Friday, December 26, 2008

Most Popular Blogs

Most of the most popular metrics is based on number of visits or average number of visits over so many days or like Google does, using the page rank. Technorati also uses the number of times a blog has been referred by others (or something similar)

However, what I would like to see, for blogs particularly, is a metrics based on the following additional factors:

a) Time spent by each visitor per visit

b) The ratio of number of comments to number of posts.

Thus, the formula would be

Popularity ranking of blog = function of (no. of hits, duration of stay per visit, ratio of comments to post).

This formula ensures that the content of blog is also made a factor to determine popularity.

What would be your formula?

Note: This post is triggered by a query in the Indiblog forum.

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