Blekko announced the launch of a new search analytics tool Web Grepper.
“The Web Grepper searches for unique data information and trends that are embedded in code and cannot be found on any other search engine,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “For example, you could search to see how many pages request your user information when you visit, the types of targeting information the site collecting, or how many sites have ‘Like’ vs ‘+1’ buttons, etc.”
CEO Rich Skrenta says, “With Web Grepper, we’re offering our users unique access to the blekko index and embedded information that cannot be found on other search engines. “This allows users to uncover incredibly useful data that was previously inaccessible through a keyword search.”
Users can submit questions to the tool and the Blekko community votes on a daily basis on which questions will be analyzed.
This is an extension of the whole community-driven philosophy behind Blekko – and ultimately search in general. See Blekko’s slashtags.
The results will be displayed in a report.
Blekko says it will make sure it’s not being used as a hacking tool to get personal info by manually reviewing “greps” and monitoring malicious data mining behavior.