondering what’s happening…
mumsgather(March 16, 2007 - 2:39 pm)
Thanks to you now I have own domain to take up some opps. Need another favour ler. Can you do a post on “how to do your own subdomain” for layman or no-brainer like me? Make it a very very simple step by step guide can anot? Hehe.