How to Configure Technorati for HubPages

Technorati is not only a great place for HubPages users to get backlinks, but is also fantastic for traffic as a large number of people read Technorati.

The big problem with Technorati is that it can be a huge pain to set up, especially for HubPages users. Technically, Technorati is for blogs and hubs aren't really blogs. However, there is a way to get Technorati working for your hubs so you can get those nice juicy backlinks and that Technorati traffic!

Luckily, HubPages is super awesome, so they've provided each user with their very own RSS feed URL! This means that even though hubs are more closely related to articles than they are to blogs, that technically speaking, your HubPages account is a blog! Huh? Don't worry about the technical speak. Just know that since HubPages gives you an RSS feed, your hubs are technically blog posts (even we're cool here and write articles, not stuff saying what we had for breakfast!)

So enough babble! How do you get your Technorati account to be friends with your HubPages account? Here's how:

Signing Up

You've got to sign up to Technorati! Don't worry, it's just a standard sign-up form. Head on over to Technorati to get started.

Starting your blog claim
Starting your blog claim
Where to get your RSS url
Where to get your RSS url

Adding Your HubPages Info to Technorati

Sign in to Technorati. Once you're logged in, click your username in the right-hand corner.

You will be taken to a page where you can fill out your profile details. Go ahead and fill this stuff out later (after you're done with this tutorial.)

At the bottom of this page, under the section where you add your photo/avatar, there is a section called "My Claimed Blogs." In this section, you will see a box that says "Start a blog claim." In this box put your HubPages profile url. For me, that would be http://melbel.hubpages.com

The next page will ask you for details on your "blog." For my title, I just put "Melbel on HubPages" but "Melbel's Hubs" would have done just as well. I recommend making your title something along those lines (with your HubPages username, of course.)

You will be asked to enter your HubPages RSS url. You can get your HubPages url right from your HubPages profile by click the little orange button under your photo.

If you don't know of any blogs that link to you, just leave the "Linking blogs" boxes alone.

The site description may be difficult, especially if you write on a range of topics. You could put something like, "Covers a wide range of topics including, nursing, travel, and the occasional recipe!"

Under "Site categories" you will be asked to select four, and only four, categories that describe your HubPages account. Select the ones that most relate to your hubs. You can change your selections in the future, so don't worry too much here.

Fill out some tags or "keywords" to describe your hubs.

Adding your claim token to the summary of your newest hub.
Adding your claim token to the summary of your newest hub.

How to Set Up Your Claim

Once you fill in your details, you will receive an email asking you to claim your HubPages account. This basically is their way of saying, "You say you use HubPages? Prove it!" They just want to make sure you're not claiming stuff that's not yours.

In this email, you will see a claim token made up of letters and numbers. We're going to do some fun copy and paste work with it, so go ahead and copy it.

Since Technorati, will be checking for the claim token in your RSS feed, you will want to put the claim token in your NEWEST hub. THIS WILL ONLY BE TEMPORARY. However, even though it's temporary, the claim token is still extremely ugly. I found a great way to input the claim token in the RSS feed, while making it something that's not visible to your readers.

Head on over to your newest hub and hit edit. Click "summary" and paste your Technorati claim token before anything that's written in your summary for that particular hub. After you've done that, head on over to your profile on Technorati and click "check claim" at the bottom. On the next page, you'll have to click a button that says "Activate claim token." Go ahead and do that. After that, you may receive an email from Technorati asking to confirm your email address. You'll want to go ahead and do that.

While you're waiting for your blog to be approved, go ahead and fill out the rest of your Technorati profile!

Waiting for Approval

Technorati seriously has a ton of people adding blogs to their site, so getting your claim approved can take a while. It took about a week and a half for me. Since it's best to have the claim token in your latest hub, make sure you add your claim token to the summaries of any hubs you write while you're waiting for approval.

Once approved, make sure you delete the claim token(s). Claim tokens are ugly, so you only want it on your hub temporarily.

Welcome to Technorati! As a HubPages user, you have a lot of benefits on Technorati that others don't. For example, since other hubber's hubs link to YOUR hubs, you will see a much higher rank on Technorati than other bloggers.

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petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

Never thought about this before but had done it with my blog! Great insight and helpful~! Voted Up!


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georgescifo 4 years ago from India

At last I tried and TEchnorati has crawled my blog. My claim is now awaiting final review..Thanks for the wonderful tip..


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Wesley Meacham 4 years ago from Wuhan, China

Voted useful, interesting and shared.

I've never heard of Technorati before. It sounds like an interesting site. I've been a bit skeptical of back linking sites or using other sites for the sole purpose of back linking. Though at this stage my knowledge on these subjects is still very limited. I've noticed that this hub is almost a year old. I'm curious about how a post penguin/panda world effects using sites like Technorati.


