I put both of these blog search engines on notice. One improved. The other didn’t.
I thought Google had a bunch of PhD’s who cared about search quality?
Here’s my test. Any blog search engine that includes http://news.naikmichel.com in its result set is outright crap.
That’s a splog (it’s an automated copy of Scobleizer). Get rid of it Google, please.
Here’s the two tests:
But, Ask’s blogsearch really is the winner here. I didn’t need to ask it to get rid of good old Naik.
Sphere is bad too. No Naik, but it has a different splogger. BlueBoxSystem.com.
UPDATE: Whoa, just checked out IceRocket and didn’t find any splogs, but lots of interesting little features like hot links up at top. I gotta watch IceRocket more and see how it does against Technorati in other searches.
We have a good competition for once in the blog search space. I can’t wait for the day when automated copiers don’t get included in any search engines and trackback systems on blogs refuse their trackbacks.
What’s your favorite blog search? Why? Is your opinion changing?