Technorati Profile

Nature has an article on the top 50 science blogs taken from Technorati in which we do not occur. We have not registered at Technorati and am doing so now. The registration process requires that you do a post like this and insert the following in a message Technorati Profile

I’m not entirely sure where this blog will rank. If google scores are an indication, it would rank highly as we occur high on all kinds of google topics. The hit scores seem high, although there are apples and oranges in many comparisons. We tend to look at page hits – I think that we get a relatively high hit score per visit compared to other blogs, but who knows? On the other hand, we don’t rank highly in inbound links, which is a commonly used index.


  1. Armand MacMurray
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    Steve, upon viewing your Technorati Profile page, I was surprised at the complete absence of the words/tags “climate,” “science,” “research,” “verification,” “statistics,” and “audit”! Lots of topics for those in the know (“MM05”, “Moberg[2005]”), but nothing to indicate the general gist of your work and interests for the “Technorati” in general.
    Please update your interests there to something reasonable — we don’t want TCO running amok again.

  2. TCO
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

    I don’t need to if other people keep Steve straight. 🙂

  3. Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 7:30 PM | Permalink

    I have added an inbound link from my blog This should boost your ranking. If everyone with a blog or web site posts a link, you ratings will climb on Technorati. As they should!

  4. TCO
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

    You should give a link to the New Mexico warmer dude. He has the cajones to link to you.

  5. Jaime Arbona
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 8:32 PM | Permalink

    It’s cojones, TCO, c-o-j-o-n-e-s. Cajones means wood or cardboard boxes (in Spanish).

  6. Dave Dardinger
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 9:58 PM | Permalink


    Co-Jones, eh? Gives me a whole new insight into the meaning to the phrase, “keeping up with the Jones.”

  7. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 10:09 PM | Permalink

    It’s hard to understand the rankings. I checked some of the blogs ranked higher at Technorati. For example here The blog had one or two comments per post. You couldn’t find it on google with a telescope. That site is not getting 10,000 hits per day. Makes no sense.

  8. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 10:25 PM | Permalink

    This makes no sense – I did some googles: climate verification #1, OK, not surprising; climate autocorrelation, #1 ahead of Sciencemag, again not a surprise; OK not too surprising. “disclosure due diligence” #1, ahead of securities sites; “rasmus climate” # 1, ahead of realclimate, though not for “gavin climate” or “mann climate”, where we were high;

    “nature hwang disclosure” – #3.

    Here’s one that’s fun: “nas panel” #1, ahead of the New York Times.

  9. Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 10:26 PM | Permalink

    Hits aren’t everything. The one I tend to look at most now is returning visits as it measures your real regular reader base.

    Links count a lot, as they are added to the value of the page they point to. Theres lots of resources for the whole SEO thing. One site I would recommend is Developed by developers of and some other majors. This tells you about search engine optimization and actually gives you recommendations for topics to blog on. Its very slick and in beta for a few weeks. Its very good if you want to broaden your search engine base, and may not be free for long.

    Adding tags to the site does help. TagWarrior is the standard plugin for wordpress.

  10. Posted Jul 5, 2006 at 11:50 PM | Permalink

    Dear Steve,

    you may also want to add blog tags – keywords – up to 20 of them: climate, climate science, global warming, science, … whatever is possible.

    Right now, I am #2 among climate blogs 😉

    You need to quintuple the number of blogs linking you to take the place but don’t spend too much time with it – CA is clearly more important than these numbers indicate. I am not getting any hits from them.

    Good luck

  11. TCO
    Posted Jul 8, 2006 at 6:24 PM | Permalink

    In TTLB ecosystem, RC is in the 700s and we are only in the 8000s? 😦

  12. Posted Jul 12, 2006 at 6:03 AM | Permalink

    You are THE BEST Steve, no doubts.

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