I know Technorati indexes millions of blogs. I know they’re very busy and I’ve even heard that they’re having major technical problems … which no doubt leads to many sleepless nights for them.
Fair enough, but that doesn’t help me.
When I moved over my business-related content from IGotNewsForYou I claimed this new blog immediately.
Immediately, something looked wrong. It claimed “http://instigatorblog.com” without the “www”. I actually deleted the claim and tried again. No luck. All of my other blogs show in Technorati with the “www” — they’re all hosted in the same place, and were setup the same way.
The reason I thought this might be a problem is because Technorati wasn’t picking up any updates from me. I’m pinging them too, so that’s not the problem.
Click the Technorati URL to see what it’s showing about Instigator Blog. You’ll see the lack of “www” and the fact that the rank isn’t updating.
It claims I haven’t updated in over 2 weeks; but I post daily. It shows links coming to the blog but it’s not counting them. As such my rank stays in the millions…pretty dismal.
Now, I’m not obsessed with my Technorati rank, far from it, but it is frustrating when something doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to.
I emailed Technorati a couple weeks ago explaining the problem. I received no response. I’ve just sent another email, and I expect I’ll get the same response. None whatsoever.
I’m just a speck of a blog in the enormous blogosphere, true, but I’m the guy that powers Technorati. I’m the guy that promotes it, uses it, and generally makes the blogosphere go round. Without the little guys like us, Technorati would show you a few top blogs and nothing else; which in my mind isn’t particularly interesting.
So Technorati … are you there? Are you listening? Or have you abandoned me?