Korea Gets First Taste of Yahoo’s Blog Search
Yahoo is currently testing its blog-search in Korea. When Yahoo releases the blog-search in other countries such as the United States, it will pose a competitive threat to other blog search engines like Technorati.
The number of blogs on the Internet continues to double itself every five and a half months according to Technorati. By the end of last month, it was already tracking 14.2 million blogs.
The various search tools, which are available from a pull-down menu next to the search bar, let visitors retrieve content and photos within all Web logs, or just within most recent blog postings or favorite-tagged pages.
Yahoo is planning to begin testing the same capabilities for its U.S. blog-publishing service in the coming weeks, according to a source familiar with the plan. Yahoo search engineer Jeremy Zawodny also hinted at work the company is doing in the area at a recent conference in London, according to an attendee who runs the Cubicgarden.com blog.
Yahoo is the first of the big three (Google, Yahoo, and MSN) to show us a blog-search function. Google incorporates blogs into its regular search results, but that’s obviously not the same thing.
I can only speculate that Google and MSN aren’t far behind Yahoo in the blog-search arena. You know how these guys like to stay competitive.