i don’t get it. everything google touches is gold (or quickly turns to gold). so why does their blog search tool so completely suck? i’ve had it bookmarked for well over a year, and use it as a secondary search, after technorati.
technorati will show me 90% (roughly) of the incoming links to my blog. it’s pretty good at finding them in the vast blogosphere. there are links it misses, and the occasional odd up and down (like, in the last few weeks, my total incoming links, including multiples from the same sources, has dropped from 2100-ish, down to 1400-ish, up to 1600-ish, back to 1400-ish, and so on).
but here’s what i get from google blog search: nothing changes for roughly an entire week. sometimes two weeks. it doesn’t show any change in incoming links; then, suddenly, will show a grip of new ones, including (usually) one or two that technorati didn’t find. googles list is a weird one — FAR from complete. but they always find at least one that technorati didn’t find (which is why i continue to check it once in a while).
anyhow. i’m rambling. but it is just so completely out of alignment with what i have come to expect from google on every other single product or tool they have. c’mon, google, make a blog search that doesn’t suck!