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I'm spoiled by blogstats.de

29.01.2005 - 13:24 / filled under default

In the days before podcasting, useful sounds main purpose was to be the place for my sound snippets and an easy publishing / feedback mechanism. With the start of podcasting, this site was the natural choice for publishing it, because my other websites are all in german. As a curious person, of course I would like to know who links to me without consulting my logfiles each time.

No problem, there is for example technorati. Or somehow Pubsub. But as far as I have seen, they suck. Because I am spoiled by blogstats.de, the "german blog billboard charts". They have the Top 100 and a current Top 100 (which I think is for the last 30 days).

When you take a look at the stats of my german primary blog beissholz you will probably already see the link from this site without me even pinging it. They crawl weblogs.com for pings for toplevel domains who probably have german content.

Not only because of the speed I like them but also because they don't get confused with reappearing links. Many times you see in technorati double or tripple entries from one site, the reappearing links already very old. They also have set up the language specific angle which I am missing with all the english based offers; seems as if they are not even aware of the fact that the world consists of more than just one language. And even if you don't speak german, take a look at the top of the blogstat page: a signal how many posts have been entered by how many blogs today. You also can have charts about the evolving of the german blogosphere.

How many posts have been submitted today? This month? Where are my links coming from geographically? Which language is the ping from? Most of these information are already in the pinging feeds. Why can't I have this on technorati? Time? The tags are nice, but language again: I am not interested in tags like " ??????? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? "

*sigh* welcome to the internet in 2005. Perhaps the difference in both services is their background. I don't know about technorati but the company behind blogstats has an advertisement background and probably does those statistic as basic homework.

But enough complaining about technorati & co, I would like to notify Mr. Blogstats this way: Please add a home link to the blogstats logo, thank you ;) (yes I do more than just fix rss feeds *g*)

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