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Technorati as Blog Search and Conversation Tracker DOA

Posted by geeknews at 3:38 AM on July 8, 2008

Today I deleted well over 100 custom searches I have been doing on Technorati for a very long time. Simple reason is this, the site is useless. I have given them every chance to scale and fix their issues.

After today their site is in my personal dead pool. It’s a sad state of affairs that they never could master indexing blog conversations. They did a great job for a while, so good in fact that I would have paid a monthly subscription to find information that was not available anyplace yet.

Search results have degraded to the point that about 90% of the stuff I look at is coming back with spam post. Articles referencing information I am tracking is  usually never indexed at all. So sad really they really had a chance to be the #1 source of tracking search specific conversations.