Technorati favourites – Boost your blog authority

I was over Andy’s blog this morning and read a very interesting post about Technorati favouriting.

For those of you who get the whole social media metric thing, you’ll understand that some sites and algos prefer to use signals that indicate real world popularity. Most observers would say that Technorati use favouriting as a signal in determining blog popularity. Makes sense too. Who would favourite a blog if it were crap after all?

If you’d like to favourite my blog, then you can do this here. Or you can just right click and download my opml file here and favourite everyone that I have, then add them to your faves.

If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. (down a bit left a bit..) πŸ™‚

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Posted on: 21st April 2007, by :

6 thoughts on “Technorati favourites – Boost your blog authority

  1. Hi Rob

    I am not sure it has any effect on the algorithms with Technorati.
    In fact it would seem it doesn’t, otherwise I would have a higher authority with Technorati.

    It might have some small effect with Google, but again that is speculation depending on whether Google somehow track favorites as part of their subscriber numbers, and whether that part of their blogsearch patent.

    To be fair it would be good to link through to DoshDosh and a couple of other sites that are pushing the train, and that will also help your own efforts.

    http://www.doshdosh.com/blog-website-promotion/technorati-favorites-exchange/
    http://www.mrgarylee.com/2007/04/10/share-the-power-of-technorati-faves/
    http://garryconn.com/technorati-most-favorited-blogs.php

    On my list today is implementing your plugins and writing about it πŸ™‚

  2. You think? Hmmn, well they should or should at least consider using it in a form if they dont πŸ˜‰

    Yes – I hear you on the link front to doshdosh and whatnot – I was feeling a little lazy and rushed this morning, hence the lack of expoundment.

    I’ll be interested to hear your angles on thos plug ins πŸ˜€

  3. Dear god, who knew that blogging was so damn complicated. The more I learn = the less I want to know. I think I’ll just keep on writing rambling whatever and if people find me they find me.
    Keep on fightin the good fight!

  4. Haha Yes – its a bit like that at times, and trust me a whole lot worse too πŸ˜‰

    The thing is, it’s damn handy to know these things and at least gain an appreciation for them, because lets face it, we all like to share our POV’s and if its simply a matter of getting connected in a place or 2 and as result, getting a whole bunch more readers then that’s gotta be a good thing.

    Those bloggers who’d rather not delve into the nitty gritty of the mechanics behind it all, can still reap the dividends of the high level messages – and checkout the technorati’s stumpleupons, reddits, mybloglogs, bumpzee’s etc.

    All that said, I’m fairly techy and I too do sometimes sit there myself and say WTF is all this about then!

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