What a month! Quick Technorati Summary

Lots has been going on since I've last had the chance to blog. It really is true what they say about the cobbler's kids having the worst shoes. I know so many people who have gone to work for companies in the blogging industry that now rarely have time to blog. c'est la vie!

Anyway, here's some of the neat stuff that's been going on, in no particular order:

Technorati is hiring! We're looking for a great Product Manager and Marcom Manager, Analytics Engineer, Project Manager, Web Applications Engineer, and are always on the lookout for great Search Engineers.

We've recently won some awards as well: A 2005 Forbes Best of the Web Favorite, and we were named as an AlwaysOn 2005 Top 100 Private Company. Both are humbling, and we give many thanks for the kind recognition.

With the help of our partners at Digital Garage, we launched technorati.jp our first localized version, optimized for the Japanese market, with a suite of tools that enhance blog search specifically for the Japanese language.

Yesterday was a banner day as well - Technorati now tracks over 14 million blogs - and there's over 80,000 new weblogs being created every day. That number takes into account all the spam blogs we kill as well. We've been tracking people who are creating garbage or spam blogs just to game AdSense or try to get more pagerank. We don't get them all, but we've been doing a lot of work identifying and squashing them from our index and search results. More on that in a future post.

There's been a lot of great press: BusinessWeek just did a story, Wired News had a column, The New York Times had a couple of nice mentions, USAToday, Wall Street Journal, and lots more.

We have been working really hard on performance and scalability improvements, See the next post.

While we've been building out and scaling the infrastructure, that hasn't stopped us from rolling out some new features as well! Yesterday we released a beta language filtering service - this lets you filter search results by language, which was one of our top feature requests. More about it here.

I've also been working with the team on a new State of The Blogosphere report, updated with statistics through July 2005. I'll be posting about it over the next few days. Some tremendous growth, with the blogosphere expanding in leaps and bounds.

More to come, stay tuned...

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