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A New and Better Search Engine than Google, Blekko?
TheMadScientist




msg:4248396
 10:55 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google

... it turns out that you can’t easily do such searches in Google any more. Google has become a jungle: a tropical paradise for spammers and marketers. Almost every search takes you to websites that want you to click on links that make them money, or to sponsored sites that make Google money. There’s no way to do a meaningful chronological search.

We ended up using instead a web-search tool called Blekko. It’s a new technology and is far from perfect; but it is innovative and fills the vacuum of competition with Google (and Bing).


[techcrunch.com...]

 

ken_b




msg:4248397
 11:04 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

A couple of related threads

Blekko the New Search Engine - public beta launch!
[webmasterworld.com...]

Blekko WELCOMES Scrapers?
[webmasterworld.com...]

TheMadScientist




msg:4248398
 11:12 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well I had to go use it a bit more.
Here's a couple of notes:

1.) They seem to be pretty good...
WikiPedia is right up at the top just like the other SEs for the searches I conducted.

2.) I like the 'duplicate content' tab of the site SEO information from a content ownership / site management perspective.

Not sure they're replacing Google any time soon, but they do have an obscure 'what's that?' name, so they'll probably get some curiosity traffic.

martinibuster




msg:4248401
 11:27 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Here's a couple of notes...


You may want to consider reviewing the ongoing Public Beta Launch [webmasterworld.com] discussion from last October that Ken_b posted a link to, because there are many notes about Blekko there. Here's another recent discussion where members discuss more negative aspects about Blekko [webmasterworld.com], with many webmasters, myself included, posting that they have disallowed Blekko from crawling their website.

The article is not about Blekko being better. It's about the author's frustration with Google's results, particularly with "landfill" content produced by DemandMedia and Associated Content.

Content creation is big business, and there are big players involved. For example, Associated Content, which produces 10,000 new articles per month, was purchased by Yahoo! for $100 million, in 2010. Demand Media has 8,000 writers who produce 180,000 new articles each month... This content is what ends up as the landfill in the garbage websites that you find all over the web. And these are the first links that show up in your Google search results.

The bottom line is that we’re fighting a losing battle for the web and need alternative ways of finding the information that we need. I hope that Blekko and a new breed of startups fill this void: that they do to Google what Google did to the web in the late 90’s—clean up the spam and clutter.

GrowConnect




msg:4260997
 4:58 am on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

This is actually the very first time I have heard about Blekko. Well, there are lots of Search Engines coming out but nothing ever beats Google, at least for now. If Blekko will beat Google in the near future, I hope it will be better than Google.
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[edited by: engine at 12:10 pm (utc) on Feb 1, 2011]
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peten




msg:4282337
 9:25 am on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well i have just looked on Bleko's site and the data fro the sites i look after is so out of date it is untrue so they are not doing well so far .

charlenej




msg:4296819
 11:44 am on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

I believe sooner and later... Marketer's will discover techniques and strategies on how to make their website's ranked on this newly released search engine.

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