Saturday, October 29, 2011

Technorati: Listing your blog


What is technorati.com? According to Wikipedia it is a massive search engine for searching blogs. Okay, that doesn't sound exciting, but apparently getting ones blog registered with technorati is a very good idea. The first I heard about all this was at the last Surrey International Writers' Conference. I took a workshop conducted by none other than Vancouver's own miss604.com! (Yes, my notes will be posted shortly!)

If you'd like to register your blog with technorati, here's what you do:
1. Create an account at http://www.technorati.com
2. Confirm your account by clicking an emailed link
3. Go to your account and enter your blog URL in 'Start Claim' - at the bottom of the page.
4. Enter your blog details (including RSS feed URL)
5. Create a blog post with your verification code.
6. Click on 'Check Claim' and then 'Verify Code' once your blog article is posted to complete the process
7. Your submission will then be checked by the Technorati faeries and if they like it, you'll be added.
- What is Technorati all about?
A few minutes ago I took the first few steps to registering my blog with Technorati and I got my code, VSWRUMW5B2JK, so in publishing this post I will have (hopefully!) finished my registration. Yea!

I wonder, has anyone else heard about Technorati? Has anyone else registered their blog? I'm curious, because the workshop at SiWC 2011 was the first I heard of it, but it seems like a great service.

Update: I'm Listed on Technorati.com!

5 comments:

  1. Karen,

    Thanks for this. I'd heard about it and meant to follow up a while ago but forgot to.

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  2. Hello again! Glad you found it helpful. I just received an email saying that the Technorati spiders had crawled through my post and found my code but that I shouldn't hold my breath on my site being authenticated (okay, maybe they didn't put it _quite_ like that!). I'm wondering what sort of time frame they're talking about. From the tone of their email it seemed like waiting years was a live possibility! :p

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  3. Interesting. I'm curious to see if this has any effect on your site visits. I might be right behind you if this is something helpful. Thanks for posting this Karen!

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  4. Hi Todd, I'll post if/when Technorati indexes my blog and mention if there's a significant increase in traffic.

    Glad you found it helpful! :)

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  5. Yea! I just got the email that my blog has been claimed on Technorati. That was a lot faster than I was expecting. No significant change in traffic yet.

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