17 thoughts on “Don’t forget about Yahoo’s blog search, blogger admonishes

  1. Note that the post showed a count of only 34 sites found by Y! Search Blog compared to 273 for Technorati. Why don’t they just hurry up and buy Technorati rather than reinvent the wheel? Interesting that they mentioned that flickr images were returned by Y! Search Blog results. Technorati includes flickr results when searching by tags. Wouldn’t it make sense to have the major tagging sites all under one roof?

  2. Note that the post showed a count of only 34 sites found by Y! Search Blog compared to 273 for Technorati. Why don’t they just hurry up and buy Technorati rather than reinvent the wheel? Interesting that they mentioned that flickr images were returned by Y! Search Blog results. Technorati includes flickr results when searching by tags. Wouldn’t it make sense to have the major tagging sites all under one roof?

  3. I see another problem revealed by this test. All the search engines show mostly the same sites up at the top for “brrreeeport”. GoDaddy’s heist of brrreeeport.com is even on the first page of hits on Google today. So not only are the numbers all over the place, but the results favor the top guns. The long tail serves to prop up the head even further. With this meme, nobody’s missing out by not reading thousands of “Me, too” posts, but other topics might be better served by the long tail and be completely missed for all the action up top. I’m not complaining as much as wondering what can be done about it.

    I write about ADHD & Depression, not tech necessarily, and a search for ADHD over at Google Blog Search doesn’t show my site within the first 100 results. In comparison I show up in the top ten results at Technorati. I could find splogs and a T-Shirt blog that dated into last summer in those Google results, though. (As an aside, with Google’s insistence on maintaining search logs matched to IPs and their search ranking punishing small sites are we at the dawn of Google’s irrelevance in Web2.0?)

    Overall, it was an interesting test of the big boys’ indexing capabilities and flexibility. Thanks for running it.

    ~Douglas

  4. I see another problem revealed by this test. All the search engines show mostly the same sites up at the top for “brrreeeport”. GoDaddy’s heist of brrreeeport.com is even on the first page of hits on Google today. So not only are the numbers all over the place, but the results favor the top guns. The long tail serves to prop up the head even further. With this meme, nobody’s missing out by not reading thousands of “Me, too” posts, but other topics might be better served by the long tail and be completely missed for all the action up top. I’m not complaining as much as wondering what can be done about it.

    I write about ADHD & Depression, not tech necessarily, and a search for ADHD over at Google Blog Search doesn’t show my site within the first 100 results. In comparison I show up in the top ten results at Technorati. I could find splogs and a T-Shirt blog that dated into last summer in those Google results, though. (As an aside, with Google’s insistence on maintaining search logs matched to IPs and their search ranking punishing small sites are we at the dawn of Google’s irrelevance in Web2.0?)

    Overall, it was an interesting test of the big boys’ indexing capabilities and flexibility. Thanks for running it.

    ~Douglas

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