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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ask Receives Blogs and RSS

Ask.com has added blog and RSS feed searches to its roster of search tools. Ask's algorithm for blog searches weighs links within a category of content more heavily, and also pulls in historical data from sister company Bloglines.

The blog tool simplifies subscribing to feeds through several aggregator services, and makes it a snap to post links on Digg, del.icio.us or NewsVine.

Ask appears serious about challenging the big boys for a share of the search pie, and its RSS and blog search capabilities will help attract converts.

I am waiting for one of the search engines to fully integrate news and blog searches because the wall betwixt the two is falling fast. Newspapers have many blogs, while bloggers are becoming mainstream media and breaking news first. If bloggers get this comparative status, it may boost their ability to sell advertising.

Found via Adotas.

By Jason Dowdell at 05:16 PM | Comments (0)

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