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Ranking of Sites in Blog Portal

First Online: January 01,2099
Page Last Updated: December 21,2007

by Vikas Kamat

To increase the value of the directory of the Indian blogs, in December 2005 we decided to add reviews and rankings to the blogs listed in Blog Portal. IMO, the ranking mechanisms available at that time were not useful (alphabetical, recently updated, most blogrolled) and some criteria that I needed (traffic, quality of writing) were not easily obtainable. Hence we came up with a weighted-matrix formula to determine the ranking in Blog Portal consisting of other established measurements.

Factors Determining a Blog's Rank

  • Human powered votes (10% weightage)
  • Frequency of Updates (10% weightage)
  • Community Participation (20% weightage) 
  • Google PageRank of the Blog (35% weightage)
  • Age of the Blog (5% weightage, Each year approximated to 1 point)
  • Editorial Points (20% weightage)
These factors are no longer considered
  • Alexa Rank of a blog
  • Frequency of a blog being down (Negative weightage)

How to Improve Your Rank

  • Easiest way is to provide a reciprocal link, which gains you 10 points from the Community Participation
  • If you claim a blog you will establish trust and gain some undisclosed points. After claiming, every review you write, you will gain more points.



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