Google has finally decided to upgrade their blog search and have added new features that rival Techmeme. Google has a clean blog listing which also includes the number of blog articles as well a listing time of the last blog post. But what makes Google Blog Search even better is the ability to locate older posts. Over a Techmeme, the posts seem to disappear off the screen and the user needs to try and locate older posts via the Techmeme archive.
When I first saw the new Google site, I immediately liked the way it was setup. It follows a similar format that Google uses for their news articles. I also liked how blog posts were categorized by subject as well. Some are stating that the new format could be a Techmeme slayer or killer, but I feel that Google is another blog search option that can be used by bloggers and non-bloggers alike.
In one article I just read they stated:
– Techmeme focuses on very reputable blogs. That means that spammers find it hard to show up on Techmeme, which is great. But it also means that you’re more likely to see posts from the same A-list sites often, so you don’t get as much diversity. Techmeme tends to select the “best of the best” stories; on the Blogsearch home page, you can keep clicking the Next button until you get tired of going deeper. On an individual story on the Blogsearch home page, you’re more likely to see a lot of different voices, not just the top-of-the-pile blogs. For example, for the “Apple drops parts of its NDA” story, I count 38 posts about it on Techmeme and 121 posts on the Blogsearch home page:
This it itself should help those new bloggers to get their blog articles listed. The best part about the new Google Blog Search is that it appears to a a fairer system for all bloggers. But what do you think?