Exactly this time last year, when there was a lot of news in the blogosphere about Google search spam and the content farms that were somehow succeeding gaming Google’s search algorithm, Blekko took the opportunity to show why their new search engine was better than Google.
Blekko emphasised that its chief search objective was fighting spam. So much they company created a ‘spam clock’ to count the number of spam pages created since 1 January 2011. That counter is on 9 billion now.
It’s a year later and Google’s got itself into another search mess. For anyone caring to look beyond the “don’t be evil” mantra, it’s clear Google’s search results have been heavily compromised and a huge departure ha been made from their previous stance on search neutrality.
Will Blekko utilize this opportunity, or have they finally realised searching by way of slashtags is too complicated for the ordinary web user.
Maybe a whole new search company should emerge?
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