This methodology focuses on in and out links, volume of posts and feed depth. Of course the sheer traffic of some of the sites leave them woefully undercounted and gives the wrong impression of the site’s weight in the Blogosphere. I think consideration to traffic needs to be an important component to a ranking while at the same time looking at the number of links and the weight of the links.
Actually, I don’t want to overshadow the very cool subscription feature.
I always try to look (actually, be completely blinded) by the bright side when it comes to my blog stats. As of May 30th, both of my sites were ranked in the top 20. Matrix was ranked 9th overall and Soapbox was 16th but may change day to day.
I prefer not to understand any more than that, for fear of lowering or questioning my rankings. I need to save energy for my other posts.