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Wendy Boswell

Search Blogs With Gigablast.com

By July 9, 2005

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Gigablast.com has a nice little blog search engine going on, currently in beta, that claims to be able to search over 12 million blogs.

Gigablast also has the ability to answer (some) short, natural language questions; although I think that this is more wishful thinking than true fact. However, if you can frame your query in such a way that the search engine will be able to accurately return relevant results, than you might get lucky. Gigablast returns answers ranked in what they call "GigaBits", which basically "enables visitors to easily refine their search based upon related topics from search results." Personally, I found this feature extremely helpful. For instance, I typed in the following query:

Where is the tallest tree in the world

My Gigabits came back with 15% going to Christmas trees (not helpful), but 15% also to Tallest Trees and 8% to Sequoia; along with multiple results that easily answered my question. Overall, I'm impressed with the ease of use and quality results...and the retro rocket logo is pretty dang cool, as well.

Related: Learn more about search engines in Search Engines 101, or find blogs with these blog search resources.

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