Mirror mirror on the wall, which blog search is best of them all?

Last Friday I visited the famous South Park area in San Francisco. It’s a small park south of Market street where a number of cool Web 2.0 startups are located (Twitter’s parent, Obvious Corp, is located in a building on one end of the park). Anyway, I was talking with a number of people and I heard that Technorati’s blog search quality had seen a fairly large improvement lately and was better than Google’s blog search again. It’s hard to test blog search engines unless you know when an event started and can count up the good links and count up the spam.

There’s no way I can — alone — test out the search engine’s quality.

So, thought I’d open it up to all of you. Which engine is now better? Why? Give us some things to test out and reproduce what you’re seeing.

Here, I’ll start. It’s Videoblogging Week this week. So let’s compare both for “videobloggingweek2007.” That’s a top search on Technorati, so it should bias pretty well for Technorati, right? Let’s see!

Technorati for videobloggingweek2007. 147 results.
Google Blog Search for videobloggingweek2007. 76 results.

I didn’t see any obvious spam, did you? I think there might have been one on Google’s results, but it’s hard to tell spam blog, or splog, from actual real blogs anymore.

Also, I didn’t notice any duplicates on either service, did you? How about on the searches you’ve tried? It does look like Technorati has pulled ahead again in this race. The UI on Technorati is certainly ahead of Google’s, especially with the little chart of how many mentions a term has gotten. Search Technorati for EMI, for instance, and you can see that it really spiked today because they announced non-DRM music which got a lot of bloggers all excited.

So, try some searches of your own. Which engine is working best for you?

108 thoughts on “Mirror mirror on the wall, which blog search is best of them all?

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  2. Check the BlogBlogs.Com.Br, its the best blog searching for Brazilian and Portuguese Speaking blogs. Its also a social network of bloggers and readers with many cool stuff like the Readers Widget.

  3. Check the BlogBlogs.Com.Br, its the best blog searching for Brazilian and Portuguese Speaking blogs. Its also a social network of bloggers and readers with many cool stuff like the Readers Widget.

  4. I have a question for anyone who knows the answer…

    On my blog, I have google ads…and was wondering if google have some favor towards blogs with ads because they would make money.

    I think you call it an algorithm or something like.

    So, if i’m getting say 10 clicks per day on my google ads (which I am), but it’s a relatively new website, will that help my quest to climb the search engine faster?

    I look forward to your thoughts on this. Thanks.

    Dean

  5. I have a question for anyone who knows the answer…

    On my blog, I have google ads…and was wondering if google have some favor towards blogs with ads because they would make money.

    I think you call it an algorithm or something like.

    So, if i’m getting say 10 clicks per day on my google ads (which I am), but it’s a relatively new website, will that help my quest to climb the search engine faster?

    I look forward to your thoughts on this. Thanks.

    Dean

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