Monday, September 19, 2005

A Blog Search Engine by Any Other Name.

Now that Google and IceRocket are, technically, real blog search engines, Blog Search Engine will have to do something about it's stake in that claim.

BSE's been partnered IceRocket.com for the past 9 months. Who knew? Guess that's where Blake found my blog...(note: nope, BSE apparently uses IceRocket's info. see the comment from Blake)

When I first started blogging, I registered with Blog Search Engine thinking it was something that actually searched blogs. Hey, I'm no tech-junkie, so I had no clue it was simply an index of blogs and it wouldn't really search them like Google and IceRocket do.

And I never really got any hits off it, as my blogs are buried so far down under the lists that you just can't find me!

So, I was kind of glad to read that little clarification about Blog Search Engine and all the *other* blog search engines.

Man! this is getting confusing!

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tish-

BSE uses our results. We found your blog on our own :)

Blake

Tish Grier said...

Thanks for the clarification, B! The BSE story was a little vague as to which of y'all came first.

Tish Grier said...

and I still can't get over y'all found me on your own!

Terry said...

BSE does do some indexing - in the last few days my hits have tripled, most coming in from BSE. There's nothing like using the word "bondage" in a post title to draw traffic ....

FWIW, I think some of the listing differences are tied to whether you have your own domain or are using a service like Blogger. I come up as the first listing on over a dozen search phrases on Google, Yahoo and MSN, some of them being very popular topics. Go figger.

Tish Grier said...

T...I always wonder if it's the viccitudes of search engines or not. I haven't seen squat from BSE, but my other blog gets alot of hits from the Big 3 you mentioned. Helps to have "sex" in the title ;-)

Today I got a bunch of hits from Technorati because I covered TimesSearch (albeit critically)...

It all depends on if you hit the Magic Search Engine Word of the Day I guess

Tish Grier said...

Just checked my stats again...this particular blog gets a bunch of hits from IceRocket searches too....the Technorati ones are really making me giggle today...I think this is the first day I've got hits from Technorati searches.