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Social Network Analysis and Mining

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 53–67 | Cite as

Identifying the top-dogs of the blogosphere

  • Justus BrossEmail author
  • Keven Richly
  • Matthias Kohnen
  • Christoph Meinel
Review Article

Abstract

The development of a resilient weblog ranking metric within the global blogosphere, capable of identifying the most important or influential weblogs around, forms the central aspect of this paper. Because well-established ranking algorithms for traditional web pages are not perfectly applicable to the deviant linking characteristics of the blogosphere, blog engines, such as Technorati, BlogPulse or PostRank have developed their own tailor-made ranking metric. This paper will analyze and compare the ranking criteria of these service providers and reveal their conceptional shortcomings and discuss their strengths. Ultimate objective of this paper is to introduce a novel ranking metric, the so-called “BlogIntelligence-Impact-Score” or “BI-Impact” for short. It represents one of the central informational offerings of the forthcoming “BlogIntelligence” portal.

Keywords

Ranking Score Ranking Algorithm Single Post Ranking Criterion Reputation Score 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justus Bross
    • 1
    Email author
  • Keven Richly
    • 1
  • Matthias Kohnen
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  1. 1.FG Internet Technologies and SystemsHasso-Plattner-InstitutPotsdamGermany

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