Irish Blogs top 100 — should old blogs be trimmed?

Over on the Technorati Top 100 of Irish Blogs list, I’ve noticed something; quite a few of the listings have stopped publishing, such as number 5, Tom Murphy’s

I’m wondering — should no-longer-publishing blogs be listed? Technorati still keeps their ranking high — clearly old data is not expired from the Technorati database for at least a year. But maybe my scripts should use last-post-published time, from where available, and discard blogs that haven’t put anything up in something like 4 months.

What do you think?

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  1. Posted November 11, 2006 at 06:26 | Permalink

    Tom Murphy has a statement on NatterjackPR that says he’s shuttering the shop there. If someone closes down, they’re not staking a claim as an active blog. I think you need to be active to be counted. Otherwise, you should be counting three of my inactive blogs in your stats.

  2. Posted November 11, 2006 at 14:04 | Permalink

    OK, the resounding silence (apart from you Bernie ;) has allowed me time to think ;) I agree that it needs to be a list of “active” blogs, the alternative doesn’t make much sense.

    I’ll fix it to require a post within the last 4 months, and maybe add a small “ignore list” for manual additions. that should keep out the “dead blogs” effectively.