Looking at Technorati this morning, I realized that none of the entries on my hand-coded weblogs are showing up there, presumably because I haven't been sending update pings to weblog notification services like Weblogs.Com, Blo.gs, and Ping-o-Matic.
For a weblog to be a properly firing neuron in the information-gathering nervous system that Jon Udell describes on InfoWorld, tools like Technorati must learn in real time what's being linked, and by whom.
To fix this, I'm writing a PHP class library to ping notification services over XML-RPC, using Edd Dumbill's XML-RPC for PHP library.
The code works successfully for Weblogs.Com and Ping-o-Matic, but I haven't had any luck calling Blo.gs over XML-RPC.
According to the documentation, I should be able to call the site's XML-RPC server at http://ping.blo.gs/, port 80, with the method weblogupdates.ping and parameters "Ekzemplo" (weblog title), "http://www.ekzemplo.com" (weblog link).
I can't get this to work with my own PHP code or the Dumpleton XML-RPC debugger, so I'm hunting for examples of working code that connects to the Blo.gs XML-RPC server.
-- Rogers Cadenhead
But when you already ping Ping-O-Matic - why bother with pinging weblogs.com and blo.gs? Ping-O-Matic already pings those for you!
If you want to ping other sites besides Ping-O-Matic those should be ones that aren't in the Ping-O-Matic set. For example local ping services like the one from pycs.net or stuff like Topic-Exchange.
For the moment, I'm only pinging Ping-O-Matic. But I figure there are users out there who would rather ping Weblogs.Com and Blo.gs directly, so I'm coding those options too.
Not sure which are your "hand-coded" sites, but I thought I'd let you know of my recent problems with Technorati - because maybe it's the same issue for you? Basically Technorati wasn't indexing my blog because I used excerpts and not full content on the homepage, but Dave Sifry and Kevin Marks have since fixed it up for me:
At some point, I'm going to mash all of these little coding projects together and release a weblogging tool.
Don't matter what you're coding brother, you didn't vote for Bush and your code is flawed!
For best results injected yourself into Technorati, you should ping Technorati...