WTF? All our blogs are pwnd by Izearanks?

Initially, I thought only those who opted in to compare their stats are part of the Izearanks and only their blogs URL will be shown.

However, I just realized that whatever blogs I have which have the Socialspark codes are now open for public scrutiny! WTF?!? Thank goodness I have removed my codes for a few weeks already!

What pissed me is the ‘Flag this site for not being a blog’. WTF, sez who? I mean, with an open invitation like that, people are going to abuse it. Knowing how ‘popular’ I am, I bet I will get my blogs flagged real soon. And if someone pissed me off today, what’s there to stop me from hitting them below the belt this way? I am just giving an example, ok?


In my opinion, this IzeaRanks is worse than Google. You know why? If you want to submit a ‘Report paid link’, at least you need a Google webmaster account to do that and you are somehow accountable for your action. For Izea, can we just tick at fancy? Well, I don’t know what will happens when we put a tick for the Flag as ‘Not a blog’ because I wouldn’t want to subject anyone’s blog (not even my greatest enemies lol) to that.

And knowing how uptight some school ma’ms are, they can say if your Ingrish suxs, your blog is not a blog. How are people going to define what constitute a good site a good blog?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is just the beginning…..Remember to read my review on SocialSpark.

What’s your opinion? Do you agree with me? Our blogs now belong to Izea.

Added : Problogger Darren Rowse’s opinions on IzeaRanks.

AndyBeard’s views on IzeaRanks

Here’s how to hide your stats, taken from the FAQs on Izearanks

How do I hide my site’s statistics from the general public?

You must have an account with IZEARanks and claim your site in order to hide its statistics from the general public. Once you’ve completed the site claim process your privacy setting will become active.

Post Author: lilian

6 thoughts on “WTF? All our blogs are pwnd by Izearanks?

    sir jorge

    (January 11, 2008 - 2:11 am)

    izea, and their ranks suck. I hope they die a fast death.


    (January 11, 2008 - 2:31 am)

    sir jorge – LOL, I don’t want to be too negative about it but I am not keen to have my blogs being rated by others with just a tick.

    Ted Murphy

    (January 11, 2008 - 3:01 am)

    5X, thanks for the feedback. The system is designed to help us spot problem submissions and is merely a flagging system for us to take a close look at a site. It is by no means an instant process. That said, perhaps it should still be a feature that requires login.


    (January 11, 2008 - 3:12 am)

    I agree with you on the flagging the blog issue. It’s waaay to easy for people to just do a quick left click and BAM, you’re not a blog. I would definitely like to see something different there.


    (January 11, 2008 - 12:03 pm)

    Lori – Glad Ted is looking into that. I have been around for a year and I know how ppl tend to think, “Hey, how come that blogger still has a PR and I don’t? Let’s see what we can do about it.”

    Ted – Thanks for dropping by and let us know that it won’t be so easy to flag another blogger’s blog ‘coz it puts us in a very vulnerable position.


    (January 12, 2008 - 7:10 am)

    Strangely, the URL given for the javascript code results in a 404 error. This is a complete waste of time. Not only does this ranking system pose no challenge to Google PageRank, it seems even less intuitive than Alexa.

    If they can compress their javascript so that it loads faster, make sure that the code they give actually works, and stop fooling around , this ranking system could actually take off.

    But it doesn’t work.

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