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georgescifo 4 years ago from India

REally great post and I never really thought that it was possible to configure Technorati and hubpages. I will really give a try...thanks for sharing..


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howlermunkey 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

WOW, Melbel ROX. Thanks again for another awesome hub. I had been signed up on technorati, but never "claimed my blog". Followed your step by step, you made it easy. Thanks. Sharing


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

I gotta get better at profiles. Thank you for such a helpful hub, as always!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I haven't heard about Technorati but Im sure willing to try it! Thanks Melbel, you're so great!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

melbel,

Thank you so much---I am going to try this again---I have tried this on my own to no avail. But I will try it again.

I am so happy we have people like you on HubPagea. Whatever would people like me do without you?

Thank you,

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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melbel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

@Healthy Pursuits

I did all of mine on one account, but so far, I've only put a handful of my websites on Technorati.


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Healthy Pursuits 4 years ago from Oregon

Thank you for this hub, melbel! So far it's worked like a charm, and I'm now waiting for final approval. I wish it had worked this well when I signed up my new blog! What a pain that was! I have separate accounts for my blog and for my HP. Did you do yours all on one account, or on separate ones?


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itsmonkeyboy 4 years ago from London, UK

I did this a while back and I believe it to be quite helpful where traffic is involved. Great hub though and easy to follow, wish I spotted you'd written this before I set mine up!


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Wrath Warbone 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

This is terrific, and so easy to understand. Thanks tons.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great information. You explained this very well. Bookmarking this for later today. Voted up and useful. Thank you for this very good information. Have a great day! :)


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Thanks Melbel! Bookmarked for now. I will be looking into SEO my second probably the summer session of this school year :) Sprucing up hubs first.


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RASO 4 years ago from Slovenia

@melbel thank you for this awesome information and presentation about Technorati. Only thing that concerns me is this RSS feed, I put this ( http://raso.hubpages.com/hubs/latest?rss )link or should I put this one ( http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=http%3A%2F%2F... )?

Which link is correct ?

p.s.: Voted UP, awesome, interesting and useful.


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DRG Da Real Grinc 4 years ago from All over the USA

Nice. I had never thought to do that. TY for the insight. I just did it. :)


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whoisbid 4 years ago

That was nice, short, sweet and useful. Well done Melbel


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Zainnisar 4 years ago from Little Island, Heart.

Clicked here and there finally got it, now waiting for approval. I will came back to give feedback on how Technorati is working for me Thanks and Ciao.


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Shawn Scarborough 4 years ago from The Lone Star State

This hub is very helpful, thank you so much for sharing this information. Voted up and I am bookmarking this hub.


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great info! Thanks!


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melbel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

@DzyMzLizzy, You can most definitely have multiple blogs on Technorati. I think I have four or five up there! That's a great question!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

You really made it easy to sign-up for this. Took me less than 20 mins. Now I'm just waiting for the approval.

Thanks melbel.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

I've never even heard of Technorati. This was interesting, but left one question unaswered, unless I am blind today.

Can you add multiple blogs? I have 3 blogs plus my HP writings....

Voted up, interesting and useful.


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molometer 4 years ago

Great advice melbel, bookmarking this one for sure. Voted up interesting and useful.


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Ian Dabasori Hetr 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

Terrific. I have never use this so yeh. bookmarked. useful and voted up.


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Fabulous tips. I have been on Technorati since around 2006 and actually have some older Hubs already featured on the site from when it was allowed to include individual Hubs. Do you know if I would have to delete them before following your steps and if so, how I do that? Thanks!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ahhhh... another site that I need to check into. I swear... every time I get used to the ones I already use another one pops up. Ok - time to get cracking. I got some things to check out! Thanks for the information! :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Bookmarked to do this tomorrow. Thanks for writing this and for the easy to follow instructions.


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alphagirl 4 years ago from USA

Omg! I don't have the patience!

All the back and forth stuff! Wish it were easier! I am a little tech challenged! Thanks for sharing!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Melbel,

Thanks, I tried to register with them once, and never finished, due to sickness in the family, so I forgot about it. Thanks for your hub, I will try again.

Thanks, great information.

Bobbi


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, this is great! I had never heard of it, so this is bookmarked and ready to try! thanks! voted and shared!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This looks like great info and I am bookmarking! Thank you!


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

Excellent hub, very easy to follow instructions. I've signed up, thanks for the tips.

Voted up, of course!


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Excellent advice here Mel, I'm going to try this out-voted up-awesome :)


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TToombs08 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

"that was awesome, you totally just blew my mind with the awesomeness of your hub." hehehe. :o) Nice hub!


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RecycleYourMedia 5 years ago from Newport Beach

Thank you so much for the great info! Nice way to also increase our authority on Technorati!


