What is blekko?

blekko is a search engine that slashes out web-spam, content farms, and malware. We do this by having a smaller crawl of 3 billion pages that focuses on quality websites. We also have a tool called a slashtag that organizes websites around specific topics, and improves search results for those topics.

At blekko we believe in transparency. We created the web search bill of rights to explain our outlook.

Web search bill of rights:

  1. Search shall be open
  2. Search results shall involve people
  3. Ranking data shall not be kept secret
  4. Web data shall be readily available
  5. There is no one-size-fits-all for search
  6. Advanced search shall be accessible
  7. Search engine tools shall be open to all
  8. Search & community go hand-in-hand
  9. Spam does not belong in search results
  10. Privacy of searchers shall not be violated

For more information about searching with blekko, please see our tutorial.

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3 Responses to What is blekko?

  1. Ben Sykes says:

    I literally tripped over your search engine on the day MSN and Yahoo merged to create one useless search engine instead of two, I really like what you are doing and appreciate the clarity (less junk) of your search results and the SEO tool you have for domains {domain.com/ / seo}
    Impressed, thanks
    Ben Sykes

  2. Bob Lines says:

    Thanks for a sensible, no nonsense alternative efficient search engine. Congratulations and long life to you and Blekko both.

    Bob

  3. Che says:

    This is what it used to feel like when searching for interesting tidbits. My searches for hobbies don’t return worthpoint, sportslinkup and other crap. I am not inundated with Ad sites that are not relevant to my search.
    Thank You!
    I have changed my browser home page to blekko.