But still I find Technorati fascinating. It provides a view blog reaction widget at the bottom of each post that allows me to see the posts that link to my post. The internet surfer always take links for granted. But for bloggers, links are important because it is a sign that people has read your posts. Not only that, links are the most crucial equations in any search engines. A high ranking website is always a website that has a lot of links. So the higher the blog reaction is, the better off your website is.
There is another widget that I like: The Authority widget.
The Authority widget is a widget that shows the total number of unique sites that link to you. If you get 10 links from 1 website, then your authority is still 1, because there is only one unique site that links to you. In a sense, the higher authority you have, the more well-read you are.
My current authority is 27, not 575 as shown on the image above.
But recently I want to know what are the unique websites that link to me. For me, merely knowing that there are 27 websites that link to me is not sufficient; I want to know who is linking to me. There are two ways one can do this.
- Go to the Technorati's page on the blog and see the blog reactions and filter out the repeated websites manually,
- Use Technorati API to do the job.
There are 27 of them, so I guess that my program should be correct. I don't know how can Technorati count some websites twice. For example, 'http://www.lazycoder.com' and
'http://www.lazycoder.com/weblog' are treated as two different websites, even though they should be the same.
For those of you who are interested in my program, you can get the code here at Google Code.