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