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Technorati - What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Saturday, March 24th, 2007...8:42 am

Technorati - What Have You Done For Me Lately?


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In a word: Nothing.

But that’s going to change.

I’ve read over and over again on numerous sites how Technorati is the Google of blogs. Is this really the case? In my experience, not so much. So far I’ve seen about two hits from a Technorati search, compared to the bucketload of hits I’ve been getting from Google daily.

Why am I suddenly on a mission to get Technorati traffic? Well I’ll be honest, I keep seeing people talk about how they are getting big chunks of unique traffic from Technorati on a daily basis and frankly, I want a piece of that pie.

The other reason is more important. You shouldn’t rely on just one source of traffic. And if you are then it sure as hell better be Google.

Right now about half of my traffic comes from MyBlogLog. While this is a solid source at the moment I’m skeptical about it lasting in the long term, so I’m trying to plan ahead.

In any case who wouldn’t want another source of organic traffic?

I’m moving forward with the assumption that I’m doing something wrong my end. I’ve got a gameplan of sorts that I’m going to start putting in motion tomorrow, so I’ll report my results in about a weeks time. Hopefully I’ll have some good news to share.

If any of you are getting traffic from Technorati feel free to leave a comment. I’m sure everyone will be interested to know what it is you’re doing right.

21 Comments

  • Dan,

    I wouldn’t work too hard to chase Technorati benefits — it’s jumped the shark. I’ve found that it’s very spotty at catching updates and link backs (a quick Google link back search shows many more links to my site than Technorati is aware of), which was what it was invented for… Their tech is creaky: I changed the permalink structure on my site to make it SEO frendly and now Technorati shows double entries for all of my posts (D’oh!). Google blog search is probably the best (or at least most popular) blog search engine. Unless you’re in the top 100 at Technorati, you probably won’t see appreciable traffic.

    Make your site as Google-friendly as you can and make your presence known on high traffic sites where your interests are represented (Scoble, Techcrunch, etc.). By being a member of the conversation people will seek your site out to know more about you.

    And don’t forget BlogAds — for a few hundred bucks it can be a good way to build awareness of a new site.*

    *Disclaimer: I don’t work for BlogAds, I’ve just used it.

  • I was just looking at my Google analytics and:

    Google [organic]: 215 visits

    where as

    Technorati [referral]: 9 visits

    So I personally see very little traffic from Technorati and my Technorati rank is 79k.

  • Granted, in the grand order of things, my blog is relatively new (Dec. ‘06) and receives miniscule traffic, and I’m okay with that. Like you though, most of my hits come from other blogs in which I participate or through general Google searches. MyBlogLog comes in a distant third, but I get hits from there just the same (including yours, which in turn led me to your blog this morning). So far I’ve not received a single hit from Technorati but they show that over 400 blogs link to me - presumably from various blogrolls and they have me ranked at 7,397. Whatever - I’m still not getting traffic from there, but I like some of the statistics they offer so I’m still hanging in there.

    Lately my traffic has picked up considerably, but I think it’s because I’ve made a conscious effort to make comments on the blogs I visit, which in turn, piques people’s curiosity and prompts them to visit my blog. Quid pro quo seems to be working.

  • I’m far behind and still learning on how to increase the traffic. Would like to read your update, Dan.

  • To be noticed on Technorati I think you have to be at the very top to see any sort of traffic. Most of my traffic is coming from commenting on other sites, but my blog is also new…so I shouldn’t expect much…

    Hopefully your plan works out and you can get your rankings up. Good luck.

  • I suspect the amount of traffic someone gets from Technorati is influenced by the number of registered members endorse a blog or blog entry. For the heck of it, I’ll add you to my Favorite list in Technorati. Feel free to do the same, or not. The important thing is: Anyone else reading this should do the same for our favorite “dot com orphan.”

    Please report back what you discover after receiving a dozen or so “favorites.”

  • Hmmmm. I just checked and I’m #17 in your list of folks who have “Favorited” your blog. A dozen extra will probably not do the trick. I did more digging. Steve Rubel has over 500 folks Favoriting him for his micropersuasion blog. Unless you, too, are the member of a leading international PR firm, you may be SOL, my friend!

