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July 26, 2006


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The way the data was compiled was based on the number of times each agency brand was mentioned in a blog or a comment. It's realy a share of discussion, where as counting links is more like counting share of quotes. Two different, but equally valid metrics


Hi Katie,

Interesting observations on the talkability of PR companies. I was curious how you came up with the stats. Just a cursory search on Google's blog search of blogs that linked to the PR companies website domains (e.g. gave this ranking (for the past month): -

Edelman: 1624 links
Ogilvy: 734 links
Weber: 182 links
Ketchum: 164 links
H&K: 161 links
Fleishman: 108 links
Porter Novelli: 54 links
Burson Marsteller: 52 links

This is not a criticism of your stats at all, I'm just curious as to how they were produced. Mine's clearly a very crude method, but gives an indication of how many blogs link to the PR companies web site.


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