New search engine for Swedish blogs
Today Aftonbladet and Bloggportalen launched a search engine for blog posts. Bloggsök lets you search through the posts of more than 4 000 blogs, the same blogs that are listed on the blog portal site Bloggportalen.se. The combination of quick search engine and user presentations give the end result a very nice look – you get the blog post, but also the presentation of the user and the blog. A handy tool for bloggers and journalists alike.
As readers’ editor at Aftonbladet.se, I have been testing the tool for a while, and I must say it’s surpassed my expectations. Though I found it wasn’t indexing my own blog – an eye-opener that my rss feed wasn’t valid! It turned out one of my wordpress plugins had added an extra blank line at the beginning of the feed, something I’ve now corrected.
The launch of bloggsok.se made me check my RSS as well. But in spite of feedvalidator.org’s approval, my posts still weren’t indexed. That’s the seamy side of making your blog all by hand in Notepad. But I’ve solved that problem and now I am even more proud of my “indie blog” – not dependent on any weblog publishing site in the whole world. :)
While writing this comment, I find that English is a charming language but it really takes a lot to make it look (and sound) good. I guess I continue my postings in Swedish. :)
Well, I guess that’s the kind of effort I guess _should_ be put into it. But me, I just write, not often checking up the meaning of words even if I have a feeling I ought to. Lazy bum, I guess. : )
About Bloggsök, have you tried after more than 24 hours? It might take a while for the indexing engine to find your feed.