Technorati – Do you use it? Blogging is a matter of popularity
I happen to be entering Technorati code into this new ABA blog/website to list this new blog with other older blogs we have already ranking on the Technorati site. Technorati gives rankings in the form of an "Authority" rank to blogs and it is a very interesting gauge of the level of interest from real readers and other bloggers/websites.
Our WordPress.com version of this blog has climbed up rather quickly in the Technorati rankings. Not high enough to really get "noticed" but certainly an encouraging amount of attention considering we have only had that blog listed on Technorati for less than a month. We went from a level of below 4million with no "Authority" to a level now in the one million area with a Authority of 7.
This may sound like gobblygook to most readers but it means we have been noticed by 7 other sources of information on the net and those sources quoted our blog and placed links to our blog in their web pages somewhere. It also means we leapfrogged 3 million other websites in the system within a matter of weeks, not months.
This inspired me to get cracking with our installation of this blog on our own server and attach it to our website http://www.allbusinessauctions.com . The reason being that while our trial of the blog on the "free" service at WordPress.com has been quite successful and it has generated a great deal of quality traffic. We want all of that traffic to find our website and we want the blog hosted on our server so we can add features not available on the free WordPress.com site.
We will be inserting a new theme here soon and new features in the blog. The older wordpress.com blog will eventually just point to this blog and we will move forward from there.