Technorati Downtime

Did anyone notice it, too? After my resumee on the latent service, I do wonder what happened to my certainly beloved research tool Technorati? The first thing to do was to check their CEO David Sivry’s own blog, and he already made a statement about their Performance and Scalability yesterday. Of course, he clearly identifies the problem:

However, Cosmos search (or URL search) is still being worked on, and is often timing out under the increased load. Unfortunately this is also one of the searches that bloggers find most compelling, as it helps you to all know who is linking to your blog, and it is the very first type of search that Technorati made available, so it is near and dear to our hearts. Everyone here also uses it every day, so it really sucks when it isn’t working right.

Since I use this services as only one from Technorati, it was obvious I’d become disappointed for the lack of speed. However, this is not the only problem I’ve had with Technorati. I believe that certain sources that link to the Telagon Sichelputzer are simply not included in their index while searching refering domains. While knowing they link to me which can be seen via my website statistic tool, and since they are actually included in Technorati’s cosmos, these sources should appear on the search for this site. Further, these sources sometimes appear in the keyword search and no in the cosmos search.

At least David Sivry offers to solve the latency problems by the end of September, but being honest - isn’t this too long? That’s on why Digg suffered some serious usage damage. Imagine all the loss of profit from Google Adsense… I hope Technorati won’t wait too long or they’ll loose many users to Mark Cuban’s IceRocket - which is not ice, but hot - that depends on how I use it.

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2 Responses to “Technorati Downtime”

  1. 1 David Sifry Sep 2nd, 2005 at 15:35

    Thanks for the comments. You should see incremental improvements over the next days and weeks as well, but we’re putting a lot of infrastructure in place to get cosmos back into a usable state.

    Keep in touch!


  2. 2 Blake Rhodes Sep 2nd, 2005 at 15:39

    Give us a try and let us know what you think. Feel free to contact me anytime if you have suggestions.

    Blake Rhodes

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