Language Multilingual

Launched 2005
Closed May 26, 2014

Developer Google Inc.

Country of Origin US America

2005 - 2014 Google Inc.

Topic Blog SeEn

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Blog Search

Used SeEn Google Search Engine

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Wikipedia: »Google Blog Search was a specialized service of Google used to search blogs. It was discontinued in May 2014. The Blog Search was "the first major search engine to offer full-blown blog and feed search capabilities". It was released in 2005. The bots appeared to be faster than the standard Googlebot, because updates to blogs often become available within hours instead of weeks taken by Googlebot default. The Blog Search searches were done identically to the Google Search by typing your search terms in the search field and seeing the most relevant results related to the topic. The Blog Search looked at various services in the world of blogs like Blogger, Live Journal, and Weblog. For some time it was possible to force Google to access and search the Blogsearch database by manually formatting the URL in your browser's address bar. But this possibility was shut down too.« Source

RAJESH REDDY (2013): »... one of Google’s many useful tools, the blog search. It is a specialized search that works similarly to the regular Google Search, except all of the results generated are supplied by specific blog entries or blogs in their entirety. Google lists blogs or blog pages on the Google Blog Search only if they provide an RSS or Atom Feed that is detectable. Having easy access to these blogs provides an additional source of information that can be used to provide a more comprehensive look on whatever topic you may be interested in. You can use this tool if you want a more subjective look on a topic or if you want to gauge general public opinion on the issue. For example, if you needed to generate a positive and negative argument on global warming, you can search independently for positive and negative blogs on the topic. Plus, blogs tend to offer a more personal look on a topic versus more objective results that you will get doing a general web search.« Source


Critical points

Wikipedia: »The following aspects of the Google Blog Search service were met with praise: its ability to index new posts quickly, the option to sort results both "by date" and "by relevance", and the "Advanced search" options which allows for more specific searches. The "Frequently-Asked Questions list" was seen as covering the basics quite well. On the other hand, the "related blogs" service was criticized due to it omitting some of the more prominent niche blogs from searches, including defunct blogs, and spam blogs. Filtering spam was cited as a challenge for the technology, as there have been cases of spam posts appearing in the blogs and posts that the technology located and identified. In a review by Duncan Riley of the Blog Herald, the service was critiqued based on different criteria: search (which was given a "B"), numbers (which was given a "C-"), and size (which was given a "D"). Although the version tested was a beta test, the reviewer was disappointed as "you’d expect something really good from Google". He compared the usefulness of the technology to "Technorati", except "with half as many results but without the error messages". In other reviews, the service's speed was commented on in a favourable light, one such review describing it as "freaking fast"« Source

Features & Functionality


See also Google Source

References & further Publications

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

Other Sources

Lisa Lacy (Sep 3, 2014): Google Folds Blog Search Into News URL:

Created: 2015-08-28