It was only a matter of time. Today Google launched its Blogsearch
engine at http://blogsearch.google.com. It is fast, but reviewers say
it is not comprehensive enough. It looks like they started indexing my
blog RSS feed a few weeks ago, but my early posts have not been
crawled. When they start spidering all the old blog posts, and have the
most comprehensive index in addition to their fast search, then they
will be the most formidable blog search engine, in my opinion.
I was glad to see 92 hits on the search “paul allen internet
entrepreneur” — some from my blog and some from links to my blog. You
always like new search engines when they include you. 🙂
As I mentioned last week, many of the blog search engines haven’t found my blog yet.
I have started using Pingomatic, though, so that should help.
If I update the comparison chart I did last week, Google’s blog search has the most hits for my sample query “San Francisco
1906”, coming in with 3,225.
|Search Engine||Alexa Ranking||Search Results on query: San Francisco 1906||My blog indexed|
|Google BlogSearch||too early||3,225||no|
In a few weeks Alexa should start registering blogsearch.google.com’s traffic, like they do with other google features:
- google.com – 80%
- images.google.com – 7%
- mail.google.com – 6%
- news.google.com – 2%
- groups-beta.google.com – 1%
- gmail.google.com – 1%
- maps.google.com – 1%
- froogle.google.com – 1%
- Other websites – 1%