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, Zennie62.com was Zennie2005.blogspot.com, but using Zennie62.com to refresh to that site, and had a Technorati authority of 521. Then, I made the decision to switch from Blogger.com to WordPress.com, 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 technorati.com and go to http://technorati.com/account/ to update any necessary site information and continue the claim process.
OH COME ON!