Google Blog Search Engine Released
Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:38 AM
Full write up at SEW main and blog.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:23 AM
I find it interesting that despite speculation about SE's being able to guess/determine what a site might be, by looking at its fingerprints for instance, the main game seems to be the presence of a feed, pinging, or manual submission:
4. Which blogs are included in Blog Search?
The goal of Blog Search is to include every blog that publishes a site feed (either RSS or Atom). It is not restricted to Blogger blogs, or blogs from any other service.
5. How do I get my blog listed?
If your blog publishes a site feed in any format and automatically pings an updating service (such as Weblogs.com), we should be able to find and list it. Also, we will soon be providing a form that you can use to manually add your blog to our index, in case we haven't picked it up automatically. Stay tuned for more information on this.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:56 AM
Can't say I've ever found a use for blog search personally, don't really get all the hype about it, I have a long list of feeds in bloglines that tend to keep me up to date with the things I'm interested in.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:07 AM
Like you, Adrian, I use rss newsfeeds as my only way of staying on top of things. If someone out there doesn't think it's important to blog about, then I don't need to know about it. However if you know something is in a blog and want to find it, most other search vehicles for blogs don't do too well. Bloglines, for example, is notoriously bad. So on the rare occasions when I know I want to search only blogs, this new Google search is very useful.
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