10 Ways to Increase Your Technorati Ranking

Claim your blog. Self-evident, but Technorati’s not going to rank your blog if they don’t know about it!


Here are 10 steps on how to increase your Technorati ranking over the long term:

  1. Claim your blog. Self-evident, but Technorati’s not going to rank your blog if they don’t know about it!
  2. Consolidate your blogs into one. Ultimately, it’s all about the links back to your blog. Multiple blogs means fewer links to each blog, and lower rankings for each blog.
  3. Tag the blog. When you claim the blog, you get to tag it with up to 15 keywords that describe the blog. Fill all 15 slots with relevant keywords.
  4. Tag the posts. Place relevant Technorati tags in each post.
  5. Use only good tags. There’s a bit of an art to choosing how you’ll tag a post. You’ll have a list of standard tags but you’ll want to spend some time exploring the Technorati tag clouds to find popular tags that you might be missing. (This applies both to the blog tags and the post tags.)
  6. Ping promptly. When you post a new blog entry, immediately ping Technorati. It’s trivial to do it automatically, but you can also do it manually if you must. But the timing is important because Technorati lists blog postings by their publication time, not by their ping time. So if you post an item and only ping an hour later, your entry might never show up on the first page for a given keyword, especially for popular topics.
  7. Make sure your blog is being indexed properly. Some blogs have had problems getting Technorati to index them properly. Make sure you posts are showing up and that your “last updated” time for your blog is correct.
  8. Develop some authority. Anyone with a half-decent blog on any remotely profitable topic is going to have splogs linking to them in no time flat. What you want, though, are links from older, more established, authoritative blogs. These will confer an aura of authority on your own blog. Technorati browsers can selectively filter out low- or no-authority blogs, so it’s important to get some authority as quickly as possible.
  9. Add a photo to your blog. A lot of blogs don’t have a photo or avatar associated with them. It’s really easy to add one to your Technorati account. When people are scanning through Technorati looking for interesting blogs, using an eye-catching graphic as the photo/avatar is one way to make your blog jump out at them. You still have to convince them to read, though, so…
  10. Create a good content. It’s last but not the least. Your blog’s going to be judged on its content. If you’re writing good stuff, others will link to you and etc.

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