IceRocket Blog Search
|Country of Origin|
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|JOHN WILLARD (2013): »Ice Rocket tries to differentiate itself from the other blog search engines by focusing on real-time social media results. It ranks results according to date and allows for you (the user) to search Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Images, and a compilation of the previous four. In addition to acting as a search tool, IceRocket displays the most popular videos and stories for various categories. [...] The blog search is oldest and the most popular, drawing the most people to the website.« Source|
|Wikipedia (2015): »IceRocket is an Internet search engine which specializes in real-time search. Based in Dallas, Texas,
it launched in 2004 hoping to market itself solely through word of mouth.
IceRocket is backed by Mark Cuban and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company has received angel funding from Mr. Cuban.
Icerocket launched in 2004. The search engine originally launched with features designed to make web searches on a PDA much easier,
for instance allowing users to email a query to the engine and receive their results back in response.
Icerocket had an early licensing deal with Gofish.com
In August 2011, it was announced that IceRocket had been acquired by the Meltwater Group.
IceRocket is generally for blog searches but has expanded into searching the popular social networking websites Twitter and Facebook
as well as allowing searching of news and the world wide web. IceRocket's Big Buzz feature allows users to search Blogs, Tweets, news,
images etc. all from one page.
The IceRocket site is a free resource for people looking to monitor their brand, it is ad supported. IceRocket has an API that
it licenses to social media monitoring firms as well as PR agencies.« Source|
Features & Functionality
|JOHN WILLARD (2013): »A key part of a blog is its timeliness. Information is usually written within a week of occurring. They are specific and each entry will delve into specifics of the subject. Each blog entry is only relevant for a short amount of time, generally a few months; therefore, you’ll be trying to find best information, keeping in mind the publication date. The idea is that you’ll be able to use blog search engines to find posts about a topic, as well as create an rss feed of results so that you’ll have be able to have a feed of all the new blog entries on that given topic.« Source|
References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IceRocket|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|
|ICTK (2011): Meltwater Group schnappt sich Blog-Search-Engine IceRocket. Online available at ICT Kommunikation. URL: http://ictk.ch/content/meltwater-group-schnappt-sich-blog-search-engine-icerocket|
|JOHN WILLARD (2013): BLOG SEARCH: ICE ROCKET. In: TO GOOGLE OR NOT TO GOOGLE? URL: http://togoogleornottogoogle.pressbooks.com/chapter/blog-search-ice-rocket/|