Recipe for instant blog fame: use some Web2.0 api and let your visitors visualize or recombine their own user data, or their own blog’s data. That was a bit the case for my own really simple “Top sources of del.icio.us links” posting, and it is definitely the case for this “Blog valution calculator”.
It builds on a provocative analysis of the Weblogs Inc takeover, uses the Technorati API to count incoming links and renders this nice copy-pastable (another part of the recipe!) snippet:
Note: you might be disappointed if you haven’t been posting for quite some time, this remark by Ton Zijlstra explains why:
“Instead of counting the total of all linking sites in the now almost 3 years of Technorati’s existence, they now look at the figures of the past 6 months. That favors dynamics in blogs more than seniority, which figures given the nature of blogs, doesn’t it?”