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September 15, 2005

Update to Steve Rubel's Blog Search Test

Heather Green

This just in....Technorati is winning Steve Rubel's informal blog search test, which the Micro Persuasion blogger set up amid all the hubbub about Google Blog Search.

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Technorati Winning the Search Wars? Not Exactly. Just a Skewed Test. See here:

http://www.zoliblog.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/15/1229998.html

Posted by: Zoli Erdos at September 15, 2005 12:19 PM

Afraid Mr Rubel's test must be faulty. I'm getting posts indexed within the hour on Google Blog Search. With Technorati I'll be lucky to have them indexed within 12 hours.

Unfortunately, I think Google is going to blow the competition out of the water, particularly if they link this facility upto there main search page.

All the best.

Peter from ADS ON BLOGS

Posted by: Peter Brady at September 15, 2005 01:50 PM

Peter, your posts are indexed because you're syndicating full text.

Zoli, you're right about the speed, but these results are abysmal. Only one search engine was able to index a brand new blog. Sad.

Posted by: Steve Rubel at September 15, 2005 03:13 PM

To Steve's point, he's right about the full feed being indexed. However, those fears alone, Technorati is by no way as fast at indexing pings into its results, at least by my judgement. One hour is about as fast as I've seen anything show up, and if it's a hot topic, it's much much longer.

Just like anything else, though, it's better than nothing - no one has the golden key to blogsearch just yet, so let's see how this plays out.

Posted by: Tom at September 16, 2005 01:27 PM

I have given up on blogging and have been using blinking. I just can't see what the point is with blogging. Making everything harder to find maybe. Complaining about it and then developing more tools to find it, so everybody can comment on it and beat a bunch of dead horses. People want to find information, not wade around in comment spam searching endless blogs. Blogging isn't for me. If it's your thing, do what you want to do. As it gets more difficult and littered with spam and other offers you can refuse, you will have Google there to make navigation a snap, until something else snaps. I think blogging is a bad method to manage information. It's a great academic idea, like Creative Commons which I sort of figured out but also gave up on thinking about. It wasn't worth it, but the logos were cool.

Posted by: Jim Dermitt at September 16, 2005 02:16 PM

Goodness Jim, you're the second person to publicly give up on blogging on our blog. But I agree, blogging isn't for anyone. Will take a look at blinking.

Posted by: Heather Green at September 16, 2005 02:42 PM

Best wishes Heather.

Here's a Blink to get you started.

http://www.blinkbits.com/blinks/business_week

Have a nice weekend!

Posted by: Jim Dermitt at September 16, 2005 03:02 PM


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