Claiming Your Blog on Technorati
Technorati is an search engine specifically for blogs. It was founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation. It’s quite a site, and I’m claiming my blog there today. I’ll walk you though it here.
1. Sign up
Go to http://technorati.com/account/signup/ and sign up for a Technorati account.
It’s not too difficult, just follow the instructions and you’ll have your account in no time!
2. Claim your blog
To get to your account settings (where you can claim your blog) click on your username in the top right hand corner next to the sign out link. Then click the Claimed Blogs tab and claim your blog.
Type in the URL of your blog and click begin claim.
Technorati will provide you with a small piece of code to put on your home page. This allows them to verify that the blog you’re claiming really belongs to you. It’s really just a special link back to Technorati. Don’t worry, you won’t have to leave it there forever. Once you’ve posted the code so that it shows up on your home page, go back to Technorati and click Complete Claim. Technorati will search your home page to verify that the link is there. When it finds the link, you will be given the chance to provide a little more information about your blog.
Tell Technorati a little about your blog and click Save Blog Info. Congratulations, you’ve claimed your blog on Technorati!