How to Increase my Technorati Authority?
This is one of the hot questions that's thrown around in the blogging world day after day.
For those who are new to blogging or if you don't know what technorati is.. Technorati is one of the leading Blog search engine which crawls and index millions of blogs in real time.
And Technorati Authority means the total number of blogs that are linking to a website in the past six months. If you have a good technorati Authority, you get massive traffic from them. Also, technorati authority is one of the parameters that advertisers often look into before buying advertising spots.We can say how good and popular a particular blog is with the authority number. So, Here is my list of top 12 ways to increase your Technorati authority quickly..

1. Quality Content : As always, Content is King! The more quality content you post , the more chances that other blogs link to your site.

2. Giveaways : Who hate freebies..? you can encourage people to link to your site by giving away free stuff like templates,fonts,icons or any other resources you expertise in.

3. Link to Us : Design a good small button and add the "Link to Us" html code to your blog sidebar just like I did it in this blog (check the right sidebar).. so, it's easy for your readers to just copy & paste your link on their blogs.

4. More Blogs - More Authority : Do you run lot of blogs ? You can increase your Technorati Authority easily by linking all the blogs to your main blog... So, the more blogs you have , the more authority you simple as that.

5. Sponsor a Blog theme : There are millions of people using blogs like Blogger and Wordpress. So, sponsoring a blog theme is one of the best and fastest way to get tons of backlinks to your site. Everytime someone uses your template, your backlinks will increase along with technorati authority.

6. Link exchange : Try to contact blog owners related to your site niche and propose for link exchange. There are lot of blog directories out there.. Just go to them and select your blog category and browse other blogs related to your niche and contact them one by one for link exchanges or you can find some link exchange parters in forums like Digitalpoint.

7. Buy links : If you have some $$ to advertise your site, you can buy links and blog posts on other blogs that are relevant to your site and can increase your authority.

8. Top Commentators : Some people put 'Top Commentators' widget on their blogs and link to their top comment posters.Try to find them and comment on their blogs (no spammy ones) and get a backlink to your site.

9. Run a Contest : You can Run a blog contest giving away prizes like money, entrecard credits, rapidshare accounts, etc and ask your readers to link back to your site to participate in the contest. This is one of the proven ways to increase your technorati authority in a rapid pase.

10. Use Technorati Badges : Simply add a technorati 'Fav this blog' widget to your blog. This can make your readers to easily "Fav" your blog which gives you a point.

11. Blog commenting : This is well known and popular method to increase backlinks to your site aswell as technorati authority. Do a bit of research on dofollow blogs and your authority will increase everytime if the blog you commented on is claimed.

12. Ping Blogs : Check who is linking to your blog. If you are using visitor counters like histats, sitemeter,etc.. Check your referrals stats and find out the blogs that are linking to you and ping them.. so, technorati can crawl them fast and increase your authority fast. you can ping the technorati here.