John Chow dot Com Cracks Technorati Top 50

It took a while but this blog has finally broke into the Technorati Top 50. Currently, I’m ranked number 50 with an authority of 5,332. However, Technorati still refuses to put me in their official Top 100 blog list.

Apparently, I’m not the only top 100 blog not included in the official list. For example,, which is ranked number 15 is no where to be seen on the official list as well. I’m sure there are bunch of others top 100 blogs missing. As I’ve stated in a previous post, Technorati plays favorites with the Top 100 and hand selects the blogs to be included. Just because you have enough authority to break the top 100 doesn’t mean they’ll add you to their list.

What is even more funny is you don’t really need to be a top 100 blog to make the Top 100 list. CrunchGear is currently at number 100 on the list but if you check their Technorati profile, you’ll see they have a rank of 120. As a matter of fact, the last four blogs in the official Top 100 list are not top 100 blogs. Go figure.

103 thoughts on “John Chow dot Com Cracks Technorati Top 50”

  1. Peter Koning says:

    Congrats John. Keep going – try for #1!

    1. Greetings! Anyways john I think I know why Technorati don’t rank you in the top 100.
      It’s your Link Bait. They(also google)doesn’t seems to be liking people who outsmart them. But who cares about Googel Or Technorati, right?
      I really don’t care about them What value most is our Loyal reader base.We should treat them well.
      Thats why I’m risking my Site’s “ranks” and giving away 100 text links to my loyal readers all they had to do is asking! I link them. Love your readers Not Google. ANd get used to scroogle before Google Srew you!

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        Wow great job! Keep up the good works. You are an inspiration to us all.

        1. wow, praise indeed!

      2. hmm. Yeah I guess they don’t like your link bait, however Blogging the Movie is looking for Top Bloggers and we don’t care if you’re not on the official list. 😉

        1. well said, jc doesn’t need either technorati or google

        2. Lewis Empire says:

          Why not create your own official list. Maybe top 100 evil blogs?

      3. Who would like you manipulating there results? your a monster sometimes.

        The point of these search engines such as google and Technorati is to produce good results. when people start screwing around with there system they will envitably pump out miss placed results.

        I’m not saying stop, they have to get smarter just as we do at cracking there system but it makes sense having a black list.

    2. ouchs says:

      Good Job JC!

      1. everyone is banning

        1. everyone hates john chow 👿

        2. Lewis Empire says:

          Not his loyal readers!

        3. I would black list him if I has a search engine. him and 1000s of others that try to manipulate my results.

          Even still I am going to try as hard as I can to get to the first page of Google using white hat SEO.

        4. Oh, not everyone…just a couple small-time names like GOOGLE and TECHNORATI. 😆 In John’s case, it doesn’t matter really. I mean, even if it did, it doesn’t take away the fact that he has steady readership, probably even growing, and tons of revenue to boot.

          John’s more than fine without their help.

    3. cooliojones says:

      Let me tell you he’s gonna have to dig DEEP in that bag of evil to dethrone Engadget!! But records were made to be broken, and John has the tenacity to do it. Have to stay tuned to this developing story.

    4. Freebies says:

      Congrats on hitting the top 50!

      1. Top 50 ain’t too shabby at all. Congrats, John!

  2. Gary Lee says:

    your gripes with technorati sound like my gripes with alexa . . . all garbage rankings, but we still have to use them! . . .

    1. Gary Lee says:

      btw . . . you don’t want a crack at the iphone? . . . you’ve been a pretty lucky man these past few months . . . why not try it out again? 😈

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        It would be nice if Technorati pinged in a timely manner. I have a slight delay of 30 or so minutes. I see other folks that don’t get pinged for days and weeks after they have published a post. That’t got to suck.

        1. cooliojones says:

          30 minutes is nothing. I get mine in about 15-20 minutes.

          Sometimes I am surprised how your rating can drop when the number of blog reactions has actually gone up, and you posted recently. Weird.

      2. you would love JC to throw a shot out wouldn’t you? that would send so many potential readers to your site to do the iPhone giveaway. but hey people should it is free.

        1. Gary Lee says:

          i don’t think “love” is the right word . . . . “appreciation” would more in line

    2. Freebies says:

      I’m with you in your hatred for Alexa! It’s such crap and yet people still use it all the time for setting prices for links and whatnot. Grrrr.

