James Governor's Monkchips links for 2007-09-25 By James Governor | @monkchips | September 25, 2007 Share via Twitter Share via Facebook Share via Linkedin Share via Reddit Top 50 analyst bloggers – updated « Technobabble 2.0 At the risk of asking an obvious question how come Forrester tops the list with Josh and Charlene, while RedMonk analysts are counted separately? just wondering (tags: AR influence) Announcements … Finally! Coolness Luis. You deserve it. (tags: IBM collaboration) 3 comments Jonny Bentwood says: September 26, 2007 at 8:30 am James, to answer your obvious question both Charlene and Josh contribute to the same blog. The new league table is currently being finalised and should be published on Monday next week – let’s see if RedMonk continue to dominate… Reply jgovernor says: September 26, 2007 at 10:33 am so what are you measuring then jonny? i mean if we had a group redmonk feed, comprised of the three redmonk blogs, you’d measure our influence as one person?> Reply Jonny Bentwood says: September 26, 2007 at 1:44 pm Good question James. I am measuring (where possible) an individual blog. For example Hitwise has a group blog and four analyst specific ones. Looking at the Technorati authority (one of the metrics I use) – their group blog has an authority score of 998, whereas Hitwise’s leading blogger analyst, Heather Hopkins merely has an authority of 308. In this scenario I ignore the group blog and only count the individual. Forrester though are in a strange situation as they allow mulitple people to publish on the same blog. If RedMonk chose to group your blogs together you will no doubt score far higher on Technorati but in my opinion this goes against some of the true value of blogs – i.e. the valued opinion of the individual – where this is diluted across multiple publishers then the voice of that blog often is confused, contradictory and hard to trust. Good luck regardless – the version you linked to was published in June – the update will come out on Monday. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.