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The Interpreter: A blog\'s progress

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23 March 2011 13:47

Technorati is one of the most widely cited blog ranking services around, and although the site has its critics, it's a useful way to measure the progress of a blog over time*.

In November 2008, for example, The Interpreter was ranked 93,223rd out of all the tens of millions of blogs Technorati tracks. (Technorati rankings, it should be pointed out, are not a function of traffic, but of links. Technorati ranks a blog according to how many other blogs are citing it through hyperlinks.)

Today The Interpreter is ranked at 1980, not bad for a site which, until this very moment, has never hosted the words 'Justin Bieber' (though we may have mentioned Charlie Sheen at some point).

Slightly more impressive is the fact that, earlier this week, The Interpreter broke into Technorati's Top 100 World Politics blogs — we're currently at no. 97. That ranking will no doubt ebb and flow over time, but for now, it's a nice milestone, and I thank the contributors and most of all the readers for making The Interpreter a success.

* Important caveat: Technorati tracks only English-language blogs.

Photo by Flickr user heanster.

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