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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Google's beta blog search engine

What do you reckon - better or worse than Technorati?

Everyone knows how blogging is the biggest thing to come out of the internet in recent years. So it was only a matter of time before the major search engines turned their attention to it and actually started working on search engines just for blogs. Some of you may know that Google launched a beta version of a
blog search engine on the 14th September. So far I have had very traffic from it. I get loads of traffic from my position in Google, Yahoo! and other major search engines. I get the odd bit of traffic from Technorati - but in the scheme of things, not a lot.

If you go to Google's blog search and type in London Underground - there's this blog right at the top and also in the first few entries on the page, which is brill. Also with tube - right at the top as a featured blog but no entries in the main listings on the front page.

Compare with Technorati - Technorati's search by tag is rubbish - it claims I last updated my blog 24 days ago - see search by "london underground" tag. Technorati is lots better when you search without the tag - see "london underground" search - at the time of typing it has indexed the latest entry on my blog and not one from 24 days ago!!

However, most of my Technorati traffic comes from its beta blog search category "blog finder" - with "london" and "travel" being where I get most traffic from.

It will be interesting to see how the blog search engine wars pan out when Google's comes out of beta and also when Yahoo! get in on the action too. To read more about Google's blog search , Technorati's blog finder and rumours of Yahoo! taking on Technorati in the blog search market.

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