Language English

Launched 2003
Closed 2016

Developer Gershman, Greg

Country of Origin US America

2003 - 2008 Blogdigger, Inc.

Topic Blog SeEn

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
RSS-based Search

Used SeEn BlogDigger

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

MACMANUS, RICHARD (MAR 18, 2008): »Blog search engine Blogdigger will be announcing shortly that it has been acquired by SonicMountain, parent company of Odeo - the podcast network that is currently being rebuilt as a full-fledged platform for digital media. Blogdigger's aggregation and media search technology is being integrated into the new Odeo, and Blogdigger founder and CEO Greg Gershman is joining Odeo full time as its Vice President of Search and Engineering. [...] Blogdigger started at around the same time as ReadWriteWeb (we began publishing April 2003) and it was one of the first RSS-based blog search engines. I first corresponded with Greg Gershman around the time we started our respective endeavours. Over the past 5 years Blogdigger has been one of the less high profile blog search companies around - but even so we've often compared it to Technorati and Feedster. In 2005, Blogdigger diversified from blog content to focus more on digital media. At that time it launched a media search product, to extract and index media content from blog content - including audio, video, and images. Blogdigger has also experimented with Groups and Local apps. This acquisition by Odeo is probably as much about hiring the talent of Gershman than it is about Blogdigger. The acquisition figure isn't being divulged. However Gershman was pretty frank about Blogdigger's fortunes over the past 5 years, admitting that their better funded competition (notably Technorati) have dominated the blog search sector. This sector has also had its high profile failures, it should be noted - Feedster and PubSub among them.« Source


Critical points

Features & Functionality

»Blogdigger--the search engine for RSS and blogs--began as an experiment with RSS and search technologies in March 2003. Blogdigger uses state of the art syndication technologies, such as RSS and Atom, to index blog content and make it available for search. Blogdigger also makes all search results available in RSS or Atom, so users can subscribe to keyword searches and automatically be notified, via the News Aggregator of their choice, of new content pertaining to their interests. Blogdigger searches thousands of RSS and Atom feeds, and is built-in to many popular News Aggregators, such as FeedDemon and NetNewsWire.« Source


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

MACMANUS, RICHARD (MAR 18, 2008): Exclusive: Blogdigger Acquired by Odeo URL:
Quantcast URL:
GlobeNewswire (April 19, 2005): Blogdigger Joins PubSub in Supporting FeedMesh Intiative URL:
PRWEB (MARCH 1, 2005): Blogdigger and Webjay Announce Partnership for Enhanced Audio/Video Search URL:
REV2 (2005): Interview with Greg Gershman, BlogDigger URL:

Created: 2013-03-01