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I was wrong, Technorati Rocks

Lee Odden on May 23rd, 2007     Blogging

So guess what happens when you post to fast and don’t read all the details? You feel like an idiot. :)

One of my biggest complaints about Technorati is that I love blog search, but don’t need all the social media elements. Photos, audio and video just aren’t want I want to see. I wrote that the new Technorati is nice, but to over done for me. Guess what, they already knew that people felt that way and built a striped own version.

sTechnorati

http://s.technorati.com is nothing but blog search. Quick, uncluttered and simple. A big thanks goes out to the Technorati crew for this!

Now the only thing that Google still has is the ability to search by date (past hour, day, week, month, custom) and yet sort by relevance or date. But now I guess I’m just being picky. ;)

Lee Odden

New Technorati Is Hot, But Still Flawed

Lee Odden on May 23rd, 2007     Blogging

Technorati LogoI’ve been a big fan of Technorati since the beginning, but once it tried to become the ‘one stop shop’ for social media search, I’ve strayed. I don’t care about videos, pictures and audio. I really want just a good blog search. So I switched to Google Blog Search. With the new design though, my want to use Technorati is coming back.

One big reasons for leaving, other than all the extra social stuff, was that when I subscribed to an RSS feed, it kept telling me the some post was new every time I checked my feeds. I haven’t signed up for any new Technorati feeds lately as Google Blog Search has that down.

Lee Odden

Google Hell, Digg Revolt & Perfect Storm

Lee Odden on May 3rd, 2007     Google, Marketing Industry News, Online Marketing

A few quick links of worthy happenings in the industry:

More MSM foolishness and incomplete reporting at Forbes, “Condemned to Google Hell“. Yeah, that’s right. On this one I am drinking the Google kool aid.

Over at Search Engine Watch, Greg Jarboe reports on a recent Hitwise report about emerging trends with online news in a SearchDay article, “A Perfect Storm Hitting News and Media“. The affect of video on news, Topix and local news as well as the non-effect of sites like Digg on news are revealed. Interestingly, a recent study by the Newspaper Association of America reported that the average daily circulation of 745 newspapers reporting data fell 2.1% for the six months ended March 31, compared with the year-earlier period. There are huge marketing opportunities with online news folks.

Lee Odden

Google Alerts on Blogs

Lee Odden on Oct 26th, 2006     Blogging News, Google, Online Marketing

Recently Google added links to blog search in Google News and now Google Alerts has been updated to include blogs. The Google Alert options now include:  News, Web, Blogs, Groups or Comprehensive. Time intervals of notification are: as it happens, once a day or once a week.

Google Alerts are very useful to see who is writing about you or your cliens. It’s also use for identifying when optimized press releases or articles are getting indexed.

It’s good to see blogs getting more play in the mix of Google search functions. What’s next?

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