Things can only go up

Talk about starting from scratch!

I just set up this blog with Technorati, made the claim and added the code so that it is listed as a blog that belongs to me, is included in my profile and enables it to be found in Technorati searches.

It’s humbling – although hardly surprising – to see where Technorati ranks it right now:

Technorati ranking

Contrast this with how Technorati sees NevOn, the blog on TypePad I’ve been writing since July 2004:

Technorati ranking

So I have 1,106,895 steps to climb to at least match the connectivity of the old (well, still current) blog.

I love a challenge!

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Mutually Inclusive PR

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Neville…

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    Help out a poor colleague in need…

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  3. Kami Huyse

    Hey, i just found you new site. Neat. Steve Rubel recently said that you should be able to take your Technorati rating with you and I agree. The current method means that you are pretty tied to teh platform you started blogging on, even if it isn’t the best resource anymore. How undemocratic is that?

  4. neville

    That’s an issue, Kami, I agree. I think it would make more sense if your Technorati rating were portable.

    Yet I do wonder how much this really does matter. When I do complete the transition to here from TypePad – sometime in the coming week is the plan – the old blog will still exist and still be included in the Technorati system. So the specific rank for that blog will no doubt decline over time. So what? The content is still there and will still be discoverable. Plus it will have a clear link to this new blog.

    Kare, thanks for your comment.

  5. Up a million steps in one go at

    […] Just before I launched this blog, I noted that my Technorati ranking had disappeared beyond the solar system as I started from scratch here. As inbound links started coming in as the blog was discovered by people (before I said anything about it), I began to question my trust in Technorati’s information as it continued to show no connectivity. […]

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