Scott Hanselman

Someone explain BlogShares to me...

January 06, 2005 Comment on this post [4] Posted in Musings
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BloglinesnewgraphApparently my blog is listed on as the 9th most Overvalued Blog. However, it's my Radio Blog! That's right, the one I moved away from 18 months ago. The old link is "worth" almost 10 times the current, actual link.

What's that about? Someone explain to me what's the point of BlogShares, and why their PageRank is so violently ill.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 06, 2005 14:17
I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Despite pinging them (thanks pingomatic) their outgoing list of links for my blog hasn't been updated since October. I've been scobled twice since then and they didn't pick that up as an incoming link.

Still, it's a bit of fun isn't it? You can't tell me you're taking it seriously Scott, you're not becoming a hit slut are you?
January 06, 2005 20:09
It'd be a cool idea if it really kept track of stuff. I had forgotten all about it until yesterday when I was going through my referralSpam and it showed up. I'm not a hit slut :) I'm too busy wading through all the referralSpam for Viagra...;)
January 07, 2005 1:43
Scott, may be they approach bloggers as artists? While blog is alive there is more articles to come so worth of pre-existing stuff is small. Now, when blog is dead, no more masterpieces will be created. value of limited existing works skyrockets ;)
January 09, 2005 16:42
You're looking for viagra?

Oh viagra *spam*

Yea, referral spam is getting painful; one advantage of being an egotisical idiot who didn't like any of the blog engines around when he was setting a new site up and so rolled his own is that I tweaked my sql to exclude referral spams once I list them; the list I have right now is at

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