Technorati Adds Link-Love Icons

    January 5, 2006
    WebProNews Staff

Technorati’s Niall Kennedy announced on the company’s weblog two new features in their search results. Two icons will appear next to the blogs signifying how much link love a particular blog receives.

The crme-de-la-icons is the Top 100 button that appears next to blog names that make the most linked-to list. In a search results page, like this one, you’ll notice Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion blog is in this elite group. Rubel is number 67 with 9,763 links from over 2,500 websites.

The A-list of the A-list, though are Boing Boing, Engadget and dark horse favorite PostSecret, a blog made up of anonymous user-submitted post cards spilling the beans about something horrible (or not) they’ve done but haven’t told anyone.

The second new icon is a faded Technorati talk bubble signifying no link love whatsoever, like a couple of these poor shmucks.

Kennedy says these icons are the first of new features for 2006.