Apparently my ability to stay under the radar is more effective with some blog search engines than others.
When I read about the launch of Ask.com Blog Search, I thought "it's about f-ing time!" and ran over to kick the tires.
Apparently I kicked a bit too hard:
Just for reference, I check a few other blog search engines to see how many results that query returns:
- Tecnorati: 454,027
- Google: 776,718
- IceRocket: 269,908
- Feedster: 71,157
- Bloglines: 340,700 (!)
I think that Jeeves is still around and he's pissed off about something.
Update: It turns out that Jeeves was just messing with me. It seems to be working Just Fine now and I'm getting a chance to poke around at the service. Not bad so far.
Posted by jzawodn at June 01, 2006 12:10 PM
Not sure when or how you got those results. I found more than a few: http://www.ask.com/blogsearch?q=jeremy&t=a&qsrc=1&o=0
Also, on Google I get 178,000,000 found....
and on ask: 12,000,000
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Weird, isn't it?
oops - not the blog search on either above -- but:
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Yesterday Caterina was talking to a coworker about outdoor activities and vacations past.
Interesting. My first name is too common, so I searched Ask's blog listings for my last name. My blog, which has a Google Pagerank of 6, first appears on page 5 of the search results. None of the higher results are real blogs.
Damn them! Damn them all to blog search engine hell!!! ;-)
Not only that, there are blatant dupes reported several times. I've got the same flickr photo turning up for every group it's been posted into.
The funny thing now that this post is the first in the retured results :-)
I find Ask.com to be quite poor in all ways. I really wish it weren't so because the more competition amongst search engines the better. I'm particularly suprised because after viewing Ask.com's TV ads, I figured they might've gotten better. In my opinion, the TV ad money is wasted when you simply draw people to a site that's poor -- it'll be remembered and it's unlikely those same site visitors will return.