      1. Whats the alternative?
        Trusting the website owner to publish his stats that have not been fuddled with?

  3. Techno who? 😈

      1. It helps when you add a link for them to follow

      2. I think BD PC was just joshing, video1. 😉

  4. I wish they wouldn’t be so biased with stuff like this.

    1. Peter says:

      If they honestly think that some sites are better to fit in the Top 100 because they feel they’re more suitable, instead of just looking at the numbers like authority or links from other blogs, why wouldn’t they do it?

      Succeed With This || Blogging Success

      1. Freebies says:

        Well that’s what they are doing, which is what John is complaining about 🙂

      2. Probably they think that if bloggers can somehow manipulate things, then so can they.

    2. Lewis Empire says:

      Who knows what type of metrics they are using. It’s probably some sort of automated process.

    3. It makes a lot of sense,
      When a user manipulates the search results to appear higher on the results page there page might not be applicable to the search. ei not a targeted results.

      i’m surprised that more sites don’t have black lists just like google and technorati

  5. bob cobb says:

    Congrats, any tips for getting higher in technorati?

    1. Karl says:

      by getting users to add you their favorite blogs? 😕

      1. Freebies says:

        That probably doesn’t hurt. Getting people to link to you most likely helps as well.

        1. I’m sure a lot of people have put John’s blog on their favorites, but that didn’t seem to put him on the top 100 blogs.

          It will increase your chances with top favorites though, I agree.

    2. The best way is to write good content. its always been the best way.
      Make your self a resource in your own field.

  6. John Wesley says:

    I can understand why this annoys you, but it also makes sense. I’m guessing Performancing is held out because many of their links come from WP Themes. The same for your Make Money Online Reviews. If the Top 100 could be entered just by making some good WordPress themes or staging a great linkbait exchange then it really wouldn’t be very legitimate.

    1. John Chow says:

      Have you ever wonder why every Top 100 blog is English only?

      1. there used to be some chinese blogs, but they’re nowhere to be seen now

      2. Freebies says:

        It makes sense to keep them English only though, as Technorati itself is in English and targeted towards English speakers. It wouldn’t make much sense for them to place blogs on the Top 100 that the mass majority of their users couldn’t read or understand.

      3. Why would an English blog site show blogs in other languages, you would think that they would try and filter out other languages.

  7. Such blatant favoritism shouldn’t be accepted so nonchalantly, then again, if it wasn’t paying off for them they wouldn’t be doing it…lovely wisdom from that Dr. Phil guy who thinks he’s so smart….

    I still think it stinks…
    :holds nose:

    1. Freebies says:

      It’s a private tracker though. Technorati can do whatever they want with the lists. It’s not like we pay them for an unbiased representation of the actual Top 100.

      1. Maybe John could bribe them? 😈 Nah, too evil even for me.

  8. Ali says:

    anybody want an instant boost overnight in their technorati rankings send me an email. i’ll tell you how. it’s not free though.

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      So Evil… 😈

    2. cooliojones says:

      BOOOO!! I’ll tell you for free cause I do it everyday. Go to my site and send me an e-mail. And I have proof of my increases! 🙂

      I’m here to help you help yourself (borrowed from Jerry Maguire.)

      1. Freebies says:

        Coolionjones, you’ve got mail 😛

    3. And yet you don’t include any contact information, I guess I could click on your user name but I don’t want to.

  9. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m still working on cracking the 10k mark.

    1. i need checked my technorank

  10. H:H says:

    Good! I crack technorati top 3,871,628 yesterday!

    1. cooliojones says:

      LOL!!! That qualifies you for a FREE minute of internet search time! What are ya gonna look for with that minute? 😀

    2. Darn it, you beat me by like [email protected]#% 😆

  11. says:

    Congrats John. Hope you succeed on your mission.

  12. Peter says:

    John, with your blackhat techniques, are you really surprised not to be in the top 100? Also, it’s their site, they’re allowed to do whatever they want.

    Succeed With This || Blogging Tips

  13. I think thats hilarious that they don’t even update that crap. That should be something I would assume they’d keep on top of since thats every persons wish.

    1. I think that they do update the list automatically but include a black list of people that rised too fast or used unfair means to clime the list.

  14. Congratulations John.
    Sorry Technorati isn’t showing you any love.

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online.

