MarketingProfs publisher Allen Weiss is (as we say in Boston) “wicked smaht” when it comes to technology issues….
In that way, we complement each other beautifully. As we work on opposite coasts (he’s in LA), I email him and say something like, “It would be great if…” and Allen is like Staples in his response: “Yeah, we’ve got that.”
Except this time. This time, Allen is stymied, and I’m figuring that one or two of you equally smart types who are more experienced with blogging might be able to help. Specifically: we can’t get Technorati to pick up our blog feeds. And as all of your bloggers know, that makes us the ugly girl at the school dance: pretty much invisible.
Here’s what Allen said: “The RSS feed is appropriately tagged, as they suggest, but I can’t seem to get them to pick it up when we post. I have all the stuff turned on in Moveable Type, as well. I’m a bit at a loss.”
Can you grok his frustration?
Chime in with a comment here or email Allen or me. In return, I’ll be happy to share your solution here.
And, by the way, after dealing with this stuff, I’m amending one of my posts from last week — “Got Traffic?” In it, I wrote about the frustration of blogs as a publishing tool — you might deliver your content to your audience faster than take-out Chinese, but the same old publishing rule of growing your audience one reader at a time still applies.
The amendment is this: the same old publishing rule still applies, but some of it is written in technical Sanskrit.