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September 7, 2009

Technorati Looking for an Identity

technorati.jpgFormer blogosphere darling and Search Engine with capital S, Technorati, is looking to hire bloggers to feature original content on their site. In the midst of Twittorati and ad networks, this is a somewhat surprising move, since it means that the main Technorati site is moving even further from its search engine past.

I’d like to say that’s a shame but can’t really commit to that statement. The Technorati we once knew and actually used doesn’t fill a need anymore.

Obviously this is because of other search players in the blogosphere. It is tough enough to battle with Google, but they are joined by the likes of Twingly. All the while, Technorati haven’t been able to keep up with real time or anything, they should’ve been at the front. They must have other plans. read more

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January 29, 2009

German Business Newspaper Invites the Blogosphere, Using Twingly

Twingly widget on Handelsblatt.comThe Twingly widget (read more about the blog and enterprise version), which links to blogs linking the page it is on, is spreading. The most recent client is Handelsblatt.com, a German financial site.

We are very happy to announce today that Handelsblatt.com, which to people not familiar with German media can be described as the Financial Times of the German-speaking world, is starting to link back to blogs using Twingly.

They’ve got their own announcement story as well, in German of course. Mine is a bit rusty I’m afraid, but you can always run it through Google Translate if you’re curious.

You can find the widget in the right column, just scroll down and loog for the box. It’s a bit anonymous perhaps, but it is certainly better than ignoring the blogosphere, so kudos to the Germans on this one!

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January 20, 2009

Twingly Launches Microblog Search, CEO Tells Us Why

TwinglyTwingly is a Swedish company that previously launched a blog search engine and expanded the concept with a Top 100 list as well as Twingly BlogRank. The company also does widgets for sites that want to incorporate the blogosphere comments on their stories, widely used in Scandinavia on newspaper sites especially.

The logical next step would be a microblog search engine, right? At least Twingly thinks so, because they just rolled it out (and hitting TechCrunch at that). You can give it a go yourself.

As you can see, Twingly Microblog Search include results from Twitter, Jaiku, Identi.ca, Bleeper, Bloggy, and even the Pownce archives (site discontinued). They are also urging people to let them know if they want other microbloggin services included in the search result, so if you roll your own you should get in touch. read more

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December 16, 2008

Twingly Launches BlogRank, Says it is Trust

TwinglySwedish spam free blog search engine Twingly has announced the Twingly Blog Rank and Top 100. The former is a ranking system similar to Google PageRank, but for blogs, while the latter is a top 100 list for blogs, similar to Technorati. Or is it? Anton Johansson said this to me in an email this morning.

What’s the purpose of the Twingly BlogRank? Don’t you think that Technorati does a good enough job?

The purpose of Twingly BlogRank is to get a more valuable way to see if a blog has influence and importance. In many ways this is like Googles PageRank but only for blogs. Technorati is really good on what they’re doing but they have no international focus. If you’re from Sweden you want to be the no 1 in Sweden with BlogRank 10, not no 2612 international. BlogRank is based on language so the largest Swedish blogs get BlogRank 10 and the largest English blogs BlogRank 10, too. It’s quite easy to see at Twingly Top 100.

Technorati Authority is just a number that don’t say so much. Twingly BlogRank is trust.

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