• Pew Pulling at Straws to Measure the Blogosphere

    Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism unveiled a new index yesterday that traces blogs and social networking sites. To be honest, it doesn’t say a whole lot that we don’t already know. The New Media Index’s first report states “From the preparations to the swearing-in to the music, President Barack Obama’s inauguration was by far and… Read More

  • Sweden's Twingly To Launch Europe-Focused Blog Search Engine

    At first glance, blog search as a category is oversaturated. Ok, at second glance, too. Not only did Google enter the market directly in late 2005, they’ve also increased the rate that they index blogs and other regularly updated sites for core Google search. TechCrunch, for example, is now indexed multiple times per day by Google, and new posts are often available in a normal Google… Read More

  • Update – IceRocket (Link Tracker)

    Company: IceRocket (Link Tracker)
    Previous Profiles: July 29, 2005, July 31, 2005 What’s New? IceRocket released their Link Tracker tool for website owners. There are a couple of fairly simple integration options. This tool will insert a link at the bottom of each of your posts. The link will be to an IceRocket page that shows all posts and websites linking to your post’s URI. … Read More

  • Update – IceRocket (name change)

    Company: IceRocket Previous Profile: July 29, 2005 What’s New? We wrote in our previous profile on IceRocket that they were changing their name to BlogScour (based on something Mark Cuban said at AlwaysOn). Blake Rhodes, IceRocket’s CEO, called to tell me that our facts were not quite right (he also thanked us for the post). They are not going to change their name to BlogScour… Read More

  • Profile – IceRocket

    Company: IceRocket (Soon to be renamed BlogScour) Location: Dallas, Texas What is it? IceRocket is a blog search engine, and a damn good one, owned by Mark Cuban. In our opinion they aren’t quite ready to take on the king of blog search yet, but they are feature rich and doing some things very, very well. There are two ways that people are comparing blog search engines today: total… Read More