We all know Google is the de facto when it comes to online search. Sure AOL & Yahoo have joined forces to get a larger part of the pie, but they are still no where near close to Google’s market share. This doesn’t seem like something that will be changing in the near future, but time will tell.
A new competitor in the search engine market is Blekko. Just like Google, it’s dead simple. The homepage isn’t clutter and the results are relevant, really relevant. In fact they took the effort to block over a million websites that it had determined to be content farms to spam people.
The two main features I’ve noticed that sets them apart are the easy to use slashtags and the integration with the Facebook social network. Slashtag’s are an easy way to filter results. You can use /date to see the newest information first, /relevance for the most relevant content, /reviews to see only reviews and much more. Check it out and remember you heard it here first!