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Am I Wasting My Time with Technorati?

Am I Wasting My Time with Technorati?

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Convince me that I’m wrong somebody. I used to rely on Technorati a lot. I got a good idea of what worked and what didn’t. I kept an eye on the conversations. I could see who was linking to my content. I even built my tag cloud using Technorati.

But recently my old friend Technorati is ignoring me. He no longer calls, he no longer writes and most annoyingly he no longer crawls my blog.

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I ping him after every post. I’ve sent him mail (twice) to complain but he doesn’t reply. What am I to do?

Technorati, it’s time to turn the tables and switch you off I think.

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  • Yep,

    If it ain't current it ain't worth it

  • I have the same issue with them. It says my blog hasn't been updated in days plus they have two entries for my single blog (just like yours, one with the default.aspx and one without).

    Any emails to them about it just go nowhere.

  • Great question Mike. I agree that somehow Technorati's relevance has waned.

    The question is, what's the alternative?

  • Aye, I'm experiencing the same issue.

    On and off, it's been problems with Technorati the last couple of month(s) for me.

    Sometimes it updates the stats, reactions and what not - but now it just seems plain'ol dead.

    I cuncurr with Thomas on his question; What's the alternative?

  • Experiencing the same problem.

  • Hi Thomas. I agree. Lots of places that do bits of what Technorati did / does but nothing I've found to replace it. Mike

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