Value of resource

You’ve found an site, blog or written article with some information that is valuable to you, but you wonder..

  • How valued is this source?
  • How known/popular is this source?
  • Can I safely trust and cite this blog

Popularity

  • Check Digg.com and Del.ico.us. If blog, check technorati*
  • Check Google pagerank (Alexa ranking uses dmoz? Other public traffic analytics:  http://quantcast.com/  and  http://siteanalytics.compete.com/  as mentioned on CrunchBase.com )
  • Compare stats
  • Check amount of backlinks (Google link:URL)
  • TrackBack and PingBack have been refered to as a kind of internet currency.
  • Check web credibility reports (internet score engine)
  • Research the background of the author
*= Note the difference between Technorati Authority and Rank: Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top
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