Filter By Authority is Added to Technorati Search

Search Engine Journal reports that Technorati added an “authority slider” to its search engine. The search slider enables you to set the level “authority” you want to filter by; the filters include (1) “Any authority” that will show all results, (2) A little authority that will show results from blogs with at least one link, (3) Some authority that will show results from blogs with a handful of links and (4) A lot of authority that will show results from blogs with hundreds of links.

Dave Sifry of Technorati posts in his State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 2: Beyond Search blog entry, that the “Filter By Authority” “in no way should this imply a value judgment.” Technorati uses link data to determine what is an “authority” and what is not. They are asking for feedback on this feature here.