Technorati – Real-time search for user-generated media (including weblogs) by tag or keyword. Also provides popularity indexes.
The Need :
Wow i am not surprised to read that description and i hate it . Hate it more than pop-ups. The time you create a new blog , all you think to do is blog submissions to various search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing and social media networks which tracks your blog feed and show results when someone searches for that specific keyword found on your blog post . These includeMyBlogLog , Technorati etc .
All search engines and article and feed tracking sites do offer customer support or atleast are user-friendly ! While technorati – no way !
The Look :
Just check out its home page – 2 huge banners stuffed out , paralzying navigations . Again Technorati’s Site Confuses All ! 🙄
They look like they are apparently moving from a “blog search” model to a “write articles for us” model. Even twitter fail whale seems to be better option than stupid , pointless Huge issues with blogs that were deleted in the change .
The Authority :
Authority which was one of the ranking factors including Page Rank , Alexa Rank etc is nowdead . Nobody cares any authority as no one seems to check their technorati accounts .
Even the popular Ping button was removed because it brags “we’re so good at finding your posts, we don’t need it anymore”. 😕
Yehh , we love Broken blog search . Even after posting and verifying blog , one is unable to get respective results in blog search engine , Even google and bing outputs better blog results than technorati – the original blog search engine ! It would be fun to explore who are the people still using technorati Blog engine
Messy Algorithm :
It does not even provide a META tag to claim your blog/site . They have given me 9BGHH2M6QYCQ as a short code to verify that i are the author of this blog . I need to post the above code within a new blog post and publish it. Thus it lacks features and has many shortcomings !
Huge stories are popular with many super bloggers when they have their accounts jammed or incorrectly configured .
Its algorithm seems stupid .
Always be careful to not claim same blog from new account after unclaiming from old account . This operation made my both accounts sore . I cant change my blog description and authorities have resulted to zero right from some particular value . Again unable to add keywords and default country is set to USA which aint my country and i cant change it . Also my claimed twitter account seems to go through this lose . I didnt claim my twitter account from new one , just a blog then why twitter profile ? 😳
And the most amazing thing is that we are not able to delete our account !
For some strange reason, Technorati has not incorporated a delete function in which sucks a big deal . Check my personal experience of technorati .
After searching a lot , i got a message
To close your Technorati membership, submit a ticket via this Support Contact Form with Support Type of “My Account” and include:
- Name of the account to be closed
- The email used to set up the account
- Why you’d like to close the account (so we may better serve our users in the future)
I have filled the form a dozen times – but damn ! No reply !
Their support is more dangerous than adsense staff . Atleast they [ Adsense ] reply within 3 days to the max . But more than 3 months are over ,
I am still waiting for it …
Peduced, almost across the board, with no explanation next to the new score . There is even a getsatisfaction network in which many people throttle Technorati . Check this forum to read funny curses to technorati
I seriously want technorati to not die and improve their network to once again be the same as it was 5 years back !
Hope someone from technorati reads this post and do something seriously 😀
By the way , did anyone faced any technorati problem ?
its Sucks man!! the verification process is really bad with technorati. i i tried for months to approve my blog by placing script in posts! every time it fails and i stopped using it!!
Yeahh , it failed a lot of times and even now when i added code .
It said that “Technorati Claim in progress’ 😯 still !
Its very slow to get blog claimed and there is no descent traffic as compared to digg , reddit 😐
I hate technorati . 👿 Its messed up and just goes on making money . Its just that they earn money from showing only sponsored results from some bloggers and huge flash ads that takes lot of time to load. Its only making money .
Yup , i can understand . Its making good money with lots of ads and sponsored results , only it were more user friendly and unserstood problems as 😡 a blogger
I had installed technorati code on my previous blog for verification and surprisingly even after 3 months, Technorati was showing me status “Awaiting verification”.. Wow, how great and efficient verification system. Finally, got fade up and removed the code.
Certainly you’re right!
no one cares about technorati now days…..
Yeah you are right ! Its hated by many people due to messy service but surprisingly it still have good traffic 😛
The verification process is horrible. I kept the code for one month, and then removed it.
And after all, as you said, everything is so confusing.
Haha , yehh after all , its algorithm looks cloaked
Just like you said. It very confusing. It suppose to be a great site =)
Technorati is a real mess . Its loosing the status and power in blogosphere , Wonder how long it will survive ..
It is no way helpful for me and my business.I have no time to confuse myself in this technology.
Your are right in your experience but according to me it is still becoming popular.