Friday, July 6, 2007

Meet the new

A new look went live on July 4th. Here's a quick list of what's new:

1. Timeline control: You can now view the rated blog posts on the Simile timeline control. Think of the timeline as a sort of "google maps" for your blog. You can pan across months and click on a blog post to reveal more details.

2. Postoons: Postoons are humorous, satirical titles for imaginary blog posts based on current events and personalities associated with them. Use your creativity to capture the essence of a current event in 10 words or less.

3. Featured blogs: This new section will be a rotating highlight of some of our most interesting authors.

4. Authorati badge: We have made some changes to the Authorati badge HTML. If you are currently displaying the badge on your blog, please update the HTML with the new version. You can also use the richer Authorati widget instead of the badge.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Get your very own Authorati widget !

Introducing the Authorati widget- that's the one you see to the right of this blog on the sidebar. You can now create a custom widget and place it on you blog. Say good bye to the plain old HTML badge.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Authorati's logo !

We are getting ready to launch Authorati's redesigned website. While the makeover is going on in full swing, we could not wait to introduce our new logo. Here it is:

We hope to announce the launch of the new website really soon! Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

SpamFreeTrackback service and other major features introduced

Today we have introduced a couple of major features on Authorati:

Authorati SpamFree Trackback service:

How do SpamFree Trackbacks work?
  • If you have not already done so, register your blog with Authorati.

  • We will review your site and verify that it is not a spam blog.

  • Once cleared, your blog can participate in SpamFree Trackbacks by incorporating the SpamFree Trackback FeedFlare in your blog posts.

  • The trackback URL for your blog posts will be revealed only to other blogs on Authorati which have been likewise verified as not being a spam blog.

  • Only trackbacks from blogs verified by Authorati will appear. All others will be automatically classified as spam and discarded.

  • To learn more about the SpamFree Trackback FeedFlare, click here.

Auto-detection of non-spam blogs:

The Authorati API provides the EvalSpamBlog URL endpoint. Any auto-discovery service can send a request to this URL and receive a XML response containing a flag indicating if the blog in question is a spam blog or not. By including a simple link in their blog HTML, blog authors can proclaim to the world that their site is a non-spam blog. Learn how...

Authorati API:
EvalSpamBlog is the first method introduced as part of the Authorati API. Learn more about this method here.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cricket World Cup 2007 Channel on Authorati

Cricket fever is here with the ICC World Cup 2007 set to open in the West Indies on the 11th of March. Authorati has introduced a World Cup 2007 channel for all the cricket bloggers around the world. Let's get it started Maan.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

It is time to rev up the engines at Authorati

An update about my whereabouts during last month. I was on vacation out of the country and just got back, right on time to catch the flu. I see another couple of days of recovery ahead of me and then hopefully will feel a lot better to get to work on Authorati and take it to the next level. Thanks to all the blog authors who signed up on Authorati in the interim and my apologies to some authors for not getting back to them soon enough on their queries.

In addition to introducing more categories (at the suggestion of some authors), I plan to introduce a major feature on Authorati in the coming days. Please do stay tuned.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Introducing Authorati Channels

"Authorati Channels" makes its debut today. The first channel "Election 2008" focuses on blogs pertaining to the US Presidential Election 2008. Stay tuned for more channels coming soon.

If you would like to suggest a channel, please submit your choice by commenting on this post.