Major Technorati Update

Technorati just released a new interface to the site. They haven’t just made changes to the appearance of the site however.

First, in addition to a simpler and brighter design, we’ve continued to improve our core search technologies that index new information within minutes of being posted to the Web. We listened hard to your feedback – and redesigned the search results pages to include much less intrusive (and well-marked) ads, more results above the fold, and better sorting options – including sorting by language, authority, and freshness. If you’re confused, you can get a deeper explanation of keyword results and of URL results. In addition, our link-counting mechanisms have also been dramatically improved. If you’re a blogger, you should notice that your blog is being counted much more regularly, and that your rankings and authority information is much more accurate and up-to-date.

More regular counting of inbound links is awesome! Ranking and authority updates are nice too, I never put too much weight in those numbers as they never changed very often (maybe that’s good?). They’re also trying to make it easier to discover new content, via their Discover section.

These upgrades look really great overall. They just underwent a redesign not too long ago (back in June of 2005). Wonder what we can expect next year?

Mashable has screenshots of the old Technorati versus the new Technorati.

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