What is Technorati?

Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs. Technorati has indexed over 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. The name Technorati is a blend of the words technology and literati, which invokes the notion of technological intelligence or intellectualism.

Technorati uses and contributes to open source software. Technorati has an active software developer community, many of them from open-source culture. Technorati includes a public developers’ wiki, where developers and contributors collaborate, also various open APIs.

Technorati looks at tags that authors have placed on their websites. These tags help categorize search results, with recent results coming first. Technorati rates each blog’s “authority,” the number of unique blogs linking to the blog over the previous six months making this site a great tool to promote your blog and build brand credibility.