September 15, 2005
Metrics for Weighing Blogs
Last week I spoke at Bill Flitter's eBig monthly meeting on Blogs and RSS. My talk was about metrics and weighing blogs. Shel Holtz recorded my talk (thanks!) which is here (warning, giant mp3 follows that link) or see it here at the Hobson and Holtz Report.
Posted by Mary Hodder at September 15, 2005 08:24 AM
I couldn't make it to the eBig event because of a schedule conflict, so I was particularly happy to discover that Shel Holtz had recorded you. I listened to the MP3 yesterday and was impressed with your analysis of the current problems with blog rankings, spiders, splogs, and the problems with Technorati and other blog search engines. I've been inspired to go add a podroll to the existing blogroll on my Author-izer Article blog. (I actually find adding categories and blogroll entries in WordPress pretty easy, but figuring out why the index page displays wrong in MSIE has so far defeated me; all I know is that it must be something I did when tinkering with the template.) I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog from now on.
Thanks.. appreciate the listen. What I would love to hear about are any ideas you have about how to weight blogs and topic communities.. since this is such an important problem and difficult to get right. I think it's critical to listen to users rather than creating a top down solution.