Last May I published a list of top Oracle blogs ranked by Technorati authority. Since then, I have had requests to publish an updated list. I was reluctant to do it because creating the list takes quite a bit of time. However, last Sunday afternoon, I was able to automate the creation of the spreadsheet. I wrote a ColdFusion page that used the Technorati API to get the Technorati information about each blog aggregated by OraNA.info.
Now that I have it automated, I will try to publish an updated list on a regular basis, highlighting the changes in authority for each blog, up, down or unchanged. The list includes ALL the blogs aggregated by OraNA.info, even the ones that have no Technorati information.
As a reminder, the Technorati “authority” is the number of blogs (not links) linking to a blog in the last six months. The Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top. The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog. The smaller your Technorati Rank, the closer you are to the top.
The above list has been automatically generated by calling the Technorati BlogInfo Query for each blog URL. The call was made using an HTTP GET to http://api.technorati.com/bloginfo?key=[apikey]&url=[blog url].
If your blog has a low authority and if you care about boosting your authority ranking you may want to write posts that are interesting to other bloggers (not just to you) so they’ll link to you. I have found the following FAQs helpful in understanding how to have Technorati index your blog: