Date: June 13th, 2003
Cate: Meta

Power laws

According to the NITLE Weblog Census, my site has 18 incoming links (roughly agrees with Technorati). That puts me in the 97th percentile of well linked weblogs.

A weblog like Homer vs. Kidd, with 2 links, is in the 75th percentile. About half of all weblogs counted by the census have no incoming links, and another 25% have one.

The highest you can get is a weblog like dive into mark or Where is Raed ? which are both in the 99.99th percentile. It’s all part of this power law stuff.


  1. June 16th, 2003

  2. Hi Steve,

    Where are you getting your percentile info from? Just curious.


  3. stevesteve  
    June 17th, 2003

  4. I downloaded the raw census data, sorted it by # of incoming links, and found how far my site was down the list (as a percentage). The list is N lines long, and I\’m at line X so the percentage I gave was X/N.