I just looked at my Google ranking and I’ve gone from 3 of 10 to 5 of 10. Why? No clue. Maybe it has something to do with a few links from slashdot and some permanent links from other blogs.
I don’t care.
Higher rank means, all other things being equal, I’ll be higher on searches. So, it’s a somewhat incestuous number, because a higher ranking probably sets the stage for a higher ranking still!