Every now and then I try to sneak in a self-indulgent post, and this happens to be such post. I decided to look at Technorati to see how they measured the authority of The Noisy Channel, as well as the basis for that measurement.
As of this writing, The Noisy Channel has an authority of 65, which makes it the 80,964th most authoritative blog indexed by Technorati. Not sure if that’s good or bad–I’m way behind Perez Hilton!
But I do owe what little authority I have to the 65 blogs that have linked to me in the past 180 days. Here are my ten most authoritative bestowers of Technorati authority:
- New York Times City Room (2,917)
- Luca de Biase (333)
- Gauravonomics Blog (291)
- Nieman Journalism Lab (280)
- SEO by the Sea (258)
- Mr. 6 (195)
- WebMetricsGuru (103)
- Jonathan Mendez’s Blog (95)
- The Mendicant Bug (66)
- Mark Logic CEO Blog (60)
While I’m not sure how much to read into these numbers, I do appreciate the link love. Traffic to The Noisy Channel has steadily increased over the past months, and I know I owe that in large part to reader evangelism–through links from other blog, Twitter, and perhaps even good old-fashioned word-of-mouth.
So, to all of you, and by the authority you all have invested in me, thanks! This noise is for you.
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An update: barely 2 weeks later, the authority is up to 80, and the rank is now 61,815. I’m grateful to everyone who is linking here: as you can see every vote counts!