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Google's Blog Search

CmdrTaco posted about 9 years ago | from the only-a-matter-of-time dept.

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markpapadakis writes "Google BlogSearch beta is out. Clean UI, fast responses, not yet such a great index, but it is getting there. That's what you should find in the much-awaited new Google service. Some say Technorati and friends have been having nightmares about this very day."

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GNAA Mourns the Death of l0de and the LRH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556202)

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Well, it does work. (5, Funny)

Willeh (768540) | about 9 years ago | (#13556206)

A search for "Angst" gives me 144,844 hits. Thanks, Google Blogsearch!

Re:Well, it does work. (3, Funny)

porkThreeWays (895269) | about 9 years ago | (#13556417)

254,761 results for "emo" ;)

Re:Well, it does work. (1)

birder (61402) | about 9 years ago | (#13556422)

Emo gives 254,761. Hopefully one of the links explains what the hell that actually means.

Re:Well, it does work. (5, Funny)

databyss (586137) | about 9 years ago | (#13556434)

There is something wrong when "OMGWTFBBQLOL" gives me results.... 41 to be exact

Re:Well, it does work. (3, Funny)

gehel (601073) | about 9 years ago | (#13556538)

Wow, I almost read the result was 42, which would explain a lot ...
I still dont know the great question, and it doesnt seem that Google will help me to find it ...

Re:Well, it does work. (1)

madprof (4723) | about 9 years ago | (#13556626)

Where does this originate from?

Livejournal jokes! Was: Re:Well, it does work. (1)

wirah (707347) | about 9 years ago | (#13556556)

Oh I see, so you wantLivejournal Jokes! [afeared.org]

For the love of $DEITY (5, Insightful)

kote-men-do (881870) | about 9 years ago | (#13556211)

Please let this mean that blogs are now excluded from the main google search?? Why can't they add an extra tab (sites, images, news, blogs)?

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

markpapadakis (115698) | about 9 years ago | (#13556267)

Google services get added to the tabs list once they are considered mature enough (either out of beta or too long in beta to be considered 'stable', whatever that may mean to them ).

Re:For the love of $DEITY (4, Informative)

nuclear305 (674185) | about 9 years ago | (#13556304)

Please let this mean that blogs are now excluded from the main google search?? Why can't they add an extra tab (sites, images, news, blogs)?

From a webmaster perspective it's not as easy as you would think to keep sites (such as blogs) out of google's index. A long time ago I set up my robots.txt properly; included all the special noindex/nocache meta tags and even used Google's automated-removal system. This worked fine for a few months...and suddenly hundreds of indexed pages of mine showed up in the index again as 'Supplemental Results'

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1, Insightful)

sevensharpnine (231974) | about 9 years ago | (#13556387)

From a webmaster perspective it's not as easy as you would think to keep sites (such as blogs) out of google's index.
 
I think it could be done. Let the normal database and blog database be mutually exclusive. Tell the bloggers that they have to put a special line in their robots.txt to get into the blogging database. Once they're in, remove them from the normal web database. The sheep-like mentality of the blogging community would save us. Once a mildly famous blogger does it, the rest will follow. Or, better yet, we could just get one of those idiots to walk off a cliff...

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

sketerpot (454020) | about 9 years ago | (#13556506)

Or you could just get the authors of popular weblog software on board.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (5, Funny)

Threni (635302) | about 9 years ago | (#13556388)

> From a webmaster perspective it's not as easy as you would think to keep sites > (such as blogs) out of google's index

"Report this blog" link?

Re:For the love of $DEITY (5, Insightful)

Stephen Williams (23750) | about 9 years ago | (#13556366)

Why would you want to discount search results just because they happen to be on blogs? That strikes me as cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Sure, we all know that a large proportion of blogs are worthless. But if you do a search for, say, "java multithreading", you'll get a load of relevant results from blogs and non-blogs alike. The worthless "omg my bf is cheeting on me what am i going to do lol" type blogs contain no entries related to the search terms, so they won't appear in the results, and you won't have to read them.

