Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Search on Google: The Best Way to Search Bloglandia



How many of you have been googling for product swatches of the latest collection of MAC, for example, only to wade through a plethora of useless websites? You are looking for a review on the new L'oreal mascara, and Google directs you to a bunch of eBay listings or other sites that sell the same thing. You want to go to the meat of your search, which is, of course, beauty blogs. Well Google has created a nifty search engine specifically for blogs, so you don't need to weed out useless search results. Just go to blogsearch.google.com or search.blogger.com (you will get all the blog entries related to that keyword, not just blogger blogs). Type your search words in the search box, hit enter, and voila! Your favorite blogs' entries on that particular beauty item are revealed in an orderly fashion, without the unnecessary sites. Google describes this seach feature below:

Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs. Google is a strong believer in the self-publishing phenomenon represented by blogging, and we hope Blog Search will help our users to explore the blogging universe more effectively, and perhaps inspire many to join the revolution themselves. Whether you're looking for Harry Potter reviews, political commentary, summer salad recipes or anything else, Blog Search enables you to find out what people are saying on any subject of your choice.

Your results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger; our blog index is continually updated, so you'll always get the most accurate and up-to-date results; and you can search not just for blogs written in English, but in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Swedish, Malay, Polish, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese and other languages as well.

The goal of Blog Search is to include every blog that publishes a site feed (either RSS or Atom). It is not restricted to Blogger blogs, or blogs from any other service.


I don't know how long this search technology has been going on, but I only discovered this recently, so I am excited to share this with you beauty blog addicts. You can even create a Blog Search box on your Google tool bar. If you are interested in what bloggers think about a particular topic (yes, even the Iraq war and the budget deficit), Blog Search via Google is the best tool to use.

Do you use Blog Search or do you still use the main Google search engine to look for beauty items on blogs?

3 comments:

Cheryl Anne said...

I just noticed this search too! I noticed on my feedjit tool, that someone surfed onto my site recently using blogsearch.google.com and THAT is cool...

No more getting useless websites...just relevant blogs!

So sweet! Thanks for the posting!

Phyrra said...

I hadn't noticed blog search until you posted about it! Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge, as I will find it useful!

TheShadesOfU.com said...

aww thanks for the kind words Cheryl!

Phyrra- like Cheryl, I only found out about Blog Search when I saw on Feedjit that someone came to my blog via Blog Search. It's an amazing search tool!