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Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson
Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which w...
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FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and s...
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Blekko Launches Izik For Smartphones, Adds Local Search Feature
Blekko has just launched a new smartphone version of its mobile search product izik, which until now was only for iPad and Android tablets. The app, n...
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Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff
Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange wi...
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Blekko Gets A Big Redesign
Alternative search engine Blekko announced the launch of a major site redesign today. The design leverages the API the company built for its mobile ap...
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izik Gets A Warm Reception On iTunes
Last week, Blekko launched a new search app for tablets called izik (pronounced EYE-zik), and apparently it’s received a decent amount of buzz f...
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Blekko Reimagines Search Again With izik
Blekko announced that it has launched a new search app for tablets called izik (pronounced EYE-zik). The company says it was built specifically with t...
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Blekko Makes “Donation” Of Search Data To Common Crawl
Alternative search engine blekko announced today that it is “donating” 22 billion pages’ metadata to Common Crawl, a non-profit foun...
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Blekko Launches New Suite Of SEO Tools
Blekko announced the launch of a new suite of premium SEO tools today. The suite features a re-designed user interface, and a number of new features. ...
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Blekko Launches ROCKZi To Generate Social Search Signals
Blekko just announced a new social site called ROCKZi. The company is describing it as a “curated social platform that brings communities of lik...
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Blekko Gets New Crawl Technology, Adds Real Time SEO Updates
Alternative search engine blekko announced today that it has integrated new crawl technology to power its search index, and is now claiming to offer m...
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Blekko Gets Ads, DuckDuckGo Gets A Million Searches In A Day
Blekko sought out from the start to become the “third search engine” behind Google and Bing (Yahoo, for all intents and purposes counted a...
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Blekko Gets Search Index Update, Redesign
Blekko announced an update to the search index, a site re-design and the addition of automated slashtags to over 500 categories. “That means users w...
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Blekko Gets New Funding ($30 Million)
Blekko has secured a new $30 million investment from a mix of investors (some old, some new), including Russian search engine Yandex. CEO Rich Skrenta...
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Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About
There have been a whole lot of announcements from the major search engines this week, that all webmasters should be aware of – especially from G...
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Blekko Launches “Web Grepper” Analytics Tool
Blekko announced the launch of a new search analytics tool Web Grepper. “The Web Grepper searches for unique data information and trends that ar...
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Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha)
Blekko announced today that it has teamed up with Foodily on recipe search. Foodily, a social recipe network, will curate Blekko’s search result...
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Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta Discusses Search Quality, Filtering, Zorro Update
Blekko, the alternative search engine that aims to challenge Google and Bing by reducing spam and low quality content in search results via human cura...
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Blekko Refreshes Itself, Challenges Users to a Game of 3 Engine Monte
Alternative search engine Blekko has launched a major update, called “Zorro,” which includes an expanded search index with integration of ...
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Blekko Powers Search for Flipboard
Blekko announced today that it is now powering RSS search for the popular iPad app Flipboard. The functionality is designed to weed out spam as blekko...
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