Technorati, the popular blog search engine, has turned three today and has launched a new homepage design. Technorati is more than just a blog search engine it is a "live web search engine" and offers a number of different features that make it a destination more than just a search search engine. It has positioned itself to look similar to the Yahoo! homepage which makes me wonder how long it will be before someone acquires them as I have mentioned before.
Check out the latest changes in this post which includes a video walk-thru of the updates, by Technorati CEO, David Sifry. David also had this to say:
- Technorati is 3 years old! What an amazing trip so far.
- The World Live Web is all about people - We're here to help make sense of all the interesting stuff we do in real-time.
- Technorati's rolled out a major update to our site and to our back-end systems.
- We've made some major speed and accuracy improvements in core search.
- Link counting is a lot more accurate and timely.
- We've personalized the homepage so you can get a look at all the stuff you care about on one page.
- While we love expert bloggers, we've also spent a lot of time making Technorati understandable to normal people.
- We've added in lots of features to help you make sense of the blogosphere, including Discover, which is topic-based, Favorites, which gives YOU the power to pick your favorite blogs, and Popular, which algorithmically derives the most linked-to items in the last few days.
- We've made some big changes to blog profiles - allowing you to get stats about any blog that Technorati tracks, including the tags used, posting frequency, traffic, and Technorati ranking.
- We've made things easier for advertisers and partners, and we've been overwhelmed with demand. We're building out our capabilities, and if you're interested in advertising, drop us a line.
- This is just a start - there's more to come in the coming weeks and months, including better charts, more real-time spam detection and elimination, more real-time media indexing, microformats integration, and additional localization and language support.
The update looks great. Happy birthday Technorati!