Sunday, December 02, 2007

Link My Blog...please?

I want to beat Guy Kawasaki to Technorati Top Ten!

I haven't lost yet...which means...there is still time for me to win!

Some visitors might remember that 2 years ago I had been reading some marketing blogs and came across Guy Kawasaki's blog. He started blogging when I did...and I started reading his blog and he was talking about Technorati. I didn't have a clue what Technorati was then, but he wanted to be in the top 10 Technorati rank...say like KOS or Arianna Huffington.

I decided on my blog...that I was going to try to beat Guy Kawasaki to the Technorati top ten.

I made a portrait of Guy Kawasaki to intimidate him and I re-read the Art of War...and began watching my stats on Technorati.

On March 31, 2007, my technorati rank was 2,258 and Guy Kawasaki's was 27.

A year earlier in April, 2006...this is what Guy Kawasaki had to say about Technorati ranking: Some people are perplexed (perhaps even dismayed) with my high level of interest (aka, "obsession") in my Technorati ranking. I provide several explanations to choose from:

a) I am a shallow, insecure person whose fragile ego must be externally fed by whatever validation I can find.
b) I'm a goal oriented person. If I were a quarterback, I would keep track of touchdowns. If I were a winger, I would keep track of goals. If I were a shooting guard, I would keep track of three pointers. I'm a blogger (partially), so I keep track of links.
c) Creating a link is a voluntary act. Presumably, the linker believes that the material is worth reading and therefore created the link. By extension, the more useful one's blog becomes, the more people will link to it. The more people link to it, the higher you rise in Technorati. Thus, your Technorati ranking is a measure of your meaningfulness.
d) I just love rankings.

Some Gnostic Minx Blog Stats today:

1) Actually, the Technorati top ten has changed in the past year proving it is a kind of organic entity. I was ranked 2,258...but now I am 162,356.

2) #1 sounded depressing until I realized Guy kawasaki's rank was also set back from changes within Technorati rank system. He dropped from #27 to #36.

3) This is post # 825. Sheesh, when did that happen?

4) I've had 36,327 visitors.

5) I've listed the Guy Kawasaki portrait 8 times on eBay.

6) Between April 11, 2007 and today there have been 1,374 comments left here.

7) One time, my blog got reviewed by this guy named "Lucky" who had a blog called Desert Odyssey. You can see how much he hated my blog on the link in my margins. He ranked blogs by camel humps and he gave me the lowest rank of all the blogs he reviewed. His Technorati rank is 2,124,856. Actually he quit blogging a few months ago saying his blog was dead. Why am I smiling so hard right now?

8) The Making of Kawasaki Krump portrait can be seen by clicking here...

9) Number of times some words have brought people here: gnostic 444 visitors, masterbation 114 visitors, meridian 131, rebirth 29, mccarthy 338, depression 73 visitors, and goth 27 visitors found this blog.

10) I've been tagged about half a dozen times since I began blogging. I am tagged now for Monday Morning and am afraid I'll here is the meme and link to help me remember.

11) "RT wrote an article on how to improve your Technorati rank at Untwisted Vortex. It's an ongoing experiment to see how well my blog's Technorati rank will improve by participating."

12) How To Improve your Blog Rank at Buck Naked Politics

Help me beat Guy Kawasaki to top ten rank in Technorati...and link my blog...please? If you are already linked with me, do you "PING" your blog regularily? Pinging your blog helps test whether your computer can communicate with another computer over the network. Then, if network communication is established, ping tests also determine the connection latency (technical term for delay) between the two computers. Here is a ping feature site...type in the name of your blog and the URL. I ping every day and every time I post something new.

You can PING Technorati directly at this page...and type in your blog URL.


tweetey30 said...

I may seem dumb but I have no idea what you mean link. Or do you mean link like we are where we check up on eachother every day or is there another kind of link out there I am not aware of.

Candy Minx said...

HI Tweety! Sorry to be confusing, I was trying to be funny...see I can't be funny online!

Like a blogroll link. You've already linked me on your blog (THANK YOU!) where it says "favourite links to read everyday". I must have written it funny. I was trying to make it sound funny with the little word "please".

mister anchovy said...

Excellent post Candy. I think you can be heartened that his ranking dropped by 9 points. I've never followed technorati ratings, but I continue to follow the strategy that took mister anchovy's to where it is today - a steady supply of accordion videos. Who can resist? Actually, if truth were known, the popularity of my own blog has waned over the past few months, and I'm finding that I am getting below the 'average' number of visitors just about every day now. It must have been something I said. For a while, though, my own stats were inflated by a strange bump in visitors from Mainland China, (not to mention that hits for Johnny Cash flipping the bird have finally started falling off.

Candy Minx said...

Mister Anchovy, I think it's the my comments below...I say that every time I post a comments, no visitors it's like STOP. I haven't really been looking at Technorati for a while...been so busy, but then I realized hey I should mention my warrior motives once again here heh heh...and post a pic of Guy Kawasaki...he is my Moriarity!


mikedelic said...

i have you linked to my blog but get little traffic. but you should link my youtube page it's awesome. latest vid is something you'll like:

Candy Minx said...

Hey Mike Brown...I've got a subsciption to you YouTube page, I'm your biggest fan. And I am laughing because you say you have little traffic...that was my point highlighting the goal of Kawasaki to reach top ten. For the rest of us we have made some friends online and enjoy our visits...without the sensationalism he craves. Not that there is anything wrong with sensationaism...maybe I should post somethign scandalous and get lots of visitors and links?

Gardenia said...

Candy, you tickle me. I'm laughing. I also went "pinging." Thanks for the link.

mister anchovy said...


mikedelic said...

candy yours is my favorite blog. and no i'm not unpopular but i want world domination dammit!!! but you certainly have been supportive already and i appreciate it. of course a little more couldn't hurt. either way you're my gal and i'm going to come see you this spring/summer!!! :D ♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ♫

mikedelic said...

addendum: it's my blog that gets very few hits my youtube channel is doing real good. but still...

tweetey30 said...

Oh Ok. You can be funny I was more than likely in a stupor yesterday when reading. I get that way. Its not you. I love reading here.

* (asterisk) said...

I think I've got you linked on all my blogs, but I'll check. Anything to beat that bastard Kawasaki!

I ping with each post, and sometimes at random if I haven't posted lately.

* (asterisk) said...

I'm Technorati 294,012, in case you're interested.

Candy Minx said...

Of course I'm interested in others Technorati fact I check them that scary or what?