SocialRank is a ‘blog discovery engine’ that is a powered by a mathematical algorithm that measures the ‘importance’ of blog posts.
It monitors millions of blog posts and figures out which ones have the top stories based on “measuring what stories users link to, talk about and pay attention to.”
This is what creators Mindvalley say separates SocialRank from engines like Digg and reddit is that there’s no voting involved in the selection process.
SocialRank also promises some interesting things for bloggers:
- Individual blog posts can rise and drop in SocialRank over time. Your blog’s overall SocialRank score can rise or drop depending on how much attention the greater web pays to your blog.
- Related bloggers quoting your blog post is a good thing.
- Focus on writing good quality content and SocialRank will notice.
- You do not have to be an A-list blogger to be featured by SocialRank. You just need to write great content in your specific niche area.
So, that’s the spiel.
What’s my verdict? Wait and see.
There are a lot of social bookmarking sites out there, and while it’s true that I don’t have time to visit all of them in the limited time that I have, I still don’t think that there is a one-stop solution for anything on the Web.
Even if it comes to looking for new blogs that are related to my interests.
I think SocialRank is great, but I don’t think it’ll stop me from using del.icio.us any time soon. It’s all about having the choice to use different tools because we all wear different hats whenever we feel like it, right?
Besides, there’s always Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button.