Ahmadinejad's Blog Heads for the Technorati 100

Posted on August 30, 2006

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's blog is racing up the Technorati charts. Ahmadinejad now has inbound links from over 1,700 blogs giving him a Technorati rank of 387. That is a rapid accumulation of inbound links for a blog that debuted just three weeks ago. Apparently, the controversial Iranian President's blog was interrupted the other day by a group of encouraging hackers?

Wonkette says, "A translation, from a reader, indicates that the hackers have hacked not out of protest, but rather to leave an encouraging comment. It's a big love-in (they "would like to thank you on behalf of all of Iran's hackers"). Say what you will about Ahmadinejad, but the guy's getting better at PR every damn day."

Controversy does sometimes help a blog gain popularity and Iran is in the news constantly with its defiance of UN resolutions and its support of Hezbollah. Ahmadinejad's blog seems to be a beneficiary of all this controversy. To get in the Technorati 100 Ahmadinejad still needs about 1,100 more inbound links but his blog has increased by nearly 1,200 inbound links since we reported he had 500 links on August 16th. At this pace his blog is gaining about 600 inbound links each week. Where is President Bush's blog? Is President Bush just going to continue on blogless and let Ahmadinejad outrank him on Technorati?

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