Blog Rank Monitoring – week III highlights
This is the 3rd week monitoring selected blogs for the prototype and here are the scoops for this week .
It seems like Technorati was doing a major scan and refresh this week and many blogs went down in rank – some more than others.
confused of Calcutta – rank is now 11395
Not sure how to read this yet but the API call reading Seth Godin’s Blog rank came back today with the value of 228. This is drastic fall from last week were his blog rank was as high as 18. Searching Technorati site for: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/, Seth’s blog url, did not return the blog summary page but only the blog reactions list so I could not confirm this!?
**Update: I did manage to confirm Seth Bodin blog new rank (March 2nd, 2008) and it is 219 – still in the top 500 but not in the top 100 anymore. I’m sure what it means.
As for the project progress I now have an automated way for blogs discovery and am working on the next piece of the puzzle the categorization. I’m also thinking through multiple ways of storing the data. From my experience choosing the right persistence method and metadata schema are crucial decisions so I’m not ready yet to make such commitments:)