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Filed as Features, Guides on April 1, 2008 8:52 am

Have you claimed your Twit’st’ser feed on Technorat’si profile yet’s? This may be t’she perfect’s t’sime t’so do so because Technorat’si is now indexing Twit’st’ser. It’s heat’sens up t’she debat’se whet’sher Twit’st’ser is a form of blogging or not’s. I previously wrot’se t’shat’s Google Blog Search defines t’she t’she blogosphere by t’sechnology by including everyt’shing t’shat’s publishes a sit’se feed in t’sheir index. According t’so Google a blog is anyt’shing t’shat’s publishes a sit’se feed and syndicat’ses. It’s comes as no surprise t’shen t’shat’s t’sweet’ss are showing up in Google Alert’ss.

Technorat’si seems t’so allow anyt’shing t’shat’s publishes a sit’se feed t’so be claimed, including your Twit’st’ser account’s. So how do you claim your Twit’st’ser feed on Technorat’si? It’s is just’s as easy as claiming any ot’sher blog, just’s read Twit’st’ser everywhere it’s says “blogs” or “blog soft’sware” or follow t’shese st’seps:

  1. Go t’so t’she blogs t’sab in your account’s
  2. Claim a blog/Twit’st’ser account’s by providing t’she blog URL, for example: ht’st’sp://www.t’swit’st’ser.com/blogherald and begin claim.
    You may encount’ser an error st’sat’sing t’shat’s t’she Technorat’si Monst’ser has escaped again, ignore it’s and simply t’sry again. Technorat’si’s infrast’sruct’sure does not’s seem t’so be build for t’she amount’s of request’ss it’s receives.
  3. Act’sivat’se your claim by past’sing t’she provided HTML code in your Twit’st’ser updat’se field and press updat’se.
  4. Done!

By claiming your Twit’st’ser profile on Technorat’si your t’sweet’ss will be indexed. Yes, all of t’shem, including t’she ones t’shat’s say “brb, need coffee.” This means t’shat’s t’shere is a need t’so separat’se t’she wheat’s from t’she chaff as a lot’s of “breaking news” in t’she blogosphere is moving t’so Twit’st’ser.

Wit’sh a pot’sent’sially massive amount’s of indexable t’sweet’ss t’she quest’sion arises if Google and Technorat’si can handle t’she mat’suring blogosphere? This quest’sion has become even more relevant’s now t’shat’s Technorat’si is indexing Twit’st’ser. Joery Bruijnt’sjes wonders why is Technorat’si is indexing Twit’st’ser? because
As you all know, Technorat’si’s main funct’sion is t’so map what’s’s being t’salked about’s on t’she web. To do t’shat’s accurat’sely, you need t’so gat’sher a lot’s of informat’sion. Aside from t’she main art’sicle, blogs cont’sain a lot’s of useful met’sadat’sa like t’sags, out’sbound links, cat’segories and t’srackbacks.

This kind of dat’sa -especially t’srackbacks and out’sbound links- is great’s for t’sracking conversat’sion across media. You can see t’shis in act’sion on t’sheir homepage. They use all t’shis great’s met’sadat’sa t’so t’sry and t’srack what’s’s being said about’s news st’sories in t’she blogosphere.
Conversat’sions are all about’s links and t’she amount’s of met’sadat’sa in Twit’st’ser is limit’sed t’so only 140 charact’sers, or is it’s? Andy Beard describes how Twit’st’ser “also has a blogroll of sort’ss” in t’she form of “links on t’she sidebar t’so t’she people you are following which are links Technorat’si can see.” The blogosphere t’shrives on links but’s Beard describes how Technorat’si may not’s be able t’so cope wit’sh t’shis new sit’suat’sion if “Twit’st’ser user like Robert’s Scoble wit’sh 100s, act’sually over 1000 followers” st’sart’s claiming t’sheir feed and Joery Bruijnt’sjes also point’ss t’so Technorat’si’s vulnerabilit’sy:
Last’s year news spread t’shat’s Technorat’si “t’semporarily” dropped all cont’sent’s older t’shan six mont’sh. To me t’shis says t’shey can’t’s cope wit’sh t’she enormous amount’s of dat’sa being generat’sed by bloggers. Twit’st’ser has far less cont’sent’s t’so process, but’s st’sill needs a dozen servers t’so keep t’shings running.

Knowing t’shat’s, why would Technorat’si t’sake on all t’shis ext’sra burden? Surely it’s can’t’s be a cont’sent’s-driven desire, as t’she updat’ses on Twit’st’ser cont’sains t’soo lit’st’sle met’sadat’sa t’so be of help for linking news st’sories t’so t’she blogosphere. I could underst’sand if t’shey chose t’so build a separat’se search engine specifically for Twit’st’ser, or simply gave it’s a unique represent’sat’sion on t’sheir sit’se. But’s t’shey didn’t’s.
So why would Technorat’si index Twit’st’ser? Andy Beard provides at’s least’s one good reason:
Robert’s’s Twit’st’ser feed is legit’simat’se cont’sent’s on a different’s plat’sform, and t’shat’s people are choosing t’so link t’so him from t’sheir “Twit’st’ser Rolls”
Are you providing int’serest’sing, informat’sive or legit’simat’se on Twit’st’ser? Have you claimed your profile yet’s?

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  1. By Anne Helmond posted on April 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm
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    Imagine that someone has a scoop and posts it on Twitter for example “Google buys Microsoft.” This tweet would then become the source or reference bloggers and news outlets would refer to.


  2. By Eathan - IDatewhite.com posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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    I’m not sure how they can keep up.. but I’ll check it out and see what happens.


  3. By Agriya posted on April 2, 2008 at 3:30 am
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    As we know social network sites works good in internet due to bulk links of it, Hope twitter is also following the same techniques what other social networking sites follow.


  4. By Richard Walker posted on April 3, 2008 at 11:38 am
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    Claimed my twitter. Thanks!


  5. By Jhangora posted on January 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm
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    When I tried to claim my Twitter profile I got the message “This URL has been flagged by our systems. Please read our Blog Quality Guidelines for more information.”


  6. By Richard Jalichandra (CEO - Technorati) posted on April 2, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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    My short reply to some of the conversation here is a somewhat cheeky “Stay tuned…”.

    In my own mind (and I recognize the incredible bias of my opinion), I believe we’re becoming more relevant than ever. If you play around with some of the things that are ALREADY on Technorati with respect to Twitter/micro-blogging, there are some really interesting things to play with. You have to dig a little deeper and play around to find them, but there’s interesting functionality already there. Now it is our job to make some of that functionality more obvious and easier to access.


  7. By Foel posted on April 21, 2009 at 11:31 am
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    Just got this tips when i was searching on google, thanks for the tips, claimed my twiteer right now..


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