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 ?