Saturday, April 07, 2007

Technorati sucks

I have been checking out almost all the search engines for blogs which reported Barcamp Bangalore 3 and to my dismay I found that all the latest posts here on Whitespace are no where featured in the blog search engine Technorati. Susheel pointed out that I might have to login to Technorati and ping my blog for them to visit my blog and update their index. It made no sense to me. Google, Google Blog Search or Yahoo never asked me to do that. They do the updating themselves. Then why can't Technorati do the same? Why should I tell Technorati that I have updated my blog and ask its spiders to visit my blog?

Anyway i wanted to know how it works and I pinged Whitespace in my profile which showed "updated 377 days ago". After two days of pinging the status still shows the same. I suggest everyone to use Google Blog Search to search for blog posts.

4 comments:

Susheel said...

Blogger automatically 'pings' Google Blog Search and some other search engines... Yahoo is usually not too far behind in picking up posts... I believe that feedburner automatically pings other blog seach engines when it detects a new post...

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webduck said...

I was thinking of posting this very same complaint today. I post to my blog every day, several times, and yet on Technorati it says I haven't updated in a month. It also says I have X amount of links to my blog, which is also in doubt now too. I do use Pingoat to ping all the search engines. When I clicked on my blog in Technorati, it came back with this inane reply of "huh? We have no idea what you typed, but it isn't a blog". And, yet, they have my correct blog address right there on the page. I see a serious case of website apathy coming from Technorati.

hm said...

Don't think you are alone. There are a lot of bloggers complaining about the same issue
http://support.technorati.com/topic/255