Category Archives: search

A tutorial for searching with blekko

Welcome! This tutorial is intended to teach you some of the unique features of the blekko search engine. It starts with search basics, explains blekko’s special slashtag feature, and finishes up by discussing privacy and safe searching. For more general … Continue reading

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Advanced Search Features

Be sure to review the tutorial for searching with blekko before you read this page. Creating your own slashtags Logged-in users can create their own topical slashtags by clicking “create a slashtag” on any results page. At creation time, you … Continue reading

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About blekko’s Search Results

At blekko, we believe that the index is the core of any search product.  It is the only place where a search engine can provide editorial differentiation.  Consequently, we have 1,500 servers that crawl the web continuously to make sure … Continue reading

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How do I use a slashtag to search?

After a slashtag is created, you can use it to filter and refine your searches. Just enter it in the search box with your query, e.g., headache /aromatherapy. This will search on the query “headache” in the /aromatherapy slashtag. For … Continue reading

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What if I want to search websites that aren’t in a slashtag?

You can negate a slashtag — only see web results which aren’t in a slashtag — by using a minus sign. For example, to see websites which aren’t in the Linux slashtag but might belong there, search for linux -/linux. … Continue reading

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What are the links (like, add, seo, links, cache, spam) below each search result title?

Clicking the “more” link that appears directly below each search result title will reveal link tools that can provide additional information about the search result and allow you to take certain actions. Here are some of the link tools that … Continue reading

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What is the top bar?

The top bar includes the search box and some helpful links to login, edit preferences, or open our help site. The top bar is fixed in place by default but you can change this in prefs. Search box – enter … Continue reading

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Can I “un-fix” the top bar so it scrolls with the rest of the page?

Yes. The top bar is fixed in place by default but you can change this in prefs. Click on the prefs link in the top right hand corner of the search results page to bring up the prefs pop-up. Click … Continue reading

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What does it mean to sort by /date?

/date is a special slashtag that sorts the search results by date, with the most recent ones first. /date only works on sites where blekko has been able to determine a date for the publication of the page. /date works … Continue reading

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How do I search within a specific date range?

/date is a powerful slashtag as it allows you to search within a specific date range. Say you want to see what bloggers wrote about a political candidate before he or she decided to run for office. You could constrain … Continue reading

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