Technorati recently rolled a new feature into its search results sets that allows you to filter the results by authority.
What is authority? According to Technorati:
Technorati calculates a blog's authority by how many people link to it. Filtering by authority is a good way to refine your search results. There are four settings (left to right):
Any authority. This will show all results.
A little authority. This will show results from blogs with at least one link.
- Some authority. This will show results from blogs with a handful of links.
- A lot of authority. This will show results from blogs with hundreds of links.
The amount of links to a specific blog determines the authority of the blog in Technorati. This is not groundbreaking news since Technorati has been using link counts to determine blog authority and displaying it in other ways on the site. However, the new sliding filter (shown below) will help sift through the result sets to find more relevant and authoritative blog posts to read and potentially link to.