Technorati Finally Likes Me

After numerous emails to Technorati, they have finally fixed the problem that was preventing me from claiming my blog. Technorati is a blog search and ranking site. They track 60 million blogs. Advertising networks like ReviewMe uses a blog’s Technorati ranking to help them determine pricing – the higher the rank, the higher the price. Unfortunately, Technorati has been ranking my blog incorrectly and for some strange reasons and I was not able to claim my blog. Every time I tried, I would get an error message.

I sent an email to Technorati tech support over a month ago asking for help. They never replied. I sent another two weeks later. Again, no reply. After I posted my ReviewMe review, I sent Technorati another request. I wasn’t holding out for much because I’ve been told that Technorati is extremely slow to handle these matters.

While using Technorati today to see how many new links I got I noticed that my blog was ranked correctly. Could it be possible that tech support finally did something? I checked my email – nothing from Technorati. I then went to claim my blog and it worked! I guess Technorati is a bit like Abit Computers – they don’t reply to emails, they just do it. In Technorati’s case, they do it after a bunch of emails.

It’s a shame that Technorati didn’t fix my ranking until after the ReviewMe review. ReviewMe had given me a 2 star Technorati ranking because Technorati ranked me 201,162. The correct ranking is 3,346 – a huge difference. That would have increased my ReviewMe ranking to 4 stars and I would have made $125 for the ReviewMe review instead of just $50. Oh well, at least everything is fixed now.

If you have a Technorati account, please add me to your Technorati favorites. If you don’t have a Technorati account, then you should consider getting one, especially if you’re a blogger.


12 thoughts on “Technorati Finally Likes Me”

  1. Hannes says:

    Yeah, I also had problems claiming my blog. I sent them a couple of e-mails and it took them a few weeks to fix it — but I got a reply from them, with a “sorry for the delay”.

  2. Thanks John! I hadn’t noticed that my web site at Technorati was a little “verklempt”, I hopefully will get that fixed tout de suite.

    Good insights, I have learned a lot just from your posts.

    –C8j

  3. derrich says:

    I’m not real clear about how Technorati gets its info. It ranks me over 1,000,000 and says I’m only linked on 2 blogs. I know for a fact I’m linked on at least 10. Do those other blogs need to be registered with Technorati? At one point in my blog’s life (about 3 weeks ago…and only about 4 weeks old), I was ranked just above 700,000. Makes no sense to me.

  4. madd says:

    John, I saw your site while at Technorati. I am very new at this so it soothed my ruffled feathers that a more visible blog was in the same boat as I and I was not the only one having a bit of a problem with them. All is now fixed..no email either though..Nice site by the way, I will be back..m

  5. John Chow says:

    Derrich – You don’t need to be reigstered with Technorati in order to be ranked or have your links counted. The number of blogs linking to you is just an estimate.

    Madd – Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Ha good stuff John – it finally came right huh.

    Yeah I’ve had dodgy Technorati results for a couple of blogs in the past.

  7. Doug Karr says:

    John,

    I’ll add you as a favorite. Would appreciate it if you did the same.

    Thanks,
    Doug

  8. Leo says:

    Well i dont know how technorati actually arrive at their rankings.Im fairly new to blogging and technorati.When i registered with technorati i was ranked just over a million and now few weeks later im well over 2 million.Whats going on guys?

  9. Hi John!

    I had a few teething problems with Technorati initially, and like Derrich, my ranking was quite lowly.

    However, without any pushin’ or shuvin’ from me, all seems well.

    I went from 900k a couple of months ago to 490k earlier this week and on the back of some recent good publicity, I’ve gone up to the 390k mark.

    So I mustn’t grumble too much!

    Hope things stay well for you…

  10. John Chow says:

    Leo – I have no idea how Technorati does its rating other than measuring how many sites link to you. I think how many users have your in their favorites might factor into it as well.

  11. David Mackey says:

    What does being added to the favorites do? I’d do it for you if you did it for me. 🙂

  12. Eliza says:

    I’ve added you to my favorites, I actually hadn’t added anyone to that yet. Guess I’ll go back through all my favorite sites now and start posting them. Hope it helps in your rankings.

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