Like the rest of the Web, some blogs are interesting and informative, some aren't.

-Stephen

Re:For the love of $DEITY (4, Interesting)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | about 9 years ago | (#13556428)

Blogs have been misused to inflate certain search results, both by commercial and political entities. For instance, do a Google search on "failure" and look at what pops up first.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

Animaether (411575) | about 9 years ago | (#13556429)

"ffs I hate java multithreading..."

"java multithreading is such a piece of shit..."

"today my cat mewed three times in a row! and by the way... that java multithreading is hot! like my girlfriend.. today, she..."

yeahhhh... blogs.

Sure, there's *useful* blogs out there. But you're far more likely to find the info you need on a proper resources page.

And if for some reason you really can't find what you need in a regular search - do the blog search and find all of the above.. and maybe, just maybe, whatever info you were looking for.

Really, your argument would hold just as well for online marketers, etc. Why would you want to exclude the hundreds of websites that merely offer referral links ? after all, those websites may very well be relevant to what you're looking for %)

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

Stephen Williams (23750) | about 9 years ago | (#13556516)

"zomg it's the java multithreading meme!!! ask me 3 questions about java multithreading, and then post this meme in your own lj!!!111one"

Really, your argument would hold just as well for online marketers, etc. Why would you want to exclude the hundreds of websites that merely offer referral links ? after all, those websites may very well be relevant to what you're looking for %)

I've seen more worthwhile stuff on blogs than on referral sites, but you do raise a valid point regarding the kinds of blogs that just link to other articles without containing any actual useful content themselves.

-Stephen

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

cowscows (103644) | about 9 years ago | (#13556446)

Exactly. Personal blogs have been one of the best sources of real information on hurricane Katrina over the past few weeks. Want some worthwhile info about anywhere besides New Orleans' CBD or the French Quarter? The only people who were in many parts of the affected areas were every day citizens, and blogs are how everyday citizens publish on the web.

Like you said, a well thought out set of search terms usually isn't run over with random blogs for me. My weblog gets a the occasional random google search hit, but it's usually for something incredibly dumb. My personal favorite was "I'm not black and I can't get down". I don't really know why my page was listed under that.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

Threni (635302) | about 9 years ago | (#13556541)

> Exactly. Personal blogs have been one of the best sources of real information
> on hurricane Katrina over the past few weeks

Apart from news sites, you mean?

Re:For the love of $DEITY (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556398)

$ echo $DEITY
Shiva
$

Hmmm, who would have thought.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | about 9 years ago | (#13556489)

If you check the source:

if [ -f ~/.DEITY ] ; then
. ~/.DEITY
fi

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

Gherald (682277) | about 9 years ago | (#13556544)

For us agnostics, that should read:

if [ -r ~/.DEITY ] ; then
    . ~/.DEITY
fi


I have a ~/.DEITY file, but it's not readable ;)

Re:For the love of $DEITY (4, Insightful)

a16 (783096) | about 9 years ago | (#13556408)

How do you define exactly what a blog is? I'd love to see "Bob's whining about life" containing 3,625 pages of rambling to be excluded from the index, but at the same time there is a huge amount of useful information on blogs. I know whenever I have a complex technical issue, say a Linux problem, pasting the full error message into Google will often find me a result in some guys blog who had the exact same issue and details how to resolve it. I'd hate to see that kind of valuable information not be in the main index.

Come to think of it, I can't really think of that many times when I've had to say "Damn, there are too many blog entries in these results". If you know how to search, you're only going to see blogs when they contain info that you might want anyway.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (2, Interesting)

gowen (141411) | about 9 years ago | (#13556525)

So, search both the web and the blogsearch. There's an awful lot of useful information in the Google/Deja Usenet archive, but there's no clamour for those things to be included in the main search, because if you want that, all you have to do is click the appropriate word.

Is that really so difficult?

