Monday, August 28, 2006

Google blogsearch excludes blog entries made on Google's new blog tool

I like the new beta version of google's blogging tool. I was one of those who couldn't switch their blogs on the older product to the new one. So, I just started a new blogsite since I didn't have that many older posting.

But -- to my dismay, none of my new postings on the beta blogger were showing up when you do a blogsearch. So, I decided to do a quick test. I made the same postings from my new beta blogger account to the old bogger account and did a search immediately. And lo and behold, the entries from the old blogger turned up instantly, but not the new blogger.Try this for yourself:

  1. Go to blogsearch.google.com
  2. Search for "tie global poverty" -- entry of my last blog post
  3. Refine search to within last hour (or day, depending upon).
  4. You'll see that while my recent post on my old account shows up, my original post on the new blog doesn't.

Why is Google not indexing the beta blogger entries?

2 comments:

Sandeep Giri said...

I ended up switching from the Google's beta blogger to the old one. Mainly because I don't see the point of blogging if the posts can't be found when people do related searches. Hopefully, Google will be able to switch guys like me to the new blogger, but they better fix the search indexing by then :-)

Pradeep Sethi said...

Go Wordpress.