Lee Odden

Technorati Graphs and Charts


Just a quick post this am about one of the common questions that came up during Media Relations Summit. It was a question about how to now find the Technorati graphs that show incoming links. I guess a lot of people don’t trust or feel comfortable with Technorati’s “Authority Score” which is a bit like the Google Page Rank score given in the Google tool bar.

The way to generate a graph of inbound links to a particular blog, is to use the following URL where you replace “www.blogaddress.com” with the blog URL you’re interested in:

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For example, to create the graph image above, I used the following URL:
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Another interesting Technorati charting tool shows phrase use in blog posts over time:

Here’s an example using my name:

You can also find out what specific blog posts are linking to a blog by typing in a blog url in the “blogs only” Technorati search:

Here’s an example using Online Marketing Blog: http://search.technorati.com/toprankblog.com
Then you can sort by Freshness or Authority

Of course you can also find out what sites (blogs and web pages/sites) link to a blog by using the Yahoo Site Explorer tool

Here’s an example to check how many links there are to Online Marketing Blog:
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You can check links to a whole domain or just to a specific page.

As more and more company marketing and PR teams realize the value of blogs as communication and advertising tools, there will be an increased need to find ways to better qualify which blogs have influence and reach from those that do not.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Great charts Lee, thanks for this

  2. As you said Technorati’s “Authority Score” is as important as google page rank. I agree with you.

    By the way you blog is listed in my top alexa rank blog list.


  3. I think that this is a very interesting post. I don’t think I even noticed the charts before. I like the other way better and am not too fond of the authority score, but I will deal with it.

  4. Avatar Chimpy789 says

    Fantastic! Thanks for info.

  5. Interesting Post.

  6. Hi, this is good. I have fav you in Technorati.
    I like to learn about SEO. Doing a course now and goal is to get #1 Google by next week.
    Backlinks are hard 2 get. Read about linkbait, link ninja, etc. One guy charges US$5000 upfront for linkbait, which is crazy!
    What can ordinary, small bloggers do?

  7. This is great fun! I spent more time on this today then on all google tools together for the last week! Reminds me to look in the technorati kitchen more frequently.
    Thanks for the info.

  8. Nice chart Lee.

  9. Hello,
    First time I visit your blog and I find very interesting articles, specially this one, very detailed information. Technorati Graphs and Charts are really useful. It seems that graphics are always a better way to appreciate numbers.


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