Live Spaces messes with Technorati Tags Search

I’ve been noticing for a few days that the biggest source of external views has come from a Technorati Tag search for TopCoder. Looking at the results I can see why, I’m number one (out of 17). With only one post, ah… but I do have 34 people linking to my post.

Now I know my posts are great and all. But really 34 people.

What it turns out is Technorati is scanning other people’s sites, when my post was in their Live Spaces “New spaces” list (which I turned off). So I’m getting false links.

So it’s cool to be at the top of a search result, but sad due to the invalid nature of it.