So, I don't really pay a lot of attention to the numbers and what-not. You may or may not have figured it out, but I pretty much run this blog because I want to, and the fact that anyone else actually reads it is something of a curiosity to me. Don't get me wrong, I really like having everyone around, but I don't get it, and I wonder if perhaps you all need lives. I don't wonder about that for myself - there's no question that I need a life.
Anyway, I was a little surprised when I got an email from Marjorie at Wikio, offering me a sneak peak at their blog rankings this month. Why was I chosen for this particular honor? Well, apparently Clips Nation has climbed up to number 6 in their Basketball blog rankings all of a sudden, so I guess they thought that as a rising star in their eyes, I'd be excited to plug them with a little advanced publicity. And they were right!
I don't know a lot about how they come up with these rankings - just what I read on their site:
The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. Our algorithm accords a greater value to links from blogs placed higher up in the ranking.
A blog linking another blog is only counted once a month i.e. if blog A links to blog B 10 times in a given month, it is only counted as having linked to that blog once that month. The weight of any link decreases over time. Also, if a blog always links to the same blog, the weight of these links is decreased.
Only links found in RSS feeds are counted. Blogrolls are not taken into account.
Our rankings are updated on a monthly basis and also include Top Blogs for several categories: Technology, Politics, etc. New categories will be added on a regular basis.
There are probably a million different ways to rank blogs, and who knows if this one is the best way, or even a particularly good way, but I kind of like the company we're keeping. It's hard to argue with TrueHoop and Blazers Edge as one and two in the basketblogosphere, and it's nice to see SBNation blogs occupying seven of the top nine spots. You can also take heart that, at least according to Wikio, the Clippers (Clips Nation) lead the Lakers (Forum Blue and Gold) in the blog standings, if nowhere else.
Wikio will release their full March blog rankings this Friday, March 5th.
Top basketball blogs, March 2010:
Presented by Wikio