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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Blekko Reply with quote

Interesting site that's been in the news recently.

http://blekko.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pray tell, why would someone use this instead of Google?

For your average internet user, I'd say it's going to be very confusing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit more here about the site

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/nov/02/blekko-search-engine-labels-money-sites-spam

It's aim seems to be to rid the web of spam by taking a slightly different approach to Google. I'd be amazed if it makes any kind of dent in the market share, but might be worth keeping an eye on.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Worthwhile web"... how cheesy is that?! Rolling Eyes Laughing

I don't think it'll catch on at all. It may grab a few headlines for a week or two, and then disappear into the ether...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect you're right. It's hard to see quite how Google will be toppled at the moment. I dare say as with most empires it'll be self inflicted damage that probably does for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit here on TechCrunch outlining what you can do on Blekko that you can't on Google.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/03/blekko/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find, Adi... there are some interesting uses there.

I particularly like this one:

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Searching for links to yourself by time i.e. http://www.techcrunch.com/ /link /date


I guess that could be useful for keeping abreast with what competitors are up to when it comes to linkbuilding. You could be extremely annoying with that one, following your main competitor around from one site to the next... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been playing around with Blekko for a couple of months or so and it's quite fun. I particularly like the way in which you can combine tags. While it does have functionality that Google CSE doesn't have, that does have the advantage of easy embedding and there's no requirement to remember the slashtag syntax, which may be a problem for a few people.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't use it as an SE, but it can be quite interesting to play with from an SEO point of view. I'd be very surprised if it becomes a mainstream way to search.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some nice tips on how you can use Blekko for SEO here

http://www.seoptimise.com/blog/2010/11/30-ways-to-use-blekko-for-search-seo.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I 'play' with Blekko and see what you can do with it, the more I actually quite like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seo functions are pretty cool thats for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently using Blekko and added my sites. Fortunately, it gives a good analysis on your site like knowing your outbound and incoming links.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more i play with it, the more it grows on me Smile Though to top google as my favourite SE it's got a long way still to go.
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