  • tags my friend it’s the tags - you’ll get traffic from the ‘rati if you use good tags. try grabbing more good words from your post and tagging them - for example the post above has many good words you’re not even using in your tags (which i will attempt to grab and post from http://keotag.com/tagger.php:

    technorati tags: technorati technorati search google google of blogs hits blog hits technorati traffic traffic blog traffic mybloglog my blog log blogs blogging blog search blog results keotag tags: technorati technorati search google google of blogs hits blog hits technorati traffic traffic blog traffic mybloglog my blog log blogs blogging blog search blog results

    maybe my choices of tags weren’t the best … but make tags which relate to your article, use terms from your post, and tag somewhat freely with appropriate contextual tags.

    that plus the favoriting thing … you’ll be king of the blog world in no time :-)

    peac4d.
    amos

  • Sprague: I agree on the commenting. It’s a very subtle and undervalued way of building traffic. As far as advertising goes, I’m definetly going to get around to it eventually, but I’d like to have more of a base before I move into that area.

    Jeff: It’s an uphill climb but I’m still keeping an open mind. If it works out good. If not then no biggie.

    amos: I was just in the middle of adding tags. I actually went back through all my posts and tagged everything. I’m not sure it was worth the effort but I’ll guess we’ll find out for certain soon enough.

  • Added you to my technorati favourites, hope that helps.

    I too have noticed technorati to be slow on updating incoming links. I think the blogs linking to you need to be registered with technorati before it counts them.

    I think It also counts links from blogger blogs as one site.

  • Cheers stubsy. Every little bit counts.

    Technorati is just slow in general. However I was pleasantly surprised to see they fixed the mess John Chow started when he pinged the hell out of them.

  • Amos brings up an important point — Technorati is all about tags. I was deciding whether to add tags to my site, not just for this but to support a “related posts” type thing and decided not to invest the effort at going back and tagging a hundred posts. I went with a plugin that analyzes post content instead:

    http://rmarsh.com/plugins/similar-posts/

    Technorati search still seems primitive to me, and too tied to recency rather than relevance — only the most recent blog posts show up on the first page and that makes it unlikely a relevant post will be seen by anybody before it gets pushed down the list. Google Blog Search takes relevance into account, so even an older post can still rise to the top. Anyway good luck with Technorati and let us know how it worked out.

  • [...] Dan1el has an interesting post on his views of Technorati. [...]

  • Personally I receive very less number of traffice from Technorati but sometimes a lot and that happens when you post an article on the top tags of the day.

  • Technorati brings in few hits when you talk about something which is already HOT! But then it can’t be your reliable traffic source. Not all blogger talk about Hot topics everyday…

  • I just checked and I only have gotten 21 hits from technorati via google analytics. I try to tag posts with around 5 tags, I guess I need more.

  • I get a reasonable amount ogf traffic from Technorati; nothing like I get from Google or RSS subscribers, but as everyone has already stated, tags, favoriting and size of blog helps.

    If you believe everyone’s published statistics (and assume many people belong to more than one social network), then:
    * MySpace: 100 million+ members.
    * Facebook: has 18 million

    Technorati’s tagline states: “55 million blogs, some of them have to be good.” Clearly, Technorati is not covering all of the blogs, which would certainly account for the discrepancy in the traffic you receive, Dan.

  • [...] been a week now since I wrote about wanting to get more traffic from Technorati. I have managed to get some hits but the numbers are nothing to write home [...]

  • nobody mentioned Digg or (my fav) Netscape. If anything I blog is ‘topical’, I will toss it to Digg & Netscape. I’m not thrilled with Digg’s category choices (too techy for me), Netscape seems open and I tend to get more visits (and ’scape votes) from them. I have both their voting tags in my footer. blogtopicz.com is new, so I’m not seeing huge numbers, naturally, but it’s all about net presence. Just get those aggregators linked up… you don’t get a lot of repeat biz from them, but you do get some good traffic if the post is ‘fresh’. Also like spiceypages and MyBlogLogs - good networking with other bloggers thru that. Well, that’s my 2cents. Good blog here dan… in the words of Ahnald… “I’ll be back”.

  • Paula Mooney has a good compilation of recent Technorati gaming techniques listed in a single post.

    Do a search on her name at Technorati, or Google.

  • [...] Dan1el has an interesting post on his views of Technorati. [...]

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