Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Return of Free Ice Cream

Brad DeLong remarked a while ago that the overhaul at Technorati seems to have undermined its usefulness as a blog tool. Its newfound slowness and unpredictability caused me to stop putting Technorati links on all of my posts. Via Brad and Barry Ritholtz, we discover that Google is now a purveyor of this free ice cream, and though the storefront is different, the product is quite delicious. Give either link a test run:

Google interface at blogsearch.google.com

Blogger interface at search.blogger.com

Has anyone found the code that allows us to link back to the search results for a specific page on a blog?

3 comments:

Barry Ritholtz said...

Its surprisingly simple: "link:page url"

So on the page you trackbacked to me from, I went to Google Blog Search, and in the search window, I put:

link:http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/09/google_kneecaps.html

Here's the results:

Blog Search Results 1 - 4 of 4 linking to http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/09/google_kneecaps.html. (0.05 seconds)

The Return of Free Ice Cream
8 hours ago by Andrew Samwick

Brad DeLong remarked a while ago that the overhaul at Technorati seems to have undermined its usefulness as a blog tool. Its newfound slowness and unpredictability
caused me to stop putting Technorati links on all of my posts. ...

Vox Baby - http://voxbaby.blogspot.com

Nice knowing you, Technorati
14 Sep 2005 by dadahead
Brad DeLong links to Barry Ritholz, who says that
"Google has delivered a knock out punch" with its new Blog Search.
Dadahead - http://dadahead.blogspot.com

Google Weblog Search
14 Sep 2005 by Brad DeLong
Barry Ritholz is very impressed by Google Weblog Search http://search.blogger.com/:.
The Big Picture: Game Over in the Blog Search Space: Today, Google introduces Blog Search.... Google reminds everyone why they are such a fabulous ...
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal -
http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/

Google Blog Search: When to Use Full Feed vs. Excerpts
14 Sep 2005 by Zoli Erdos
“Is this the death knell for Technorati, et. al? “ – asks Charlene about Google’s entry to the Blog Search space. I suspect I know the long-term answer for that,
but for now let’s look at what Technorati’s own Niall Kennedy thinks: ...

Zoli's Blog - http://www.zoliblog.com/blog



Pretty cool, and as you would expect from Google, very simple . . .

Andrew Samwick said...

That's the first part. The second part is referencing the resulting page in the blog itself. That looks like this, inside the <"a"> tag:

href = "http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=link:http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/09/google_kneecaps.html&btnG=Search+Blogs"

And it works like this.

Barry Ritholtz said...

Looks like the same results . . .