According to yeebase, a German start-up’s success depends on the Yahoo! and Technorati API. They’ve generated a fancy algorithm that once a week pumps out a new top hundred list. Currently, social bookmarking site Mister Wong, news community Webnews, and local community service Qype are the most linked-to start-ups and thus the most successful.
Although counting in-links is a nice start – which will probably lead to more blogposts like these – it is far from enough. How can you rate customer satisfaction and engagement? The number of friends on social networks? Please post your ideas below and don’t forget to mention which start-up should have been ranked higher.