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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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Is there a slashtag directory or list?

blekko has hundreds of slashtags that are being curated by experts across the web. You can see the full list of topical slashtags here.

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What is a slashtag?

A slashtag is an easy-to-create custom search engine. It is a tool used to filter search results and helps you to search only high quality sites, without spam or content farms. Slashtags contain a list of websites and when you … Continue reading

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Do I have to create my own slashtags to use blekko?

No, you can search with any publicly visible slashtags.

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What are the different types of slashtags?

There are 3 types of slashtags: Topical – Created by blekko and curated by experts, topical slashtags are built to search only top sites for specific topics like health, tech, recipes, etc. User – User slashtags are created by you or … 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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How do I see what slashtags are available to use with my searches?

When you enter your search query, blekko will suggest some slashtags that you could try with that query. You can see a more comprehensive list of slashtags available in the slashtag directory.

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How do I create a slashtag?

blekko has hundreds of topical slashtags curated by experts. But if you want to use more slashtags than those provided by blekko, create your own with the websites you trust. To create your own slashtag, either click on the link … Continue reading

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Can I make a private slashtag that only I can see and use?

Yes. When you create a slashtag using the create slashtag form, choose the option on the bottom of the form to “Make this slashtag private. Only I can see and use it.” This will create a private slashtag that only … Continue reading

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