Technorati Program – Automatically Favorite Anyone Who Favorites You
What Are Technorati Favorites?
Technorati is one of the two largest blog search engines. Technorati Favorites is a way to bookmark other blogs on the Technorati site. By favoriting a blog on Technorati it shows up on your favorites list and you can limit your blog searches to only search within your favorites. It’s a good way to track blogs you only casually follow.
What is Technorati Favorite Your Fans?
This is a program that connects to the Technorati.com service, finds everyone who has favorited your blog and automatically favorites them back.
But Why Use This?
If someone has gone to the trouble of adding you to their favorites, this program will return the favor, without requiring you to go through all of the people who have favorited you and trying to find the ones you haven’t favorited back. This is something people already do, and this program is intended to save them time by automating the process.
I saw people spending hours upon hours doing Technorati Favorite Exchanges and I thought that this would be much faster for everyone involved. So they can spend less time on exchanging favorites and more time on writing for their blog.
You can read a more detailed post of my thoughts about the Technorati favorites system here, including some suggestions for improvements.
How It Works
It only favorites a blog once. If you log into the Technorati website and delete a blog from your favorites they will not be added again. I strongly suggest checking the latest posts from your favorites and deleting any blogs that you don’t like. If any of the blogs look like spam you should report them to Technorati.
It doesn’t always grab everyone who favorited you on the first try because of issues with Technorati. Even if you look at the Favorited-By list on the web you’ll see duplicates and missing names. But if you run it once a week then over time it will get everyone.
The first time you use this program it will add my blog to your list of favorites, feel free to delete it and it won’t be added again.