Blog Search Category Archive
Tara has noticed the Yahoo!'s blog search seems to have disappeared. I think that I'd seen this awhile back as well. I rather liked the way it was integrated into the news search so that after searching their news database I could expand into blog coverage. On the other hand, about half of the time I tried it, I did not find helpful blog posts. For news stories, I have the same problem at other blog search engines since so many blogs comment or link to a story, but finding the few that have comments which interest me or add more information can be more difficult.
With Ask's acquisition of Bloglines, it is about time that Ask has beefed up the Bloglines search capabilities. Previously, the Bloglines search was seriously broken, finding results no more recent that Dec. 2004. Now, not only is the Bloglines search fixed, but Ask has added the Bloglines search at Ask as a Blogs and Feeds search. It is listed in the right hand search tools as well as on the top of the search box on the results pages.