Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What is up with FEEDJIT?

I was looking at FEEDJIT just now. I can't figure it out.

It said that I am a #4 most locally relevant Mesa blogger (maybe just for this morning. I don't know.) They also had about 15 #4s. I was sorta in the middle of all the 4s. Then I looked and found that I am a #16 most popular Mesa Blogger! 

Which is way more popular than I was in high school.

Is sort of a coup.

(Yes, this is the sort of stuff I do when I ought to be cleaning my house.) 

What's up with FEEDJIT??


wendy said...

Never heard of FEEDJIT. So that is pretty cool that you are a #4 most important Mesa Blogger. They keep track of something like that. That would be a cool job, just looking at Blogs all day and rating them??? But that would make my hyperventilate thinking someone was "rating" my blog. Alot of pressure. I love reading your blog, but I don't want to feel like I am in high school again, fighting for popularity, wanting someone to like me, hoping I am Cool enough. I am having fun just meeting/hearing about alot of new people. I have to remind myself not to get to concerned about the # of comments on my blog (or lack of comments) I just want to have fun. HOWEVER that doesn't mean I would'nt be jumping on my couch (ala Tom Cruise) thinking someone really really liked my blog.

sorry, this got to long.

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

"When you view a city in the Geoblogosphere for the first time we show you blogs ranked by their "Local Relevance" (the big numbers on the left). You can switch the view to "Local Popularity" by clicking the "Local Popularity" link at the top of the list of blogs.

We calculate "Local Relevance" using our own formula that calculates how interesting a blog is to people in a particular city. Often you'll see blogs at the top of the list that don't get a huge amount of traffic from the rest of the world but are very relevant to people in the local area. If you write many blog entries about your local town or city, you'll probably find your blog close to the top of this list.

We calculate "Local Popularity" using the number of readers a blog gets from a certain geographic area. This is a much simpler method and usually shows more "main stream" blogs that aren't always local to the area.

Please Note: For "Local Popularity" and "Local Relevance" we consider a number of other factors when we rank blogs. These factors often include the following to varying degrees: freshness of the blogs content, adult content, spam and several other factors. We are also constantly experimenting with new algorithms in order to show more interesting and relevant blogs."

Barbaloot said...

What is Feedjit? And you're the most popular mesa blogger that I know:)

Hailey said...

I think it's a scam. My stepsister told me I was #4 in Provo, but yeah, there are 100 fours. So not as cool as I'd thought.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Thanks for whomever explained this b/c I was myself wondering . . .

heather said...

I'm not even sure of what FEEDJIT is, but I'm way sure you are up there on the popularity charts because Hello! Who doesn't love a girl who admits to trying to eat a button thinking it was a junior mint?

acte gratuit said...

Never heard of it. But HEY! You're a winner on MY BLOG RIGHT NOW!!!!
(Can I get a 'YAY!' ?)

Claire said...

what the hell is feedjit? Thougbif you say feedhit without the 'f', that's something else. IT means you're an idiot over here.

Does that make you an eedjit cos you don't know what feedjit is?!

Beeswax said...

Kevin and Natali McKee seem to know what they are talking about.

But I like Claire's answer. I think Feedjit is a big Scottish joke perpetrated on eedjits like me who waste their time trying to figure out what the heck is going on with their site. Then get sucked in, trying see how popular they are.

I'm such an eedjit.