Tag Archives: Technorati

Blog Search

This week Scoble had a post about which blogsearch works best, Technorati or Google. Looking at the numbers is one thing, but, numbers are not the only factor.

One of the reasons I have become such a huge fan of the Google AJAX Search API is because it lets you see more than just one type of result. After about the Top 10 results most searches can get a little redundant, and if the engine you are using is trusted by you, do you really go way down the list to read? Or, do you start picking off the top results and begin a little CAADD (Computer Aided Attention Deficit Disorder) activity. You know, you read one post which leads you to another source and so on. You never really get back to that long list of results.

So instead of getting 100 results from Blogs, how about getting the top 8 (everyone wishes it was 10) results from Google BlogSearch, Google, Google News and any other sources you want to program in. And as an extra bonus, you get a group of Videos that will play right on the page without requiring a reload or move off of the page.

I took 15 minutes to put together a sample page to demonstrate. Let’s use Robert’s search term “videobloggingweek2007“, just click to give it a try and see what you think.