It’s really very nice to have your Technorati ranking jump 2000 spots in a day. But there’s something odd about it too. I think Technorati is weeding their index of blogs this week, and some interesting things are popping up.
Yesterday between noon and 9:00 PM:
- bizhack jumped from 14,800 to 12,330
- twopointouch jumped from 16,500 to about 12,500
- Chip’s Quips jumped from 35,000 to 28,712
- Orbit Now! jumped from 31,000 to 25,523
In my case, the number of reported inbound links and the number of blogs reported to be linked in has not changed, although I know some new blogs have linked to bizhack in the last week. I’m asking Ian Delaney, who runs twopointouch, if the same is true for him.
(Update: it’s not – Technorat is indexing his blog just fine right now)
However, what we
might have here is a major effort by Technorati to clean its index of splogs, which might account for a less-than-satisfactory job of spidering existing blogs and updating them in their index … they have failed to take note of my last 15-20 posts, in spite of my pinging them.
If the numbers that I’m seeing and that Ian are seeing are correct, it’s
possible seems likely that between 2000-4000 blogs were tossed out of the index – splogs, flogs, and who knows what else.
We need more data before we can make
any really firm conclusions, though. Anyone else have similar experiences?
(Update: Please continue to post your experience below!)[tags] technorati, index, splogs, ranking, twopointouch, john koetsier [/tags]
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