Not much over two years after Andrew “I see the Googlebots walking among us” Orlowski incorrectly announced it as both imminent and likely to involve removing weblogs from the general search, Google Blog Search has launched.
I swear it’s not ego, just a useful testing set where I’m familiar with the possible results. I generally start testing anything that searches with my last name, and then maybe fiddle with it a bit. So, my second search was for ringnalda -site:philringnalda.com sorted by date. Yuck.
I was actually a little bit amused by the search engine spammer who quoted Shirley Kaiser’s
I was absolutely horrified when I read Phil Ringnalda’s comment spam alert story last year in which a Las Vegas real estate agent used a script to try to autogenerate comments to every single one of Phil’s entries, including links to the spammer’s real estate site.
in a Las Vegas real estate spam blog, when I saw it flicker through a PubSub feed the other day, since it rather nicely combines irony and nostalgia, but other than that? I got as far as page seven of the results, without seeing anything but page after page of identical mortgage spam posts. True, I haven’t been doing much lately to cause anyone to take my name other than in vain, but that’s just awful. Right now, the only way I’ll ever use Google’s Blog Search again is if I see someone’s post saying “finally, at last, Google has cleaned the spam out of their Blog Search.”