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Sun, 11 Jun 2006 20:44:05 GMT
Technorati Confusion

Fred Wilson: Technorati is doing the blog world a great service by maintaining these link counts. But unfortunately, they are not doing it well enough for my taste.

Randy: It looks like Fred is seeing the light.

Dave Sifry responds: Great post, and sorry about the problems and confusion you've been having with Technorati.

Randy: The blogosphere is like this big wall. We've known for at least a year that Technorati is broken. Dave Sifry knows. And responds with the same we're having problems posts. Here's Dave comments on this blog back in 2004.

Dave Sifry:  We're having some ops issues this morning.  We're working on it, and we'll get back to you as soon as things are fixed.  Sorry about that!

Randy: It's unbelievable to me that people continue to think that Technorati actually works. I've been documenting the problem for 2 years. It's like talking to a wall. Hundreds of users are complaining and nothing is getting fixed. I have blogs that haven't been indexed by Technorati in 95 days and 23 days. Yes, Dave can kick start Fred's blog by getting it indexed, but a one off solution to appease a-list bloggers leaves the rest of the blogosphere in the cold.

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I I've been doing manual pings for my blog at Blogspot for the last 2 days, and it's not getting updated.
Which blog at Blogspot?

Dave
Dave,
I manually ping Technorati every few days. It doesn't help. As I've mentionned countless times already. Technorati is dropping the vast majority of pings.

Randy
I  am also having the same issue, have been manually pinging, nothing it happening, my blog is still showing up as last updated 11 days ago.

My blogspot blog was showing up as last updated 13 days ago despite being updated frequently and manually pinged.

I deleted my claim hoping to reclaim it and maybe jump start things, big mistake. Now my blog is apparently unclaimable, I also got a message saying technorati had no record of my blog.

  • Technorati Rank: 4,370 (780 links from 320 sites)  That was my last ranking before being vaporised , not too shabby for a blog that doesn't exist ;)
  • wendyswhimsies at blogspot ( the spam filter won't let me post my url.
  • Sorry Wendy, I don't allow posting of blogspot URLs because I get 100s of referrer spams per day from there. Your problems with Technorati are all too familiar.

    Randy
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