Jul 19, 2011
I have added a few clients’ blogs to the Technorati directory so I thought it was about time I added mine. I remember it being quite a long process and one of the blogs seemed to be being ignored. I was directed by the very helpful internet geek, Azad Shaikh, to contact Technorati to ask why it hadn’t been submitted. He explained that ‘working from home’, the subject of the site, is considered a ‘spammy’ title and so may have been rejected.
So i contacted GetSatisfaction.com for Technorati and a very helpful lady got the blog listed the very next day.
By the way Azad Shaikh has written this great post giving instructions how to get you blog listed on Technorati. So if you are wondering what the code, GV5ABQD742A6, is doing at the end of the blog title it is there so that Technorati can recognise that I am real and not a robot!
So what are the benefits of being on Technorati?
Some people say that there is not a huge benefit compared to the likes of Twitter or Facebook for driving traffic. However because of the listing process, which allows you to use specific tags and a full description of your site, you’ll get exposure to people searching Technorati for specific information. The result will be targeted traffic actively seeking what you have to offer. Which means they are more ready to engage with you and become loyal visitors.
Another benefit is that Technorati gives you another online profile and another chance for you to appear in a Google search of your name.
Plus Technorati is a great resource for you to find thought leaders who are writing blogs related to your interests. So for research, finding new and interesting blogs and keeping informed it is a great place to hang out.
(NB: Technorati are going through a refurb for their site and a change of process for adding blogs so at the moment it might take a while to get listed)
Update: It only took 5 hours to get my site listed – that must be a record as some can take weeks! Was it something I said
What are your experiences with Technorati good and bad?
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