When I moved from joostdevalk.nl to yoast.com, I committed what someone described as “Technorati suicide”. Why? Let me explain how Technorati Authority works.
Your Technorati Authority is simply the number of unique blogs linking to your blog over the last 6 months. In my case, yoast.com hasn’t been around for 6 months yet, and before that, it was joostdevalk.nl. Of course, joostdevalk.nl has been properly 301 redirected to yoast.com, and has thus taken over all those rankings in all search engines. But not in Technorati.
Technorati choses not to follow 301 redirects, and because of that, I’m now stuck with two different authority scores. At this point, joostdevalk.nl has an authority of 1,520, ranking # 1,271 in Technorati. Yoast.com has an authority of 590, ranking # 5,548. This should be combined of course, in which case I’d have an authority of 2,110, and would almost rank in the top 500!
The stupidest thing? Technorati has followed the redirect, because the page for joostdevalk.nl reflects my new title, and calls it yoast.
Why I even bother? Well because I like the bragging rights associated with having a Technorati top 1,000 blog, and because all sorts of “top blog listings” like the AdAge 150, use Technorati in their calculation of your ranking, and this caused me to drop rapidly.
So, I call upon thee, Technorati, to FIX THIS!