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Oracle Blogs Ranked by Technorati Authority – July 07 Edition

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:

  1. How do I get indexed? or better indexed?
  2. My posts are not indexed and my post tags aren’t either. What can I do?
  3. Links from other blogs not showing up in search?

Filed in ColdFusion, Oracle on 10 Jul 07 | Tags:


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Great, gained two ranks! :-)

    Patrick

  2. |

    Hmmm. Just outside the hundred, but I’m there with Mary Ann Davidson (Oracle’s head honcho for security) and “Blogger: 404 Error – Page not found. ” I’ll take this as amusement value only.

  3. |

    I’m glad that you felt amused Gary. Finally, someone squeezed some pleasure out of my mostly technically “dry” blog.

    Remember, this is not how much “authority” you have within Oracle corporation, so don’t be surprised (but still be amused) if you have as much “authority” as Oracle’s head honcho for security.

    By the way, thanks for pointing out the 404 error. That’s what happens when a blogger changes where his blog is hosted without syncing with the aggregators. I’ll update the URL in OraNA.info immediately.

  4. |

    Nice list Eddie although it does highlight that I should probably work harder! ;-)

    Is there a way you can make the names of the blogs be hyperlinks so people can easily link to that blog ?

    Just a thought.

    Keep up the good work Cheers Jeff

  5. |

    Nice list Eddie, you said you are going to update and post it regularly, is it possible to have it update on demand or would that cause issues with technorati thinking you are spamming them?

    cheers

    Pete

  6. |

    I still find humor in that top-rated blogs aren’t posted to for months. Another column of “last posted to date” might be embarrassing to some (and I might be near the top of that sort ascending :-)

    Is it possible to make your Website/Blog field under “Post a Comment” larger?

  7. |

    Jeff, in the next edition I will try to make the names of the blogs be hyperlinks. In the mean time, there is the Blog URL column, just scroll a bit to the right.

    Pete, Technorati allows up to 500 API calls per day per API Key. Using my API Key, the above list consumed 288 calls out of 500. So, populating the list on demand may not be an option, at least not daily.

    Joel, the Technorati bloginfo API does return the date the blog was last updated. I may add this column in the next edition. The Website/Blog HTML input field under “Post a Comment” has a max size of 50 characters. I will see if the corresponding database column size is larger than 50 and update the HTML field accordingly.

  8. |

    Eddie, thanks very much for the time and effort for following this up.

    Haha! I gained 22 positions. I’ve Tom in my sights! ;)

    Cheers

    CM.