I check my technorati status everyday. I want to know I’m being read and that I’m catching someones attention. Well, I uncovered an interesting little tidbit the other day.
When I read people’s blogs I often click on the “who’s linking here” link from technorati. I long to be high in the status rankings. Two days ago I found someone who had a authority rating in the 800’s. That means they have over 800 links coming from over 800 blogs. This blog was rated among the top 3,000. My authority rating is 27, I’m in the 200,000 range for ranking. What was interesting this time was that I was able to view this person’s sitemeter (most people keep these stats private.) She gets a fifth of the readers I get! It doesn’t make much sense which leads me to the (possible) conclusion that technorati ratings do not necessarily tell you anything. I checked her stats over the last year. Consistently, month by month I get more hits.
More than anything my competitive spirit is just for fun. I know my blog will never be hugely popular, but it was still a nice little piece of information. Am I being petty? I suppose I shouldn’t give a shit. But I got a kick out of it anyway.