Why is Technorati the only blog aggregation service to institute some measure of ‘authority‘? It seems ludicrous that every other blog search/aggregation engine gives such limited indication of whether anyone else is reading and linking to the bloggers that come up when you search for them. Given the existence of Google PageRank and the ability to search for the number of sites that “linkto” a site via a number of different search engines, you’d think more people would have built this in.
These sites need these ‘trust barometers’ in some sense so you have some gauge over whether the blogger whose post you’re reading is a spammer or other misanthrope, or is offering genuine insight/advice.
Are there other services I should be checking out?