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 search with a slashtag, you only search those sites. Some slashtags perform functions such as ordering the results by date.

For example, when you search on diabetes /health, you are searching a set of trusted sites such as nih.gov, cdc.gov, webmd.com, and more. Content farms and spam sites are banished entirely.

blekko has created hundreds of slashtags that are being curated by experts across the web. You can search with these slashtags or create your own.

For more information about slashtags, check out our tutorial.

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2 Responses to What is a slashtag?

  1. Antony says:

    I believe slashtags are wonderful if you need filtered results. Idea of public and private slashtags is very nice too.
    There’s one question though about slashtags added by users. I added one as public. Are they somehow moderated by humans?

    Thank you guys!

    • cheralyn says:

      Your own slashtags are not moderated by others unless you give other users permission to edit them. You have control over who can edit your own public slashtags. If you wish to give other users the ability to edit your public slashtags, you can click on the link that says “add more editors” and enter those to whom you would like to give permission.

      Thanks!