  15. Keep plugging John … You’ll get to #1!


  16. the trasher says:

    congratulations. i’m heppy for you.

    my blog is in

    Rank: 1,357,685
    Authority: 4

    ja, be carefull, i’m going for you!!!!

    best regards


    1. Freebies says:

      Haha, that’s even better than one of the sites I have. I started it two years ago, never touched it since, and it’s Authority is 1 😀

  17. Casey says:

    Congrats John. It makes no sense at all why they do that.

  18. simon says:

    Technorati Top 50 that’s amazing.

  19. ouchs says:

    Now you can raise your review prices! 👿

  20. ourmonmouth says:

    I can understand your frustration. Have you spoken to them directly? I don’t think anyone would deny your success, influence and subscription (loyal following) in the blogosphere. You deserve the appropriate ranking even if they disagree (or agree for that matter) with your business/blog. What policy do they disclose that details there ranking system policy. None that I saw. Besides being unfair to those they arbitrarily leave out, it is a disservice to the blogging community and public.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. How disappointing.

    Now, if only I had that problem….


  21. Rich Minx says:

    “Respect my [Technorati] authoritah.”
    -Eric Cartman

    1. 40hourstogo says:

      haha I love South Park!

    2. TOO funny!!! If Cartman was on Technorati though, he’d be in the black list, too. 😆

  22. Online or offline, it’s all about who you know or who you… well, never mind. Techno-rati doesn’t seem to care about my blog and Google refuses to bestow any PageRank on it either.

    That’s ok, we all know who has the quality content, don’t we?

  23. Ash Haque says:
    rank: #1
    authority: 4x that of engadgets 😯

    No where on the top 100 list

  24. Michael says:


    I hope to take that spot from you some day.

    BeachBum Michael

  25. says:


  26. Roberta says:

    Congrats! Someday, I wish to achieve some of the successes that you have 😀 I just broke 30k and it made my day…I’m such a dork…

  27. Tech Bold says:

    Congrats John. But it looks like Technorati is not giving you any love. 🙄

  28. 40hourstogo says:

    Rank: 986,914

    YES, I broke a million!!!

  29. 40hourstogo says:

    Rank: 986,914

    YES, I broke a million!!!!

  30. Mybloggo says:

    Congrats John.Keep it going on i will support your blog.

  31. Matt says:

    “in the last six months” (on the Top 100 page) might mean that you must have to have had been in the Top 100 for 6 months…

  32. Bloggeries says:

    Congrats on such a massive accomplishment. A shame that technorati plays favourites because it’s the “authority” in the niche. Either way congrats on a milestone.

  33. sandossu says:

    Maybe it takes time for the top to update ? If not, shame for them, it’s not fair.

  34. I put the word “crack” in a search engine and came up with this article. 😕 John Chow’s site is the “crack” of the ‘Net world! Keep up the good work! 😆

    1. Get out, for real? LOL Way to go, John!!!

  35. Gadget says:

    Congratulation JC.
    I find a few days ago your blog and now i love your blog !

  36. Fable says:

    Congrats on reaching the top 50, John! 😉


  37. lionstarr says:

    So you’re on the way to the top ten now… :mrgreen:

    And funny, the top 100 list isn’t a real top hundred list…
    Maybe some money changed hands there…

  38. Ashwini says:

    Technorati doesn’t displays those blogs in Top 100 those who are targeting the same keyword

    For eg, has an authority of ~16,000 and then has a rank of 7 been displayed on its profile, but it has same keyword as link i.e, blogger templates, then Technorati will not keep them in top 100

    In your case, the linkbait i s dominating and many are linking with “make money online” keyword s technorati didn’t put in Top 100 but that doesn’t mean you are banned

  39. Jessica Dawn says:

    Hi John,
    wow! That’s amazing. I’ve recently been recommended to your site by . It’s amazing, and I love your PDF. I’ve began implementing the strategies last week and had a question. Do you think the same strategies work in all market niches?

    Thanks, your cool! 😎

  40. Authority: 31
    Rank: 203,430
    And rising fast I be near you in a year max.

  41. Congrats 🙂

    I will be top 60.000 by tomorrow 🙄

  42. Looks like link exchanges have really paid off for you. Today the Technorati…tomorrow the world 🙂

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