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

mdwh2 (535323) | about 9 years ago | (#13556436)

I doubt it, because this would mean removing any website which had an Atom or RSS feed. Well, to be sure it's not entirely clear how Google decide to count something as a "blog", whether they go solely by the presence of a feed or not.

But it would be annoying to have to search twice, just because you weren't sure whether what you were looking for was counted as a "blog" or not.

Slashdot for example would be excluded (yes, Google count Slashdot as a "blog", no matter how many people claim it isn't, since it has an RSS feed). Great if you don't want to stumble across whiney troll comments, not so great if a Slashdot article contains what you are looking for.

Also, the problem of blog threads cluttering up search results also occurs with webforum posts being included - but these tend not to have a feed, so this wouldn't solve the problem.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

b100dian (771163) | about 9 years ago | (#13556455)

Please let this mean that blogs are now excluded from the main google search?
That would be cool, considering that 99.(9)% of blogs use some recognizable publishing script.

Re:For the love of $DEITY (2, Interesting)

teslatug (543527) | about 9 years ago | (#13556487)

I'd like them to exclude pages that are nothing but results from other pages...arggg...how do these get any ranking??

Re:For the love of $DEITY (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | about 9 years ago | (#13556549)

YES

This is absolutely key to a good search.

I couldn't care less if I get ramblings from a mad man as long as its on topic, but the absolute worst is the totally useless spam pages.

It is getting worse, and sometimes no matter how much google-foo exists they still crop up.

Removed from standard Google search? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556213)

Does this mean every single last idiotic "blog" posting has now been removed from the normal Google index? I'd rather get back to being able to search for useful information without having to wade through ten million "mi pet hampstre had teh babys!!!11!!1!" links.

Re:Removed from standard Google search? (3, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | about 9 years ago | (#13556266)

I'd rather get back to being able to search for useful information without having to wade through ten million "mi pet hampstre had teh babys!!!11!!1!" links.

I guess it depends on what your searching for as to how many pet hampster blog posts you'll get. I personally have never had a pet hampster blog post in my search results.

Re:Removed from standard Google search? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556342)

That was mearly a metaphorical example. All blog posts are the intellectual equivalent of "mi pet hampstre had teh babys!!!11!!1!"

Re:Removed from standard Google search? (3, Funny)

JoeBar (546577) | about 9 years ago | (#13556367)

I think we all know what he was searching for when that came up..

Hey is the GP Richard Gere!??!

Does that mean (1, Insightful)

timecop (16217) | about 9 years ago | (#13556220)

That they will finally get rid of all the fucking duplicate blog search results from the main search?
I hate it when I search for some new electronics or something and first thing I see is 10 blogs repeating the same exact text of the press release and NO relevant info.

Re:Does that mean (3, Interesting)

aussie_a (778472) | about 9 years ago | (#13556349)

I find it much more annoying to search on a topic only to have 10 websites repeating the content from Wikipedia. I know it's licensed under the GNU FDL, but give me a break! It's gotten to the stage where all of the results are JUST wikipedia mirrors

Re:Does that mean (1)

Flounder (42112) | about 9 years ago | (#13556451)

Kind of like looking up Java classes and seeing 30 sites duplicating the Sun API spec (layout and all).

Oh No! (1, Insightful)

Azadre (632442) | about 9 years ago | (#13556227)

What will all the Russian hackers do with their zombies they used to use for Google Bombing? I know they only did it so their blogs would be high in the search from real pages and this Google service lets them be at the top. I guess the hackers could always use the Zombies to host some Doom 3 games ;)

It will not be long (2, Funny)

SLASHAttitude (569660) | about 9 years ago | (#13556229)

Google or M$ will more then likely just buy Technorati.

Re:It will not be long (1)

Infonaut (96956) | about 9 years ago | (#13556569)

Google or M$ will more then likely just buy Technorati.

I'm not so sure about that. If Google is already developing their own blog search and already runs Blogger. MS might be interested in Technorati, but I think they're trying to actually develop blog and search tools on their own, just to prove they can do it.

