Following the instructions in the DEVONagent Pro manual, I’ve tried creating a Technorati plugin. When I carry out a search with this, however, I don’t get nearly the results that I do when searching from the Technorati site and at times those hits that I do get are often so far off topic that they are useless (e.g. definitions of the given term from thefreeddictionary.com, etc).
I just tried a search for “Ariel Sharon” using the plugin and got six hits using my plugin.
Using the Technorati site itself I get 8 pages of hits.
Here is the search string as culled from the Technorati site:
Here is the code from my plugin:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Description</key> <string>Searches the web using <www.technorati.com>.</string> <key>EngineUrl</key> <string>http://www.technorati.com/search?return=posts&authority=high&q=_agentQuery_&x=13&y=14</string> <key>Identifier</key> <string>www.technorati.com</string> <key>Info</key> <string>Technorati Plugin</string> <key>Name</key> <string>Technorati</string> <key>OffsetPerPage</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Operators</key> <integer>59</integer> <key>ParseLinks</key> <true/> <key>ResultsPerPage</key> <integer>10</integer> <key>Start</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> </dict> </plist>
Can anyone advise where things might be going awry? I’ll need to set up several specialist plugins similar to this (PubMed, Google Blog Search, Wink), so would really appreciate help ironing this out.