Proud of your Blog? Show off your Rankings

Blogging is all numbers. Number of visitors. Number of pageviews. Number of subscribers. Number of comments. Number of posts per week. Google Page Rank number. Alexa Ranking number. Compete number. Technorati Authority number. Number of pages in Google’s Supplemental index. Every blogger is at some point guilty of obsessing with these numbers.

If you are addicted to the following these numbers, you can show off a few of these hard earned rankings in your blog with this free service ShowOffRankings.

It works very simply. You just enter your website name and choose one of the 4 options to show:

  • Google PageRank (you have to specify your PR as it is against Google’s policy for them to query on your behalf)
  • Alexa Ranking (automatic)
  • Technorati ranking
  • Compete ranking

You can choose from one of 3 formats and just paste the generated code to wherever you’d like in your blog/website template.

Simple, yet effective showing off your rankings to your readers and advertisers alike! I don’t like bragging, but don’t these numbers look good? :evil:

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11 Responses to “Proud of your Blog? Show off your Rankings”

  1. Keiron November 21, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    I’d be more impressed if they could give me all those rankings and more displayed on a page for me to visit whenever I want to check them!

  2. Ryan Wagner November 21, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

    Sweet! I can show off my newly downgraded pagerank of 0! ;)

  3. Brown Baron November 21, 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    Those are sexy numbers buddy! Like Ryan said, this gives me a chance of showing my shiny new 0 hehe. I don’t mind though, 0 is the new 10 :lol:

  4. Nirmal November 22, 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    Nice widget, but problem being increase in load time or the blog.

  5. Bunk November 23, 2007 at 2:04 am #

    Very nice and challenging. To me this would actually give the truth on the majority of bloggers out there.

  6. Kyle Eslick November 23, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up on this K! I think I’ll write a post about it, though I’m not sure I will actually want to show mine off.

    I wonder if doing this could replace the Alexa widget (because each unique IP would have to ping Alexa to pull the ranking).

  7. K November 23, 2007 at 4:33 pm #

    @Keiron.. that’ll be really nice for those who don’t really want to display but to be able to get those at one place! However, if you use Firefox you could look at any website’s ranking with an extension such as SearchStatus

    @Ryan.. I did read about the new PR updates showing everyone’s PR as 0. Wonder what’s the future if Google PR! :wink:

    @Brown.. that’s funny dude!

    @Nirmal.. I haven’t tried this yet but if it loads slow, iFrameWidgets plugin by my good friend Stephen is probably your answer. It works great from MBL, BlogCatalog & BlogRush widgets for me! I haven’t tried it yet for this though..

    @Bunk.. if you use Firefox as your browser, the SearchStatus extension I mentioned above will show these stats for any blog/ website you visit right in your status bar.

    @Kyle.. you are welcome buddy! I am going to pull my Alexa widget. I’m not really big on showing off either so I will have to make a decision on if I wanna show those numbers. I would rather let my posts speak for the quality of the blog. And thanks for the mention. :grin:

  8. Stephen Cronin November 26, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    K, Good find. I’m going to have to do something about Compete as it seems they don’t know about me! (Thanks for plugging IFrameWidgets).

    The most interesting thing about this (for me) is that they don’t pull PageRank. It is against Google’s Terms and Conditions, but everyone else (SearchStatus Firefox extension, all those PageRank checkers, etc) just ignores that and gets it anyway. I wonder why they chose not to…

    This is a topic that’s close me, as I have a half written WordPress plugin that shows PR for trackbacks (and comments). I was going to go ahead and grab PR, because everyone else does. Anyway, I got sidetracked before I finished it. I’m not sure I’ll finish it now as so many in the blogosphere are anti PR at the moment.

  9. K November 26, 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    Stephen, thanks! I believe I had to submit my blog to Compete and wait a few weeks before they started tracking ShanKri-la.

    I look forward to your next plugin but you are right that the plugin may not receive a warm welcome considering the latest PR situation for a lot of bloggers.

    I kind of learnt that pulling PR from Google is against their TOC from And I was wondering about how every PR checker is managing to get around it too.

  10. Alexa redirection is worthless? December 1, 2007 at 7:07 am #

    A low ranking on Alexa does not indicate that the traffic is not being generated on, and search engines.


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