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Thu, 20 Oct 2005 15:59:41 GMT
Web Blog Search Grid

Wouldn't it be fun to just create a grid of search features and search engines and rank the engines either good, bad or none (not present) on each feature?

Category Google MSN Yahoo IceRocket Technorati Ask Jeeves Feedster
Web search good good good good none good none
Web search RSS none good good good none none none
Blog search good none good good good bad good
Blog search RSS good none good good good none good
Tag search none none good good good none none
Tag search RSS none none good good good none none
Link search good bad good good good good bad
Link search RSS good bad good good good none bad
News search good good good good none good none
News search RSS good good good good none none none
Image search good good good bad none good none
Image search RSS none none good none none none none
Score 16 12 24 21 12 9 6

If you think I'm wrong on any point, then feel free to comment. Am I missing anybody? I didn't include BlogPulse, PubSub, Blogdigger because all three seem to be experiencing brokenness these days.

Notes: I included Bloglines as part of AskJeeves. Bad usually means, it's there, but it doesn't really work. Yahoo! actually had multiple offerings in many areas like (Flickr and Yahoo! search both having image and tag searching).

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Must've been a horrifying 5 minutes!

Randy

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