Number 91 On Technorati – Unoffically


If you look at my Technorati ranking, you’ll see the blog rating service has me ranked 144th most popular blog on the Internet, with 13,098 links from 3,294 blogs.

However, if you look at the Technorati Top 100 blogs, you’ll see that number 100 has 3,089 blogs linking to it. The Technorati Top 100 is based on the number of blogs linking to you. The more blog links, the higher your ranking. I have 3,294 blogs linking to John Chow dot Com. That is enough to put me at number 91 on the Top 100.

I wonder how long the delay is for updating the Top 100. Anyways, as it stands, I am unofficially a Technorati Top 100 blog. When Technorati will make it official, I’m not sure. Regardless of when that’ll happen, I think I will be increasing my ReviewMe price next month.

59 thoughts on “Number 91 On Technorati – Unoffically”

  1. Well, congrats! Your blog will be burning up when you get a new PR of 7 and a Top 100 on technorati. You are pretty much unstoppable. I see that you have reached the great 4000 mark on you feeds as well.


    1. Jonix says:

      good point adam, didn’t see the 4000 mark, until you write it.

      Congratulations JC.

      1. Alex says:

        ReviewMe price will go up to $500 very soon..

        1. Michael Kwan says:

          It already went up to $500, but John manually lowered it to $300… the offers haven’t stopped coming in, so he should be increasing his rate to lower the workload yet maintain the same income. (Want to give me a raise, John?)

          1. Dave says:

            Haha always the plug

        2. uncle sha says:

          nah i also think john won’t raise the price. i think he really love the reviewing part more than the $

  2. Chris Chen says:

    Hey John – what’s the single most important/best piece of advice you could offer for a new blogger to get their blog off the ground and on the path to making truly evil amounts of money online? ❓

    1. Jane May says:

      You should read his Top Posts page at the top of the blog.

    2. Jonix says:

      The best advice that anyone can give to a starter blogger, is to think for itself, add various sources of income, attract visitors, use the power of social media.

      1. Marc says:

        I’d even leave the sources of income until later. Focus on establishing the blog doing the things Jonix suggests. The revenue will be easier to come by after you’ve done that.

        1. Dave says:

          Yes, definately forget about monetization until you’ve built up traffic. Focus on good quality content, and 0 ads. You’ll be able to build up a reader base sooner.

          Also write about something you are qualified to write about 🙂

      2. uncle sha says:

        and get to know your readers … i’ve seen some blogs that just don’t comment or interact with their readers

  3. Hey John, The delay is probably a few days with all the sites they are pushing through technorati!


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  4. blogcrowds says:

    better order a ReviewMe right now…

    1. Gath says:

      Yep – last time the price went up to $500.

      1. Marc says:

        Yep and I’ll bet that $500 is what John’s looking at for the next increase. Although now that I’ve suggested that who knows what he’ll do (take note of the Male Enhancement ad).

  5. Kumiko says:

    Hmmm….was that a post about Technorati or a sneaky encouragement for people to order ReviewMe reviews?? 🙂


    1. Jonix says:

      ah ah! good one kumiko 😉
      I think it’s both 😈

      1. Alex says:

        Evil marketing mastermind 😈

    2. Dave says:

      Obviously we’re talking about 😈 here!

      1. Alex says:

        Lots of 😈

    3. uncle sha says:

      haha ‘evil’ strikes again 😈

  6. Ronaldo says:

    So that means all blogs that reviewed for a linkback now have a more valuable link… Good news.

    1. Jane May says:

      Not really because it’s unofficial…meaning the “value” is still coming from a blog that ranks 144 (which is still one of the best things that can be linking to you!)

      1. Ronaldo says:

        That’s right. We will have a more valuable link when they update the ranking.

  7. Jane May says:

    I don’t know how I feel about Technorati anymore. But I guess it doesn’t matter since so much is still based on it.

    1. Marc says:

      Yeah I’m not that big a fan of it, but unfortunately some of my revenue sources use it as a measuring stick. I really wish they wouldn’t but it’s not like they have a lot of options out there.

      1. Alex says:

        It’s the same with Alexa. It’s very unreliable but it’s still essential..

        1. Dave says:

          I wouldn’t call technorati and alexa unreliable… inaccurate would be a better word.

