The relevancy is based on subscriber numbers (so anything you write may be relevant to the search term by default, as you have lots of subscribers)…Technorati bases it on incoming links (again what about the long tail, and also this is just popularity)…whereas Sphere bases it on a number of things (incoming links, subscribers, content analysis, comments, etc…), I think these results will be more relevant and also reveal posts from blogs you don’t ususally see.
Back to Bloglines
- citations (who links to a post)
- my feeds (you have to be Bloglines user)
- exclude my feeds
- boolean (AND, OR, NOT)
- phrase searching
- you can even add more search boxes
- more limits…search within a bloglines user, language, date ranges, sorting date/relevancy, even include/exclude news in your results.
Here is a search for webride.
It defaults to date sorting, but you can filter this by news inclusion/exclusion, and also turn off the popularity (based on subscriber numbers).
Notice you can filter the results by relevancy (hmmm, must be freshness and content analysis), date, or popularity…you can even filter popularity further by date ranges, news inclusion.
The only problem is, my own posts are coming up in the citation search, maybe it’s because quite often I link to my own posts…TalkDigger tries to get around this, also FeedDigest can discard same titles, or same URL’s…MySyndicaat also has this feature.
Technorati link searches are the cleanest I might add.
Another Bloglines feature is matching feeds, and matching news (what is matching news, most of these are in my results anyway)
- click to see tha native post
- click to see the blog (source)
- click on”+” to see excerpt
- more info tells you number of subscribers and citations for the blog/news of that post
- email a post
- preview post (instead of clicking, try just hovering over it)
- subscribe to feed from where the post came from
- refine/re-do your search query via the edit query (top of results)
- number of results displayed 10, 20, 50, 100
When I do a citation search I’d like to see matching feeds (I do see matching news).
It does work if I do a feed search, here is one for my blog (hmmm, does anyone subscribe to my feedburner feed with Bloglines), anyway as you can see I have 206 subscribers with this feed, if I click on this, it will launch to a page (must be logged in) listing all my subscribers, if I click on related feeds I get to my destination.