This is great news to search the full-text of your del.icio.us tags.
So all I do is whack in that del.icio.us address into the first search box, choose Web Pages from the drop-down menu, and type in the term “Reid” into the 2nd search box…and there you have it!
FOR SOME REASON THIS DOESN’T WORK NOW!
Notice in the Yahoo! search string that it has done a URL search for every bookmark on that page by using the OR operator, and the URL: operator.
If you choose Web Sites from the drop-down menu, it will do a site search for every bookmark on your page using the OR operator and the site: operator, so obviously this may yield more results as you are searching the full-text of several sites at the same time, same as Rollyo.
Bu instead of searching a bunch of URL’s at the same time, like Rollyo, it is searching one URL that’s already pointing to a bunch of sites.
Now you can apply this concept to your blog categories, but it seems to only work for me when they are bookmarked in del.icio.us.
You can use Blogdigger to search full-text within a category of your blog, minisearch can’t do this as far as I’ve tried below.
Here is the example in Blogdigger
(search term is “topix”, within the category “rss”, within the site “libraryclips.blogsome.com)
Let’s try this with minisearch…whack in your blog category URL, select a search term, and your done…I get 2500 hits (that’s too many), what about when I select Web Page from the drop-down, it doesn’t work.
What if your blog doesn’t have categories, well some people bookmark their blog posts with del.icio.us tags as a way to have blog categories. I already have blog categories but I bookmark them in del.icio.us so I can have a title index for my posts by category (although I’ve been lazy the last month or so).
So in effect the del.icio.us account I have for my blog is a mirror for my blog, but now I can search full-text within a category.
So to recap, if you don’t have blog categories, save all your posts in a del.icio.us account under various tags.
del.icio.us is good to browse posts filed in tags, but what if you can’t find what you are looking for just from browsing the title of your posts, even though you know what tag the post is in.
Sounds like you need to be able to search full-text of all the bookmarks saved under that tag, well in comes minisearch, the full-text engine for your del.icio.us account, or even for your blog if you use a del.icio.us account as a mirror for your blog.
Export the search box on your site.