July 17th, 2007

Ratified.org Tweaks

I’m tweaking Ratified.org‘s ranking algo. This may still change as I add more kinds of statistics that will help in ranking our own corner of the blogosphere. Most likely you’ll either see your blog drastically rise or crash abruptly in the rankings. If you experience the latter, I apologize in advance. Really, I’m sorry. Besides Technorati incoming blogs, I have included Pagerank and Feedburner subscriptions as part of the criteria. How they factor in the rankings is a secret!

I highly recommend that you submit your Feedburner feed URL (ex. feeds.feedburner.com/AllebaBlog) so I can update your site profile.

Update: I found that some of the Feedburner URL’s I received do not allow access to their API. That means I cannot get your number of subscribers. To get around this, login to your Feedburner account.

1. Click on the appropriate feed and choose the Publicize tab.


2. On the left menu, click Awareness API.


3. Then, click on Activate.


4. Done!

Please do inform me once you’ve done this so I can update your numbers as soon as possible.

All your Pageranks have been recorded thanks to an Excel file sent by my contacts at Mountain View (kidding).

Singing in praises? Boiling in anger? Please do leave a comment!

Thanks to Janette for reminding me.

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  1. 21 Comments

  2. Eugene said...

    That’s better! The ranking is a bit more believable now in terms of how much real influence the blogs got. And it renders my latest post completely outdated. Hehehe. Nice one. šŸ™‚

    Just a suggestion. Maybe you should disregard FeedBurner statistics for the meantime since your ranking algorithm might then be biased against those blogs that don’t have a FeedBurner feed, or even those blogs that don’t have feeds! (Well, rarely)

    And in the absence of FeedBurner feeds, maybe you can extract the Bloglines subscriber count for the meantime.

    Jul 17, 2007

  3. Joni said...

    Aww. Goodbye good ranking! I shall never see u again. lol. it was good while it lasted. šŸ˜‰

    Jul 17, 2007

  4. Andrew said...

    @Eugene: I’ll work on adding Bloglines too. Thanks.

    @Joni: Come on, you’re still in the top 25 aren’t ya? šŸ™‚

    Jul 17, 2007

  5. noemi said...

    that’s good you factored page rank and feedburner. Makes it more fair than technorati alone

    Jul 18, 2007

  6. Karlo.PinoyBlogero said...

    From my point of view, the new rankings on Ratified.org has become more accurate and believable. However, I think the percentage placed on feed subscriptions is a little high. Nice job.

    btw, I have written a news post about Ratified.org’s reconstruction on my blog. Thanks

    Jul 18, 2007

  7. Batang Yagit said...

    I thought it was just a bug. Hahhahaa.. now I’m obligated to sign for a feedburner account. šŸ˜€

    Jul 18, 2007

  8. Dexter said...

    That is why from 39 i become 87 hu hu hu.. Nice work..Keep it up

    Jul 18, 2007

  9. Orochi said...

    Mine dropped a by more than a hundred! weeee!

    Jul 18, 2007

  10. fruityoaty said...

    I noticed the change today… Wow, I went from high 47 to 85 right now. But hey, I’m still in the Top 100. Whoohoo!

    But I like the new stat changes factoring in PageRank & FeedBurner… It gives me a better realistic picture of how I’m doing. Thank you.

    Keep up the great work!

    Jul 18, 2007

  11. Jaypee said...

    I agree that with these new tweaks, the rankings are more accurate. Good job Drew!

    Btw, can you please edit my blog url and remove the .www prefix? It kinda has an effect on my pagerank. Thanks! šŸ˜€

    Jul 18, 2007

  12. Andrew said...

    @Noemi: Yes, now I can truly say this is fair for everybody.

    @Karlo: It’s still a work in progress. When I add more stats, I’ll probably adjust the weight given to feed subscriptions.

    @Winston: Haha. Not really but if you want improve your rank, do so! šŸ™‚

    @Dexter: I’m sure you can improve your rank!

    @RJ: Freefalls are fun!!

    @Fruity: Congrats! You’ve stuck in there!

    @Jaypee: Done and I’ve updated your PR as well.

    Jul 19, 2007

  13. Eugene said...

    Hmmm… if you add Alexa traffic ranking to the mix, you now get TLA’s Blog Juice. šŸ™‚

    Jul 19, 2007

  14. benj said...

    Now if I could only remember my Feedburner password… haha

    Jul 22, 2007

  15. Janette Toral said...

    Thanks Andrew for the link love! I just activated the awareness API of my blogs.

    Jul 22, 2007

  16. Andrew said...

    @Eugene: I’ll have to think about that coz it’ll cost me. It’s kinda cheap though. I’ll end up paying about $2/month šŸ˜€ I might ask for sponsorships.

    @Benj: Use the password recovery tool. šŸ™‚

    @Janette: Yep, your blog just got a big boost today. I added your other one just now. It will be added in the next update tomorrow.

    Jul 22, 2007

  17. benj said...

    I did. I was afraid it was in my squirrel mail account that I closed recently so I was lucky that I used my dependable Gmail account.

    But something weird happened.

    I logged in with my ‘atheista’ username.

    and I didnt see my feed under ‘my feeds’. All that’s there is the old feed from my MYJournal blog. Ive already asked Feedburner about it. No response yet.

    Jul 22, 2007

  18. benj said...

    Thanks Andrew. Wow, that tweak totally made my rank jump to the stratosphere.

    Jul 24, 2007

  19. Ade said...

    Thanks for this! I just activated my awareness API.

    Jul 26, 2007

  20. Ade said...

    And it worked! My rankings shot waaaay up! Thanks!

    Jul 27, 2007

  21. brVinceFMS said...

    in short… and so I did activate it! šŸ˜€

    Aug 22, 2007

  22. Katie said...

    Thanks for the step-by-step, very good for those of us like me who haven’t used feedburner before and only signed up due to ratified. I’ve activated my awareness API, just to let you know! šŸ™‚

    Aug 23, 2007

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