Technorati Grabber: Get Your Technorati Rank and Authority

By  on  

Technorati is one of those sites that's like Alexa in that you get an assigned rank. You also get what is called "authority," which represents:

Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has.


Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top. The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog. The smaller your Technorati Rank, the closer you are to the top.

If you're looking to find the your technorati rank and authority in an automated matter, look no further than this snippet of PHP.


$url = '';

//get the page content
$site = get_data($url);

//parse for product name
$authority = get_match('/Authority: (.*)<\/a>/isU',$site);
$rank = get_match('/Rank: (.*) /isU',$site);

//build content
$content.= 'Authority: '.$authority.'
'; $content.= 'Rank: '.$rank.'
'; //gets the match content function get_match($regex,$content) { preg_match($regex,$content,$matches); return $matches[1]; } //gets the data from a URL function get_data($url) { $ch = curl_init(); $timeout = 5; curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_URL,$url); curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1); curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT,$timeout); $data = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch); return $data; }

This grabber was too easy, as Technorati's source code doesn't put up much of a fight. Happy grabbing!

Recent Features

  • By
    Responsive and Infinitely Scalable JS Animations

    Back in late 2012 it was not easy to find open source projects using requestAnimationFrame() - this is the hook that allows Javascript code to synchronize with a web browser's native paint loop. Animations using this method can run at 60 fps and deliver fantastic...

  • By
    fetch API

    One of the worst kept secrets about AJAX on the web is that the underlying API for it, XMLHttpRequest, wasn't really made for what we've been using it for.  We've done well to create elegant APIs around XHR but we know we can do better.  Our effort to...

Incredible Demos

  • By
    TextboxList for MooTools and jQuery by Guillermo Rauch

    I'll be honest with you: I still haven't figured out if I like my MooTools teammate Guillermo Rauch. He's got a lot stacked up against him. He's from Argentina so I get IM'ed about 10 times a day about how great Lionel...

  • By
    CSS Sprites

    The idea of CSS sprites is pretty genius. For those of you who don't know the idea of a sprite, a sprite is basically multiple graphics compiled into one image. The advantages of using sprites are: Fewer images for the browser to download, which means...


  1. sinan

    how to asp version ?

  2. @sinan: Yeah…you probably wont find that on this blog…

  3. Why scrape when they’ve got a perfectly good API?

  4. @Joost: This is meant for non-critical, quick and dirty information grabbing. For something important, one should use the API.

  5. anoop

    I have used above php code for getting rank from technorati. But getting no result. going to a blank page. Plsese look on it and help me

    my url :

  6. Hi, I’m new to Technorati and have no idea what php code is, I’m barely used to HTML.

    Could you please tell me what it I need to do in order to get my Technorati ranking ?

    Thank you,


  7. Hi, I’m new here and have no idea what php code is, I’m barely used to HTML coding. Could you please explain to me how I get my Technorati rating? Could you “dumb it down” for me, I don’t understand all the technical talk.

    Thank you,

  8. sick site!!
    Sick site!

Wrap your code in <pre class="{language}"></pre> tags, link to a GitHub gist, JSFiddle fiddle, or CodePen pen to embed!