Sunday, September 06, 2009

State of the Blogosphere Survey/Changes to Your Technorati Authority

Dear Technorati member, here is the latest news from Technorati! 1)
Technorati's State of the Blogosphere Survey <#sob>2) Why Your
Technorati Authority May Have Changed and What You Can Do About It
<#authority>3) New! Become A Technorati Writer <#writer>4) Technorati
Email Preferences <#preferences> 1) Technorati State of the
Blogosphere Survey
Over the years, Technorati has been tracking the State of the
Blogosphere. Our annual study investigates how blogging is growing and
changing, as well as its impacts on current events and the bottom
lines of businesses and bloggers. Please share your perspective by
participating in our survey. We think you'll find the survey
interesting. It should take just 15 minutes of your time, and of
course your answers will be completely confidential. Please feel free
to send this link to other bloggers you know. And be sure to check
back on Technorati in October for a summary of the results. 2) Why
Your Technorati Authority May Have Changed, and What You Can Do About
It Changes in Technorati Authority numbers - there are several reasons
these numbers have decreased recently: As our intent is to measure the
influence and attention received on an ongoing basis, we stopped
counting static blogroll links, and these links have now aged out of
the authority calculations. Due to the vast number of blogging
platforms and custom installations out there (and some bloggers who
felt we were using too much of their data), we now rely more heavily
on RSS and Atom feeds than in the past. Bloggers can control how much
of their content they wish to syndicate via feeds. Many blogs only
provide partial feeds, we are not always able to get link data from
them. Thus, links from these blogs may no longer contribute to your
authority. Finally, to make sure we always know about your updates,
please make sure you are pinging us. You can ping us manually from our
Ping Page, or learn about configuring your system to ping us
automatically on our Help Page. Many blogging services and platforms
have a preconfigured option for pinging Technorati and other services.
If you find links to your blog that don't appear on Technorati, you
may want to check that the other blog:

is claimed on Technorati
has a full-content feed
is pinging us with updates.

3) Become a Technorati Writer Technorati is entering into the next
phase of our evolution: original content. Beginning in October,
Technorati will feature original content on the site written by
bloggers just like you! This is an amazing opportunity to give your
writing vast exposure, become known as an expert in your field/s of
interest, and to join a vibrant writer community.

Get in on the ground floor by signing up via the Technorati Contact
Page. Select the "New: Technorati Writer Signup" option from the
"Message Type" drop-down box. You will receive information and writing
instructions as we get closer to launch date. We very much look
forward to working with you! 4) Technorati Email Preferences Options
include receiving important Technorati administrative updates (changes
to the site and services we provide to bloggers such as blog claiming
or Technorati Authority); receiving info on writing opportunities
including access to review products, freelance writing assignments,
press junkets; receiving Blogcritics' newsletter. We encourage you to
opt-in for all three!

Please update your Technorati Email Preferences at

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