Is Technorati Fucked Up?

Any given day, few things are more useful than when one needs to get a vibe of what the blogosphere is feeling like. If you start seeing some funny name that you never heard of before, then it’s probably some C class celebrity that made the headlines because of an (accidental?) leaked sex tape.

Lately, Latin Celebrities have been hitting the Technorati Charts for a few weeks in a row. , , and the new Babe in the Block: :

Wanda Nara

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. The topic of today, as the headline mildly suggests is the following: I think Technorati is Fucked Up. This is why:

Have a look at the , you can see aforementioned Wanda Nara and Noelia are the most searched terms at this very moment. See below:

Technorati Top Searches

Now, with this information being freely available to anyone, what topic do you think webmasters are going to blog about? (if they want to receive any traffic that is) Yes, you guessed right: Webmasters are likely to blog about Wanda Nara, Noelia and Youtube, for example. If they do, and they tag their pages correctly, they are going to have their websites listed in Technorati tag pages, .

So what do you expect to see when you visit the technorati tag page of any of these most searched for terms? (therefore likely most blogged about) That’s right, a lot of posts, and most likely pushing each other out from the tag page in matters of minutes!

But when you actually go and look at Technorati, what do you see? Let’s see:

Technorati - Wanda Nara

Shit, last post about Wanda Nara (most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 3 days ago. Amazing. Let’s keep looking:

Technorati - Noelia

Last post about Noelia (second most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 4 hours ago. Let’s look at one more:

Technorati - You Tube

Last post about YouTube (third most searched term in the Blogosphere according to Technorati) was 4 hours ago.

Yep… no blogger, in the whole world, blogged about YouTube in the last 4 hours and tagged his post correctly. Nor they did about Noelia, or Wanda Nara in the last three days, even if she is the most searched term in the blogosphere because of a lousy blowjob home made tape.

We could also give shit to Technorati for all the non relevant posts and porn spamming going around. But let’s do that another day.

UPDATE: It hasn’t been more than two hours since I published this post. I was checking back on Technorati, hoping to see some improvement taking place, and I came across this:

Technorati Fucked Up

So now Favorites and WTFs are not working anymore. Cool :)


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17 comments ↓

#1 DaveP on 08.28.07 at 4:34 pm

Technorati has been fucked up for ages. They lost my site, and now it’s lost its authority. It needs sorting out and fast before people start abandoning it.

#2 alexf2000 on 08.28.07 at 6:51 pm

It is coincident that today I decided to go to technorati and see what is the value of this website. All I found is this half naked chick. :)

#3 Technorati Favorites - Interesting New Message | Andy Beard - Niche Marketing on 08.29.07 at 6:31 am

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#5 Get More Traffic on 09.03.07 at 2:37 pm

Technorati ain’t fucked up. That’s like saying your hot ass girlfriend is fucked up for letting a fart slip, but she’s still a great lay, and everyone else thinks so too.

#6 Gotan Raider on 09.03.07 at 4:35 pm

You are probably right, it ain’t fucked up. Yet. It has some serious issues though and their search results are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

I think bloggers use it more so than searchers.

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#10 SEOv on 09.05.07 at 12:57 am

Its technorati spam bloggers are using to get more hits.

#11 10668844 on 09.06.07 at 8:31 am

This is the new nature of the social web, marketing, plain and simple.

There are currently more holes, and large ones, than even existed back in the earliest days of SEO and it’s not going to change anytime soon. The amount of new channels coming up is incredible.

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#15 pocholo41 on 10.11.07 at 1:32 am

What you say is certain, but this happens in almost all parts. People look for sex, this one makes business, and is easy to manage

#16 Techie on 01.23.08 at 4:04 pm

On behalf of people who really know what they are doing online and on the pc in general: Technorati is a joke. If you want a search engine, Google – nothing else comes remotely close. Google was FOUNDED because the creators tried to market a better search engine technology to popular search engines – the closest competing one of them was still 10% worse than Google, so the creators decided to keep their idea and go with it. Since then, they have continued to dominate the search engine industry. No one STILL comes close – so do yourselves a favor and stop toying around with the new ‘hip’ search engines that suck ;)

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