How Google May Rank Blogs, Bill Slawski, SEO by the SEA (Aug 30)
Searching for blogs through Google Search yields different results than using Google Blog Search. It might have something to do with “related blogs”.
“Google Blog Search has been showing “related blogs” at the tops of blog searches for more than a couple of years. Are those related blogs being ranked differently than the homepage blog results we see when we arrive at Google Blog Search after starting from Google’s home page? The differences in the results showing presently indicate that they might be. It’s possible that the changes that we see when starting at Google’s home page might be mirrored in future results when starting at Google’s Blog Search at some point in the future.”
Bill Slawski examines a patent for “indexing and retrieval of blogs” and a related patent, “positive and negative quality ranking factors from Google’s Blog Search”.