          1. Alex says:

            They’re unreliable because they’re inaccurate 😎

  8. So what’s your plan for 6 months after the review my blog links stop coming in (they’ve got to peak at some point) and the links start “expiring”? Actually I guess the first batches of review my blog links will start expiring pretty soon, so you’re going to have to at least maintain that level to stay in the top 100.

    I’m sure you’ll come up with some evil scheme.

    See “How things work”

  9. Small Potato says:

    John, I wouln’t keep my hopes up. Technorati’s 100 is a selective list. It’s not a definite list of top 100 most linked-to blogs.

    My blog cracked the 100 for a long time, but it’s nowhere on the list.

    I spoke with them briefly. They told me that the way my blog gained links… DOESN’T QUALIFY IT FOR THE TOP 100.

    1. Gath says:

      Wow – if this is true, it is very interesting. It would explain the lack of sync between the ranking and the top 100 list.

      I think I prefer it selective – it discourages people trying to game technorati.

      1. Marc says:

        But why not boot the people who aren’t behaving rather than having this hand synced list… Seems odd…

  10. Yup that’s what i noticed with boingboing site too. the top 100 ranking and the rank that appear beside blogs and links to the site is bit different. so things aren’t as automatic and in sync as i thought. 😯

  11. Bob says:

    This probably means that they don’t like the way you’ve accumulated your links and are banning you from the top 100 list. They’ve done this with others that they see as artificially enhancing their incoming links – like Business Opportunities who did the blog valuer widget. Probably a result of your trying to mess with their system a few weeks back or possibly as a result of link exchanging for reviews

  12. Ronaldo says:

    The Technorati popular blogs list is actually made of 2 lists: the most linked to and the most favorited.

    John is the 15th most favorited.

    But I guess the important one must be the most linked to, since it’s used for setting ReviewMe prices, etc

    1. Alex says:

      You only need to be favorited by 120 members or so to get to the top 100.

  13. I’m not to far behind you, almost got under 1,000,000

  14. Sean says:

    That’s awesome! Congrats.

  15. Chris says:

    Whoa! What a stunning achievement.
    Lemme count, oh, I’m 1 million behind you 😳

  16. Piggy says:

    maybe it depends on the quality of the blogs as well?

  17. Dave says:

    John has been fluctuating up and down between the 130’s and 140’s for a while now, I’ve been keeping an eye on it.

    It’s most likely that they are either unhappy with John’s linkbait review my blog scheme (which was brilliant) or the monkeying he did with their system a while back and have locked him out of the top 100 artificially.

    However, it doesn’t really matter. Being high ranked on Technorati doesn’t get you traffic. When you get lots of traffic and are popular you are ranked high on Technorati. So John shouldn’t suffer any consequences due to this.

  18. Dave says:

    I think their top 100 list is outdated or something wonky is going on.

    is site 100 on their 100 top blogs list. But when you view that url it says it’s site 168. I checked several other in the 90’s and they were the same.

    Something funny is going on 😮

    1. Yup. I said that about boingboing too among the comments above.

  19. Looks like John’s review requests are going to increase significantly before his ReviewMe price goes up… 😈

  20. Derrich says:

    Doesn’t the quality of the blog (Technorati rank, etc) linking to you play a factor in your ranking? Maybe you’re supposed to be 144. Just asking since I don’t know for sure. Either way…congrats on the increase. Greatness.

  21. HMTKSteve says:

    Technorati is a rolling 90 day list. IOW: Those stats indicate total numbers not just the last 90 days.

  22. Matt Jones says:

    I always thought it was the number of links AND their authority. That would make sence because you probably have lots of weaker links from all those little blogs that did reviews.

  23. Amanda says:

    Shoe money charges 2500 for a review I’m sure you could get a lot more.

    I’m getting really high in the technorati which is surprising my blogs only been open since february and I’ve already gotten down to in the 20,000’s I’m excited soon I’ll be in the top 100 too! 😀

    1. blabWire says:

      Wasn’t John charging $1000 for ReviewMe’s a week or two ago? As of right now, is #151 on Technorati.


  24. Amanda says:

    Everytime I’ve come here its been 300.

  25. Maybe a couple day delay

  26. Mr. Red says:

    it’s tough even staying on technorati, every other day i get the dreaded HUH? on one of my blogs, then i have to post on there forum and send a support ticket.. Congrats on the 100, how long before you hit #1 😉

  27. Congrats man! Keep up the great work, and you will be in the top 50 very soon, I can feel it!

    -Sam from

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