Twingly launched a new blog ranking tool yesterday. In a very modest way, the gentlemen from Sweden explain what’s it all about: “It’s like Google’s PageRank but only for blogs.” Plus, there’s a local touch, based on language. The largest blogs in Swedish gets BlogRank 10, the largest in Dutch get BlogRank 10 and the largest in English get BlogRank 10.
This new blog rank serves as the basis for a take on Technorati’s Top 100. Yes, Twingly is launching 12 different top 100 blogs lists (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish). Anton Johansson: ” [This] makes it more fun for bloggers. It’s more cool to be a top notch Swedish blog and having a way to show it than to be no 7362 international.”
Twingly got mixed reactions. TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters celebrates his blog’s top position, Duncan Riley is pretty pissed off. We’re not happy either, but that’s our own fault. We’re too vain. We wanted that dot com domain. Thus we ditched TheNextWeb.org. Here’s the result:
What do you get when adding both results up? 10? We’ve the same problem at Technorati, check the results for the .com (authority 228) here, and the .org (authority 1087) here. Bear with us for a few months. After that you can tell anybody you’ve been a loyal reader of a Top 100 blog, even when they weren’t that famous yet.