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Technorati Favorite Your Fans

Latest version: 07/05/23 (07/05/31 breaks)

What Are Technorati Favorites?

Technorati is one of the two largest blog search engines. 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 don’t want to subscribe to the RSS feeds for.

technorati favorites - posts from favorites

What is Technorati Favorite Your Fans?

technorati favorites - people who favorited your blog - favorited byThis 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.

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.

Technorat favorites - delete a favorite

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.

Download Technorati Favorite Your Fans

  • Windows users can grab the program here [2.4MB].
  • Macs users can run it using Parallels or Perl.
  • Linux users can run it using WINE or Perl.
  • People who are familiar/comfortable with Perl can download the source code here [50 kB]. You will have install some modules from CPAN.
    • NOTE: this is the *latest* version of the code, and may be different than what is documented.

How to Install

  • Download the zip file (see above)
  • Unzip the zip file
  • Execute the program
    • Double click on technoratiff.exe in the directory where it was unzipped
  • Enter your Technorati username and password
  • Press Run


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Please encourage other people who are participating in the Technorati favorites exchange to use this program by adding a link on your blog.

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Advanced Users

Unix users can use the program with cron and Windows users can use the program with Windows Scheduler by using the –nogui (two minus signs) option on the command line.

technoratiff --nogui

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  1. Saman Sadeghi said, on May 04, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    I love this idea! I think I found a bug with with the -nogui switch – it doesn’t work! I tried adding it to the Task Schedualer and it opens the main window (and doesn’t start), I also tried running it directly from the command line and get the same result…

  2. engtech said, on May 04, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Saman, try –nogui instead (two minus signs)

    My documentation is wrong. :)

  3. engtech said, on May 04, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    ok, my documentation is correct, wordpress is just being a moron and converting double minus sign into a dash.

  4. Saman Sadeghi said, on May 04, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Cool, thanks!!

  5. Blog Administator said, on May 05, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    What is the other largest search engine for blogs?


  6. engtech said, on May 05, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    Google Blog Search


  7. Jenny said, on May 13, 2007 at 1:21 am

    very cool. :)

  8. Steve said, on May 14, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Great work, appreciate it very much!

  9. InvestorBlogger said, on May 14, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Great tool! Works just like advertised!

    Wonderfully easy, too.


  10. engtech said, on May 24, 2007 at 8:49 am

    New version because of Technorati update.


  11. engtech said, on May 31, 2007 at 10:20 am

    New version because of Technorati update.


  12. digitalnomad said, on June 03, 2007 at 5:16 am

    Been looking for this update. Guess you bailed on Technorati.

  13. El Gigante Verdoso said, on June 05, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Great piece of software :) Nice work

  14. digitalnomad said, on June 14, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    This seems to not be working again. Just wanted to let you know.

  15. Gerri said, on June 16, 2007 at 9:52 am

    This is the version that is working for me right now:

  16. Investorblogger said, on June 17, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Yep, me too.

    Dunno what happened.

  17. Andy Beard said, on June 24, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I confirm the version from 23/05/07 (or 05/23/07 for North Americans) is working, the newest version has problems.

  18. steve said, on July 13, 2007 at 10:12 am

    i agree. 070531 isn’t working, 070523 is….

    thanks for a cool tool!

    quick question: is there a quick way to delete all my existing favorites?


  19. engtech said, on July 13, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Steve, that’s a good idea. I should put that in.

    I’m also going to release a new version that works again. Technorati was changing their website every 5 minutes or so for a while there.

  20. steve said, on July 13, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    I would love that feature. My favorites won’t display at the moment:


    Technorati response: “I’m afraid that there is currently a time out that is occuring for accounts that have a very large number of favorites. We greatly apologize for any inconvenience. You should be still be able to access your tagged favorites. We are working on resolving this issue.”

    I have an .opml file of my favorites with which I’d like to replace my current favorites list. To do this I need to delete all my current ones….

    I’ll subscribe to your feed and look out for the new version. Thanks!


  21. laketrees said, on July 14, 2007 at 9:21 am

    subscribing to your email…..

  22. Julie said, on July 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Eric, thank you for this program – it has picked up twenty-eight blogs I hadn’t included in my list. Very helpful, and thanks.

  23. Francesco said, on July 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Amazing piece of software. I wonder if you can do the same for MyblogLog. I do not know if it has any value but it would be nice to increase the number of friends in MyBlogLog. :D

    Guadagnare online Nuovibusiness

  24. engtech said, on July 24, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    @Francesco – not a bad idea.

  25. datenschmutz.net said, on August 19, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Nochmal Technorati-Blogkette: die Reaktionen

    Die Technorati-Blogkette zieht weite Kreise; hier eine kommentierte Zusammenfassung einiger negativer Feedbacks. So glaubt uns doch: es handelt sich um haarscharf kalkulierten Wahnsinn…

  26. jill said, on August 27, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Great concept,but it didn’t work for me. It said that technorati doesn’t use that version anymore. But it could just be me. I have a great way of getting Faves As well, I have a guest book just foe technorati and backlinks. it’s a tool that work’s because the guest book doesn’t require there e-mails and people seem to like that. My site is http://cre8asite.blogspot.com I am allways looking for new friends…jill

  27. Tom Kranz said, on August 28, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Ooh, great tool – thanks very much for this! Cross-platform, too ;-)


  28. engtech said, on September 05, 2007 at 12:14 am


    I just tried it out and it still works.

