Welcome to blekko help

Have a question about blekko?

You can search for a specific topic using the search box to the right. You can also view the most frequently asked questions below, or click on a category to browse questions related to that category. Have a question not covered here? Email us at support@blekko.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Getting Started with blekko (view all)

  1. A tutorial for searching with blekko
  2. What is blekko?
  3. What is a slashtag filter?

Slashtag filters (view all)

  1. What is a slashtag filter?
  2. How do I create a slashtag filter?
  3. How do I use a slashtag filter to search?
  4. Is there a slashtag filter directory or list?

Toolbar / Spam Free Search Bar (view all)

  1. How do I uninstall the blekko Spam-Free Search Bar (Toolbar)?
  2. How do I change my settings back in Internet Explorer (IE)?
  3. How do I change my settings back in Firefox?
  4. How do I change my settings back in Chrome?
  5. How do I remove blekko from my Safari browser?

Search Results (view all)

  1. What is this line of links below each title?
  2. What does it mean to sort by /date?
  3. Can I open results in a new window?
  4. How do I mark a site as spam?

Advanced Search (view all)

  1. A tutorial for searching with blekko
  2. Advanced Search Features

Facebook features (view all)

  1. What is /likes?
  2. Can anyone else see my /likes?
  3. What is ‘discuss on Facebook?’

Account information and problems (view all)

  1. How do I recover my password?
  2. I can’t remember my username. How do I find that out?
  3. Why does blekko ask for my birthdate during account creation?

Privacy (view all)

  1. How do I see blekko’s privacy policy?
  2. What do the privacy options in prefs do?
  3. How do I find out for how long blekko holds data about me?

Mobile (view all)

  1. Does blekko have a mobile app?
  2. Does blekko have an iPhone app?
  3. Does blekko have an Android app?

SEO page (view all)

  1. What information is available on the SEO pages?
  2. Can I compare the SEO stats of different sites?
  3. What are a site’s inbound and outbound links?

Customization (view all)

  1. Can I display more than 10 results?
  2. Can I open results in a new window?
  3. I don’t like the fixed top bar. Can I change that?
  4. How do I set blekko as my default search engine?

Webmasters (view all)

  1. What’s the name of blekko’s crawler?
  2. Can I submit my site to be crawled?
  3. Does blekko have an API?

13 Responses to Welcome to blekko help

  1. kp says:

    hi blekko, i’d love to use your search product as my default search field in my browser, but when it comes to german results (language/region) I’m not convinced. do you have any plans to support the european part of the web, especially the germany? best, kp

    • cheralyn says:

      Right now we are focused on English language results. We hope to expand to other languages but don’t have any time line for that at this time. Thanks for your feedback!

  2. Srikanth Sulegama says:

    Wow.. the blekko beta2 is rocking.. it has some great UI and i am able to notice some good featutres added to this beta version.
    Thanks for the blekkko team for this wonderful job.

  3. RPM says:

    Are there plans to implement a function like Google’s Alerts? I would like my searches to come once a day to mail vs. a RSS feed which does not seem to work when you create private slash tags.

    • cheralyn says:

      That’s a good idea, especially for private slashtags. I will pass it along to the product group. Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Mikkel says:

    Hi Blekko
    Thank you for a good SEO investigation page. Is there any possibility to see more than 25 incoming links on the list?

  5. Weed says:

    any thoughts on a blekko forum? where blekko users can discuss suggestions, raise issues, help each other and rant, rather than having to email the support team on non-urgent matters — eg in the ‘possible bugs’ topic one could ask, ‘does /tea appear twice in the slashtag directory so that the 3 columns line up neatly?’ :)

    • cheralyn says:

      Thanks for the suggestion. That’s certainly a possibility. Regarding /tea, I hadn’t noticed that! You have a sharp eye.

  6. Gilles says:

    Hi Blekko, when searching for images, is there no way to see a particular one in its original context?

    • cheralyn says:

      Hi Gilles,

      This is a known bug that we are looking into. If you double-click on the image, you will bring up the URL of the actual image. But we are working to get the URL of the context into the /images slashtag as well. Thanks!


  7. my facebook does not work prperly most of the time especialy when I try to log in from the blekko toolbar

    • cheralyn says:

      Very sorry about this. The widget is a bit buggy and we are working on fixing it. You should still be able to log in directly to Facebook on the Facebook site. Thanks for letting us know about this problem.

  8. gemini says:

    I’d like to be able to modify not only the keyword, but the slashtag’s name itself. Also I’d like my own slashtags to be always visible on the auto-complete list while I’m typing.