Struggling with Tags

Volume 8, Issue 31; 24 Feb 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Technorati doesn't seem to like my tags. Maybe putting them in the Atom feed will help?

For reasons unknown, Technorati isn't finding or using the tags I've added to each essay. This despite the fact that I've pinged them for each updated article. They don't seem to have noticed the dc:subject tags in my Atom feed either.

I've just tinkered things a bit so that there will be an atom:category tag in the Atom feed as well, maybe they'll recognize that.

Hopefully, that change won't make your aggregator think that every essay has changed. Apologies, in advance, if it does.

Comments

I was happy to see that Technorati now automatically maps from the category system in many common blog systems to tags:

"If your blog software supports categories and RSS/Atom (like Movable Type, WordPress, TypePad, Blogware, Radio), just use the included category system and make sure you're publishing RSS/Atom and we'll automatically include your posts! Your categories will be read as tags."

One might like to have tags that differ from the blog category system (e.g., finer grained), but I think this might give me 80f what I want with virtually no effort.

—Posted by Tim Finin on 24 Feb 2005 @ 05:23 UTC #

I lose. Technorati is still not finding these essays and adding the tags to the Atom feed didn't help.

*shrug*

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 24 Feb 2005 @ 08:23 UTC #

I had the same problem, until I matched the exact case between my Technorati tags and my del.icio.us bookmark tags... Now Technorati likes my tags and picks up new articles from my feed. HTH, --Scotty

—Posted by Scott Hudson on 24 Feb 2005 @ 11:52 UTC #

According to http://consumingexperience.blogspot.com/2005/02/technorati-tags-introduction.html the case shouldn't make a difference. There are some other tips in that page that might be useful too, as it took the writer a week to get the tags recognized.

—Posted by Lauren Wood on 25 Feb 2005 @ 06:08 UTC #

If you look at your Technorati profile, it has a parse report of your blog: "RDF Parser: Could not open File: http://norman.walsh.name/foaf. Stopped parsing."

Hope that solves the problem :-) Michael

—Posted by Michael Jakl on 26 Feb 2005 @ 05:51 UTC #

Thanks, Michael, I've fixed that bug, but I don't think it was related. At least, fixing it doesn't seem to have helped.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 01 Mar 2005 @ 06:46 UTC #