I’m really looking forward to trying out Blog Pulse’s new Profiles Tools which promise to:
‘allow users to find more information about a specific blog or blogger—who authors it, how active the blog is, how it ranks in comparison with other blogs, what it’s about, etc. Many people have questions about who bloggers are and how much influence they wield. BlogPulse Profiles provide basis metrics and analysis to begin to answer those questions.’
Unfortunately for the last hour or so I keep getting an HTTP error every time I try to use it. Hopefully they sort out the errors soon enough as it seems to be offering a pretty decent alternative to Technorati according to Blog Herald.