Talk Digger 2.0 Blog URL Metasearch Simply Rocks

    December 13, 2005

The team at our agency has been gushing of late over Talk Digger and I can certainly see why.

Talk Digger aggregates all of the major blog search tools into one big metasearch site that searches for links to a blog URL.

Today Talk Digger came out with their next rev. The new version brings back more results – between 10 to 20 depending on the search engines you elect to meta-search. In addition, they have added both Google Blog Search and Yahoo News to the mix. Here’s a sample Talk Digger search for all links to this blog.

This next feature, however, takes the cake. It differentiates Talk Digger from all of the other blog search engines out there. Talk Digger now displays a blog’s Google PageRank right in the search results! This will go a long way to helping people size up a blog’s credibility, although it’s far from full-proof. You can now even sort results by PageRank. This may be enough to get me to switch to Talk Digger full time.

While you’re on the site, don’t miss this handy bookmarklet, Talk Digger’s RSS feed generator, and its usability hotkeys.

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.