Posts Tagged ‘blogger’
- Blogger rolls out new features
- The new Digital Divide – mobile
- Next generation designs for One Laptop Per Child
- Mobile blogging app adds Pownce & Twitter
- Tag Galaxy – explore Flickr in the shape of planets etc.
That’s right – It looks like the big G is going to be rolling out OpenID for use in Blogger comments.
Blogged with Flock
Since starting this blog I have had a couple of hiccups with Technorati. Not big things, don’t get me wrong. I thinks it’s more of a result of the web moving as fast as it is at the moment.
First thing was getting Technorati to notice my bookmarks on ma.gnolia.com. Ma.gnolia has instructions for this using the “embed claim” method. Technorati does not use that method anymore and have now gone over to a widget approach. Add to this, the only option I got when trying to claim my bookmarks URL was “post a claim” – no “quick claim” which only requires a username & password.
A couple of emails with Todd Sieling at ma.gnolia alerted them to the problem. Todd was helpful but we could find a solution. Then a little late-night lateral thinking on my part and bingo! Would Technorati look at the URL they issue within the claim post, if I added it manually as a new bookmark in ma.gnolia? YES!
1. Copy the URL of my ma.gnolia link blog
2. Log into Technorati > My Account > blogs
3. Paste the URL in the “Claim a blog” field at the bottom
4. I then only got the “post claim” so choose that
5. Copy the URL from the piece of code that Technorati displays
6. Manually add that as a bookmark into your ma.gnolia account
7. Back to Technorati and “release the spiders”
You can see it at http://www.technorati.com
So if you have tried to claim your links in ma.gnolia and didn’t get anywhere, try that.
My other problem I had was that this blog had no authority after running for a few weeks (I’m not expecting Tantek status here, but something surely). My posts were showing up but still nada on the love. Then I looked under http://www.viewfromw6th.com/ instead of http://optiemdave.blogpost.com/ and success! But the downside is I can’t edit the URL claimed and I can’t seem to find a way to merge the two. So I had to claim both and replace the widget on the site. The other part of this particular problem was I had to manually go in and get Technorati to ping the blog. The information was out of date on their site since Blogger has changed how they do things. I’m hoping this change in claimed URLs helps that.
As I said, not big things, but enough to cause me some frustration. I did check everyone’s FAQ’s and send in requests for help using the appropriate forms but just a standard reply from Technorati so far.
I suppose it just goes to show that even the big boys are having trouble keeping up with our breakneck world of tubes.