Technorati, once the leading RSS aggregator of blog RSS feeds, is now indexing a ton of spam blogs. It’s been a big problem the last week plus.
If Technorati does not correct the problem fast, it’s going to be their demise – if Google and it’s Google Blog Search isn’t already accelerating that demise.
Spam blogs are a big problem. Folks like me who subscribe to RSS feeds of searches of keywords and key phrases at Technorati are getting a ton of spam text from these spam blogs in our RSS newsreaders. As bloggers and media professionals we’re power users of information. Clean feeds, free of spam, are of critical importance in browsing relevant information and Internet discussion.
Google Blog Search, as opposed to Techonrati, is indexing few, if any of the spam blogs. My RSS feeds of searches from Google Blog Search are clean and free of spam text.
Ironic part is that the vast majority of spam blogs are built on Google’s Blogger web based blog publishing platform. Google Blog Search, thriving on the unlimited server capacity, engineering talent, and resources is able to tackle the spam blog problem. Intentional or not, Google is killing off Technorati by sending Technorati’s servers more spam than they can handle.
If Technorati does not clean up their index shortly, I am going to unsubscribe to my RSS search feeds at Technorati. Technorati, once an integral part of my life, will become irrelevant. I’m sure I am not the only one who will do so.
That’s unfortunate as Technorati was once a wonderful platform driven by some passionate and talented folks.