Troubles for Technorati – Stops Indexing Blogs

by Karthik on October 28, 2007 · 5 comments

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Well things aren’t going so well in the Technorati Land. First of all they are facing immense competition from Google Blog Search and now they are having troubles with their Indexing Systems. The posts that I publish here on dailyApps haven’t been getting indexed on time for almost the past week. I wrote an email to the Technorati Support team but they haven’t got back to me so far.

I wonder what is going on over at Technorati, of late they have been facing a lot of problems with their website. Regular downtime with irregular indexing of blogs has only added to the problem. I went hunting and found that quite a few Top Blogs have not been indexed in the past day regularly, here are some of them,

  • Techcrunch
  • Engadget
  • ProBlogger
  • Gizmodo
  • and many many more..

Well here is a screenshot of the Technorati page for Engadget, and it says that it hasn’t been updated for almost a day now, but in reality Engadget has surely pushed more 5 posts in the past 24 hours.

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Come on Technorati, do something about this, because we all love Technorati, don’t we! I am hoping for the best.

Update : Looks like Technorati is indexing the blogs pretty well. My Feedburner live hits says that Technorati Bot did hit quite a while ago. But I guess the problem is with a database somewhere that is causing all this trouble. Not all blogs seem to have this problem.

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Thilak October 28, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Technorati never had the customer support which replies to our emails. I remember sending them a email to unban my site (which was banned after my participation on Blogathon 2005) and I didn’t get a reply till date (although, my site has been unbanned after something like 6 months)

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Karthik Kastury October 28, 2007 at 12:52 pm

@Thilak, Well this was my first experience with Technorati Support.. But I guess they have responded and the ping system seems to work fine now..

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Ian Kallen October 29, 2007 at 7:45 am

> …Technorati Bot did hit quite a while ago. But I guess the problem
> is with a database somewhere that is causing all this trouble.

Sorry about the problems you’ve been seeing.

Earlier this week, we found a number of issues with updates flowing through the system. This effected people who don’t ping us directly but ping other update receptors (weblogs.com, pingomatic, etc) that we derive updates from. Additionally, we had a separate (and more pervasive) problem with data flow on Friday and Saturday, updates that were crawled weren’t surfacing in the search indices. While some of these things are shaken out, there are other issues requiring database upgrades that will take a bit more doing to complete. We’re on it.
thanks,
-Ian
Technorati

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Karthik Kastury October 29, 2007 at 8:13 pm

@IAN, thanks for dropping by and letting us know what exactly went wrong. I would be glad if Technorati made an official announcement about this, because it will let a lot of people know what is happening..

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Debbie Dolphin November 5, 2007 at 9:39 pm

At least, Technorati respects you by replying (Ian Kallen above).

Since Oct 16, 2007, I have not heard from anyone Technorati Support and I ping Technorati directly!

My last eMail to Technorati was sent on Nov 2 as follows:

Still having Technorati Troubles with disappearing tags, posts and blog reactions (whose incoming links were not deleted) after they are indexed only to disappear again.

I would ask Tech Support to remind me why Technorati tracks blogs yet, there has been no response from Tech Support other than this ticket number.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,
Debbie

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