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  • Hi,

    When one of my blog articles appears at Technorati it contains not only the first few lines of the article, but also the excerpt, author and categories.

    I’ve been looking for 2 hours on Google to figure out how to get rid of these. I only want Technorati to show the first few lines of the article.

    Any help is very appreciated.

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  • Without a link to an example, I can only surmise that Technorati take this info straight off your blog – so the only way to get rid of it would be to stop displaying this info on your blog.

    Yes, but if I would do that, like for example removing the word “comments”, then a visitor of my blog has nas no link to click when he wants to add comments and I don’t thinkg that’s the best way to solve this problem.

    What the post in Technorati shows is:

    “Excerpt” Posted by “Author” under “Categories” “No Comments” Here is where the article starts.

    I haven’t changed anything in the default theme or default WordPress PHP files yet, so there must be tons of people who use WordPress in combination with Technorati who have the same problem, I just can’t find anything related with Google(and I have looked hard).

    C’mon guys, I must not be the only one with this problem.

    I’m not sure I really understand the issues with that, do you not want your article indexed? I’m not sure if you can be selective about exactly which text any search engine indexes on a page that it is allowed to be on – so I think like the davidjg posted above, that’s your option.

    If that’s not what you mean, I suggest you explain it so someone here will be able to assist you!

    And you should post a link, as I don’t think anyone here is a clairvoyant.

    Good luck,

    I seem to have a similar question. I’ve updated my Post and Comments, yet Google still points to the old xml file. Is it just a matter of time until the reference on Google shows the post and comments updated?

    What’s so hard to understand? I installed WordPress, I claim my blog at Technorati and when I look at one of my articles at Technorati it shows:

    “Excerpt” Posted by “Author” under “Categories” “No Comments” Here is where the article starts.

    So for example:

    “Great Discovery Posted by Johnston under tips, article, news When I was trying to open the file, I made an astonishing discovery. It turns out…. blah, blah”

    So if you look at this page:

    You will see, if it’s still there, something like this:

    93 Mustang Cobra February 6th,
    2006 – Ford Mustangs Trader For Sale Free Classified Ads.

    Mustang Fastback Photo Gallery Convertibles Coupes More Pictures Here CARS FOR SALE. 93 Mustang … California for sale Classic Mustangs Trader. Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments ยป

    Notice at the bottom text like “Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments”. Now that’s not my link, but hopefully you get the point now. The point is that where the actual article should, things are included that should NOT be included by Technorati when it spiders my blog.

    Jwurster, you don’t have a similar issue, so don’t hijack my thread, you only create more confusion.


    I claimed my blog two days ago, so I hear what you’re saying, and I don’t find your question obscure at all.

    From my understanding of this thread, you’re telling us that Technorati is indexing your post, which is correct, but they’re display relevant and irrelevant material and you want to know:

    1) how to remove the meta info Technorati has picked up(irrelevant info)

    2) if this indexing then displaying procedure by technorati is normal?

    Answer: Unfortunately I cannot help you there, as I menntioned above, I’ve only just claimed my blog.

    My questions to you:

    1) is this the only post in which this has occurred?
    2) from general browsing, is this post a unique circumstance?


    Don’t act like a twat, if you expect help from anywhere here, then I suggest that you be respectful and remember that no one here has to help you, they volunteer to do so and if you act like a spoiled brat, which is how you sound from your above response, then very few people will assist you.

    Your problem is most likely because you’ve tagged something or something else is incorrect with your page, as no one else seems to have a problem with technorati.

    I suggest you apologize to this thread and that you post a link to your site, if you expect any assistance.

    Niziol, your problem is a lack of reading skills, probably because you talk so much about yourself and others on your blog, that you’ve forgotten how to listen or read:

    So kid, go back with your name calling to your nonsense blog with your 100 visitors a day, because unlike you I have a real web site to run.

    katie1, thanks for confrming that there was nothing wrong with my post. You’ve passed the reading test, well done and thanks for your help.

    Btw, problem solved. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @grafico – just out of curiosity, can you tell me what you did to rectify your problem, just in case I too suffer the same?

    Thanks heaps.

    I’m having the same issue. Can you please tell me how you solved this?

    My website is located at:

    After posting; Technorati shows my post as following:

    “Title” “Comments” | “Date placed” Here is where the article starts.

    Since I made my own template, I tried reverting all the html to the default template, but that had the same effect.

    Thank you, WKR> Thijs

    I see the problem.

    It’s the way your posts are formatted. For example, you have the title of the post, followed by the comments and date underneath, then your post content.

    If you had the comments link and date after your post content Technorati would display the title and content first.

    @gadgetizer: Thank you for your reply.

    That makes sense to me, in my old template the comments link was at the bottom. But I don’t understand, why Technoratie copies the title now, and before did not. Do you or anyone else know how Technorati recognizes the content?

    Your own website for example also has content in the post div after the article title and before the article content, but that does not show up.

    Technorati uses a crawler to crawl and index the content of your blog from top to bottom, so anything it finds within the loop it will index in the order it appears in the source code.

    That data is then stripped of html tags, hyperlinks recognized and wrapped, visible text displayed in their results, etc. to come up with the listing you see on their site.

    Your best choice to control what they display may be to make a minor change to the location of your comments and date, and move them to the bottom of your posts rather than right after the title. It will have a very minor impact on your design and template.

    I’ll give it a try. Thank you.

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