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November 18, 2006

Search Tip!

Searching Blogs using Google
Undoubtedly, blogs are becoming an ever more important and widespread means of expression and communication on the web. However, with so many blogs out there, and so many different forums in which they are posted, finding specific blogs can be a hassle. Oftentimes, using normal search techniques with conventional engines yields results that are mediocre at best. Recently, many engines have begun offering features to expressly answer this problem. One particularly useful option is the Blog Search Beta feature offered by none other than the almighty Google. Google's Blog Search allows users to enter searches in a fashion similar to its normal engine, with key words generating relevant results. However, certain tools help to refine these searches and produce much more usable results. For example, a date filter allows searchers to pare down the time-frame during which searched blogs were published. Also, users can subscribe to an e-mail based alert whenever their favorite blogs are updated. The world of blogging is rapidly changing, and the major entities in cyberspace are doing their best to keep pace.


Posted by danepr at November 18, 2006 10:46 PM


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