Google blog search tops Technorati

December 28th, 2006

According to LeeAnn Prescott of Hitwise, Google Blog Search attracted more searchers than Technorati for the first time last week. She attributes the surge to links to Google’s Blog Search appearing on the Google News page and on the more>> menu. Since Google is constantly fiddling with such things, maybe the surge in their visits is temporary. On the other hand, I’ve found Google’s service to be slightly faster — both in indexing posts and in doing searches. Technorati has introduced a number of innovative features, yet many may prefer Google’s simplicity. This will be an interesting trend to watch.