on the value of benchmarks
While I was wandering along the corridors of Technorati, I started to sulk because the Wendyhome blog only warranted an ‘Authority of 5’. I have no idea what an Authority of 5 means, but it sounded fairly lowly. My bottom lip protruded as I read the information provided by Technorati on who had linked to my blog. Then. OH YES… ….THEN, I noticed that Raymond Chen’s blog got a Technorati rating of 9. NINE.
Lets look at this relatively. I’m not related to Raymond but our blogs have relatively different readership and page-load numbers. If my blog is rated 5 and I had to subjectively estimate what Raymonds blog would rate on the same scale I would guesstimate Raymond’s blog would rate at an approximate 3 zillion 4 million 5 thousand, two hundred and seventy-nine point five. Taking regular daily hits into account and deducting 5 points for nitpickers.
In short, which Raymond is, relative to Average US adult male heights, that my blog got 5 on a scale that rates Raymonds blog as 9 is a significant achievement. My bottom lip retracted and the champagne bottles were popped. Hoorah. The Technorati Benchmarks are in my good books for today. Just for today mind, there’s no telling what tomorrow may bring…