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Blekko / Slashtag the web!

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There is a new Search Engine in town and we have been playing with it for a while. It is liberating and so open about their data and tools for looking at how your site is ranked it will blow you away! In fact you can have a look at how we are ranked here: integrati marketing /rank this is way too cool for school and blows away the protective barriers other search engines use like Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster Central fro instance.

The great thing about the web is all the data right?!

Well since I started using the web in 1995 (yeah that was a while ago now and yes I was on a browser called mosaic!) the web has exploded content wise with billions of pages.

So how do you make all that content relevant again?

You filter, slice and dice it with Blekko and their Slashtags!

Blekko is Social Search

Even better the way you can use Blekko is very similar to using Social Media and you can share slashtags and your slashtag searches with other like-minded searching peoples on the web!

Awesome.

OK… so I don’t write a novel about how it all works and because video is way cooler and quicker let’s have the crew at Blekko explain how it all work on their video here for you.

blekko: how to slash the web from blekko on Vimeo.

Thank you Blekko!

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  • Clinton,

    I think that the Blekko idea is good but it seems to me that its a kind of back to the future idea (human content editors — Yahoo directory) and I’m not sure how well it will take off.

    Places like http://www.squidoo.com/ already do something similar. The differences between the two seem to be small.

    I’m just not sure how well human edited content will be able to cover all of the data on the web. What do you think?

    Adam

    • Hey Adam,

      yeah Blekko is new and some of Blekko is Human Powered with sharing via the Backslash/

      But…

      The search engine behind Blekko is algorithm driven, like Google, and from what I have seen pretty accurate.

      The great thing about Blekko is that you can refine your searches with the backslash then share them/

      This allows you to filter and refine then share – Google does not do that.

      Also, Blekko is not keeping secret how to improve your ranking in Blekko it is open for all the world to see (integrati marketing /rank) share and improve your sites relevance… I think this has legs and whilst the old may be new again the search power of Blekko is pretty awesome!

      That said we use Blekko each day… we will see what the rest of the Internet has to say in the coming months!

      😉

      Thank you for your comment, regards, Clinton,

      Integrati Marketing Principal