Technorati Blog Verification Still Suckingly Slow

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Technorati is a long-time-in-existence (in blog directory and news aggregator that was originally started by David Sifry, who I finally had the pleasure of meeting in his post-Technorati days, and at the TechCrunch August Capital Party of 2008:

Then, was, but using to refresh to that site, and had a Technorati authority of 521. Then, I made the decision to switch from to, and that’s when my Technorati verification hell started.

In fact, three years later, I’m still in it.

Three years ago, I used Technorati’s claim system, posted a with a code in it, hit the verification button, and waited, and waited. And I waited.

I sent an email to Technorati support, and that did totally nothing. Zip. I ended up waiting for a full three years, or until I went back to Technorati tonight, and to discover the same claim request was sitting their, unanswered.


So, I decided, it was three years, let’s try again, right? And as I do, I get this warning about Technorati’s backlog, and how it’s going to take them a long time to get to it.

That’s rank silly. Such an approach can be automated with little trouble.

So, I hold out no hope – ZERO – that the Technorati support staff is any better this time around.

Please, prove me wrong.


I installed the code below…


… as part of the first version of this blog post. And clicking the “verify” button, again…

Now, Technorati sends an email which reads like this:

This is an automatically-generated email.

Thank you for submitting your blog claim on Technorati. Unfortunately, we have encountered a problem reading your site’s data. Please log into and go to to update any necessary site information and continue the claim process.

Thank you.


Stay tuned.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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