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What’s wrong with Technorati?

What, my links not good enough for you Technorati? 😉 I say that with a wink, but to be honest I’m pissed off with Technorati. My main weblog, Read/Write Web, is not being indexed there and so none of my outbound links show up in Technorati. Therefore nobody would know I’m linking to them, if they’re only using Technorati to track blogs. And let’s face it, they are the number 1 blog indexing service – by popularity if not by quality of service.

There’s no reason why this should be the case – I’ve got Movable Type set up to auto-ping them for each post, my weblog is “claimed” at Technorati, I have them linked on my main menu (and all this was done ages ago). So why the heck am I not a part of the “World Live Web”?!

I’ve sent two messages to Technorati Support about this, but I’ve yet to receive a response. So what more can I do but blog it and hope they see this… And I wonder how many other people Technorati is ignoring?

I don’t like to be negative about a Web 2.0 company doing its best to earn a crust in this new world. I go out of my way to write about Web 2.0 companies that offer great services to the blogosphere, especially the innovative ones like Feedburner and Bloglines. All of the other indexing services are giving me excellent value – Feedster, PubSub, Blogdigger, etc. So Technorati, please hurry up and start acknowledging my existence. My blog is “live”, last time I checked!

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