Google blog search launched today, and it is generating much discusion and buzz around the blogosphere, according to my Bloglines reading tonight. I am too tired tonight, from an ear infection, to write much, but I would like to give my first impressions of the new search service.
The search is extremely fast, which I definitely like. I searched for all four of my blogs, of course, and found the results a little uneven. For one of the blogs, yesterday's posts were found in the search results, but not for the other three blogs.
When I checked my personalized Google search page, I found all four blogs showing all of yesterday's posts. So, the blog search engine is not picking up everything that a regular Google search does.
I tried getting the search results both by ranking and by date, and found some differences in the results. When I searched by date, I found all of my posts for each blog, but not when I searched by ranking. I need to research this a bit more. Being so tired, I might not be seeing what I should see.
Anyway, I mostly like what I see from the search service. I would like to see links in the search results in the future. When I feel better, I will play with it more and get a better feel for it.