What exactly is a "blog" these days? (5, Insightful)

CyricZ (887944) | about 9 years ago | (#13556231)

What is considered a "blog" these days? I can understand a personal journal of some 13-year-old angsty kid being considered a "blog". But is Slashdot considered a "blog"? Is the news listing [borland.co.uk] on Borland's site considered a "blog"?

It seems that any page that is updated frequently with entries of some sort is considered a "blog". And that ends up being a vast majority of pages. Perhaps the downfall of this service is that what it is supposed to be searching is not very well defined. One cannot do exact searches when the search medium is so undefined.

Defined by publishing a site-feed (5, Informative)

TigerTale (414169) | about 9 years ago | (#13556278)

Google's Blog Search FAQ explains [google.com] that sites are indexed by their site feeds. So if your site publishes either an RSS or an Atom feed, it is--by this definition--a blog.

Re:Defined by publishing a site-feed (3, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | about 9 years ago | (#13556309)

By that definition BBC News is a Blog. So is The Register, for that matter, and most other news sites. Are news sites all Blogs?

Blog = Personal Journalism (1)

linzeal (197905) | about 9 years ago | (#13556435)

I refer to blogging as personal journalism so that fits into my definition.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (2, Insightful)

aussie_a (778472) | about 9 years ago | (#13556312)

is Slashdot considered a "blog"?

Sure, it might be considered a blog by some, but it definitely isn't, according to Wikipedia:
The site resembles a blog in many ways, albeit with threaded comments.
(although unfortunately it's in the blog category. But I personally think it isn't a blog).

It seems that any page that is updated frequently with entries of some sort is considered a "blog"

Under that definition, Wikipedia is a blog.

Perhaps the downfall of this service is that what it is supposed to be searching is not very well defined. One cannot do exact searches when the search medium is so undefined.

Perhaps the definition is "if it's found on Blog Search, it's a blog. Otherwise it isn't." Under this definition, slashdot is not a blog.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556431)

Slashdot -- as much as it hurts you pussies who scoff at the idea of reading one (for shame!) -- is absolutely a blog.

Regular, dated/chronological updates.. With comments on every *entry*. It's not a "I got my first period" personal blog, but it's definitely a [current events/news] blog.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | about 9 years ago | (#13556469)

Sure, it might be considered a blog by some, but it definitely isn't, according to Wikipedia:

Wait, you're citing Wikipedia as to what constitutes a blog?!

My head just exploded. Thanks a lot.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1)

Jugalator (259273) | about 9 years ago | (#13556313)

I always took them as a personal web log of one or more parts of your life.
That would make Slashdot: no, Borland: no, angsty kid: yes.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | about 9 years ago | (#13556583)

Each user on slashdot has a Journal which can be frequently updated with tales of geek angst.

Just because the articles on the front give us something to talk about collectively doesn't take anything away from the lively vibrant underbelly of slash.

Also, things like LiveJournal are included in google blogs, and they are threaded comments and discussions, just headlined by one person.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1)

daniil (775990) | about 9 years ago | (#13556613)

I always thought "web log" stood for a log of web sites you had recently visited. That would make Slashdot a collective web log.

Re:What exactly is a "blog" these days? (1)

Eptisam (851564) | about 9 years ago | (#13556505)

"And that ends up being a vast majority of pages."

I don't think you could say that. It might be a vast majority of the pages you look at everyday, but I seriously doubt it would be a vast majority of the pages on the web.

Whoa, and it's not a beta!! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556239)

... OK, just kidding ;-)

Re:Whoa, and it's not a beta!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556473)

oh, but it is: Google Blog Search BETA.

Blog Spam (2, Informative)

elkyle (875715) | about 9 years ago | (#13556245)

Great.

Now Google indexes blogspam twice as much. Hopefully, the blog index won't affect Pagerank. If it did, then we would just see more and more blog spam. As an administrator of a small blog site, I have enough trouble as it is keeping up with the blog spam.

