Technorati, a popular blog search engine that has got millions of blog indexed is really one of the best source to figure out what’s buzzing in the blogosphere. Technorati assigns authority to all the blogs in its index which in turn depicts the credibility and popularity of the blogs in its index.
Like many other blogs VirginTech is also present in the Technorati’s index, but a few weeks back I noticed that technorati is not updating Authority, Recent posts and other stats for VirginTech. At that time I thought that it would be momentary problem so I checked the stats again after a week or two, but to my surprise i found the same result again and there were no update in blog stats. I quickly googled about this problem and found that there are many other blogs also whose stats are not updating at all.
I reported this problem to technorati many times but it seems that they are least bothered about all this and they didn’t replied even once on this issue. I raised this issue in technorati forums too but got no response there too. Its been almost a month and the same problem still persists with VirginTech stats on technorati.
You can see in the screenshot below that Technorati is still showing up almost 20-25 days old post from VirginTech.
The problem presently with technorati is not only about the updating of stats, there is one more thing that many bloggers are reporting and its about the Technorati Blog claiming. Actually when a blog is submitted to technorati, it is first of all manually reviewed and if the blog meets their guidelines then it gets into the technorati index. Now the problem here is that this blog claiming process according to many bloggers is taking too much time as compared to what it usually takes.
Some of the reactions from the blogosphere about this Technorati problem are mentioned below:
Greg Ledger says “I claimed my blog two weeks ago, then again last week when it did not appear in the blog search. Still not appearing in the blog search, and my URL information is wiped from the profile”.
Patrick says “I post 2 or 3 times a day, but the last time you updated my info was 19 January. About 6 weeks ago my authority was in the high 500s, and from time to time there was a button showing that my blog was in the top 100 science blogs. Suddenly my authority is down to 1”
Chris says “Over 2 weeks ago I initiated a blog claim (it’s antivirustech.com), and absolutely nothing in response. Didn’t get any emails or any other instructions as to what to do next. How and WHEN can this get resolved?”
Technorati, we hope you will address these issues as soon as possible and also we expect (like other bloggers) a better support from you on these issues.
Update: Technorati has now started updating our stats correctly. We hope its working for others too. Thank you Technorati 🙂