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Everything I didn’t know about the Technorati do-over

“So I see as one of my incoming referrer links s.technorati.com – I hadn’t seen that before, but I know about technorati so I figured it was safe to visit. Here’s what I didn’t know …”

This past weekend, technorati went through a major facelift. Many of us who use WordPress know this because our incoming links on the administrator dashboard no longer works! Something for the rest of us to keep in mind when we redo things.

Anyway, after visiting their new search engine, I took a trip to their blog to find out what else I didn’t know. Here’s what I learned:

  • isn’t just about blogs anymore, but social media that also includes posts, photos, videos, podcasts, events, etc…
  • leverages the power of 80 million bloggers to help organize the displayed data;
  • tags provide insight the insight necessary to mirror the wisdom of the masses;
  • eliminated search silos of keyword vs. tag vs. and blog directory searches;
  • added a widget library (hat tip:Amit Agarwal‘s Digital Inspiration)
  • simpler, and more intuitive user interface tested over six months.

And of course as mentioned before, a speedy clean, steamlined (dare I say ‘Googlesque’) search interface that can be found at at search.technorati.com and/or s.technorati.com.

technorati's new search engine

Here’s a bit more from the technorati blog:

“Finally, there’s lots more to do. This is only scratching the surface, and we’re going to be rolling out lots more updates and innovations throughout the rest of the year. We’re going to continue to work on performance, making things faster and more stable. Every now and then searches still fail for our users or take too long to respond, and that’s a top priority for our backend team to fix. We’re going to keep listening to you, our users – It is an honor that you give us your time and attention – over 11.7 Million people last month visited Technorati. We’ve tripled in visitors and traffic in under 5 months …”

Anyway, been going nuts here as I’m about to travel to Kuala Lumpur on business, but figured this was a nice little diversion that may or may not help you in re-factoring your church web site – or finding one!

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