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Friday August 03, 2007
10:47 PM

Technorati and A Guide

[ #33987 ]

Schwern’s been talking about Perl blogs and their visibility.

There are hundreds(?) of journals over on use.perl, but if you google for Perl blogs you won’t find any of them easily. In fact, you won’t find much of anything at all. Meanwhile, googling for Ruby blogs will give you an entirely different picture.

It’s things like this that lead people to claim that Perl is dead, when the converse is manifestly true. Thing is, a lot of the conversations about Perl are happening in walled — or at least lightly fenced — gardens that are not very visible to the rest of the web.

So, let’s fix that.

Schwern discovered that Technorati — one of the biggest and best-known blog search engines — doesn’t index use.perl journals by default. If you want it to know about yours, you have to register.

  1. Sign up for an account on Technorati
  2. “Claim blog”, and give them your use.perl journal URL, eg.
  3. Post the provided link in your use.perl journal
  4. Click the button back on Technorati to let them know you’ve done it.

You’ll now see that your journal exists in Technorati, and will start being indexed.


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  • Just put the claim link in your bio [] before you tell Technorati to have at it.

    It doesn’t have to show up in the feed; it can be anywhere on the webpage.

    • Hmm, that's a useful tip; might reduce the number of "technorati spam" posts coming down the use.perl feed pipe.
      Kirrily "Skud" Robert