March 3rd, 2010

Wikio Listing of Top Hockey Blogs

A couple of days back, I received the following email:

Hello Eric,

This is Marjorie over at Wikio. I’m contacting you about the March Top Blog rankings. As you know, our rankings are officially published on our website on the 5th of each month, and we offer a sneak peek at them to a selected blogger. So I was wondering if you’d like to announce the exclusive on your blog before the official publication on next Friday, as your blog has risen a lot in the ranking.

Let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions. It’s pretty simple: today or tomorrow, I’ll send you some html code to paste into a post on your blog and you can either just publish that or do some analysis – as you like. :-)

See you soon.

Best Regards,

Marjorie Montillon
Community Executive @ Wikio

To say the least, I was intrigued.  So I said, sure, send me the list.  Just a few minutes ago, I was sent a piece of code to paste into a post.  It appears below.

1. Kukla’s Korner

2. On Frozen Blog


4. Russian Hockey Fans

5. Scotty Hockey

6. Greatest Hockey

7. St. Louis Game Time

8. The College Hockey Blog


10. Sixty Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets.

11. PensBurgh

12. Goon’s World

13. Mile High Hockey

14. National Hockey League Digest

15. Hockeytown Static

16. Off Wing Opinion

17. News

18. The Blueshirts Blog

19. Capitals Insider

20. Hockey’s Future

Wikio: Collection of blogs

To say the least, I was a little taken aback to be listed at all.  I’ve been less than fully active at Off Wing for some time now, and considering how much the hockey blogosphere has grown recently, I guess I’m happy to simply be included in such fine company.  In the meantime, I’ve sent a note to Wikio asking them how they compiled the rankings.  I’ll let you know what I find.

UPDATE: Marjorie from Wikio sent me a followup note.


The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. These links are dynamic, which means that they are backlinks or links found within articles.

Only links found in the RSS feed are included. Blogrolls are not taken into account, and the weight of any given link increases according to how recently it was published. We thus hope to provide a classification that is more representative of the current influence levels of the blogs therein.

Moreover, the weight of a link depends on the linking blog’s position in the Wikio ranking. The Wikio rankings do not take into account either the Google PageRank or traffic of your blog. We use our own algorithm. With this algorithm, the weight of a link from a blog that is more highly ranked is greater than that of a link from a blog that is less well ranked.

The rankings are updated on the 5th of each month.

Thanks to Marjorie for the answer.


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