I’ve not been blogging for long at all. If you actually make it to my blog’s footer (a point I’ll be picking up on thanks to your great design feedback) you’ll notice that my monthly article archives only stretch back to October of last year.
Whether or not this is actually worth posting about is something you might have a better idea about. Either it’s of no interest whatsoever, or perhaps my ranking is so low that it doesn’t even merit a second glance. Regardless, I just returned back to Edinburgh, where I live, from a three day break in Northern Ireland (where I went for a Dave Matthews gig and to visit my family). Upon my re-connection with the web I checked my Technorati ranking, only to see that it had broken the 20,000 mark for the first time.
You’ll notice above that my current ranking is 19,023, with 350 links here coming from 183 other blogs. A question I wonder about is why have only 3 members have made my blog a Technorati favourite? The answer, on the face of it, is quite simple: I don’t invite people to ‘add my blog to your Technorati favourites‘. Now I could have a little green Technorati icon near the top of my blog’s homepage, asking you to click on it. Many blogs do, such as those here and here, and I know that Ben and Darren get a high number of daily visits.
Should I include a request on my own blog to let others add me to their Technorati favourites?
I haven’t already because I don’t like to ask things of you, my readers, except for the few questions I pose inside my actual articles where I value your feedback. I don’t like to clutter my blog with anything other than content. There are too many blogs that are rammed full of advertising and it puts me off visiting them again. I suppose it all depends on the goal of your blog / website.
How much do you value the Technorati ranking system?
At the very least it provides me with some interesting stats (such as those above), and at the very most it adds to my blog’s traffic when people search Technorati for content similar to my own.