This is a support question and this post inspired the matter:
As I struggled to figure what was going on between Google and my WordPress blog, I wondered about Google, perhaps, punishing "duplicate content" in their search returns when I realized that "boles.wordpress.com" is domain mapped to "urbansemiotic.com" -- yet both of those URLs are valid and used to be separated domains with unique content.
Note: I do not know how the domain mapping re-direct is being done on the WordPress side of the equation or what, if any, .HTACCESS settings are being used, but I’m sure WordPress.com would tell me if I thought to ask them about it before now…
I then began to wonder about Technorati since I have several blogs there and both "boles.wordpress.com" and "urbansemiotic.com" are listed as claimed by me but the Ping updates times are always different for each which always struck me as strange since they're both supposed to be, in a way, bumping the same content but without mirroring.
I decided to write to Technorati support and ask if I should delete or even "de-claim" my "boles.wordpress.com" blog since it points to urbansemiotic.com and because I don't want to risk having duplicate content somewhere out there somehow you know what I mean…
Here is the interesting reply I just received from Technorati support:
I have gone ahead and made the necessary adjustments so
"boles.wordpress.com" is listed as a duplicate in our system, so you do not have multiple listings every time you post. You do not need to ping "boles.wordpress.com". Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions. Thank you for using Technorati!
My support question is this: When WordPress.com hosts a domain mapped blog and a Ping is sent out to the update services via Pingomatic -- is the Ping being sent for "boles.wordpress.com" or "urbansemiotic.com" or for both?
I guess I should also send this inquiry to Support in case that should be an included path.