I'm still having real headaches with the Technorati searchlet.
Earlier this month, I wrote that it's never worked on this blog since I started using it in January. Earlier this month, Technorati support said the searchlet was broken. Technorati CEO Dave Sifrey says it's now fixed.
Well, it still doesn't work on my blog.
Is it something I'm doing wrong? In a recent comment, Josh Hallett asked whether there might be a correlation between the searchlet not working and my tweaking my DNS settings. I wondered about that, too. But the searchlet searches my blog on the underlying TypePad address - just as the current Google-based search does, and that works just fine.
Today I logged in to my account at Technorati and grabbed the searchlet code again, just in case it's been udpated again since I last grabbed in a few weeks ago. This is what it is:
<form method="get" action="http://technorati.com/cosmos/search.html" style="width:13em;text-align:left">
<legend><a href="http://technorati.com/">Technorati</a> search</legend>
<input type="hidden" name="sub" value="searchlet" />
<input style="width:12em" type="text" name="url" maxlength="255" value="" />
<label style="display:block;padding-top:3px" for="ts_yb" title="NevOn">
<input type="radio" checked="checked" name="from" id="ts_yb" value="http://nevon.typepad.com" /> this blog</label>
<label style="margin-right:.2em" for="ts_www">
<input type="radio" name="from" id="ts_www" value="" /> all blogs</label>
<input type="submit" value="Search" class="search" />
So that is the code that works the searchlet, which at the top-right of the screen beneath the standard search box. Yet if you type any keyword in that searchlet box, it will produce zero results.
My test - type in RSS. Zero results. Type in RSS in the Google search, and you'll get some 600 results.
So what's wrong here? Why doesn't it work? Anyone with some helpful ideas?