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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Blog Search Goes Local

Australia takes the lead in launching it’s own country specific blog search engine.

No global blog search tools are yet able to distinguish between blogs from different regions, a situation that is exacerbated by the growing assortment of blog hosts and the fact that many Australian bloggers use .com addresses for their blogs.

The search engine also has the facility to search for blogs globally, as well as scanning local news sources. Results are based on how recently a blog was posted along with a popularity measure examining the traffic and number of links to a blog.


The success of such efforts could very well create buzz in this space. We already have more than five Indian blog directories with some of them syndicating the content and others providing ranking based on number of hits / links. One of these directories would be well placed to expand into the local blog search space, as they would have already built a database of active Indian blogs.

Update: Amit Agarwal suggests that we can use Technorati as a tool for Indian blog search provided each of us claim our blog on Technorati and also add the relevant tag so that Technorati can classify our blog under that particular category.

2 Comments:

  • Hi Kaps..thanks for info on TCP appearing on India Today, but can you tell which issue? date?

    By Blogger The Comic Project, at 3:30 AM  

  • Hi! thank you for your recent post "blog search goes local" I got some information regarding using technorati for Indian blogs.

    By Blogger John samuel, at 8:07 PM  

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