This is an interesting aside to an already interesting blogging experience. As we all know, the grand-daddy of all blog directories/search sites is none other than Technorati. I just read this very interesting experiment going on at Dosh Dosh blog where an ongoing experiment is being run to determine whether or not getting up in Technorati favorites will help a blog.
Here is the Link to the Dosh Dosh Technorati Experiment.
OK, you can try it too if you want. I have copied the instructions from Dosh Dosh’s blog and you can follow it here:
1. Participate by Exchanging Favorites
This is fastest way to join the exchange program. Favorite my blog by clicking here and then please leave your Technorati username as well as a similar link to your blog in a comment.
To make things easy, I suggest using a Technorati favorite link or button. You can get the buttons and links easily at this Technorati page. Please leave a link to one blog only.
My Technorati nickname is warr and I will favorite all the links as soon as possible. I wonâ€™t be leaving any comments to confirm this because Iâ€™ll just be repeating myself constantly over the comment section.
Please periodically check to see who has favorited your blog and do also let me know if Iâ€™ve left you out.
2. Link to this blog post with your Post on Technorati Favorites
This is only for those bloggers who are interested in holding Technorati exchanges on their blog as well. These are the steps you need to take:
- Create a post on your blog announcing that you are exchanging Technorati favorites. Prominently include a link to this post to indicate that there is a similar exchange going on at Dosh Dosh and CalvinWarr.You can use any link text you want. I do however prefer that you make a new post on this topic instead of putting the link in a old post that is already deep in your archives.
- Get a Link Back. Once Iâ€™ve noticed the link via trackback or Technorati, Iâ€™ll include a link to your post on Technorati favorites in this post itself so readers here can visit your blog to participate if they want to. I will also try to periodically highlight this post so it never gets lost in the archives.Links will usually be put up pretty quickly but if you didnâ€™t see your link up after a day or two, please feel free to leave a comment to flag this.
Let’s see if this does anything!