I just got done talking about my Technorati rank, and I started to think about all the splogs that link to blogs that artificially pump up the numbers.
Akismet is a service created by the founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. It tracks all the spam comments, and puts them into a nice neat bucket so they don’t end up in your comments or trackbacks.
Does anyone know if Akismet data is shared with Technorati? How about Factiva, Talkdigger, IceRocket, Feedster and others? Seems like a good partnership to have. I did some Google searches but didn’t see any proof. From the FAQ it seems there’s an API that can extend it to other users. I looked on this post too.
If deployed correctly, this could really help indexers to serve quality results.