LindaSmith1 5 years ago

My claim went through almost immediately


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

You only have to do it once, but while you're waiting for the claim to go through add the claim token to each new hub you create. The tokens can be removed when the claim is complete.


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

This is confusing. Do hubbers have to go through the same process for every hub or is it one time and done.


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Ania L 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you very much for so detailed isntructions on how to for technorati - this idea of putting this claim token in summary is simply brilliant.


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skear 5 years ago from Kansas City

Your guide worked perfectly, thanks! I've had my blog on Technorati for a while but for some reason I never thought about adding my HP account.


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

Heya,

Make sure you follow the directions step-by-step. What part, in particular, has you stumped?

Here I am on Technorati:

http://technorati.com/blogs/melbel.hubpages.com


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b2b-sales-europe 5 years ago from Berlin, Germany

Hi melbel,

I also wanted to setup my hbu with technorati, but unfortunately it isn't working. I did search for your "melbel" hub on technorati and didn't find it.

Did it really work for you?

Kind regards

B2B-S-E


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Awesome, informative hub. I get really confused about the rss feed on our hubs and the widget. Can you give a simple explanation of these?


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

Feedagg is much easier and quicker to get set up than Technorati -- AND it's another one of those "set it and forget it" methods of getting backlinks. (That's why getting backlinks using your HubPages feed is so wonderful.)


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Thanks for this clarification. That was the sense I got from their message, but wanted to be sure. Hmm, feedagg, you sure know a lot about this. Are you on feedagg?


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

Ms Dee, I believe it's only hubs you write from now on, but it's still a huge help (and a huge motivator as well. :P)

That said, there are several other sites that will pull your entire hub feed, for example feedagg does this.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

I have verification now on that site. Are more and more of my previous hubs going to appear there, or only new ones I write from this point forward? Thanks!


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

That's good to know an email comes and will jog my memory. Otherwise, I put it on my calendar for 10 days from now. Yeah, I understood you meant this latter stage is what takes so long. I just got a laugh out of the message when I first saw it for the earlier step but then the email for that step arrived right away :) Great, dlear instructions, MelBel!

My traffic isn't doing that great nor my hubber score this last week, even with adding backlinking from other sites, but I suppose I need to give it time. Thanks for all your tips!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I'm going to do this. I TRIED to do it several times, and couldn't figure it out. Thanks for publishing this!


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

Ms Dee, it's the token verification thing that takes forever. It drove me nuts I just wanted to get that token off my hub! Once it validates, make sure you take the token off your hub. You'll receive a validation email when that happens which is a great reminder to remove the token. :)


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

This is look great Melbel! I got as far as finishing off the key words and submitting for claims status. Then the page comes up saying "Because of backlog, it may take quite some time for evaluation." So here I am writing this comment, waiting for the email you say will ask me to claim my HubPages account, and suddenly it arrives in my inbox. That was a quick "quite some time", LOL! I'll go finish pasting in the token now. Thanks so much for making this site known and such helpful guidelines in how to set up our HubPages account on it!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your great, detailed help.


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shafiqahmed 5 years ago

Great help Melbel! Thanks a lot


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melbel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan Author

@DanetteWatt - Yep! Just the one up at the address bar. Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll be more than happy to help. :P


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for this tutorial! I am trying to increase my traffic, page views, money, etc.

I started signing up as I read your tutorial but there was some sort of glitch at the end and I'll have to go back later and do it over.

Meanwhile, I do have a question about the RSS url. I clicked on the RSS button and didn't see a URL. I 'subscribed' to my own RSS feed, then picked the top URL that showed up. Was that correct?


LInda Smith 5 years ago

Takes a bit of back and forth, but with these instructions, keep this page open, technorati open and then open another hub pages for your hubs, and follow instructions, all is well. Signed up today, just on waiting list now.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have heard of Technorati, but have not thought of using it for HubPages. This is so helpful. Thank you!


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Absolutely the best set of instructions, or how to article I have ever read. Thank You.


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Recipe Gal 5 years ago

This is great! I had never heard of this site, but now I think I'm going to sign up. Is there anything to update on the site as you publish more hubs or will it automatically update with your latest posts?


Kieran Gracie 5 years ago

Inspiring article, melbel. I had heard about Technorati but never took it any further, so your wise words have been a great encouragement to do something about it. I'm off to Technorati! Thank you.


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

Melbel, I signed up with technorati a few weeks ago but have not configured anything because it was a pain going through the website. Now, you have made every step on technorati easy peasy for me. Thanks!


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renegadetory 5 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

I signed up for technorati with plans for my political blog, but I never even thought about using Hubpages with it, I'm going to try it! Thank you for posting the step by step info!

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