Excellent (5, Funny)

CleverNickedName (644160) | about 9 years ago | (#13556249)

It does seem to give an excellent insight into the blog communities.

Search for: "interesting and well constructed points of view" [google.com]
--- 0 Results found

Search for: "whining" [google.com]
--- 99,051 Results found

Re:Excellent (2, Funny)

sketerpot (454020) | about 9 years ago | (#13556551)

Search for: "Sturgeon's law"
--- 240 Results found.

Hint hint.

So will now..... (4, Interesting)

amodm (876842) | about 9 years ago | (#13556250)

governments use this to figure out which bloggers of their country are violating regulations ?

PS: Not referring to singapore case in particular.

Now all they need to do (5, Insightful)

seanyboy (587819) | about 9 years ago | (#13556260)

Is place link farms on a separate search page.
Then Google search will be useful again.

Re:Now all they need to do (1)

imr (106517) | about 9 years ago | (#13556522)

It happens more and more that i search for a few words and the first google link pages don't countain those words. More, the google cache doesn't countain them either.
So my bet is that they also have problems that are related to their search engine, and NOT to outside sites.
It's always the blogers fault, or the commercial sites fault, or the webmasters faults etc etc, but shouldnt google get its fair share of criticisms?

Link farms should be banned. period. If they exist, it's because google don't ban them.

ATOM & RSS (1)

mysqlrocks (783488) | about 9 years ago | (#13556262)

I like the fact that you can get search results in an ATOM or RSS feed.

Great! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556265)

Now can we get them out of OTHER searches?

As far as privacy goes... (3, Insightful)

bloodgroove (675506) | about 9 years ago | (#13556274)

I'm not concerned. Blogs by nature have pubic and private settings so that's taken care of. The contract with a blog means that the data is public unless otherwise noted, so if you're worried, you protect it. Despite the number of personal blogs out there, the google blog search will likely have it's hits focused on things like political and technical blogs rather than blogs about what Suzy did last night. Likely, most of these authors want their views and opinions public. If you don't want people to see your dirty laundry, keep it in the hamper.

Re:As far as privacy goes... (1)

amodm (876842) | about 9 years ago | (#13556341)

actually, a blog's pubic settings really should be matter of grave privacy concern....

not to nitpick, but the context was so good that couldn't help....sorry

Re:As far as privacy goes... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556355)

Except it seems to be ignoring "no robots" tags on Livejournal.

pubic setting (1)

tonigonenstein (912347) | about 9 years ago | (#13556378)

1. shaved 2. wood 3. jungle

blog or boring diary (1)

Bubba-T (578601) | about 9 years ago | (#13556281)

For the BLOG search or increasingly every search to work they have to get rid of the junk.

I searched for just a handful terms in the blogsearc and was redirected to homes4sale sites more than anything else. BLOGS need to be BLOGS. We need to get rid of BLOGS from the main search or at least allow me to exclude them. To many "DEAR DIARY" I met a cute boy last night at the mall BLOGS out there for me.

Some say technorati & friends have nightmares (1)

jurt1235 (834677) | about 9 years ago | (#13556290)

Why would they have nightmares about a blog search? Just replace your own search box with a powered by Google box, and keep the rest of the site. They do have a few more features than just a search function.

memeorandum.com (1)

fundflow (87625) | about 9 years ago | (#13556319)

The best blog summary is memeorandum.com

I doubt it can be beaten

Spam content (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556327)

Needs some work. Several topics full of web search optimization spam.

Keysearch (3, Funny)

WebfishUK (249858) | about 9 years ago | (#13556348)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but when will they do something really useful like keysearch. I never loose my blog, but I'm forever misplacing my keys!

Re:Keysearch (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556458)


when will they do something really useful like keysearch, I never loose my blog

perhaps a grammar check or a phrase speller would be a good start, slacker

Clean UI (1)

alex4u2nv (869827) | about 9 years ago | (#13556358)

Its the same UI on all their search technology... =)

comics are blogs now? (4, Interesting)

potaz (211754) | about 9 years ago | (#13556361)

Yeah, it's weird what's being considered a blog. My comic ( http://www.qwantz.com/ [qwantz.com] ) is listed, and I would be the first to argue that there is a difference between a daily comic and a weblog.

