I got a message yesterday saying that the Backup Blog ranks #205 on Wikio’s list of top business blogs. (That means if you go to their top blog list, you won’t see it, because that only shows the first 100.)
Even to rank 205th among business blogs is pretty good when your topic is something as un-sexy as backup, so I figured I’d go ahead and add the code for the Wikio vote button to the blog template. It’s always nice to get some recognition. (Of course, they didn’t say what the total number of blogs is, so it could be that this one is number 205 out of 206.)
The message explained the Wikio ranking system as follows:
“The position of blogs in their Wikio ranking depends on the number and value of links that other blogs point toward them. The value of these links depends on the ranking of the blog publishing them. So in our algorithm, the value of a link published on a highly ranked blog is more important than a posted link on a blog with a lower ranking. This way, we hope to produce a ranking more representative of blogs’ influence.”
That would suggest that there are at least a few influential blogs that link to this site. Blogger doesn’t provide a nice list of those the way WordPress does (one reason I’m considering switching platforms), so I’m not sure which ones (apart from TechDispenser and TechTarget, anyway). Personally, I’m happy to get links from anyone who thinks the site is useful.