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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This is kind of like a TV network airing a show on Nielsen families

From Google:

1. What is Blog Search?

Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs. Google is a strong believer in the self-publishing phenomenon represented by blogging, and we hope Blog Search will help our users to explore the blogging universe more effectively, and perhaps inspire many to join the revolution themselves. Whether you're looking for Harry Potter reviews, political commentary, summer salad recipes or anything else, Blog Search enables you to find out what people are saying on any subject of your choice.

Your results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger; our blog index is continually updated, so you'll always get the most accurate and up-to-date results; and you can search not just for blogs written in English, but in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and other languages as well.

2. How do I find Blog Search?

There are a few different ways you can get to Blog Search:

blogsearch.google.com (Google-style interface)
search.blogger.com (Blogger-style interface)
The Blogger Dashboard
The Navbar on any Blog*Spot blog

It's the same search in each place, no matter how you get to it. The Navbar, however, provides two buttons: one to search the blog you are currently viewing, and one to search all blogs....

8. How does Blog Search work?

Blog Search indexes blogs by their site feeds, which will be checked frequently for new content. This means that Blog Search results for a given blog will update with new content much faster than standard web searches. Also, because of the structured data within site feeds, it is possible to find precise posts and date ranges with much greater accuracy....

11. What search operators are supported?

All of the standard Google Search operators are supported in Blog Search. These include:


Additionally, Blog Search supports the following new operators of its own:


For example, a search such as [mandolin inpostauthor:Graham] will show you posts about mandolins written by people named Graham. Note that you can also use the Advanced Search option to achieve the same effect....


Blogger Ontario Emperor said...

I vented at blog.forret.com regarding item 8. Part of my vent:

My question - why can't the blog search results be incorporated into "standard web searches"? To be more specific, why can't Google's regular search results incorporate the blog search results?...[H]ere's a case in which a single company (Google) can't combine its OWN results.


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