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If you are looking for any specific information on any blog, you can use the always friendly google search box but there is a bettter way to search blogosphere using google blog search.  Why google blog search was needed? Google’s traditional method of crawling the Web for updated information can take few weeks to update and this is too slow for indexing the blog content. The solution to this problem came in the form of site feeds. Google hit upon the idea of using these RSS feeds to seed its blog search index. By aggregating RSS feeds into its index, Google Blog Search is constantly updated with new blog content.

How to List Your Blog with Google Blog Search?

If you have a blog and you want it to be included in the Google Blog Search, you don’t have to submit your blog to Google for indexing. All you have to do is make sure you’ve enabled a site feed for your blog. You can choose either an RSS or Atom feed.

Two Ways to Search Using Google Blog Search

There are actually two ways to use google blog search.

The first one is – you can go the main google blog search page i.e. http://blogsearch.google.com/ and then you can enter your query into the search box and click the Search Blogs button.

The second one is – you can use the Blogger Search page i.e. http://search.blogger.com/ if you like the Blogger interface.

When you enter your blog search query, Google searches its index of RSS feeds and returns a page of blogs and blog postings that best match your query.

How to Fine-tune Blog Search Query?

Entering a Google Search query is very similar to entering a standard Google Web Search query. In order to fine tune your search query, you can use the operators like following:

inblogtitle:keyword  –  Limits the search to words contained in the blog’s title

inposttitle:keyword  –  Limits the search to words contained in the titles of individual blog postings

keyword:inpostauthor:name  –  Limits the search to postings by a specific poster

keyword blogurl:www.blogurl.com  –  Limits the search to a particular blog, as defined by the blog URL

If you don’t like using search box operators, you can achieve the same results by using the Google Blog Search advanced search page.

Hope you benefit from this blog post,

Wishing you all the fun with the Google Blog Search,

Jay Author

Suddenly I have received many questions related to various google products so I have decided to deal with all of these questions with the common posts like this one rather than answering each question individually. So keep watching for more as there are many interesting questions.

What is Google Alerts?

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

So many interesting blogs and so little time! If you’re anything like me, you like to pick and choose what posts you read on any given blog. You may only want to read a post about a topic of your interest, or perhaps you only want to read blog posts by a particular writer or two. Hence the new Blog Alert, which notifies you about new blog search results.

Google Alerts enables you to set up an email alert on a daily or weekly basis or if you prefer, in real time.

How to Use Google Alerts?

Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

  • monitoring a developing news story
  • keeping current on a competitor or industry
  • getting the latest on a celebrity or event
  • keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
  • accessing statistics to use in presentations, reports and articles
  • identifying potential joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • discovering new business tools
  • research for my book
  • content for my products, programmes and live events.

Here are the Steps to Sign for Google Alerts and start using it immediately:

1. Create a google account first.

2. Go to Google Alerts page.

3. Now type in a keyword or a phrase in the google alerts form that you want to be notified about.

4. Confirm your email. Now you are done!

Now, all you do is wait, and once an active discussions are located, Google Alerts will send you a e-mail verifying that there is an active discussion talking about that specific keyword.

Jay Author