Technorati users: ping your blog!

In the past 3 months, I have been using the Technorati authority to monitor SharePoint blogs.

I started noticing a strange behavior: several sites were surprisingly stable, not seeing any change in their authority. Even more surprising, some of these sites were seldom updated, and you would have expected their authority to shrink, according to the Technorati aging policy.

After investigating this, I came to the conclusion that there was an issue with Technorati. Technorati has a process by which you can ping them to refresh a blog’s information. The downside is that apparently if blogs don’t ping Technorati then the authority doesn’t get refreshed at all.

I have of course reported the issue to Technorati.

If you are a blog owner, make sure that you ping Technorati to have your stats updated. See this page for the instructions. If you are a blog visitor and want to validate the blog’s authority, you can also use the above link.

I’d be interested in other testimonies. I have checked ~50 SharePoint blogs so far, and witnessed this issue on ~15.

Note that if you are hosted by a major platform, like WordPress.com, it will ping Technorati for you.

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