Okay, my version of how to blog;
Step 1: Participate.
Step 2: See Step 1.
In the past month or so I’ve been taking an active part in pushing the site. The results have been pretty obvious both in statistical value such as that that pubsub assigns and in the more tangible of pure page displays.
The long slow decline is odd, but I’d really been trailing off on this thing…. I’ve started to post regularly again, and more importantly, I’m posting on other blogs and journals. Those posts may or may not count for much in the ranking, but they are most definitely showing a nice, steady rise in unique page views. The blogosphere is like a pure democracy, or a pure popularity contest…
I don’t claim to fully understand the math in the LinkRanks description, but the gist of it is “more links pointing at you is good, and if they’re from high ranked places recently, even better.” So, a link from amazon.com to my weblog would be REALLY highly placed, but one from military.com wouldn’t be AS influential. A link from today is valued a lot higher than one from October.
My ranking with Technorati is a harder one to fathom, though. Part of the problem is that I’m listed there under a dozen different names and addresses… http://foo.ca/blogs/artist, http://blog.foo.ca/artist, http://foo.ca/wp, and so on… I totalled it up once, and there’s a bunch, but they’re scattered. Kinda waters down the score.
Anyhow, I like the pubsub approach, especially the somewhat Kibo-style in which Bob’s dropped in here to provide feedback on how the pubsub rankings work. Kibo’s uncanny abilities were in an age that existed before Google, people…