One of the post challenging aspects of searching the social web is using a reliable tool to discover relevant blog post. Yes, Google has Google Blog Search; however, the tool tends to pick up a bunch of press releases and pages that has very little content to help competitive intelligence researchers.
Here is a tip for those who wish to add to their toolbox of search applications for Web 2.0 platforms.
Regator is a blog search engine and directory designed to make the best content in the blogosphere more accessible to both consumers and businesses. Figure 1 is a screenshot of the index page of Regator.
The application offers users to:
- Browse posts categorized by topic (i.e, Arts, Business, Sports)
- Track Trends (in terms of blog posts)
- Monitor keywords in the blogosphere
- Track favorite blogs, topics, and posts
Within the Business section, there is a “Venture Capital” section to browse through on the basis of:
- Post with Audio
- Posts with Videos
- Blog lists
For those looking for more industry-specific blogs, Regator has an “Industry” where the following relevant sector specific posts can be found:
Users can either browse or search for relevant content. Figure 2 is screenshot of the results for the query: “retail industry” + trends.
Regator is available at www.regator.com.
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