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Blekko Updates Index
Brett_Tabke




msg:4472128
 1:31 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

[blog.blekko.com...]

Blekko integrated the up-to-date crawl information that powers our search engine index directly into our SEO product offerings. Not only is the data more comprehensive, but there are major improvements in real-time updates to our SEO pages.

When it comes to pages crawled, the sweet spot for blekko is a little more than 4 billion pages. To keep our crawl fresh, we update at least 100 million pages each day. As soon as our crawler, Scoutjet, crawls a webpage, users have access to information about it through blekko’s SEO product. We want to enable people to see the Internet the way a search engine sees it, especially what the rest of the internet is saying about an url.

 

engine




msg:4472217
 5:19 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Its nice to know there's progress with blekko. Thanks for the update.

netmeg




msg:4472232
 5:44 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wonder if they're still claiming that any site that NOARCHIVES is de facto spam.

dstiles




msg:4472261
 7:33 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Interesting they are still calling it scoutjet. That is still in the crawler's UA but preceded by Blekkobot.

Angonasec




msg:4472391
 3:04 am on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

We bloKKed them from day one, but they still managed to display our site somehow.

But one latest checking we seem to have thrown them off, at last.

Good riddance.

Tonearm




msg:4472402
 5:24 am on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

But why?

dstiles




msg:4472612
 9:46 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

No quibble with blekko. It's a new engine, seems to return reasonable results and does not impact a web site's bandwidth anywhere near as bad as (eg) yahoo (used to).

Angonasec




msg:4472668
 2:48 am on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

They don't get a second chance when they begin like this...

[webmasterworld.com...]

Cuil was the same... good riddance.

chrisv1963




msg:4472682
 6:04 am on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wasn't a fan of Blekko when they first started. However, I checked the Blekko serps today and I must admit that they are better and cleaner than Google.

docbird




msg:4473081
 12:56 am on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still a silly name, very very hard for branding I believe.

Robert Charlton




msg:4473990
 5:04 am on Jul 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Blekko is potentially too useful, IMO, to waste bandwidth grumbling about its name. To echo chrisv1963's comment above....
However, I checked the Blekko serps today and I must admit that they are better and cleaner than Google.

I noticed something along the same lines a few weeks ago, though Google's huge index ultimately made Google's results the most helpful to me. I'd posted the observation in the Host Crowding vs Brand Authority discussion [webmasterworld.com...] on June 19th, and think it's worth quoting here....

I should note that [excessive reliance on "brand authority"] may also be screwing up usefulness in big ways. I tried a [repair brandname widget] search today, and useful results were almost impossible to find, not only on Google, but also on Bing. Ultimately I needed to drop the brandname and just use [repair widget], without the brand. All that said, I'm convinced that this is another of those queries where there actually weren't very many good pages satisfying it. Cleanest results initially appeared to come from Blekko ;) ...by quite a bit... but Google had the largest index and ultimately that's where I found the marginally most helpful content. It took a lot of digging. It's not a search I'd tried before, so I can't compare.

One of the problems in using Blekko for SEO research, btw, is that if Blekko isn't indexing what it considers "spam", it's limiting the usefulness of its SEO tools in cases where users might like to use them, say, to evaluate backlink problems with a site.

I'm not sure whether Blekko is in fact self-limiting in this way... but if it is, this presents a problem for those SEOs wanting to use the engine to assess backlinks.

incrediBILL




msg:4473991
 5:12 am on Jul 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wonder if they're still claiming that any site that NOARCHIVES is de facto spam.


One site I have NOARCHIVE'd from head to toe is in their current index if that's an answer.

YMMV

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