  29. shinade said, on September 07, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Very Nice thank you so very much….what a wonderful program!!

  30. cotojo said, on October 23, 2007 at 7:15 am

    This is an absolute breeze to use….brilliant idea and a great time saver too :)

  31. Chris said, on October 26, 2007 at 7:53 am

    I just installed and ran this tool–works great. Thank you very much

  32. Wendy Friedrich said, on November 02, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Got everything downloaded and opened but unable to run it

    Get the error message

    Could not find list of blogs on Technorati http://technorati.com/profile/wenfri

    Did Tecnorati change their page structure? Click on the “Check for update” button to see if there is a new version of program


  33. Guardian Angel said, on November 17, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    I just did it successfully…thanks! and I’ll spread the word!

  34. eam said, on November 30, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Very easy to install and it works great! I’ll spread the word out and link to you! Thank you! :-)

  35. MSDiva22 said, on December 09, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    This is fantastic! I’m so happy to have found it .. Saves me LOTS of time! Would love to see one that adds all the top FAVORITE sites.. but I’m happy with this. Thank you so much !

  36. aksn1p3r said, on December 11, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Great app this is!

  37. ArahMan7 said, on December 18, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Yeah, thanks for spreading the words. It’s here now and as a gratitude I brought along: Greetings and lotta loves from Malaysia.

  38. RennyBA said, on January 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Interesting and very readable post – just like the rest of your blog – thanks for sharing!

    Here from your group announcement on BC – very effective!

    The program sounds interesting, but you find the same on WP Dashboard and when looking at your Technorati profile, don’t you?

  39. engtech said, on January 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    @ RennyBA:

    I’m confused by your comment.

    When you run it, it will automatically favorite back everyone who has favorited you on technorati.

    It doesn’t have anything to do with your WP Dashboard, and to my knowledge Technorati doesn’t have that option.

  40. androo said, on January 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    very interesting… i shall have to read up on this a little more and try to implement it into my blog… Great Post!!

  41. Bibombio Tay said, on February 14, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    This stuff is very great.

  42. bittersweetcollide said, on February 15, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Great tool! I just installed it and it worked for me!

  43. RickH said, on February 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Nice little program. Worked like a charm for me.

  44. TrafficGuru said, on February 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Great tool for auto fav.

  45. DJ at Fermentarium said, on February 23, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    It isn’t working for me. It just finds the first one, and says I only have 10 favorites? I’ve got over 160.

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    thanks for the program! my link is here here for those who wish to submit manually

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    Useful program.Keep updating

  52. suicidalsam said, on April 02, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    thanx for the free software. it really makes it easy to do technorati favs exchange. before finding this software, I had to check if people have faved mine or not, now its so simple. thanx again.

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  55. puntofape said, on May 04, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Didn’t work anymore! :-( do you think upgrade it??

  56. David Tamayo said, on May 09, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I was happy to hear about your utility. Unfortunately I was not able to successfully download it. The download kept saying that the file was corrupted. After three attempts I had to give up. I may have lost the battle, but I am determined to win the war. Please let me know what I can try next. Thanks. Take care

  57. exinco said, on May 10, 2008 at 1:34 am

    any new version? old one not working any more

    great-great tools!


  58. washwords said, on May 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    any chance of a mac version? would love to have it!

  59. n8 said, on May 30, 2008 at 8:36 am

    I just tried running this program twice. I got the following error.

    Technorati changed and this version no longer works.

    I just downloaded the newest version Technorati Favorite Your Fans 07/05/31. Is there a new version coming out any time soon? I’d really like to be able to use this.

    Lil help

  60. Manish said, on June 08, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Is this software working right now? I would love to use this useful tool.


  61. ReviewYourSite said, on June 12, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Oh. Incredible free sofware if it really works…Thumbs up!

  62. Review Your Site said, on June 27, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Hi. This no longer works. Can you let us know when the newest compatible version of this superhit software will be available?


  63. Manix said, on June 30, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Yep. Doesn’t work now.

    But if it had worked well in the past, it was a really great stuff!

    I would’ve loved to get it for FREE :) Do let us know when you will make a nice one that now really works.


  64. Kristina said, on August 27, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Hello engtech,

    Thanks for sharing. It saves a lot of time. But look, how I dislike automation in favoriting, making contacts… I’d like them to participate evaluate, read and understand before adding. If I’d prefer it for my, I think would like to do the same to others.

  65. Dibbum said, on October 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Nice web, visit mi blog:

  66. Gabriel said, on October 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

    This is a awesome tool. It surely reduced the stress and manages the time in Favoring on Technorati.

    Thumb Up Eric ;-)

  67. Carol said, on November 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    I am still using your excellent program and still loving it LOTS. Thanks again for creating it.

  68. Carol said, on February 08, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Sadly, this program is no longer working for me. Is it a Technorati issue, or what?

  69. guadagnare said, on August 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Great piece of software! I find it very helpful. Thanks. :)

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