Google’s Matt Cutts Encourages Users To Check Out Blekko and DuckDuckGo

Google’s Matt Cutts used a new webmaster video to share his thoughts about alternative search engines Blekko and DuckDuckGo. Long story short, he thinks you should check them out, and see what you like and don’t like about them. The…

Blekko Privacy Features Announced, 48-Hour Data Retention

Blekko announced some new privacy settings this morning. Personal info (like IP addresses) will now be retained for a maximum of 48 hours. That compares to the 18-month policy employed by Google (and Yahoo), and the 6-month policy employed by…

Blekko Already Powers Search on Topix After Just Six Months of Existence

Blekko announced that it will begin powering the search functionality on local news aggregation site Topix, calling it “an unprecedented partnership for a search engine not yet six months old.” That Topix is turning to such a young search engine…

Social Search – Blekko’s More Aggressive Approach

It’s no secret that search and social are overlapping more and more. In fact, Ted Ulle of Converseon told us last year that he believed the two would eventually unite and be called something like, integrated media marketing, or IMM.

Blekko Deepens Facebook Integration as Google Continues to Ignore It

Blekko is now including integration with Facebook Comments in its search results. Users who login with their Facebook accounts can communicate Based on the comments we received on a recent article about the potential Facebook data could have in Google…

MerchantCircle Goes From Panda Victim to Blekko Curator

Interesting news from Blekko today. The alternative search engine, focused on weeding out spam from search, has partnered with one of the top sites impacted by Google’s Panda update – MerchantCircle. MerchantCircle is a small business community site with 1.6…

Blekko and BrightEdge Partner on Fighting Brand-Based Search Spam

Blekko has partnered with SEO platform BrightEdge to fight search spam. Blekko is giving BrightEdge access to real-time link graph information, so companies can verify that their own links are legitimate as well as whether sites ranking ahead of them…

Blekko Flags More Than A Million Domains As Spam

Blekko has launched a new AdSpam algorithm it says is the first of its kind created to find spam rather than rank results. The algorithm is aimed at flagging pages which are spam and zapping them before they appear in…

Blekko Launches Link Widget and Embeddable Search Box

Community-driven search engine Blekko has introduced new publisher tools focused on link transparency and customized search via Blekkogear. One of the new tools is called Blekko Link Roll, an embeddable site widget that shows links to a site in real…

Blekko Partners with Stack Overflow for Programming Queries

Blekko just announced it is now using the Stack Overflow community to help improve and maintain programming-related slashtags for its search engine. Stack Overflow, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is a programming Q&A site built by programmers for other programmers.