I think what people would want more is a way to exclude blogs from regular Google searches - is this an option?

Re:comics are blogs now? (1)

thenetbox (809459) | about 9 years ago | (#13556565)

Basically its crawling XML feeds. You have an XML feed so I guess thats what google considers a blog.

Its also true for actual Blogs without XML feeds. They aren't indexed because google doesn't consider them a blog.

So I guess a blog (in googles dictionary) is anything with a feed of some sort.

Re:comics are blogs now? (1)

Myrmi (730278) | about 9 years ago | (#13556566)

I quite agree. For a start, your comic consistantly makes me laugh, whereas blogs tend to make me want to beat my head in with my mouse.

Too late for nightmares... (1, Interesting)

soboroff (91667) | about 9 years ago | (#13556363)

If Technorati or other bloggers are having nightmares about blog search, it's way too late. Frankly, since having a successful blog is all about being read, I think that bloggers would clamor for good search tools.

Speaking of which, there's been a workshop on blogs and blog search at the past couple WWW conferences. Here's some links:

http://www.blogpulse.com/www2004-workshop.html [blogpulse.com]
http://www.blogpulse.com/www2005-workshop.html [blogpulse.com]

a blog is nothing more than just another website (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556365)

... so why not include just another google operator like for example searching in "site:slashdot.org"

why do we need a special blog search?

blogs are just another more "leet" word for lame homepages, websites, personal trash....

blogs are just another hype at the moment, something new will follow....

so why bother with a separate blog search. you can already find blog pages with normal search. a simple operator would have been sufficient, or the operator you can use is the additional keyword "blog" if you care....

jebuz.....

Clean UI? (-1, Troll)

stubear (130454) | about 9 years ago | (#13556373)

It has the Google logo, text box form element, submit button and a few links. That's not clean, it's sparse and there's a very big difference between the two. Not to mention that teh Google logo has bot to be one of the worst well known corporate logos ever. Not only is he logo dated but any page it adorns is dated as well.

Out of Ideas (2, Insightful)

KrisCowboy (776288) | about 9 years ago | (#13556375)

I'm totally drained out about thinking what would be the next damn thing to come out of the Google house. What else can a human being possibly do with the internet?

Re:Out of Ideas (1)

coolGuyZak (844482) | about 9 years ago | (#13556397)

EPIC [robinsloan.com]

Re:Out of Ideas (1)

bogaboga (793279) | about 9 years ago | (#13556526)

What about video? I know they have http://video.google.com/ [google.com] , but I'd like them to put it on the front page along with "Web", "Images", "Groups", "News" and so on.

What I think will happen is that Google will break into more specific searches like cronyism, nepotism, corruption and the like especially in governments around the world.

Cronyism is especially why the former FEMA boss did not perform. The trouble is that this is happening in America and could still happen again. Those in the 3rd world must be breathing a sigh of relief about this very fact. They are not alone!

blogs and google (1)

chrisranjana.com (630682) | about 9 years ago | (#13556377)

http://blogsearch.google.com/ [google.com] does that mean blogs and blog content will be eliminated from the famed manin google search www.google.com ?

Want to add your blog? (1)

tcopeland (32225) | about 9 years ago | (#13556390)

Not yet; from the FAQ:
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.
Surely they're interested in my clunky little scripts [blogs.com] ...

Works well. (5, Interesting)

CABAN (818466) | about 9 years ago | (#13556392)

This new system works well and really shows the full potential of blogs.

I did a search for my hometown, London, Ontario to see who is blogging.
http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=lo ndon+ontario&btnG=Search+Blogs [google.com] .

7 out of 10 were scraper sites built for adsense.

Looks like this great new search tool will make them money in the long run.

