Wikio.com has shared with me an advance look at their updated health blog rankings, and this blog continues to rise on the charts. Thanks to all of you who find this stuff interesting and maybe even important. Here’s the new list:
|2||Kevin, M.D. – Medical Weblog|
|6||The Health Care Blog|
|7||John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog|
|9||Age of Autism|
|10||In the Pipeline|
|12||Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog|
|15||Health Business Blog|
|16||The Covert Rationing Blog|
|17||The Last Psychiatrist|
|21||Running a hospital|
|22||The Happy Hospitalist|
|23||White Coat Underground|
|24||The Medical Quack|
|26||The Carlat Psychiatry Blog|
|27||Six Until Me.|
|30||Health Care Renewal|
Wikio explains their methodology in this way:
The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. Our algorithm accords a greater value to links from blogs placed higher up in the ranking.
A blog linking another blog is only counted once a month i.e. if blog A links to blog B 10 times in a given month, it is only counted as having linked to that blog once that month. The weight of any link decreases over time. Also, if a blog always links to the same blog, the weight of these links is decreased.
Only links found in RSS feeds are counted. Blogrolls are not taken into account.
In December 2010, retweets were added as an additional factor to the ranking algorithm. For each twitter account, only one backlink per blog is taken into account each month.