While it was widely anticipated that we'd be launching a dedicated blog search engine, we didn't. Instead, we've incorporated blog results in Yahoo! News Search.
Just to mess with you, that's why! :-)
Seriously, aside from all the stuff you might read, look at it from an insider's point of view. Tasked with figuring out how to expose the growing mass of blog content in our index, we figured there were two options.
Option one is to build Yet Another Blog Search Vertical (Technorati, Feedster, Google Blog Search, etc.) that most people would never see.
Option two is to integrate the results somewhere that millions of people could see them in context.
Which would you choose?
We decided that blogs had been captives of specialty search engines long enough.
See Also: Yahoo Adds Blogs to Its News Section (AP).
Update: Dave seems to think that bloggers weren't notified in advance. That's not true at all.
Posted by jzawodn at October 10, 2005 08:09 PM