Metatale RSS widgets

I continued to work a bit on stuff one could do with the Metatale data. As a result, here are 2 RSS-based widgets for Metatale, that you can embed on your site:

Top 100 in RSS format

metatale search
The ATOM/RSS feed MetataleTop100 (through Feedburner) now lists all 100 blogs in the top 100 of Metatale. You can use it in your RSS reader (it’s in my Bloglines), show it on your blog (like my Metatale Flemish Top 20 page) or recycle it with Yahoo! Pipes or whatever. It’s RSS, so it’s easy to process.

I’ve included in each blog description: its place in the Top 100, its Metatale influence indicator (a number between 0 and 25, plus a graphical representation of it), a screenshot of the homepage, a link to check Pagerank and incoming Technorati links and one for a more comprehensive blog dashboard.

Search results in RSS format (a.k.a. What’s my score?)

I also have a way for you to show your own ranking on your blog. You can do a search for a keyword in the blog names (‘’ or ‘forret’ would show mine, ‘wordpress’ will show all * blogs like the image I’ve displayed here) and get the results in RSS. You can choose a ‘small’ or ‘short’ output format (without screenshot and links), because the screenshot is 270 pixels wide, and that might be too much of a good thing for some sidebars.
Use the following wizard to create the URL of your custom RSS feed:

Metatale custom RSS
Search for: Short result (no screenshot)

For both applications: all suggestions are welcome!

UPDATE: because Clo asked me nicely: here’s a Javascript version of the widget:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" src="[search term]"></SCRIPT>

11 thoughts on “Metatale RSS widgets”

  1. Error on submitting query: Warning: fopen(cache/metatale_http://www.bnox.be_m.xml) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/forret/apps/ on line 684

    Error creating feed file, please check write permissions.

  2. I’ve been messing around a bit with it, have a look @

    Ideal would be to have a button like the Technorati one and/or to have the “Check the Pagerank/Technorati backlinks” & “Check the BlogStats” clickable to your tools.

  3. Schoon werk. Just ter info: uw screenshots staan bij mij 2 skins achter. Dat mistylook theme heb ik op 10 maart al buitengejast…

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