Re:Works well. (2, Insightful)

thenetbox (809459) | about 9 years ago | (#13556602)

Hopefully they'll be fixing that some how. That would be in the interest of their adword advertisers and therefore in googles interest. When people see more of these ads on useless empty sites they would be more blinded by them and not click.

I was just thinking (1)

kurt_ram (906111) | about 9 years ago | (#13556401)

Isn't Slashdot Multi-Player Blogging?

Well, that explains things. (5, Funny)

RamonetB (821380) | about 9 years ago | (#13556415)

"Sane"
130,249 results.

"Insane"
482,040 results.

There's a research paper in here somewhere, I know it!

Diary as literature (1, Interesting)

Bob3141592 (225638) | about 9 years ago | (#13556416)

For better or worse, logs are a cultural sign of the times. Now instead of just 15 minutes of fame, you can be accessable to the world 24-7 with your own personal blog. Of course, that's 27-7 divided by 800 million, but still....

There was a time when "I Love Lucy" was min driviling, mindless entertainment (or for the Lucy fans, substitute "Gilligan's Island"). Now it's an important cultural icon. Who knows if, in the fullness of time, what Suzy did last night will be a simple embarrassment or a social revelation.

What would be really nice is some AI capability in the search engine that takes info from your personal profile and uses it to construct a rating of significance according to your own values. That might even be a reason to actually have a profile.

My blog sample page (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | about 9 years ago | (#13556424)

(politics republican bush katrina democrat judges supreme court football baseball Red Sox Patriots basketball mortgage loan money porn $(SEARCH TERM)).

Today Jimmy and I (Jimmy's my hamster, he likes to use his exercise wheel) watched cartoons in the morning. Jimmy's so cute! He likes to nibble on my finger, he thinks it's his water spout.

$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)$(SEARCH TERM)

How's my blog pagerank?

google search extra line (2, Interesting)

Errtu76 (776778) | about 9 years ago | (#13556425)

when i google (the normal one, not blog) for "Technorati", ofcourse the first hit is their homepage, but under the search results i see an extra line:

Top 100 Blogs - About - Developers - Blog

Nice. Didn't notice that before. Is this also new?

Re:google search extra line (1)

markpapadakis (115698) | about 9 years ago | (#13556445)

Google Sitemaps [google.com] seems to be responsible for those links. You follow Google's suggestion, you get some handy links whenever your site shows up in the results, among other benefits..

Re:google search extra line (1)

Errtu76 (776778) | about 9 years ago | (#13556573)

Thanks! I've browsed through the documentation a bit, and it seems that the webmaster is responsible for creating this sitemap, and then submitting it to google. Completely offtopic ofcourse, but it seems that whoever webmasters microsoft.com also took the time and effort to create a sitemap and submit it to google.

And i thought MS didn't like Google :)

Yey another beta from Google. I'm so unimpressed (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | about 9 years ago | (#13556449)

Well, they're certainly good at STARTING these ambitious projects. Will they ever actually FINISH one?

-Eric (who has been using "Google Groups Beta" for 4 years now)

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Technorati (0)

Kainaw (676073) | about 9 years ago | (#13556540)

I read this as Technocrati and assumed the editor was making a poor attempt to pluralize Technocrat. It made no sense at all that a technical expert would fear a blog search engine.

Well, when you realice that the 'c' is missing, you can ask, "What the hell is Technorati?" It is a blog search engine. Am I the only person on slashdot who doesn't know about Technorati?

G-blog Bombing? (1)

Viper Daimao (911947) | about 9 years ago | (#13556546)

How long till we have people google bombing blogs. Its already happened to technorati infact. [culturekitchen.com] Luckily I think most popular blogs are enough of a community to quickly discourage this type of indecent and stupid behavior .

where are the blogs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556594)

it does not only find blog entries... it returned me osnews.com and freshmeat.net pages just to name a few. frequently updated site != blog (as somebody has already mentioned)

fagOrz (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13556597)

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