September 15, 2005

Google Blog Search Beta Released

In the ever-expanding Google universe, they've just released the Google Blog Search Beta. Not surprising, given Google's general affinity for blogs in its regular search engine, and naturally they own Blogger, so what better way to boost both technologies?

While some speculate it will give services like Technorati a run for the money, I see it a bit differently. Yes, all of these services perform a search function, but some do a better job of tracking the pinging or links between them, which could be translated as discussion threads. Now remember, this is a beta, so Google could certainly add more features as they go.

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

Per Google: "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."

More help and info is available at the Google Blog Search Help page, which is a list of FAQ's.

Topic(s):   Blogging Tips  |  Web Wizardry
Posted by Jeff Beard
Comments

I would be interested in your take on how you see different than the other aggregaors usch as technorati and why google would not have effect of dominating the space by sellling advertising around feeds displayed at the site and in rss feeds one could subcribe to?

Also do you see Google's search operating differently than the other blog search engines/aggregators?

Not challlenging you Jeff, just respect your opinions a good deal.

Posted by: Kevin O'Keefe at September 28, 2005 05:37 PM