My Blog is Ranked #1338, Really!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Yes, that’s not just title bait. My blog’s RealRank is 1338.

Izea have released their ranking system called RealRank. In the first update, I found my blog’s ranking as stated above. I know that it’s going to be there only for a shorter period of time, before other bloggers join the pool. I believe this blog had been ranked since it took part in the beta testing program.


What is RealRank?
It is another form of blog ranking, similar to the well known Google PageRank, Alexa Traffic Rank or Technorati Rank. The difference lies in the way the rank is computed. Google gives much importance to the number of links and the quality of links. Alexa considers the number of visitors and page visits. Technorati considers purely the number of links. RealRank tries to get all these factors into account at a certain weightage and compute the final rank.

How is RealRank computed?
RealRank uses the count of unique visitors, incoming links and page views in a mathematical equation to come up with a score for your site. The resulting score is also weighted in some areas. 70% of the score relates to unique visitors, 20% relates to inbound links and 10% to page views. The formula also takes into account those activities that artificially boost traffic so that they don't have a big effect on the rank.

Why RealRank?
Izea claims that Google has started to penalize the PageRank for those bloggers associated with sponsored reviews. So, Izea has invented RealRank in an effort to protect these bloggers. In the future, it is expected that advertisers will choose bloggers based on RealRank rather than PageRank.

How to get a RealRank?
If you already have installed the PPP Tools, then you don't need to do anything at all. If not, go to the PPP Tools page in, get the Javascript snippet and follow the instructions to install it on your blog.

Where can I get More Information?
You can visit the Izea blog and read the post What is Izea RealRank?. I am not sure how useful RealRank is going to be. Let us see how it evolves over the next few weeks.

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Free Money Maker March 7, 2008 at 10:38 AM  

Hey dear congratulation for your IZEA rank.But my question is google is decreasing ranking if they found any PPP banner,logo or such words like sponsored,review me etc.Its a big news and many of us deleted all the PPP code from the blog.Have you watch any move from google that they are taking.Is it not effects your google rank? If you lost google rank then PPP also decrease their rank and paid opportunity too.What you think?

Manick March 7, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

You are absolutely right. Google will penalize if they found you are writing sponsored reviews/ paid reviews. But, as far as I know, they don't penalize you for displaying the banners/ logos. In fact, you can see Google Adsense itself displays advertisements related to paid reviews.

In fact, one of my other blogs was set to PR0 from PR2 due to this issue. So, I am trying to avoid paid posts over here from PayPerPost. Thanks.

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