Blogosphere tracking company PubSub.com, today announced the formal release of PubSub LinkRanks tool for tracking the popularity and influence of blogs and websites. This service provides detailed data that bloggers and feed publishers can use to actively monitor the results of their publishing efforts, and gain insight into how to improve their future rank and influence.
PubSub LinkRanks measures the strength, persistence, and vitality of links appearing in the web feeds monitored by PubSub. PubSub has also made available the PubSub LinkRanks 1000, a list of the most consistently influential sites that publish feeds, based on their average LinkRank scores during the past 30 days.
“Unlike other ranking systems, PubSub LinkRanks does more than just show you which sites are influential today, we also show which sites have had influence over the last 15 and 30 days. This multi-period ranking approach is something quite new and we’€™re very pleased with the insight it provides,” said Bob Wyman, CTO and co-founder of PubSub Concepts, Inc. “PubSub LinkRanks is an essential tool for people looking for an accurate way to measure how well their messages are propagating over time, or for companies looking to keep a pulse on their standing in the market.”
The noticable difference to bloggers using the service is that PubSub also covers mainstream media sites that bloggers link to, providing a more hybrid picture than pure blog plays such as Blogpulse and the Feedster 500.