As of today, Ad Age has shut down the Power 150 service.
Bugs Squashed and More New Metrics Added to the Index
We've gotten feedback from a lot of you and we've made a number of bug fixes and improvements to the Power 150, including the addition of StumbleUpon and LinkedIn metrics.
Auf Wiedersehen PostRank, Collective Intellect
With PostRank and Collective Intellect departing the Power 150, we decided that we'd roll up our sleeves and replicate some of the technology we lost.
New Engagement Analytics Tool Lets You See How Your Score Is Put Together
With a new product from the folks at PostRank, you can now drill down into a lot of your engagement data yourself.
One of Our Original Metrics Disappears; Bloglines Bites Bullet as Well
As of today, Technorati and Bloglines will be lifted from the Power 150.
10-Point Metric Leaves the Power 150; Collective Intellect Doubles in Weight
As we mentioned in the last post, we've been having issues with Google PageRank, and some blogs have been unfairly receiving zeroes from it lately. Today we fixed the problem by removing PageRank altogether.
Fix Coming as Soon as We Can Get It Worked Out
Some of you may have noticed that your PageRank scores have dropped to zero lately, and you were probably a bit confused. So were we.
With New Curve and PostRank, We're Upping the Minimum Points for Entry
As of today, we're adding PostRank into the pre-evaluation mix and raising the minimum objective point total 50, which will put new blogs around the 720-730 mark when the enter the Power 150.
Introducing Bell Curve Grading
Early this morning we implemented a few changes on the back-end that will make computing your scores easier and more reliable for our poor server. Most of them will be invisible to the outside world, but, in the process, we've shifted to a more consistent, and, we think, fair scaling mechanism, which you may have noticed.
Our New Mega-Metric and How It Will Affect Your Score
For a while now, we've been trying to find a way to make the Power 150 more dynamic so that that it's more reflective of current trends/influences and more fun to watch on a daily basis. After weeks of effort on the part of ourselves and the fine people at AideRSS, we'd like to announce our best stab at achieving these goals with the arrival of PostRank metrics on the Power 150.
Not Doing So May Negatively Affect Your Blog
Redirecting one's RSS feeds has been an ongoing issue -- on and off the Power 150 -- and can have serious ramifications to how your blog is ranked. There seems to be a lot of (mis)information about this online, so let's see if we can settle the score here.
Improved Fail-Safes Will Help Prevent Your Blog From Falling Unfairly
As of last week, we stabilized two aspects of the Power 150 that caused some blogs to randomly slip in rank.
Ad Age's Blog Index Wins in Creative Use of Online Category
Ahem ... we'd like to announce that Ad Age's Power 150 won the Society of American Business Writers and Editors' Best in Business award in the Creative Use of Online category.
Plus: Google Gets Feedburned, Yahoo! Still Burns
As you may or may not have noticed, the Power 150 badge got a facelift recently -- and it's not just sexier: it loads faster on your page, leaves a smaller footprint behind and has been widgetized for Facebook support.
Problems With the Yahoo! InLinks API and What We're Doing About It
As some of you have already noticed, the Yahoo! Site Explorer API hasn't been updated scores for some time now. Here's what we're doing about it.
Power 150 Creates New Entry Requirements, Stiffens Others
It Is Your Blog, After All
A Few Tips on Making Sure You Have the Right Score
With all the emails we've been getting about Technorati issues, we're starting to feel a bit like Santa, except, you know, the Santa that everyone hates, aka Don Imus. So we thought we'd save all of us some time and also shine some light on why some people's scores have been dropping mysteriously.