Language English

Launched 2004
Closed January 13th, 2012

Developer Intelliseek

Country of Origin

2003 - Intelliseek
- Nielsen Company
- 2012 NM Incite (A Nielsen / McKinsey Company)

Topic Blog SeEn

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Robot/Crawler based, algorithmic search

Used SeEn BlogPulse Search Engine

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

»BlogPulse was originally envisioned by Natalie Glance, [Matthew Hurst] and other colleagues at Intelliseek as a way to track popular blog posts, people and phrases in the blogosphere. It launched with a sparse set of features in 2003 [...]

The site evolved to become a full blog search engine (I was actually against this at the time preferring to focus on analytics) and launched [...] in 2004 : trend search.

In 2004 »BlogPulse was named a 'trendsetting product' by KMWorld.« Source

»BlogPulse is a search engine and analytic system for blogs. It uses automated processes to monitor the daily activity on blogs and generates trend information. It was initially created by IntelliSeek, and was later acquired by the Nielsen Company, and currently owned by NM Incite, A Nielsen / McKinsey Company. As of January 2012, BlogPulse is no longer available.« Source


Critical points

Features & Functionality

»BlogPulse permits searching of the past six months of blog posts. Beyond the searching, there are some useful tools here: Trend search - generate a buzz trend chart for up to three such groups of query terms // Conversation tracker - create a threaded conversation graph for any topic or blog post to see how the buzz spread through blogs for that topic // Blog profiles - in-depth data about the top blogs, analysis of their blog presence, activity, and influence // Real-time buzz - seen on the home page, provides an up to the minute view of the buzz trend across major categories // Daily analytics - top links, top blogs, top videos, top news stories, key people, top blog posts, key phrases, top news sources all updated daily // Highlights - curated trends in buzz, updated daily« Source


»As a blog search engine, BlogPulse can be used to do a search of just blog posts. Bloggers can ensure their posts are being indexed and find out how they rank against other bloggers. Public relations or media relations practitioners can use BlogPulse to learn about the buzz around any brand or company they represent. It is also an effective research to find out what trends people are paying attention to.« Source

References & further Publications

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

Other Sources

Hurst, Matthew (2012): Farewell To BlogPulse. Online available at URL:

Created: 2013-01-30