Now how do I compare to those around me (vs. globally) - or within my "genre"? not that real "ranking" matters, but in general having 'authoritativeness' in search results is very useful, and supposedly how the back-end algorithms at Google (and I'm sure many other search engines) work. The more link-love you get from authoritative blogs, then the higher ranked you are.
Now, if this is the case, why when I search for various howtos and problems in programming do I just get links to Forum posts asking the same question, but not to the blog entry, IBM/Apple doc or whatever with the solution?
I want something like Amazon's: 37% of the people that viewed this product, bought this other product
But instead, I want: 70% of people that viewed this webpage, found their solution (stopped searching) by going to this other webpage.