I Held Out
On January 29, 2006, I wrote a post to Technorati about a problem I was having. I documented communication since August of 2005. I’ll quote from it because the words I’m quoting are to this day still true.
The original issue has never been resolved. It involved the fact that Technorati wasnâ€™t accurately tracking links to my account and that the count kept getting stuck and links kept getting missed.
At the time I wrote, isn’t 5 Months Patience Enough? Now it’s been 30 months and my blog is still wonky in the Technorati index.
Anyone who has followed the list of posts I’ve written about Technorati knows that I give a lot of space to a group that works hard with an overwhelming task. But what’s the point when the basic service — 180 day index of “blog reactions” — has in my case been, at the most, only 75 days. I sure would the other 105 days in my count.
On May 19, 2006, I recorded a comment to benchmark the problem.
Recently, I was told the problem would be fixed immediately.
It’s been more than immediately and still nothing.
Do you even pay any attention to Technorati anymore?
UPDATE: Here are some responses I got to this question on Twitter.
Does Anyone Take Technorati Seriously Anymore?
- I haven’t taken Technorati seriously for close to a year now. Sad, really. Was a great idea for bloggers. No more… ;(
- Personally speaking, no. I used to check it out regularly, but haven’t in months.
- I haven’t looked at Technorati in months.
- no the technorati rank seems to be more akin to a random number generator at the moment.
- I never took them seriously, but that’s just me.
- I haven’t visited Technorati in months, to be honest.
- I only use it to look at who links to me… that’s it.
- I had been using Technorati quite a bit. But somehow, 200+ links to me disappeared in the last two weeks. I don’t believe it.
–ME “Liz” Strauss