August 07, 2006

well kiss my grits....

"A site that has a Link Popularity Score of 1,000-5,000 is considered average. A site with a Link Popularity Score of 20,000 is considered popular. Sites with a Link Popularity Score above 100,000 are Internet "Icons"."

well, ok.  great.  Check this:
Link Popularity Total 303,763

Does that make me triple iconic?  I find this highly bogus, especially as:
1) I am no icon.  Try Glenn Reynolds.  Iconoclast., sure,  Icon, No way.
2) The Google hit was zero.  Yeah, as if you know, more than half my traffic was fake.

h/t GuyK

Posted by caltechgirl at August 7, 2006 03:27 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, I was trying to be sarcastic on my post because I damn sure ain't an ICON. Straight White Gut and VMAN and some of those places that get a couple of thousand REAL hits a day are the ICONS. Hell, half of mine or from Google..somebody looking for fresh FXXXed 13 year old indian girls and stuff like that.

Posted by: GUYK at August 7, 2006 05:39 PM

yeah, I don't get it either. I'm triple iconic too. And that's not me for sure. Most of my traffic is google stuff... people googling weird crap like "boy pee jello".

Posted by: Bou at August 7, 2006 09:04 PM

I'm almost popular - 18,500. Which makes pretty much zero sense

Posted by: KG at August 7, 2006 10:23 PM

I thought maybe it was rolling up the whole domain, but no; gets 4,929,649. My blog gets something like 600,000 across three different names ( 1,822,325 1,436,304 6,877,249

Hmm. Okay, so it kind of works, but their metrics are off by a factor of 50 or so.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 8, 2006 02:01 AM

I think they fixed it. Caltech girl gets a score of about 1300 now. Just average.

Posted by: aaron at August 12, 2006 06:11 AM

heh. You're more than average! Yeah. The link popularity tool pulls data from each search engine remotely -- so we go thru some crazy periods where sites will be very high or very low. Generally works itself out in a few days...Or, I send a programmer in to see what the heck is going on. Enjoy.

Posted by: tj at August 15, 2006 05:04 AM