C-list blogger & searching

w00t, I'm a --- wait, that's low right? C-List Blogger

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.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.