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Google Merges Blog Search with General Search Results

Andy Boyd has spotted Google Blog Search results slipping into the normal search engine results.

After a couple of searches tonight I found that after the top 10 they were listing recent posts from Blog Search, which I think is new.

Here’s the screenshot.

  • http://www.shimonsandler.com Shimon Sandler

    Finally. It’s about time they incorporated blog posts into their Web Search. Maybe Y! will follow the lead.

  • http://www.elementary-group-standards.com Sean Fraser

    Google has been showing blog posts for months. It’s dependent on traffic and topic. I had an article about XHTML several months ago that showed at number two while it was getting traffic; it’s since dropped. However, most of the search results for XHTML, web standards and the like are – still – blog posts. It’s subject driven.

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    Hi Sean, Google has always included blogs in its main index, but we are now seeing specific section that say “Blog posts about x”. Have you see that before?

  • http://www.elementary-group-standards.com Sean Fraser

    Silly me, I didn’t know that I could enlarge Andy Boyd’s screenshots.

    Nope. I haven’t seen that specific section for blog posts. Funny thing. Search “tea” or “FSB” and the specific sections for blog posts (as seen in the screenshots) are gone; Google experimentation.

    Personally, I cannot see any benefit for a specific section except that Google is attempting to justify its Blog Search Service by including it into the main index results.

  • http://www.johnhunter.com John Hunter

    What they really should do is give us a one click way to view blog results for the search we just did (like you can for news…). Plus they need to improve blogsearch itself. But even as it is I find it useful at times.