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Yahoo is testing blog and RSS search

? Why Technorati feels slow |


| Frustrated bloggers to search giants: Help! ?

July 08, 2005

Yahoo is testing blog and RSS search

Stephen Baker

Steve Rubel uncovered what appears to be Yahoo's new blog search site. He features a screen grab of it. While Yahoo has since apparently taken down the site, the point is clear: Yahoo and the other Web powerhouses, including Google and Microsoft, are racing to develop blog search tools.

How does the blog search market stand now? It's hard to analyse, because each service offers different flavors of blog search and RSS subscription. But here's a study prepared by Hitwise, New York-based online measurement company. Download file The chart, which measures Web site visits, especially underplays the importance of RSS players like PubSub, whose power is measured by feeds delivered and not site visits. Still, catch the growth at Technorati. Its traffic, which is probably a fair proxy for global blog activity, appears to have quintupled since Christmas. Small wonder Yahoo is pounding on the door.

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Yahoo and Google certainly need to upgrade their searches of blogs. I've posted more than 2,000 times on my blog during the last 30 months, and I find that my posts seldom are indexed. Indeed, they're not indexed as much as my message board, which I advertise on both sites.

Overall, search engines leave much to be desired. I'm frequently frustrated by inconclusive, relatively simple searches. One reason, I suspect, is that many web sites are hidden behind signon/logon requirements, that keep the search engines out. Thus, you almost never see stories from the major papers or magazines turn up in searches.

At this point, I'd say search technology is where the Model T was almost a century ago.

Posted by: Donald E. L. Johnson at July 9, 2005 01:10 PM

Donald, I'd say that not only search technology, but also computers and the Internet are at a relatively primitive stage. If you consider Moore's law, the advance of new forms of computing based on nanotechnologies, maybe even quantum computing, everything we do now with computers is going to seem like painting on cave walls with blood.

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