Blekko is a new search engine that launched recently and is aiming for the third position in the search market. It has certain unique features which even the search giant Google does not possess and these qualities make Blekko a hot favorite for becoming the top search engine. It is considered to be a search engine that has the potential to eliminate spams and irrelevant results due to its advanced features. You have the option to register with Blekko and this will help you to get more relevant results based on your preferences.
One of the best features they have introduced is the SlashTags which are tags used to refine the search results and return more relevant searches. There are inbuilt SlashTags which is created by Blekko itself and you can also create your own SlashTAgs. To create your own SlashTags you need to be logged in. You can get more idea regarding this once you start using Blekko.
Apart from the SlashTags some other interesting features of Blekko are the options to tag a search result, get SEO data, gets links to a particular page, cached version, IP information, get info about the site and spam reporting. These are some features that are missing in the other major search engines and this makes Blekko stand out.
The “tag” option is simply to create the slashtags the matches you search result and the “SEO” data provides you informative SEO data such as the number of inbound links, crawls stats, site pages, duplicate content etc. These datas are very much helpful for those who are really concerned about search engine ranking. The “Links” option provides details about the links that point to a particular URL in the search results and the “Cache” shows the cached version of the page. There is also a feature named “ip” which shows the ip address of a particular website. The “info” feature provides a brief description about the site and the “spam” link helps you to mark the result as spam. Once you mark it as spam, you will not see that result ever in your search results.
Since Blekko has many advanced features which the other major search engines do not possess, it is to be seen that how the major search engine respond to the threat posed by Blekko.