One of the keys to getting lots of readers is getting your site before as many people as possible, and also gaining some site authority. Social link sharing networks are one of the ways to do this. In the previous post, I showed you how to submit a blog post to StumbleUpon.
Another helpful site is Technorati. It is one of the best sites for gaining exposure to your site, and helping your blog become authoritative. So in this post, I am going to show you how to add you site to Technorati.
I don’t know if this is a good idea or not, but some bloggers do it, and it only takes five minutes, so why not?
Create a Technorati Account
First, create an account at Technorati.com.
Add your Blog to Technorati
Once you have created your account, you should add some personal information to your account profile, and then down underneath your profile picture, begin the process of claiming your blog.
Add Information About your blog
The first screen you will see is a page where you can enter information about your blog. Enter as much as you can, being both clear and concise. Don’t forget to fill in all the keyword slots at the bottom.
Very important: In the Site Description, make sure you use complete sentences and paragraph structure. In the description below, I did not do this, and my blog got denied on Technorati, so I had to resubmit it.
Create a Blog Post with a Special Code
Technorati now wants to make sure that you own the blog you are registering with them. So they ask you to create a blog post with a special code in it.
To begin, click the button underneath your blog, and they will give you code to insert into a blog post. You don’t need to put anything else in the blog pos; just the code. After your claim is verified, you can then delete the post.
As you can see above, here is the code they gave me: E3EQXZBX39V7
After you create the post, and tell Technorati to verify the claim token, you may have to wait 5-10 minutes while they get to your blog. While you wait, you will see this notification:
The way Technorati verifies your claim token is by checking your site Feed. Since it sometimes takes a few minutes for your site feed to update, Technorati may initially come back with a notification that they could not find the claim token on any of your posts.
If that happens, verify that your blog post is appearing in your Feed (just visit the blog feed from your site), and if the post is there, then go ahead and tell Technorati to check again.
Claim is Verified! Yay
Once your claim has been verified, you will be notified that Technorati has successfully crawled your blog and your site is now waiting review.
Now people can find your site through Technorati, and Technorati will begin measuring your site against all the others in their index.