Monday, June 02, 2008

Wikio rankings updated

Back in March, I mentioned the new blog ranking and information service, Wikio. As I pointed out before, the rankings are generated by incoming links (thus sidestepping the wrangles over Views, Visits, Visitors, etc.).
The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. These links are dynamic, which means that they are backlinks or links found within articles.

Blogrolls are not taken into account and Wikio only counts links from the last 120 days. We thus hope to provide a classification more representative of trends in the blogosphere.

Moreover, the weight of a link depends on the linking blog’s position in the Wikio ranking. With our algorithm, the weight of a link from a top blog is greater than that of a link from a blog that is less well ranked.

The advantage of this is that those who have less traffic but who are popular amongst other bloggers, and who generate discussion, are ranked more highly than they might be in terms of pure traffic.

Unfortunately, your humble Devil appears to be slipping in the rankings (obviously down to my recent irregularity of posting. Ahem): in March, I was the #2 Political Blog but have now slipped to #4. And I have fallen down the charts in the Overall Top Blogs Rankings, languishing presently at #16.

Must try harder...!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm at 71 so have no sympathy. ;)

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