September 15, 2005
Google blog search

Everybody's already written about the new Google blog search tool - I'll give Dwight the finder's credit, since I saw it at his place first - so it's time I joined in. I like it a lot - it's fast, it gives me way more results than Technorati ever seems to (when it's not too busy to give me a result, that is), and, well, it's Google so I figure it'll stay around and continue to be useful. I've added a link to Google blog search results for this site on the sidebar under "Who Links Ya, Baby?" for future reference.

One amusing thing about this is that after the first page or so, there are some obvious spam sites in the results. Nothing that I recognize from my usual assortment of referral log spam, but at least now I can see a reason for someone to bother doing that, since those are links that may get inadvertently clicked by some unsuspecting soul. If they could add in an Exclude feature like IceRocket has, it'd well and truly be the bomb.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 15, 2005 to Blog stuff | TrackBack

I'm almost surprised to see Google start off behind IceRocket & Technorati on this. I think once they get the bugs worked out it, it'll put my Google API to good use, however.

Posted by: Greg Wythe on September 15, 2005 4:35 PM

Since Google indexes feeds and not the full html in blogs, this might be a good opportunity for bloggers to rethink their blogging objectives and perhaps publish full feeds.

Posted by: Zoli Erdos on September 15, 2005 4:52 PM

Color me unimpressed, at least in what it does with my own (RSS-enabled) blog. Two days ago I posted something about our new gas cap rules, yet when I do a search for gas cap I'm not included in the first 3 pages of results.

Posted by: Linkmeister on September 15, 2005 5:52 PM