Prayers are answered ,Well at least sometime !!
Yesterday only i was having an IM Chat with my friend Mukul about the lack of a decent Blog search engine.We discussed why Google Page Rank is not a suitable way to sort result while searching blogs . We both agreed that world desperately need a Google of Blog sphere .
Surprise !! Today i stumbled upon SPHERE. its a new Blog search engine launched by Scott Kurnit , Founder of About.com .
Tired of all other options, i decided to gave it a shot . i punched in my Fave keywords to test its accuracy .
i tried "Mobile Web Application","entrepreneurship" ,India,web 2.0,sling box,Paul Graham , Funambol,start up, telco ,revenue model in web start up etc.
i have done google & Technorati search for these keyword so many times that i know most of the result in first 02 pages .
surprisingly sphere threw up some very very interesting, relevant results. although there is a significant overlap in the results still i am impressed by the accuracy and relevance of SPHERE.
its worth the trouble of doing a search in 3 sites.
one reason of this freshness and relevance of the result might be that Page Rank has been around for long enough time that people have learned to manipulate it to some extent . entire cartel of SEO has evolved around this .
So main challenge for Sphere will be to maintain the sanity of there search algorithms and always be one up with SEO Crowd . Every body in SEO world is busy tinkering with google but the moment Sphere will get a large enough Fan Following (Which It will Get eventually ) SEO's will focus on it . it will be interesting to see how Sphere team deal with this .
Still my Exp Today is Great . Hats off to the Team . Good Job Scott !! Congrats .