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Wed, 28 Sep 2005 06:00:13 GMT
It's about Finding New Links, Part IV

Earlier this month and before Google launch its blog search, I documented all blog search engines capability of finding new links. When Google blog search was released, I was amazed how much better it was then the other engines. Since then, Technorati has improved, IceRocket has improved and maybe now we have a four-way challenge with Bloglines (the best last month) and Google (the newcomer). Let's start it again. For any links discovered on posts tomorrow or later, I will document and aggregate the results to see who's the best blogosphere search engine, this month.

Enumeration of competitors

  1. Bloglines [http://www.bloglines.com/citations?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kbcafe.com]
  2. KBCafe [http://www.kbcafe.com/links.aspx?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kbcafe.com]
  3. PubSub [http://www.pubsub.com/site_stats.php?site=kbcafe.com]
  4. IceRocket [http://blogs.icerocket.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kbcafe.com]
  5. BlogPulse [http://www.blogpulse.com/search?boolean=link&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kbcafe.com]
  6. Technorati [http://www.technorati.com/search/www.kbcafe.com]
  7. Feedster [http://feedster.com/links.php?url=www.kbcafe.com]
  8. Blogdigger [http://www.blogdigger.com/linkSearch.jsp?link=www.kbcafe.com]
  9. Google [http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=link%3Akbcafe.com&scoring=d]

Am I missing anybody? Splogs or self-referential blogs will not be included in the results.

Results:

Notes:

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Did they change something? I don't see what's different?

Randy

John Tropea,
The last time I did this test, Feedster found zero links, which confirms that they do exclude posts from your own blog and all others too ;-) 

Randy

Thanks Alex! Yes, I considered MSN, but unfortunately it's feed search is too limited. In this case, I was doing a back-link search. Does MSN have a back-link feed search?

Randy

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