Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has.
It is important to note that we measure the number of blogs, rather than the number of links. So, if a blog links to your blog many times, it still only count as +1 toward your authority. Of course, new links mean the +1 will last another 180 days.
Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top. The blog with the highest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog. The smaller your Technorati Rank, the closer you are to the top.
Since at the lower end of the scale many blogs will have the same Technorati Authority, they will share the same Technorati Rank.
The Technorati Top 100 shows the most popular 100 blogs based on Technorati Authority. The #1 ranked blog is the blog with the most other distinct blogs linking to it in the last 6 months. If your blog’s rank is, say 305,316, this indicates that there are 305,315 blog ranks separating your blog from the #1 position.
The best way to increase your Technorati Authority is to write things that are interesting to other bloggers so they’ll link to you. Linking to source material when you blog is also a great way to engage in conversation and help others find what you find interesting.
Finally, if you want to let your readers see your Technorati Authority on your blog, install the Technorati Authority widget. It’s a little bit down the page so scroll down to find out how to get it.
Devised by Google, it measures not only how many links point to a website, but the “quality” of the sites providing the links. This index that values Web pages on a scale of 0 to 10 also affects search rankings
Page rank is important for bloggers and/or site owners because the larger the page rank, the more visible your site will be in search engines – which means a lot more visitors. There are various ways of promoting your site and increase your page rank, but some require paying for it. Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your page rank without paying anything.
1. Linking is the best and probably the fastest way to improve your page rank. The focus here is to get a link back with sites, preferably ones with higher page ranks. There are many sites that offer link backs, but it’ll usually take longer to insert your link on their sites. But if you can pay someone to get a link back from a higher page rank site, you’ll probably be approved within a week.
2. Submit to directories. Submit to as many directories as you possibly can – that are free. Most free directories only require you to link back to theirs, even if they don’t, it’s recommended to do so anyways. That way if the approvers manually check sites, more often than not, you’ll get approved quicker with a link back.
3. Update your blog everyday y adding UNIQUE content. If your site has good content, more than likely you’ll attract a large audience. And the more unique the content is (and not seen on thousands of sites already) the better your chances are to separate yourself from thousands.
4. Provide inside linking within your blog. You want to have interesting reads for people to easily see and click on. The focus is to keep your visitors on your site as long as you can and have them click on lots of posts.
5. The most important tip – Trade links with other bloggers. This is fast and easy. You offer to put their link on your blog and vice versa. This is free and the fastest way to improve your visibility in search engines.
Google Sitemaps enables Webmasters to Directly Alert Google to Changes and Additions on a Website and that’s just one of 7 Benefits.
Telling search engines about new pages or new websites use to be what the submission process was all about. But major search engines stopped using that process a long time ago.
Google has for a long time depended on external links from pages they already know about in order to find new websites.
For webmasters and website owners Google Sitemaps is the most important development since RSS or Blog and Ping, to hit the Internet.
Using RSS and Blog and Ping enabled webmasters to alert the search engines to new additions to their web pages even though that was not the primary purpose of these systems.
If you’ve ever waited weeks or months to get your web pages found and indexed you’ll know how excited we webmasters get when someone discovers a new way to get your web pages found quicker.
Google Pagerank is an important item for most webmasters and bloggers. There is a lot of concern over Pagerank for webmasters and bloggers all over the world. Pagerank is an item invented by Google to determine how good a site rates for certain keywords. The Pagerank algorithm is extreme complex in nature, but the simple version is – The more links to your website Google finds, the more value Google will give your website (or Pagerank). Google Pagerank is something webmasters take as an absolute factor in their website value, and use it as a way to price advertising and services from their sites. In the end, the more Pagerank your site has, the more a webmaster can charge for links on his page, this has cause a reaction from Google in penalizing website that are known to sell links to your website for pr juice (the term pr juice is used by people who are referring to “links with the soul purpose of getting better page rank).
PR for your pages is based on several items; these include not only the amount of inbound links to the page, but also how relevant the link is to your subject, and how important the page linking to your page is. The better the quality you can get on all of the 3 above items, the higher your page will rank for those terms. Some sites have a Pagerank of 10 out of 10, like google.com msn.com and yahoo.com, however msn.com and yahoo.com always wave in-between PR 9 and 10 for some reason (perhaps Google trying to devalue their competition!).