Technorati vs. Blogger Search

Technorati is “a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere “” the world of weblogs.” It’s been my default search engine when looking for content specifically in blogs and not in other websites.

But now there’s a new kid in town in the realm of searching blogs. (This kid and his cousins are all around town!) The new kid is called Blog Search by Google.

Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs. Google is a strong believer in the self-publishing phenomenon represented by blogging, and we hope Blog Search will help our users to explore the blogging universe more effectively, and perhaps inspire many to join the revolution themselves. Whether you’re looking for Harry Potter reviews, political commentary, summer salad recipes or anything else, Blog Search enables you to find out what people are saying on any subject of your choice.

Your results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger; our blog index is continually updated, so you’ll always get the most accurate and up-to-date results; and you can search not just for blogs written in English, but in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and other languages as well.

Will Google’s Blog Search be better than the well established Technorati? We need 79 votes, who’s with me!?

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  • Looks like a Google for feeds, without the relationships that Technorati tracks.

  • bit

    I’m sorry but I don’t believe that Google will succeed as well as they would like to with this one. I’m actually kinda disappointed after their relatively innovative “products” such as Google Maps, Moon, and Earth. Even Google Talk was a nice stripped down IM client that gave us an alternative to other now-bloated IM clients.

    Since blog searching isn’t exactly a booming business and with an already established entity in it (Technorati), I’m surprised that they’re even going into this. Does anyone know if Google is offering anything new or revolutionary with this new service?

  • Why shouldn’t they go into blog search? They have already invested in blogging with the purchase of Blogger some time back, even before Technorati turned into what it is today. Their business is search, and if anything, this just adds to their arsenal. Google doesn’t have to gain anything from this in the short run. Look at other Google projects, they are neither first nor are they profitable (not necesarrily monetary profit) in the short run … Picasa, Gmail, Talk, Earth, and yes blogs. In the long run, Technorati will become irrelevant to whether this service succeeds or not.

  • I guess this is just another piece to the puzzle for Google. Recently updated blogs is perfect content for Google Desktop and might allow Google to crawl blogs deeper.

    Here’s the mirror:
    http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch

  • bit

    I guess I’m just seeing it as unnecessary to declare it as a whole new service from them, when it’s practically just their regular crawl, index, and search service targetted at blogs. It’s a little overhyped IMHO. Knowing Google, they probably have something really special under the hood of this new monster of theirs but as far as I know, it’s nothing really special.

  • The success of the service solely depends on who uses it. Technorati favors blogs for blogs … blogs which may not contain useful information, but because people have a billion people link exchange. I’ve had more hits from Google Blog Search today than I’ve had from Technorati in an entire week.