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July 25, 2005

Confused about blog search? Read this.

Stephen Baker

Mary Hodder studies the blog search engines. This is definitely worth a read if you're wondering about differing results from Technorati, Bloglines, PubSub et al. This is the first in a series.(from Stowe Boyd)

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My advice: just accept the simple fact that "Results may vary" and move on. All of the insider technical excuses really don't matter. Even Google is unable to give a consistent count of results. Anybody who wants to hang their success on numbers reported by any search engine is simply wasting their time. Focus on delivering quality content and doing a decent job of promotion. And use a normal search engine to see how you're doing. That's really the best you can and should do. This whole category of "Blog Search Engines" (or directories) is for the (insider) birds, and simple isn't ready for prime time for "normal" users. It's a solution in search of a non-existent problem. Fun and games and toys and ill-conceived experiments are best performed in a controlled lab environment, not on innocent bystanders in the marketplace.

-- Jack Krupansky

Posted by: Jack Krupansky at July 25, 2005 05:39 PM


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