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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Technocrati-zed blogging

If you are not familiar with Technocrati, here's a definition from Wikipedia: an Internet search engine for searching blogs. By June 2008, Technorati was indexing 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. The name Technorati is a blend of the words technology and literati, which invokes the notion of technological intelligence or intellectualism.

So how does that concern you as a blogger? Technocrati is the most relied blog search engine in the web today. If you want to put yourself in the english blogsphere map, then this is the site to be "linked" to. Sign up for Technocrati and you will be able to claim your blog and place it on their directory, which search engines like Google use, making it easier for people to find your blog, get online promotion and helps with putting your "trademark" on the map. The fact that you will be able to see other bloggers with the same interest as you have, helps you develop your own blog into something better than what it is now.

Sounds interesting? It should, especially if you're serious about your blog and honing your blogging skills. It's quite easy to Technocrati-zed your blog. Just go to:, click on the sign up link, fill in primary information, verify your account, then update your information (includes blog url, feed url) then click on "Claim"  to claim your blog.

It should give you a page confirming your request, click on claim status. There you will be instructed to verify if you are indeed the author of the blog. You would need to include in a new blog post a unique code assigned to you, similar to this one: V768D54YYRAB , and publish it.

Once done posting, go back to your Technocrati account info page (clicking on your username will take you there) and go to Claim Status, and click on Verify Claim Token, Technocrati will be checking on your site feed and verify if your unique code is included in that post. If things go smoothly, you should be receiving confirmation that the verification was successful and that your blog is set up for review.

You don't necessarily need a whole new blog, a long standing unclaimed onr works. This might just be the boost your blog needs.

What are you waiting for? Go get Technocrati-zed!


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